The first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, the Central American nation just “bought the dip” once again and acquired 410 bitcoin (roughly $14.8 million USD), its president tweeted Friday….
Bitcoin, which nearly topped $70,000 in November, has now lost more than 40% of its value… El Salvador had previously “bought the dip” when, last September, its worth fell by more than 10%… “150 new coins!” Bukele wrote on Twitter. He said that, at the time, the country had a total of 700 bitcoin.
The Street also shares an interesting detail on how the bitcoin is purchased:
It is not clear what type of funds, be they state or private, were used to secure the bitcoin for El Salvador, but the country’s 40-year-old President Nayib Bukele is said to buy the country’s bitcoin using his phone. The nation’s embassy did not immediately respond to TheStreet’s request for clarification.
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