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Did a Second Nation Actually Just Make Bitcoin Legal Tender?

Rumors were flying around Bitcoin Twitter this weekend, but how much truth do they have?

April 25, 2022
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On today’s episode, NLW digs into rumors that the Central African Republic has adopted bitcoin as legal tender. He also looks at Panama’s crypto legislation, which has moved forward out of committee. Overall, he explores the state of the nation-state adoption narrative of bitcoin and crypto.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Adrienne Surprenant/Bloomberg via Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at