El Salvador President Nayib Bukele shared a video on Twitter using the energy of the country’s active volcanoes to power BTC mining rigs. The video made the Bitcoin community quite excited.
Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador; At a geothermal power plant that harnesses the energy of the country’s active volcanoes via Twitter. BTC He shared a short video showing the mining rigs starting to work.
Bukele, who does not reveal how many machines are currently online or how much energy is allocated for BTC mining works, said that the project is a part of the project. “Volcanode” He stated that he had taken the first steps towards becoming one.
The video garnered mixed reactions on social media:
Some of this news “wonderful” while some users also “It was hard to imagine a headline like this a few months ago.”he underlined. A user on Reddit is El Salvador’s “It is on its way to become the richest country in the world”what he suggested.
Some confused users said that they learned today that there are volcanoes in El Salvador and that they are mining Bitcoin with them.
Bitcoin discussions flared up in the country:
While Bukele was the center of international attention, the government paid employees instead of US dollars. Bitcoin allegedly planning to pay with controversy continues to cause
The widespread adoption of BTC in El Salvador has generated quite a negative reaction. The country’s opposition leaders are aware of this situation in the country. money laundering strengthened the claims that it would make it easier. Bukele, on the other hand, denied earlier this week that the state would pay their pensions in BTC or that companies would pay salaries in a currency other than dollars. However, rumors continue to circulate that the government is trying to allow some companies to pay their staff in Bitcoin.
Bukele’s supremacy in parliament has prompted opposition deputies. ElSalvador.com, dissident ARENA member of parliament René Portillo CuadraHe stated that Bukele did not accept the explanations. “There is no law that says pensions and salaries must be paid in US dollars” Noting that, Cuadra proposed amending the relevant law and “putting it to a vote” in the lower house.