A gaggle of United States senators have launched a invoice requiring studies on the adoption of bitcoin as authorized tender in El Salvador.
The “Accountability for Cryptocurrency in El Salvador Act,” launched by Senator James Risch, Senator Bob Menendez, and Senator Invoice Cassidy, requires the Secretary of State, in coordination with different related Federal departments and companies, to submit a report on the adoption of bitcoin as authorized tender in El Salvador. The report should embody an evaluation of the regulatory framework in El Salvador and the potential influence of Bitcoin adoption on macroeconomic stability, democratic governance, and the circulate of remittances from the USA to El Salvador.
The invoice additionally requires a plan to mitigate any potential dangers to the USA monetary system posed by the adoption of a cryptocurrency as authorized tender in El Salvador and every other nation that makes use of the U.S. greenback as authorized tender. In accordance with the invoice, the plan ought to be submitted to the suitable committees of Congress no later than 90 days after the report required by subsection (a).
The Bitcoin Regulation, handed by the Salvadoran authorities in June 2021, offers Bitcoin legal tender standing within the nation. The transfer was criticized by some specialists, who argued that it might result in instability within the nation’s economic system. Others, nevertheless, noticed the transfer as a possible catalyst for broader adoption of bitcoin within the area. Regardless of the controversy surrounding the transfer, El Salvador has remained dedicated to its Bitcoin adoption plans.