A brief review of El Salvador’s “Bitcoin Law”

  • by: Emile Phaneuf
  • On: 14, Jul 2021
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A brief review of El Salvador’s “Bitcoin Law”

On 8 June 2021, the El Salvadorian Legislative Assembly passed a bill, which has now become law, that makes Bitcoin legal tender within the country. The law is formally known as “Ley Bitcoin” or “Bitc...

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