El Salvador becomes first country to adopt Bitcoin as national currency

Santiago Perez, Caitlin Ostroff  |  September 13, 2021

By Santiago Perez and Caitlin Ostroff, includes “Tiny and impoverished El Salvador’s move to become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender got off to a bumpy start, as the government took its bitcoin e-wallet offline for several hours after tens of thousands of people tried to download the app, overloading servers. … Bitcoin’s adoption will be closely monitored by crypto advocates, global financial institutions and governments around the world.”

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