El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele, tweeted on Sunday, May 15, that 44 countries will gather in El Salvador on Monday to talk about Bitcoin (BTC) and other related topics.
Bukele stated that “Tomorrow, 32 central banks and 12 financial authorities (44 countries) will meet in El Salvador to discuss financial inclusion, digital economy, banking the unbanked, the #Bitcoin rollout and its benefits in our country.”
Central Bank of Egypt
Central Bank of Jordan
Central Bank of Nigeria
Ministère de l'Economie, des Finances et du Plan du Sénégal
Superintendencia de Bancos de la República Dominicana
Banque Centrale de Mauritanie
Banque Centrale du Congo
Central Bank of Armenia
— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) May 16, 2022
Nigeria, Egypt, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Paraguay, Angola, Guinea, and Madagascar are among the central banks and authorities from developing countries that will be participating in the forum.
It is uncertain if said countries are convening just to talk about Bitcoin (BTC) or what their overall agenda will be. The comments of the President of El Salvador came the day after Bitcoin Beach the Twitter account confirmed the conference by saying that various countries are flying to El Salvador. In its Twitter bio, the Bitcoin Beach account identifies itself as “the little community that helped Orange Pill the world’s first Bitcoin nation.”
Central bankers from Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Brundi, Congo, Costa Rica, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, India, Nambia, Senegal, Sundan, Uganda, Zambia and 25 other developing countries are getting on planes today to fly to #ElSalvador – Don't worry @IMFNews – it is probably nothing
— Bitcoin Beach (@Bitcoinbeach) May 13, 2022
In September 2021, El Salvador was the first country to recognize Bitcoin (BTC) as a legal currency. The country also has Bitcoin (BTC) on its balance sheet, with over 2,000 Bitcoin (BTC), equivalent to more than $60 million at current values in its possession.