Nayib bukele, President of The saviour, announced in a video that he hopes to make his country the first state to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender on its territory.
According to CNBC, during the Bitcoin conference in Miami in 2021, the president announced that he would send a bill to Congress next week.
“What is transformative here is that Bitcoin is both the largest reserve asset ever created and a superior currency network. Bitcoin offers a way to protect developing economies from potential shocks. [derivados] the inflation of its fiat currency, “he explained.
Bukele said the country is partnering with digital wallet company Strike to build a modern financial infrastructure using Bitcoin technology.
Jack Mallers, founder of the Lightning Network Strike payments platform, said this was going to be a “shot heard around the world for Bitcoin.”