44 countries will meet in El Salvador to discuss Bitcoin

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, tweeted that 44 countries will meet in El Salvador today to discuss Bitcoin, among other things.

Nayib Bukele: 44 countries to meet in El Salvador to discuss Bitcoin

“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,” wrote Bukele.

Those central banks and governments come mainly from developing countries, including Nigeria, Egypt, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Paraguay, Angola, Guinea, and Madagascar. It is unclear whether these countries are meeting explicitly to discuss bitcoin or the full agenda.

Bukele’s tweets came a day after the Twitter account “Bitcoin Beach” said several countries were flying to El Salvador, officially confirming the meeting. In its Twitter bio, the Bitcoin Beach account describes itself as the “small community that made Orange Pill the world’s first Bitcoin country” in its Twitter bio.

Last September, El Salvador became the first country to accept bitcoin as a legal tender. It also keeps crypto on its balance sheet, having amassed over 2,000 bitcoins (worth over $60 million at current prices).

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