薩爾瓦多成為首個認可比特幣作為法定貨幣的國家

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Presidential candidate Nayib Bukele of the Great National Alliance (GANA) and his wife Gabriela de Bukele gesture as they celebrate with supporters after the first official presidential election results were released in San Salvador, El Salvador, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC18F771A610
Presidential candidate Nayib Bukele of the Great National Alliance (GANA) and his wife Gabriela de Bukele gesture as they celebrate with supporters after the first official presidential election results were released in San Salvador, El Salvador, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC18F771A610

如薩爾瓦多總統 Nayib Bukele 此前承諾的一樣,在經過投票後,該國國會以 84 票中 62 票贊成的結果通過了全新的《比特幣法》。這也就意味著,這個中美洲小國將會成為首個認可比特幣作為法定貨幣的國家。未來其將實行比特幣加美元雙幣制,任何人使用比特幣作為商品或服務支付方式時,除非受技術所限,否則經營方都必須接受。

實際上在此之前,比特幣在薩爾瓦多已經被廣泛應用。在總統 Bukele 看來,採納比特幣作為法定貨幣有利於在「金融普惠、投資、旅遊、創新、經濟開發」等領域為國家帶來更多的機會。值得一提的是,在《比特幣法》通過以後,Bukele 也提出希望國有地熱電力公司 LaGeo 能開發相關技術,利用源自薩爾瓦多境內火山的再生能源來開採比特幣。