El Salvador Bitcoin Law Making BTC Legal Tender Passes With Supermajority

El Salvador Bitcoin Law Making BTC Legal Tender Passes With Supermajority

The bill to make bitcoin legal tender in El Salvador has been approved by a supermajority in the Salvadoran Congress. “The purpose of this law is to regulate bitcoin as unrestricted legal tender with liberating power, unlimited in any transaction, and to any title that public or private natural or legal persons require carrying out,” the bill describes. Bill to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender Approved by Congress in El Salvador The bill to make bitcoin legal tender has passed Congress in El Salvador. President Nayib Bukele announced via Twitter early Wednesday morning: “The....


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El Salvador Approves Law Making Bitcoin Legal Tender

The president of El Salvador announced that a law making bitcoin legal tender has been approved, providing details about what this will mean.