El Salvador Poised to Become the First Bitcoin Country: Just How Big a Deal Is This?

A discussion of the implication of El Salvador’s announcement for Salvadorans, bitcoin and the world at large.

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A discussion of the implication of El Salvador’s announcement for Salvadorans, bitcoin and the world at large. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

On Saturday, the Bitcoin 2021 organizers teased that one of the biggest announcements in bitcoin’s history was coming.

That announcement ended up being from El Salvador President Nayib Bukele, who shared that he was advancing a bill to make bitcoin legal tender in the country. 

Since then there has been a huge amount of debate and discussion about the implications and the significance of the move. In this episode, NLW breaks down the story from multiple angles.

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