Tag: san salvador

Feb 25 2022

News From El Salvador, Late February: Chivo Pets Exists And Celebrities Visit

While the world burns, El Salvador opens the Chivo Pets hospital. Not everything is lost. In this edition, we also highlight the famous visitors from all walks of life that have recently been to the country. And, of course, we have some feel-good stories and visit El Zonte. It’s not News From El Salvador if we don’t check with Bitcoin Beach. And yeah,...

Jan 22 2022

From The Ground: Jimmy Song On El Salvador’s New Found Pride & Bright Future

Programmer, author, podcaster, and all-around legend Jimmy Song made the pilgrimage to El Salvador. He wrote about his first impressions on his Bitcoin Tech Talk newsletter and his perspective deserves a place in the From The Ground series. Instead of...

Nov 30 2021

From The Ground: Devastating Problems With The Chivo Wallet

During Bitcoin Week, reports of the Chivo Wallet stealing people’s Bitcoin reached a mainstream audience. Salvadorans have been dealing with the issue and reporting it to tech support for a while, without much luck. The international influencers that recently visited El Salvador have a much wider audience, and they are very confident that they know how to work the wallets....

Nov 27 2021

News From El Salvador, Late November: Post Bitcoin Week Report

Time to check back with El Salvador. During Bitcoin Week, it was so hectic down there that we didn’t know where to start. Everybody in the Bitcoin space visited San Salvador and El Zonte. The highlight was that President Bukele announced the project to build Bitcoin City...

Nov 03 2021

From The Ground: The “Bitcoin In El Salvador” Documentary, What Did We Learn?

The audiovisual part of the “Bitcoin in El Salvador” documentary is truly amazing. Dutch national Arnold Hubach, Bitcoin Magazine NL’s editor, got shots that are out of this world. He recorded the good, the bad, and the ugly about the whole Bitcoinization process. The man is obviously partial to Bitcoin but, from the political point of view, he gave us much needed neutral...

Oct 18 2021

News From El Salvador, Mid October: Bitcoin Earnings, Pet Hospital, Motorcycles

Time to check back with El Salvador. Their Bitcoin experiment is well underway, and it’s already showing results. Are these results positive or negative? You be the judge of that. We’ll just present the facts, the tweets, and the photos. Can you believe everything the people we’re quoting say? Of course not. Everyone has an agenda. However, a clear picture is emerging. And...

Aug 11 2021

Visit Bitcoin Beach With This Complete Bitcoin Novice And See What You Learn

This video is fascinating. What would a complete Bitcoin novice ‘s experience visiting Bitcoin Beach be? Carol is from California, but she fell in love and moved to El Salvador. She runs the “That Expat Mom” YouTube channel and did us all a favor by visiting El Zonte. She’s admittedly clueless about Bitcoin, but eager to learn. Her husband Carlos and their two...

Jul 03 2021

News From El Salvador, Early July: Bukele, El Zonte, And The ATM Factory

The Bitcoin train is moving fast in El Salvador. The law that makes it legal tender goes into effect in September, but the first Bitcoin company is already up and running. Also, a member of the US government and Reuters have President Bukele in their minds. Plus, concrete improvements in El Zonte, the land of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. Related Reading |...

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