Bitcoin Comes to El Salvador, First Country to Adopt Crypto as National Currency

September 7, 2021

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador—Tuesday is B-day, or Bitcoin-day, in El Salvador.

The tiny and impoverished Central American nation became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender on Tuesday, allowing Salvadorans to use the cryptocurrency to buy a cup of coffee, get a haircut or even pay taxes and home loans.