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El Salvador Becomes World’s First Country To Make BTC Legal Tender

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“History!”, exclaimed Nayib Bukele, a congressman of El Salvador, as he tweeted about BTC officially becoming legal tender.

El Salvador is now the first country to adopt the cryptocurrency after the bill to make BTC legal tender received overwhelming approval from the Congress.

Bukele, who submitted the aforementioned bill, added that the bill secured 62 out of 84 possible votes.

BTC will officially be adopted as legal tender in 90 days. All businesses are required to accept the cryptocurrency and the US dollar as viable forms of payment for goods and services.

The congressman hopes that this initiative would help boost foreign investment, generate jobs and improve financial inclusion.

Other Latin American countries are looking to adopting BTC as well. Paraguay Congressman Carlos Rejala revealed his plans to submit a bill to the Congress next month.

Meanwhile in Mexico, lawmaker Eduardo Murat Hinojosa has also announced that he would be submitting a similar bill to his country’s Congress, saying that he will be “promoting and proposing a legal framework for crypto coins in Mexico’s lower house.”

[Read more: Latin Lawmakers Showing Support for Bitcoin on Twitter]

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