News From The El Salvador Experiment, Mid July: More ATMs and CNN
This week was low on high-profile people news but high in community building and hard work. Everyone seems to be waiting to see where the chips fall before making any decisions. Except for the people of El Zonte, they can’t stop and won’t stop building. As the big September date approaches, we’ll see where everyone in the world lands in relation to the El Salvador experiment.
For now, we have new Bitcoin companies signing deals and moving to El Salvador. Also, a community effort to send sats to a random El Zonte vendor. Plus, beautiful pictures from a humble town that is the protagonist of what could be one of the most important experiments in human history.
The Media Is Cautiously Approaching The Situation
A real #crypto currency! @DanteMossi of @BCIE_Org met #ElSalvador President @nayibbukele this week.What they discussed & who’s offered help – including @Visa! 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/EiFhCB89sb— Julia Chatterley (@jchatterleyCNN) July 9, 2021
It’s so funny when Julia Chatterley asks Mossi, “Do they understand that there may be better options?” Better options than the greatest form of currency ever created, Miss Chatterley? You definitely need to join the Bitcoinist Book Club to update your software.
New Businesses Join The El Salvador Experiment
@Kuvacash chooses #ElSalvador as its LATIN AMERICAN HUB opening its 6th office around the world besides: UK, Germany, Zimbabwe, the Ukraine and the NetherlandsThey come in with an investment of 10 million#SecretaríaDeComercioEInversiones #Bitcoin #fintechnews #cryptocurrency pic.twitter.com/rWlC3He8Yp— Mónica Taher (@monicataher) July 6, 2021
El prototipo de la PRIMERA ATM de #Bitcoin HECHA EN EL SALVADOR“Made in #ElSalvador “ : #inversión en manufactura. #SecretaríaDeComercioEInversiones @MiguelKattan1 @ChainBytes @EricGrill @josepimpo #BTC #Fintech #Cryptocurrencies #Crypto pic.twitter.com/RqmJLQ1IVp— Mónica Taher (@monicataher) July 9, 2021
Bienvenidos @AthenaBitcoin de los primeros en creer en @Bitcoinbeach El Salvador avanza 🇸🇻🇸🇻#Bitcoin We go for a better El Salvador 🇸🇻 Thanks to everyone for every effort to help us 🙏🙏Who is coming the next days? pic.twitter.com/xYcbAp0D3g— Roman Martínez (chimbera) (@romanmartinezc) July 8, 2021
El Zonte Heads The El Salvador Experiment
Meet Adrian, a construction worker who saved in BTC until he could buy new teeth.#Bitcoin is literally bringing smiles to the people of El Salvador! 🇸🇻 pic.twitter.com/DvcH3dTkUb— Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) July 8, 2021
Playa Conchalio!! One more community that we started working today! A community with more dreams, better opportunities, more tools #Bitcoin changing life More bitcoiners 🇸🇻🇸🇻🇸🇻 pic.twitter.com/S5xGDoYcQr— Roman Martínez (chimbera) (@romanmartinezc) July 8, 2021
Bitcoin Beach community outreach in Conchalio. pic.twitter.com/jnUOSMzUCj— Aaron van Wirdum (@AaronvanW) July 8, 2021
pic.twitter.com/2iii9oybTw— Aaron van Wirdum (@AaronvanW) July 5, 2021
Story of the week: The #iceshaverchallenge
Many people ask me why #bitcoin is useful. Instead of telling, let's show them. I just send 100.000 sats to this ice cream merchant in El Salvador using the bitcoin Lightning Network. Who joins me? Use the link in the tweet below and share your invoice! https://t.co/FZerfMZ72S— Bart Mol (@Bart_Mol) July 5, 2021
Every time you hear a fiat-subsidized economist like Steve Hanke trying to convince you that “there may be better options” for sending remittances in the traditional economy, show them this. The Lightning Network fees reported from all over the world are ridiculously low.
So far, there is no news from Mario himself. We still don’t know how he reacted to the donations. However, one of the challenge’s organizers wrapped it all with a bow with this tweet.
Thanks everyone who donated for the #iceshaverchallenge 🧊 , what a massive turnout. Amazed of this community. Much love to the community in El Zonte."From melting ice cubes to ice shavers."– @esiattorney And Mario will be swimming in coins when he wakes up! pic.twitter.com/uhAOZhbgXB— nakadai.王33°🟩🇸🇻🔱🦁🛡️🌋📿 (@Nakadai_mon) July 5, 2021
Just another week in the El Salvador experiment.Source