EL ZONTE - El Salvador is the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as its official currency: "One thing is certain: it is here to stay."

Since September, El Salvador has become the first country in the world where Bitcoin is legal tender. President Nayyib Bukele (40) is enthusiastic and promptly announced the arrival of a 'Bitcoin City' last week. Is the Central American country ahead of its time, or is it rather a dangerous gamble by a hip president? Arnaud De Decker went to El Zonte alias Bitcoin Beach, the cradle of the crypto currency in El Salvador, to soak up the atmosphere.

Photo: © Arnaud De Decker

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Arnaud De Decker

Arnaud De Decker completed his studies in Journalism at the Erasmushogeschool Brussel in 2017, and is currently a Political Science student at the VUB.

€ 2.000 allocated on 13/10/2021.

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