El Salvador And Bullish Indicators For Bitcoin

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El Salvador And Bullish Indicators For Bitcoin
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Bitbull Capital’s thoughts on El Salvador and bullish indicators for bitcoin.

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Bullish Indicators For Bitcoin

"Will it start a new trend where world governments will want to consider Bitcoin more seriously? Paraguay, another country considering BTC adoption may agree, but it is too soon to make such an assessment. What it will do, however, is give Bitcoin a testing ground to perform as a legally acceptable monetary medium for settling debts.

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Up until now, BTC has been used more as a store of value and an alternative investment instead of a medium of exchange. In a year or so, perhaps usage data from El Salvador could shed more light onto Bitcoin’s public acceptability and ease of use.

Meanwhile, what this move does tell us is that smaller economies are actively seeking ways to generate wealth, be it in the form of taxes, remittances or investments. Bitcoin and digital currencies as a whole fit into this narrative for most, and present untapped opportunities to boost economic growth and provide both governments and citizens ways to benefit from this upcoming paradigm shift.

Countries where access to financial services is low, such as El Salvador, stand to benefit the most from crypto adoption and increasing inclusion for the masses. Once these countries adopt crypto and are able to show the benefits of said adoption, we can expect bigger economies to start experimenting with crypto assets as well.

For now, even if El Salvador’s adoption announcement ends up being a drop in the ocean, it stands as a big first for Bitcoin."

Jacob Wolinsky is the founder of ValueWalk.com, a popular value investing and hedge fund focused investment website. Jacob worked as an equity analyst first at a micro-cap focused private equity firm, followed by a stint at a smid cap focused research shop. Jacob lives with his wife and four kids in Passaic NJ. - Email: jacob(at)valuewalk.com - Twitter username: JacobWolinsky - Full Disclosure: I do not purchase any equities anymore to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest and because at times I may receive grey areas of insider information. I have a few existing holdings from years ago, but I have sold off most of the equities and now only purchase mutual funds and some ETFs. I also own a few grams of Gold and Silver
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