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El Salvador’s Wild Bitcoin Experiment Just Might Work

Last fall, El Salvador made Bitcoin legal tender. I traveled there to see what it looks like on the ground.

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Right after I hopped out the back of a pickup in El Zonte, El Salvador, I recognized I wasn’t in an ordinary beach town. El Zonte’s welcome sign had two Bitcoin logos, its cafes offered 75%…




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