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President Bukele predicts Bitcoin $100k rally, further legal adoption and more

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On Jan 2, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele shared 5 bullish predictions on Bitcoin’s (BTC) efficiency for the 12 months 2022. 

Final 12 months, El Salvador turned the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender below Bukele’s presidency as a countermeasure to the rising inflation within the nation. Since legalization, the president acquired 1,370 BTC for the nation’s reserve and reinvested its unrealized features into new infrastructure tasks together with a hospital and a school.

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President Bukele predicted that two extra international locations will be part of El Salvador to undertake Bitcoin as a authorized tender in 2022. In the identical 12 months, he expects a bull run that can take BTC worth to a brand new all-time excessive of $100,000.

Bukele additionally envisions an oncoming explosive development for El Salvador’s two in-house BTC-based initiatives — Bitcoin City and Volcano bonds. As Cointelegraph beforehand reported, the president foresees Bitcoin Metropolis to change into a totally purposeful metropolis with residential areas, buying facilities, eating places, a port, “every part round Bitcoin.”

In keeping with Bukele, “Bitcoin Metropolis will begin building” this 12 months, implying the event of the $1 billion BTC bonds-backed digital metropolis. Together with this improvement, he predicts an oversubscription of the Volcano bonds.

Bukele additionally predicts that Bitcoin will change into a significant electoral concern in U.S. elections this 12 months and instructed his Twitter followers to be looking out for “an enormous shock” at Bitcoin 2022 convention.

Associated: Some Salvadorans claim funds are missing from their Chivo wallets

El Salvador’s mainstream Bitcoin adoption met with a sequence of technical hurdles, the most recent being reviews of lacking funds from the nation’s in-house Bitcoin pockets, Chivo.

As Cointelegraph reported, not less than 50 Salvadorans reported losses totaling greater than $96,000 in December, as a result of an alleged unknown glitch within the Chivo pockets.