El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt a cryptocurrency as legal tender.
Its congress approved a law allowing Bitcoin to be used for everyday transactions.
Supporters of the measure say the new law represents a vote of confidence in using blockchain technology to bring informal sector workers into a 21st century economy.
Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports.
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