The Pacific-based country has elected a new prime minister, and, according to a former Tongan parliamentary representative, Fiji’s new PM is in favour of Bitcoin.
The Tongan noble tweeted a congratulatory message for Fiji’s freshly elected PM Rabuka, mentioning that Fiji could follow Tonga’s initiative in making BTC a legal tender.
On the 24th of December, Rabuka was elected to head Fiji’s government consisting of a three-party coalition. After two terms in office, Frank Bainimarama and the rest of his FijiFirst government were removed by Fiji-based voters who expressed their need for change.
The Tongan noble stated on Twitter that he had a conversation with Rabuka to share advice about how to perform Bitcoin mining with green energy and what should be the best course of action for Fiji to adopt Bitcoin. According to sources, the conversation between the two happened a Zoom and Fiji’s new PM received a step-by-step roadmap for following El Salvador’s strategy for making BTC a legal tender.
The Tongan, Lord Fusitu’a, stated that Tonga wishes to implement Bitcoin as a legal tender by Q2 of 2023 and Bitcoin mining will follow by Q3 of the next year. The plan includes using volcanic energy for the electricity necessary for Bitcoin mining. Fiji wishes to turn all its energy sources into renewables by 2030.