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El Salvador’s Government Bitcoin Holdings Surge in Value to Over $150 Million

In a significant financial upturn, El Salvador’s Bitcoin investment has seen a remarkable increase in value, now estimated to be worth more than $150 million. This development comes after the Central American nation made history in 2022 by adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, a bold move initiated under the leadership of President Nayib Bukele. According to BitcoinTreasuries, a monitoring resource, El Salvador’s Bitcoin portfolio has gained an impressive $50 million against its initial investment cost, showcasing the country’s profit from its cryptocurrency venture.

Since President Bukele announced the government’s strategy to purchase 1 Bitcoin daily, El Salvador has accumulated around 2,380 BTC, valued at approximately $158.5 million. The valuation peaked at $164.7 million on March 5, marking a 53% increase over the country’s total investment cost, with an average purchase price of $44,300 per Bitcoin.

President Bukele, who was recently re-elected, has taken to X (formerly Twitter) to address and critique the mainstream media’s portrayal of El Salvador’s economic policies regarding Bitcoin. He highlighted the speculative nature of media coverage, which focused on potential losses when Bitcoin’s price was low, contrasted with the current silence in the face of significant profits. Bukele emphasized that El Salvador has no intention of selling its Bitcoin holdings, reinforcing the belief that “1 BTC = 1 BTC,” irrespective of market fluctuations.

El Salvador’s pioneering move to embrace Bitcoin has not yet inspired a widespread trend among other nations, despite rumors of potential interest from various countries in South America and beyond. The global community watches closely as El Salvador navigates its unique position as the first nation-state to adopt a “Bitcoin standard.”

Samson Mow, a prominent figure in the cryptocurrency space and CEO of Jan3, which promotes broader Bitcoin adoption, remains optimistic about future nation-state investments in Bitcoin. In discussions on The Bitcoin Podcast, Mow identified nation-states, along with corporations and institutional investors, as potential major buyers of Bitcoin, indicating a bullish outlook for the cryptocurrency’s adoption and value appreciation on a global scale.

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