Bitcoin will be accepted as legal tender in the Central African Republic, one of the poorest countries in the world. What reasons are behind?
Bitcoin, a term that we all would have liked to know in its first years in the market. Who was going to tell us that their prices came to be around the dollar? If we had known, we would all have bet on it. However, you cannot travel to the past, so if you want this digital currency, you will have to drop the checkbook to do with a unit complete.
Even so, it can be bought by fractions, of course. In fact, the most famous cryptocurrency in the world It also stands out for being a value linked to transactions. If 2020 was the year in which it was adopted between institutional bodies, there is already talk that 2022 will be the year in which it begins to be adopted, directly, by the States. This policy has already been verified with El Salvador. The next country that already accepts Bitcoin as legal tender is the Central African Republic, one of the poorest countries in Africa.
How is it possible that in one of the countries where the use of bank accounts is not common, you have agreed to the use of digital currency? Several are the keys behind this curious bet. It is a movement that is not expected to be the last, something that would facilitate the expansion of this technology in the coming years.
Central African Republic already accepts payments in Bitcoin
Apparently among the reasons behind the adoption of Bitcoin would be promoting the country as one of the most audacious and visionary states in the world. Now, in what situation does the bulk of the population live? As can be read on the specialized portal Slash Gear, out of a total of 4.83 million inhabitants, only half a million have Internet access. In addition, only 14% have access to electricity, which demonstrates the significant lack of basic services in the country.
Well, what is happening in terms of your own currency? The CFA franc, the local currency, is pegged to the euro and is governed by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC). Implicitly, mismanagement of the economy has caused a great stagnation in the development from the country. For this reason, the incorporation of Bitcoin as an officially recognized additional currency has been found as a solution.
Among the causes behind its adoption would be the problem related to the exchange rate. International business for a country that lives from the extraction of gold and diamonds is being somewhat turbulent when exchanging CFA francs for US dollars. In defense of Bitcoin, decentralization would facilitate trade, something that may be urgent in a country with serious economic problems.
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