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Title    Bitcoin Now Legal Tender in El Salvador, First Nation to Adopt Cryptocurrency
Date    Thursday June 10, @07:35AM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the [bit]coin-of-the-realm? dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/06/09/2317246

Freeman writes:

Bitcoin now legal tender in El Salvador, first nation to adopt cryptocurrency:

On Wednesday, El Salvador’s president signed into law a proposal to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, making the Central American nation the first in the world to officially use the cryptocurrency.

The new law says that companies must accept bitcoin as a form of payment, and the government will allow people to pay taxes with it as well. The exchange rate with the dollar will be set by the market, and exchanges from dollars to bitcoin won’t be subject to capital gains tax. The law was passed by a supermajority vote of the legislature, with 62 of 84 deputies assenting.


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  1. "Freeman" - https://soylentnews.org/~Freeman/
  2. "Bitcoin now legal tender in El Salvador, first nation to adopt cryptocurrency" - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/bitcoin-now-legal-tender-in-el-salvador-first-nation-to-adopt-cryptocurrency/
  3. "must accept" - https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/el-salvador-approves-first-law-bitcoin-legal-tender-2021-06-09/
  4. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=49187

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