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NewsBTC 2021-09-18 23:00:12

Just 10 Days After El Salvador’s “Bitcoin Day”, President Bukele Confirms 1.1 Million Citizens Have Chivo Wallet

El Salvador has now marked its 10th day of bitcoin being legal tender in the country. This is a huge milestone that could not have been predicted to happen this soon. But as with bitcoin, everything is happening on an accelerated timeline. The country had introduced its own government-backed crypto wallet named Chivo in order to enable its citizenry to spend bitcoin in the country. The adoption of this wallet was incentivized by the El Salvadoran government, which said that it was giving away $30 in BTC to every citizen 14 and above who downloaded the Chivo app. This announcement had come about a month before the law went into full effect and as of September 7th, El Salvador became the first sovereign nation to accept a cryptocurrency as legal tender. Related Reading | New To Bitcoin? Learn To Trade Crypto With The NewsBTC Trading Course One important point remained if the citizens of the country would actually assimilate into using bitcoin as a way of buying and selling. This is because BTC is not the only legal tender in the country. It operates alongside the U.S. dollar, which is already familiar to the residents. According to a recent tweet by President Nayib Bukele, it looks like El Salvadorans are adapting to using the crypto as legal tender just fine. 17% Of El Salvadorans Have Downloaded Chivo Wallet The president took to his Twitter account to announce that 17% of the country had now downloaded the government-bac...

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