07.09.2021, the rate of bitcoin for the first time since mid-May this year crossed the mark of $ 52 thousand. The growth in value of the main cryptocurrency is associated with the official recognition of Bitcoin as a means of payment in El Salvador.
The law on the legalization of Bitcoin in El Salvador was adopted back in the summer. As of September 7, it went into effect. The country’s authorities reported the purchase of 400 BTC and intentions to buy more cryptocurrency in the near future.
“El Salvador bought 200 new coins. We now hold 400 bitcoins,” El Salvador’s President Naib Bukele wrote on Twitter.
Residents were given the opportunity to participate in a flash mob and buy $30 worth of bitcoins. The coins are credited to the Chiva cryptocurrency wallet after purchase.
Due to the legalization of Bitcoin in El Salvador, the value of the main digital currency increased by 1% overnight. Bitcoin exchange rate is now keeping above $50 thousand. September 7, the price of BTC at 17:01 went down to $50.4 thousand, although during the day reached $ 52.9 thousand.