Tagged: el salvador

Structured.fi Launches Service in El Salvador

Structured.fi has launched its mobile service in El Salvador, a country that has embraced Bitcoin by making it legal tender. Millions in El Salvador are already using the Chivo digital wallet for transactions. Structured.fi is offering a platform that enables investing in both traditional and… Read More

Bitfinex to Donate $600,000 in Bitcoin, Tether to El Salvador

Bitfinex is reporting that it will donate 36 Bitcoin (BTC) and US$600,000 Tether tokens (USDt) to help small businesses and communities in El Salvador. Bitfinex added that this is part of the crypto exchange’s continued support for the country. Bitfinex said they are working with… Read More

DFC and Mastercard to Support Financial Inclusion in Central America

On the margins of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, DFC and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced the first joint program in response to the Call to Action for Northern Central America the Vice President launched in May 2021. The Call to Action is designed “to… Read More

Bitcoin Adoption: El Salvador Government Leverages AlphaPoint to Support Chivo, the First National BTC Wallet

Chivo, which claims to be the world’s first national cryptocurrency wallet, is currently operating with AlphaPoint white label infrastructure. AlphaPoint, which offers fast, scalable financial technology to institutions internationally, is helping El Salvador to provide financial services and access to Bitcoin for almost 4.5 million… Read More

Don’t Do It: IMF Tells El Salvador to Reverse Decision to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is telling El Salvador not to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. In a statement by the IMF, the international agency noted that since September 2021, the Salvadoran government has adopted Bitcoin as legal tender. But the IMF believes the adoption… Read More

Analysts at Blockstream Predict Huge Year for Liquid Network, STOs, as Bitcoin Price Continues to Decline: Report

Bitcoin-focused tech firm Blockstream notes in their Markets Weekly Report that BMN is launching a capital raise via Bitfinex Securities in the coming days. Meanwhile, El Salvador is preparing its regulatory framework for the upcoming BTC bond, and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) recently stated that BTC… Read More

3 Countries to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender in 2022: deVere CEO

Nayib Bukele isn’t joking when he predicted two more countries will make Bitcoin legal tender in 2022, deVere Group CEO Nigel Green said this week. In fact, he may have underestimated the number. Over the weekend Bukele, the president of El Salvador, tweeted a series… Read More

Ruben Salazar Genovez from Visa Direct Predicts that Demand for Digital Remittances May Continue to Rise in Post COVID World

Ruben Salazar Genovez, Global Head of Visa Direct, notes that when he was growing up in El Salvador during the 1980s, people living in “extreme” poverty were defined as those “who spend their daily purchasing power on food and still go to sleep hungry.” Now,… Read More

Bitcoin focused Fintech Firm Blockstream Reports that Recent BTC Price Correction Is One of 2021’s Mildest

Bitcoin-focused Fintech firm Blockstream has published its Markets Weekly report., Blockstream‘s report, dated December 3, 2021, notes that Fidelity has established a new BTC ETF in Canada, while GS is considering BTC lending. As mentioned in the report, VanEck has filed for a mining ETF,… Read More

El Salvador Connects Volcanoes to Blockstream Satellites, Fidelity Now Canada’s First Institution Focused on Bitcoin Custody: Report

The team at Blockstream notes in a report that Bitcoin is on track for its worst weekly drop in over 6 months. Blocktream writes in a blog post that declines this past week looked to be driven by “continued deleveraging and perhaps also exacerbated by… Read More

Bitcoin Records its Weakest Second Quarter Ever, and One of the Weakest Since 2011: Report

The team at NYDIG, a financial services and technology company dedicated to Bitcoin, has taken a look back at the second quarter and the events that “shaped it,” as well as looking forward to key events in the foreseeable future. The report from NYDIG acknowledges… Read More

Iran, El Salvador Make Interesting Crypto Moves: Analyst

The past few weeks have seen some interesting geopolitical developments in the cryptocurrency space, GlobalBlock sales trader Alexandra Clark said. Iran could be taking advantage of China’s tough stance on cryptocurrency mining, Clark suggests. They recently have granted permits to 30 crypto mining farms. Should… Read More

Remittance Payments to El Salvador can be Improved by Using Bitcoin or Other Crypto Rails Instead of Regular Money Transfers: Report

Nate Maddrey and the other researchers at Coin Metrics have shared their latest State of the Network Report. Published on June 15, 2021, the report from Coin Metrics notes that on June 9, 2021, the El Salvador Congress introduced a bill that officially made Bitcoin… Read More

Justin Giudicia: Head of Product at Telos Foundation Reveals What Makes Telos (TLOS) Unique and How it Outperforms Competitors like BSC

We recently connected with Justin Giudici, Head of Product at the Telos Foundation, which supports the development of Telos (TLOS), a high-performance blockchain that has evolved into one of the most promising crypto-focused platforms in the digital assets space. Guidici talked about what makes Telos… Read More

IMF Worries About El Salvador Adopting Bitcoin as Legal Tender

Recently El Salvador announced its intent to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender in the country. The legions of crypto supporters rapidly embraced the move while detractors grumbled that transacting in Bitcoin is a slow and costly process that makes little sense as a currency for… Read More

El Salvador to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender – Why They Did It

President Nayib Bukele made waves recently when he announced his intention to have El Salvador become the first sovereign nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. He announced this at the Bitcoin 2021 Conference in Miami. For Bukele, the move will hopefully spur an economy… Read More

El Salvador Might Make Bitcoin (BTC) Legal Tender, but Transactions with the Crypto are Too Costly and Slow

El Salvador is reportedly looking to become the first nation in the world to adopt Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender. El Salvador’s government might introduce legislation that could potentially make it the first country to adopt BTC as legal tender, along with the US dollar…. Read More