News From El Salvador, Late November: Post Bitcoin Week Report
Time to check back with El Salvador. During Bitcoin Week, it was so hectic down there that we didn’t know where to start. Everybody in the Bitcoin space visited San Salvador and El Zonte. The highlight was that President Bukele announced the project to build Bitcoin City and to issue $1B Bitcoin bonds to finance it, but Bitcoinist already covered that. What else happened? Everything. We couldn’t even begin to cover it all. So, we’re going to feature a lot of interesting stories with a lot of interesting people and call it a day.
These are not the usual protagonist of the “News From El Salvador” section, so brace yourself for new blood.
Volcano Mining And Blockstream’s Satellite
El Salvador’s volcano mining operation received a #BlockstreamSatellite connectivity upgrade this week with Blockstream CSO @Excellion aiding in the installation. Watch the news coverage of the 🇸🇻🌋 mine receiving #Bitcoin blocks from space. pic.twitter.com/olfU7S5Hv9— Blockstream (@Blockstream) November 18, 2021
El Salvador, la tierra de la #LibertadEconómica. 🇸🇻🌋😉@labitconf #BitcoinWeek #BTC pic.twitter.com/Rc4leWsC7y— Milena Mayorga (@MilenaMayorga) November 18, 2021
The Conferences And The Parties
Explota @labitconf #LABITCONF pic.twitter.com/JFGBz9dqof— Adam Du฿ ⚡️ (@dubdam) November 18, 2021
Also, the after-party:
ok … @labitconf pic.twitter.com/zZ3bEI7PtQ— Francisco Calderón 🫓⚡ (@negrunch) November 20, 2021
Influencers During Bitcoin Week
Bullishness on El Salvador increasing rapidly.Amazing people.Stunning landscapes.#bitcoin everywhere.Hope for the future.Welcoming to bitcoiners.Some really good energy brewing.Gracias a la gente de El Salvador!— John Vallis (@johnkvallis) November 19, 2021
After the events, Valis was considering immigration. “Might move to El Salvador for the sole reason that for 2 weeks it was so refreshing to be surrounded by hope and positive visions for the future.”
Might move to El Salvador for the sole reason that for 2 weeks it was so refreshing to be surrounded by hope and positive visions for the future, rather than the norm of anticipating the imminent collapse into tyranny and chaos everywhere else in the world.#bitcoin #ElSalvador— John Vallis (@johnkvallis) November 21, 2021
Mi ingreso al país más chivo del mundo #ElSalvador, quedó inmortalizado por un excelente fotógrafo en @migracion_svMi experiencia acá ha sido increíble, gracias por todo queridos salvadoreños ❤Vamos a darle con todo a la #bitcoin week 🤩 pic.twitter.com/oYqsYOHpiu— Lorena Ortiz (@LOReBitcoin) November 16, 2021
After the event, LOReBitcoin says: “For me, the best of LABITCONF have been all donations made to humanitarian causes. From donating La Bitcoineta to Bitcoin Beach, to the art auction to raise funds for a hospital, to the collection for the education of Builtwithbtc, just amazing”
https://t.co/7XYm5nD5RT— Lorena Ortiz (@LOReBitcoin) November 20, 2021
La Bitcoineta en @Bitcoinbeach No podemos ocultar la alegría con todo lo que está sucediendo! @GabrielKurman @Bitcoinbeach pic.twitter.com/pJCyz1iEsv— La Bitcoineta (@labitcoineta) November 21, 2021
There’s Life After Bitcoin Week
¡Amigo salvadoreño! 🌋🏞️🇸🇻De nuevo te invito a compartir con @juanbiter, @BtcAndres, @aveotero e @Ivadango para hablar sobre #Bitcoin 🔥🍊Nos veremos en #SandBox, este jueves a partir de las 18:00 Apoyan 💪@[email protected] @hodlwithLedn @bitrefill @criptominerca pic.twitter.com/tZk9zgZiWw— #SatoshiEnSV 🇸🇻🤝🇻🇪 (@criptobastardo) November 25, 2021
And here’s a picture of the event by Darvin Otero, who Bitcoinist already featured in a “From The Ground” report. The panelists are showing the mempool, a very important tool.
El MemPool no debe faltar en cualquier #Bitcoin 101 Meetup #ElSalvador Con Bitcoin rockstars de latam:@juanbiter @BtcAndres @Ivadango @criptobastardo pic.twitter.com/SPsj7seS3b— Darvin Otero ⚡️🌋🇸🇻 (@aveotero) November 26, 2021
The dark shadow looming over the event was the Chivo Ecosystem. There were countless reports of the Chivo Wallet malfunctioning, receiving people’s sats but not processing the transactions. There were also reports of the Chivo ATMs doing the same and not giving people cash. We’ll cover that topic on the next “From The Ground” report, coming soon to a Bitcoinist near you.Source