It has now been 7 months since El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal tender. With this, the country was the very first in the world. Today (Tuesday May 17th) a meeting will be organised in El Salvador to transfer this knowledge to other interested countries.
44 countries will meet
44 countries will come to El Salvador to discuss various financial developments. This was reported by Nayib Bukele, the country’s president, on Twitter.
Planting seeds in 44 countries.
— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) May 16, 2022
“Tomorrow, 32 central banks and 12 financial authorities (44 countries) will meet in El Salvador to discuss financial inclusion, digital economy, banking the unbanked, the Bitcoin rollout and its benefits in our country”
Bukele said. Surprising is that the Central African Republic, the second country that adopted bitcoin as legal tender, is absent from this meeting.
What can we expect from this?
So far, Bukele has not announced much about the specific contents. We will have to wait and see what this means for other countries, but it is almost certain that something interesting will come out of it.
As these countries and their financial institutions learn more about bitcoin – and the benefits it can bring – they may be able to get a ball rolling in their home countries. This would help the adoption of bitcoin, or not, if it turns out that bitcoin has not been so beneficial for El Salvador at all.
Glad to receive H.E. Gabriela Rodríguez de Bukele, First Lady of El Salvador
Today, we will be inaugurating 9 lactation rooms at @UN
Commended the First Lady for being a champion of human rights & commitment to ensuring a caring environment for lactating mothers at work places. pic.twitter.com/VuxjfrW7WW
— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) May 16, 2022
La designación de El Salvador como guardián de las salas de lactancia es un reconocimiento internacional para 🇸🇻 que, desde la llegada de nuestro Gobierno y bajo el liderazgo de la Primera Dama Gabriela de Bukele trabaja en promover, fomentar y proteger la lactancia materna. pic.twitter.com/nNlvGATisS
— Casa Presidencial 🇸🇻 (@PresidenciaSV) May 16, 2022
— Paulina Kubiak Greer (@KubiakPG) May 16, 2022
9 Lactation Rooms inaugurated today at UNHQ by @UN_PGA, First Lady 🇸🇻 @ElSalvadorONU, 🇳🇿 @CSchwalgerNZ, @AminaJMohammed and @UN_OpSupport. 🙏 Presidency of Hope for another great initiative empowering women in the work space. #InternationalDayofFamilies #EarlyChildNutrition pic.twitter.com/hfhAyVTG38
— Doma Tshering (@DomaTshering) May 16, 2022