El Salvador Moves Over 5000 Bitcoin To National Vault

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Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency asset, is still being widely adopted. El Salvador, a Central American government, just conducted a huge Bitcoin transfer to its physical reserve.

El Salvador Transfers Thousands Of Bitcoins To Vault

El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukel, used the social media network X (previously Twitter) to inform the crypto community about the development on Friday. According to Bukele, the forward-thinking Bitcoin nation apparently put “a big chunk” of BTC into a “cold wallet” this week, fueling the country’s hopes.
The president further stated that the cold wallet will be held on national territory in “a real (physical) vault.” A cold wallet reduces the risk of hacking by holding cryptocurrency offline and away from the internet. Furthermore, it is recognized as one of the safest long-term storage methods for crypto assets.

Bukele has termed the project the country’s first Bitcoin “piggy bank,” marking the first time El Salvador has taken such a step. While the president feels the transfer is insignificant, he is certain that it is “honest work,” implying transparency in the country.

Significance Of The BTC Law 

As the first country in the world to recognize BTC as legal cash, El Salvador has restored its collective identity in the digital sector. This was made feasible by its legislative framework, the Bitcoin Law, which was approved in 2021.

The Legislative Assembly enacted the law to generate employment, increase real financial inclusion, and promote economic dynamism. Furthermore, it claims that Bitcoin has endless librating power, which may be used in any transaction and under any name.

The bill was introduced with 62 votes as a show of hands. According to César Artiga, a Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) spokesman and human rights campaigner, “the country has witnessed a significant rise in real estate speculation since the law was implemented.”


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