Paraguay to Present Legislation in July to Adopt Bitcoin
Paraguayan university accepting Bitcoin as means of payment, deputy says
A lawmaker in Paraguay said he is planning to introduce legislation to Congress next month to adopt the world’s most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
“From the month of July all the stores of Paraguay Entertainment Group (Grupo Cinco) will accept Cryptocurrencies. One more step in the present with a view to the future,” he wrote in a separate tweet.
🧐 За прикладом Сальвадора?
Парагвай представить законопроєкт про біткоїн вже наступного місяця.
Про це йдеться у нещодавньому твіті від представника влади Карлітоса Антоніо Рехау Хельмана (Carlitos Antonio Rejala Helman).
— Na chasi / Crypto (@nachasi_crypto) June 18, 2021
Rejala said Friday via the social media Universidad Comunera, a Paraguayan university, is accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment.
He later called for entrepreneurs to invest in Paraguay, saying the South American country is “financially fertile,” having one of the lowest taxes in the region and the highest youth labor force.
Paraguay’s move comes after El Salvador on June 9 has become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender alongside the Central American nation’s official currency US dollar.
After hitting an all-time high of $64,300 in mid-April, the price of Bitcoin has since lost almost 45% of its value and was trading below $36,000 on Saturday.