SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Jan 12 – El Salvador’s legislative meeting on Wednesday accepted a digital property regulation geared toward legally defending transfers or debt points with cryptocurrencies.
El Salvador was the primary nation to undertake bitcoin as a authorized foreign money in September 2021, utilizing it together with the US greenback, which it adopted as its foreign money in 2001.
The 47-article regulation acquired 62 votes in favor out of 84 seats in Congress.
“El Salvador’s Legislative Meeting has simply accepted, by an amazing majority, the brand new Digital Securities Legislation! Ahead, all the time ahead,” wrote President Nayib Bukele o Twitter.
The brand new regulation paves the way in which for the acquisition of $1 billion in “crypto bonds” or “volcano bonds.”
In November 2021, Bukele introduced the development of a “Bitcoin Metropolis” within the jap division of La Union, which might be powered by geothermal vitality from a volcano within the area.
Bukele’s authorities has already bought 2,381 bitcoins for $107 million.
On November 17, Bukele introduced that his authorities would purchase one bitcoin a day, with out specifying for the way lengthy.
Bitcoin is at the moment buying and selling at beneath $20,000, after hitting $68,000 in November 2021.