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El Salvador Approves Bitcoin Legal Tender

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According to an announcement from President Nayib Bukele, the Congress of El Salvador has approved a law regulating bitcoin as legal tender. He announced that 62 out of 84 votes approved the measure.

Bill text also shared by the president indicated that the purpose of the law is to “regulate bitcoin as unrestricted legal tender with liberating power, unlimited in any transaction, and to any title that public or private natural or legal persons require carrying out.”

The law text also indicated that the exchange rate between BTC and the USD will be established freely by the market, tax contributions may be made in bitcoin, exchanges in bitcoin will not be subject to capital gains taxes and that every economic agent must accept BTC when offered unless they do not have access to the technology that would allow them to do so.


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