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El Salvador to build 20 ‘Bitcoin Schools’ with surplus from Bitcoin Trust

The Central American country of El Salvador plans to build 20 schools using the profits made from its Bitcoin investment.

The nation owns 1,120 BTC, which was acquired at an average cost of $59.43 million. As a result, El Salvador’s Bitcoin stash is now worth $71.42 million.

Local media reported that the construction of the 20 new schools would support the expansion of cryptocurrency education for locals and be part of the 400 schools planned for the “My New School” program. In addition, in October 2020, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration approved $200 million to El Salvador for the education expansion incentive.

According to a tweet from the nation’s Press Secretary of the Presidency, El Salvador will use the profits from the government’s Bitcoin Trust to construct 20 schools.

El Salvador craze for Bitcoin

Earlier this October, Nayib Bukele, President, added 420 Bitcoins to his country’s BTC reserves. On Wednesday, October 27, Bitcoin (BTC) and the overall cryptocurrency market entered a strong correction, with the BTC price slipping under $60,000 levels.

This is what the President had to say before the announcement.

When this project was started, we had not made as much money in FIDEBITCOIN as we have made now. So we have decided to make the first 20 Bitcoin Schools.

– El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele.

In mid-October, the President announced that the government will spend $4 million from the Bitcoin Trust to construct a new veterinary hospital in the capital.

El Salvador’s controversial Bitcoin Law officially came into effect on September 7, but technical glitches marred its inaugural day of legal tender status with the state Chivo wallet.

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