Buterin Calls Mandatory Acceptance of Bitcoin in El Salvador Counter to Crypto’s ‘Ideals of Freedom’

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin criticized the forced adoption of bitcoin in El Salvador in a comment he made in a Reddit forum on Friday.

Writing in a forum “Unpopular opinion: El Salvador President Mr Nayab Bukele should not be praised by Crypto community,” Buterin, under his Reddit user name of vbuterin, said that “there is nothing unpopular about this opinion,”

Noting that “making it mandatory for businesses to accept a specific cryptocurrency is contrary to the ideals of freedom that are supposed to be so important to the crypto space.”

:thinking: what’s your thoughts on this one???


You are right. The whole idea of a decentralized community that uses blockchain or crypto to increase their economy, or use it for whatever reason they want is to benefit the whole, reduce corruption and so on. By forcing them to use a crypto versus the other is kind of understandable from the political side but they should be free to use other cryptocurrencies as well.
The government can incentivize more its citizens with benefits of using their digital currency maybe??


I think the same as you !!