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Blockstream: The Victoria-based company behind El Salvador’s Bitcoin revolution

Salvadoran presidential candidate Nayib Bukele during the closing rally of his campaign in San Salvador on Jan. 26, 2019. Oscar Rivera/AFP via Getty Images

The only warning that a law making Bitcoin legal tender was about to be introduced in El Salvador’s Congress on June 8 was a tweet from an elected official, reading “1 BTC = 1 BTC.”

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