16 May 2022 06:35, UTC.
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Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, tweeted late Sunday night (the social network is blocked in Russia, owned by Meta – a company recognized as extremist in Russia) that representatives from 44 countries would meet in El Salvador on Monday to discuss bitcoin, among other things.
“Tomorrow, 32 central banks and 12 financial authorities (44 countries) will meet in El Salvador to discuss financial inclusion, the digital economy, non-bank banking, Bitcoin deployment and its benefits in our country,” Buquelet wrote.
These central banks and authorities are mostly from developing countries, including Nigeria, Egypt, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Paraguay, Angola, Guinea and Madagascar.
Bukele’s tweets came a day after the Bitcoin Beach Twitter account said several countries were flying into El Salvador, confirming the meeting. The Bitcoin Beach account describes itself as “a small community that helped Orange Pill the world’s first bitcoin nation.”
It is unclear if these countries are meeting specifically to discuss bitcoins and what their specific agenda is.
El Salvador became the first country to accept bitcoin as legal tender last September. It also holds the cryptocurrency on its balance sheet, having accumulated more than 2,000 bitcoins to date (worth more than $60 million at current prices).
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