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Bitcoin to become legal tender in El Salvador on September 7


El Salvador`s President Nayib Bukele stated in a nationwide tackle on Thursday {that a} not too long ago handed regulation making bitcoin legal tender will take impact on Sept. 7, noting that its use will probably be non-compulsory.

El Salvador`s Congress on June 9 accredited Bukele`s proposal to embrace the cryptocurrency, making El Salvador the primary nation in the world to undertake bitcoin as legal tender.

“The use of bitcoin will be optional, nobody will receive bitcoin if they don`t want it… If someone receives a payment in bitcoin they can choose to automatically receive it in dollars,” stated Bukele.

Salaries and pensions will proceed to be paid in US {dollars}, stated Bukele, with out specifying if that included salaries paid to state employees and personal sector workers.

Earlier in the day Athena Bitcoin stated it plans to make investments over $1 million to set up some 1,500 cryptocurrency ATMs in El Salvador, particularly the place residents obtain remittances from overseas.

According to Athena Bitcoin`s web site, the ATMs can be utilized to purchase bitcoins or promote them for money.

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