Ethereum creator, Vitalik Buterin notes that the crypto community should study the advantages of El Salvador’s new Bitcoin policy. Additionally, El Salvador is the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. Notwithstanding, it experiences many protests and surveys indicating that many of the population isn’t part of what’s happening.
So, Vitalik holds talks on Reddit on Friday, agreeing with a user saying Bukele shouldn’t get commendations for his actions.
Ethereum creator, Vitalik explains,
“Making it mandatory for businesses to accept a specific cryptocurrency is contrary…”
“to the ideals of freedom that are supposed to be so important to the crypto space…”
“Additionally, this tactic of pushing BTC to millions of people in El Salvador at the same…”
“time with almost no attempt at prior education is reckless and…”
“risks a large number of innocent people getting hacked or scammed.” Vitalik Buterin continues,
“Bitcoin enthusiasts should keep their passion for the top cryptocurrency in check…”
“and focus on maintaining a critical look at what’s happening in the space.”
“Shame on everyone (ok, fine, I’ll call out the main people responsible:…”
“shame on Bitcoin maximalists) who are uncritically praising [Bukele].”
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Lastly, with data from Reuters while engaging people in the country notes that they encounter some challenges. As a user laments over the app taking his money without giving him the BTC equivalent.
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