Colombian President Is Officially a Bitcoin Holder
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Colombian President Is Officially a Bitcoin Holder

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Colombian President Petro receives 100,000 satoshis in Bitcoin from JAN3's CEO.

Colombian President Is Officially a Bitcoin Holder

Colombian President Gustavo Petro received an unexpected gift that pushed him into the cryptocurrency space - 100,000 satoshis, presented by Samson Mow, CEO of JAN3.

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According to President Petro, his goal is to explore strategic integration of cryptocurrency technology to benefit Colombia's economic growth. He announced plans to enable collaborative working groups within public administration and local communities to examine where blockchain applications may prove useful.

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Petro emphasized that as cryptocurrencies make global inroads, they hold "promise for the prosperity of the people." His sentiments reflect a growing regional interest in digital assets among Latin American leaders.

Just this month, Argentina elected right-wing leader Javier Milei, an advocate for cryptocurrency adoption. With El Salvador already deeming Bitcoin legal tender in 2021, Petro's move could portend additional transformations in how South American nations approach and regulate digital currencies.

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