El Salvador is going through trouble with gangs, entering a state of emergency. Bitcoin’s representatives in the country call for aid.
El Salvador declared a state of emergency following the killings of 87 people in one weekend. This means that usual human rights are temporarily suspended to allow the police to try and control the sudden increase in violence. El Salvador’s Bitcoin community took to Twitter to ask for help.
Tether and Bitfinex have posted a CTA (call for action) to showcase the country’s Bitcoin representative’s commitment to the cause. The tweets stated that it’s time Bitcoin investors start helping those affected by gangs and postponing luxury goods purchases. Bitfinex and Tether both added a link for donations to be sent to the country’s relief fund.
The Central American country made news headlines after it made BTC a legal tender, in September 2021. This turned El Salvador into a pioneer of blockchain tech development and adoption. Ever since then, El Salvador introduced the Bitcoin Beach and plans for Bitcoin City. Bitcoin Beach allows tourists to pay for goods and services with crypto. The country’s leaders were met with controversy. Now, they face challenges brought on by gang violence growing larger.
In this violent environment, the help coming from Bitcoin’s community in the country could be decisive and also benefit the crypto industry