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El Salvador Passes Landmark Crypto Bill In 2023

El Salvador has enacted significant legislation that would pave the door for Bitcoin-backed bonds while also establishing a legal framework for digital assets. The “Digital Asset Issuance” bill intends to provide a legal framework for all digital assets as well as a regulatory organization to monitor them.

This is an important event since it is the first time a government has approved legislation recognizing Bitcoin as legal cash. The legislation, which was enacted on June 9th, 2021, also permits the usage of digital assets in transactions such as taxes and other government services in El Salvador.

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President Nayib Bukele proposed the law, which was approved by a vote of 62 to 25. The measure also created a regulatory agency in charge of supervising the issue and trade of digital assets.

El Salvador Making History In DeFi

El Salvador’s action is considered as a significant step forward in the public adoption of digital currencies, and it may motivate other governments to follow suit. It also emphasizes the increased interest in using digital assets for payment and investing.

Bonds backed by bitcoin are also considered as a method to promote international investment and broaden financial inclusion now in El Salvador. The bonds will pay interest in the form of Bitcoin and be backed by Bitcoin that is kept in a trust. This will give investors a substitute for conventional bonds and enable them to benefit from the expansion of the market for digital assets.

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The public’s response to this measure has been divided; although some have praised it as a brave and progressive step that would strengthen the nation’s economy, others have expressed worries about the lack of control and the possibility for money laundering.

El Salvador’s adoption of the “Digital Asset Issuance” law is a turning point in the acceptance of digital currencies worldwide and might serve as a model for other nations wanting to establish a regulatory framework for digital assets. It is anticipated that the bill’s provisions for Bitcoin-backed bonds and the establishment of a regulatory agency would draw international investment and broaden financial inclusion in the nation.

 

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