El Salvador

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El Salvador Remains in the Red on Bitcoin Holdings, But Losses Are Narrowing
It's been a bit more than two years since the country made bitcoin legal tender there.
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A scene celebrating the second year anniversary of El Salvador's Bitcoin law, 2023 (Jonathan Martin/CoinDesk).
Westerners See El Salvador as a Template for a New Monetary System
While Bitcoin adoption has been slow since the Central American country made BTC legal tender, expats see the outlines of a whole new financial order, says Jonathan Martin.
A scene celebrating the second year anniversary of El Salvador's Bitcoin law, 2023 (Jonathan Martin/CoinDesk).

Taiwan Tightens Crypto Governance; El Salvador Stockpiles Bitcoin
Taiwan Tightens Crypto Governance; El Salvador Stockpiles Bitcoin
Host Angie Lau breaks down the state of crypto regulation in Asia as Taiwan issues guidelines for crypto exchanges and Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) plan...
Taiwan Tightens Crypto Governance; El Salvador Stockpiles Bitcoin

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The Bitcoin Circular Economy Battles Entrenched Mindsets in El Salvador
In his third weekly dispatch from El Salvador, Jonathan Martin meets two Bitcoin entrepreneurs working to improve financial inclusion.
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Binance Receives License to Offer Bitcoin Services in El Salvador
Binance Receives License to Offer Bitcoin Services in El Salvador
The Central Bank of El Salvador granted two licenses to crypto exchange Binance to offer bitcoin and digital assets services in the country. "The Hash" panel discusses what th...
Binance Receives License to Offer Bitcoin Services in El Salvador

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Binance Receives License to Offer Bitcoin, Digital Asset Services in El Salvador
The crypto exchange said it now holds licenses to operate in 18 countries.
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A bitcoin ATM in El Salvador, 2023.
2 Months in El Salvador: The Ground Game for Bitcoin Adoption
A graduate student on leave from the Wharton School checks in on the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Are locals buying it?
A bitcoin ATM in El Salvador, 2023.

El Salvador's Bonds Skyrocket Amid Bitcoin's 2023 Rally
El Salvador's Bonds Skyrocket Amid Bitcoin's 2023 Rally
Since Fitch downgraded El Salvador’s debt rating in September 2022 with a prediction of a debt default in January 2023, the country’s junk-rated bonds have skyrocketed, mirror...
El Salvador's Bonds Skyrocket Amid Bitcoin's 2023 Rally

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El Salvador's Bonds Surge 62% Amid Bitcoin's ETF-Driven Rally
El Salvador’s bonds due in 2027 have gained 62% in the last six months as the country finds itself on a better financial footing.
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El Salvador's Volcano Energy Secures $1B in Commitments for 241 MW Bitcoin Mine
El Salvador's Volcano Energy Secures $1B in Commitments for 241 MW Bitcoin Mine
Volcano Energy announced $1 billion in commitments to build a 241 megawatt (MW) bitcoin mine in the Metapán region of El Salvador, according to a Monday press release on Twitt...
El Salvador's Volcano Energy Secures $1B in Commitments for 241 MW Bitcoin Mine