- El Salvador partnered with Texas for its second Bitcoin Embassy.
- President Nayib Bukele announced plans to buy one BTC a day.
- El Salvador and Texas exchanged $1,244,636,983 last year.
The small Latin American country continues its Bitcoin journey with a brand new embassy in Texas. In a recent tweet, Milen Mayorga, El Salvador’s Ambassador to the United States, revealed the move and pointed out that the new Bitcoin embassy will be focused on “the expansion of commercial and economic exchange projects.”
Indeed, Texas and El Salvador have engaged in substantial trading activity in 2022, transferring $1,244,636,983 between themselves. However, this is not the first time El Salvador has struck a deal with a pro-Bitcoin government. On October 28th, 2022, El Salvador established its first Bitcoin Embassy in Lugano, Switzerland, as part of Lugano’s Plan B.
IMF Admits Bitcoin Risks Haven’t Materialized
The partnership news between El Salvador and Texas comes just five days after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published their annual report on El Salvador’s progress.
Surprisingly, the IMF admitted that adopting Bitcoin (BTC) as a legal tender has accelerated El Salvador’s economic growth, also pointing out that “unprecedented reduction in crime, and strong remittances and tourism revenues have contributed to the robust activity and investment dynamics.”
On the other hand, the yearly report by the IMF also emphasized that not a lot of local people in the small Latin American country use Bitcoin (BTC), while some have barely heard of it.
The IMF contemplates that Bitcoin’s use “could grow given its legal tender status and new legislative reforms to encourage the use of crypto assets, including tokenized bonds (Digital Assets Law).” In addition, the report concludes that “efforts are underway to develop citizens’ digital skills by partnering with fintech firms.”
Ultimately, the Digital Assets Law has mostly to do with the Volcano bonds – tokenized sovereign bonds, which would enable foreign investors to invest in the Bitcoin Nation. El Salvador’s government expects to raise over $1 billion with the Volcano bonds, which will invest in Bitcoin City’s infrastructure and promote education about the world’s leading decentralized cryptocurrency.
June 2021, #ElSalvador 🇸🇻 will make #Bitcoin legal tender.— Max Keiser - Bitcoin Advisor to Pres. Bukele 🇸🇻 (@maxkeiser) February 12, 2023
It was instantly clear to me that this opened a path to Volcano 🌋 Bonds and an escape from the IMF & the global banking cartel.
“Max Keiser Was Right All Along” https://t.co/jpSeIS3yhn https://t.co/31eVLzPKAw
On the Flipside
- On November 18th, 2022, President Bukele adopted the DCA (Dollar Cost Average) strategy to purchase one Bitcoin (BTC) daily. Naturally, the controversial move was met with immense backlash on Twitter. The Bitcoin-loving President’s crypto portfolio is already down by 48.8%, which equals $53 million in the red.
Why You Should Care
El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender shows the positive impact Bitcoin can bring to society.
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