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In Global First, El Salvador Adopts Bitcoin as Currency

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The bold move, largely celebrated by the international bitcoin community, has found a more skeptical reception at home and in the traditional financial world, amid concerns that it could bring instability and unnecessary risk to the Central American country's fragile economy.

President Nayib Bukele, a tech-savvy millennial, has promoted the digital currency's adoption, pitching it as a way of bringing more Salvadorans, about 70 percent of whom don't have bank accounts, into the formal economy. Using the cryptocurrency would make it faster and cheaper to get remittances from abroad, he argues, and could free the indebted nation from the hold of the traditional global financial system.


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