If you didn’t like the way Nayib Bukele ran his Bitcoin policy in El Salvador, maybe his latest actions will change your mind, or at least make you admit that he wants to be a little cute.
After experiencing his first few days in the countryside, the President of El Salvador announced that he would use the proceeds of his country’s BTC investment to build a huge veterinary clinic.
The self-proclaimed coolest dictator in the world shared the news on his Twitter account a few hours ago, along with other posts related to Bitcoin, a warning of the impending financial crisis, a mockery of his opponents who are now that the country is very quiet is very silent in profit and several retweets from other media.
We will start building this veterinary clinic with our #BTC profit. pic.twitter.com/ontf9xiZJT
– Nayib Bukele 🇸🇻 (@nayibbukele) October 10, 2021
Save the Puppies!
The President of El Salvador shared a video of what the hospital would look like and made it clear that he was not selling any of the 700 BTC that had been acquired for a national trust set up to provide instant conversion between BTC and USD for Chivo To facilitate wallet users.
In one of his tweets in Spanish, Bukele took his idea further. The hospital will be quite large and in addition to medical facilities such as consulting rooms, operating theaters, rehabilitation, hospital and quarantine rooms, it will also include hairdressing salons, offices, classrooms and an auditorium.
Digital rendering of the veterinary clinic announced by the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. Image: Gobierno de El Salvador
Bukele estimates that the hospital will be able to handle 384 consultations, more than 100 emergencies, 64 surgeries and 32 x-rays per day.
All of this is possible because the rise in Bitcoin has left the country with a $ 4 million surplus in the Bitcoin fund – without affecting the amount of BTC available. With that in mind, Bukele decided to use some of his profits to build this massive infrastructure.
The Bitcoin controversy in El Salvador goes beyond puppies and kittens
Since Bukele announced that his country would introduce Bitcoin as legal tender, reactions around the world have been very mixed.
On the one hand, great personalities such as Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and renowned institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the leading rating agencies criticize the way in which Bukele wants to implement the use of Bitcoin in his country.
Bitcoin proponents, on the other hand, claim that the president is a visionary and welcome the move on the premise that it will ultimately be good for Bitcoin.
Every state forces the population to use fiat currency.
El Salvador is forcing people to use fiat or #bitcoin.
The government is also not forcing people to stop and is providing the tools to make it happen.
Salvadorans have freedom of choice, what’s the problem here? https://t.co/vN4bxmVDVZ
– Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) October 8, 2021
So strategic financial decisions can divide a country, but as much as we love puppies, even the announcement of a veterinary clinic was controversial.
What a tough job it is to be a politician.
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