Why Is Ukraine Is Doing An “El Salvador” And Making Bitcoin Legal Tender?

Why Is Ukraine Is Doing An “El Salvador” And Making Bitcoin Legal Tender?

Last week, Ukraine legalized cryptocurrency in a near-unanimous vote. And it looks like the former Soviet bloc republic is taking things a step further by making Bitcoin legal tender. Legal tender refers to a lawfully recognized means of exchange to settle a debt or meet a financial obligation. In other words, if enacted, Bitcoin would […]

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