President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, admitted that his government bought the recent Bitcoin dip. The largest cryptocurrency has dropped in price within the past 24 hours. Bukele said the government has taken advantage of the drop by adding 420 BTC to the nation’s stash. “It was a long wait, but worth it …We just bought the dip!” he tweeted.
Shortly afterward, he tweeted again, saying they have started realizing gains from their investment after Bitcoin grew by 0.4%. this means they realized about $100,000 within a short time. Bukele also stated that the El Salvadorian government has a trust fund based in USD, but the trust was founded by both BTC and USD.
El Salvador’s Bitcoin Purchase Could Have An Impact
Experts have speculated that the recent activities of El Salvador on Bitcoin could have a direct impact on the price of Bitcoin.
Some onlookers commented on Twitter, saying El Salvador could hold more Bitcoins than the United States.
“The next competition won’t be number of nukes, but how much bitcoin you own,” another Bitcoin enthusiast stated on Twitter.
El Salvador Makes A Strong Statement On Bitcoin Investment
El Salvador made its first Bitcoin purchase on September 6 when it bought 200 BTC. It further added 150 BTC the next day, when it Bitcoin a legal tender, becoming the first country to do so. El Salvador has been adding more Bitcoin ever since the first purchase.
For a country with an estimated average purchase price of only $53,300, purchasing $24.6 million worth of Bitcoin is a strong statement regarding El Salvador’s stance on cryptocurrency. The latest addition brings the country’s total Bitcoin holdings to 1.120 BTC, which is about $87.4 million.
But some observers have expressed concerns about the country’s Bitcoin holding, with some pointing out a hacking risk.
However, it seems the government is adamant. Douglas Rodriguez, El Salvador’s Central Bank Chief, stated that the country is holding more Bitcoin as it expects the token to become a