El Salvador becomes first country to make bitcoin legal tender in addition to US dollar - Market News

09/June/2021

El Salvador's Congress has voted in favor of a law that will make it the first country to establish bitcoin as legal tender alongside the US dollar on Wednesday.

Once the law has passed through the relevant legislative processes, bitcoin will have the same status as the US dollar, which is the country's current national currency.

"The #BitcoinLaw has been approved by a supermajority in the Salvadoran Congress. 62 out of 84 votes! History! #Btc," President Nayib Bukele tweeted alongside a bitcoin emoji and the El Salvadorian flag, confirming the success of the bill he had presented to lawmakers... businessinsider.com



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