Bitcoin News Recap

The last week of April

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2 min readMay 2, 2022


Central African Republic adopts Bitcoin as a payment currency

The Central African Republic has become the first country in Africa to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender currency. The National Assembly unanimously adopted the bill to help put the country’s plan for economic recovery and peace-building on track.

The minister of digital economy, post services and telecommunications, Gourna Zacko, and the minister of finance and budget, Calixte Nganongo, initiated and submitted the draft law establishing both the legal framework for cryptocurrency regulation and Bitcoin as an official currency in the Central African Republic.

Bitcoin Core 23.0 was released

A new version of the original Bitcoin software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto has been released.

Bitcoin Core 23.0 was worked on by 132 developers over about seven months to bring tangible improvements to Bitcoin Core’s wallet, peer-to-peer communication and network, fee estimation, and much more.

Panama Assembly passes bill regulating Bitcoin and crypto

Panama has unanimously approved overhaul legislation to regulate the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets in the country in a move that takes the burgeoning industry out of a current gray zone.

The new legislation regulates the trading and use of cryptocurrencies, the issuance of digital value, tokenization of precious metals and other assets, payment systems and dictates other provisions.

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