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Top Crypto News: El Salvador buys 80 Additional Bitcoins at $19,000

Top Crypto News: El Salvador buys 80 Additional Bitcoins at $19k!

With the crypto market slowly hoping to see a crack in the crypto winter scenario, crypto whales are taking an interest in acquiring cryptos for their portfolios. Making a decision that would awe the world, El Salvador made Bitcoin its legal tender in September 2021! 

Moving forward with their decision, the President, Nayib Bukele tweeted yesterday that El Salvador purchased 80 additional bitcoins, making it a total of 2381 BTC now held by the country. The recent Bitcoins acquired by El Salvador were bought at a value of $19,000 each!

The ‘cheap’ price of the crypto asset has found a place in Nayib Bukele’s Twitter announcement, where he mentioned that, ‘Bitcoin is the Future!’ moving on to add a thank you note with a wink emoji! “Thank you for selling cheap.” 

As stated on various other purchase announcements by Bukele, so far on Twitter, it appears that El Salvador has bought at least 2,381 Bitcoins to date. However, the country’s current Bitcoin balance has not been confirmed via other means. The Block reported, ‘While El Salvador has indicated that it is holding onto its bitcoin purchases, the country’s finance minister Alejandro Zelaya said in early June that the country had previously sold a part of its bitcoin to fund the Chivo Pets pet hospital, but that it is keeping the coins it is purchasing now. Last October, Bukele said the country was not selling any bitcoin for the project, indicating that Chivo Pets would be funded by a surplus in a government trust fund due to the rising value of bitcoin.’ 

Source: The Block

What is Bitcoin?

Launched by mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, Bitcoin is a decentralized, digital currency that uses peer-to-peer technology to carry out transactions without the interference of a central authority like banks. 

The virtual currency was been built after the great collapse of the economy post the 2008 financial crisis. Unlike the bank’s ledger, Bitcoin’s ledger is outspread to every node (or computer) connected to the network. Therefore, making the network completely decentralized and irreversible.  

To put it in a nutshell, Bitcoin (BTC) is the first of many digital crypto assets that we see today. It is a decentralized digital asset that was originally described in a white paper in 2008 by a person or a group of people commonly known as Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto’s stated goal was to create “a new electronic cash system” that was “completely decentralized with no server or central authority.” Satoshi had a plan for peer-to-peer electronic cash that would not have properties of the fiat currency. The entire system of bitcoin functions due to the efforts put in by a group of people known as miners. It was in 2009 that the Bitcoin cryptocurrency was finally launched. 

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What makes Bitcoin Unique?

Though Ethereum and the series of altcoins that followed soon after Bitcoin was introduced to the world have many conceptual similarities. However, few things are always going to set Bitcoin apart.

  • It is the first-ever crypto token to appear in the market, in 2009.
  • It has created a conceptual as well as technological shift leading to the next evolution of the Finance systems of the world as we know it.
  • Bitcoin pioneered the idea of money being sent and received across the globe without going through intermediaries such as banks and other financial institutions.
Launch Date 2009
Founders Satoshi Nakamoto 
Blockchain Protocol Bitcoin Blockchain 
Token Type Native 
Use Case The first cryptocurrency, which is mainly used as a digital asset today. 
Market Cap $370,454,576,513
Circulation Supply 19,082,037.00 BTC
Consensus Method Proof-of-work (PoW)

MarketCap* and Circulation Supply** as of 1 July, 2022

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How to invest in both Bitcoin(BTC) 

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