El Salvador’s Bitcoin Bet Paying Off, Finance Minister
El Salvador is looking to the future for its citizens although it is still significant in the red about its Bitcoin bet because it is aware that new technology takes time to be embraced.
The IMF is simultaneously attempting to stop the train because an extended fund facility has still not been agreed upon.
It was understood that numerous obstacles would have to be overcome and that he would face a lot of criticism, when Nayib Bukele, proclaimed Bitcoin to be legal tender alongside the dollar.
The nation and its distinctive monetary system have survived and considering that bitcoin has experienced a significant uptrend over the past few week.
There may be some solace in the shape of higher bitcoin prices that will give El Salvador’s balance sheet a somewhat more positive tone.
Although it was still not widely used, Alejandro Zelaya claimed that bitcoin had offered financial services to a largely unbanked population.
“For some, it’s something new and something they don’t entirely understand, but it’s a phenomenon that exists and is gaining ground and will continue to be around in the coming years.”- Zelaya
But he said that the government was confident in the course it was taking and that it still intended to issue a bond backed by bitcoin.
El Salvador has so far bought 2,381 bitcoins, which are now only worth about 50% of what they were once worth.
However, Zelaya said that the government will continue to press forward with its ambitions to build its
and that further bitcoin initiatives will be unveiled in the coming months.