El Salvador, the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, is hosting an Adopting Bitcoin conference that will bring together more than 110 speakers from more than 30 countries to discuss financial inclusion, according to a press release.
Galoy Inc., the company behind Bitcoin Beach Wallet, is organizing the non-profit event, while cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex will be the main sponsor. The event will take place November 15-17, and Salvadorans can get discounted tickets for $21.
“El Salvador is making strides to become the Singapore of Central America and a beacon for financial inclusion, while bitcoin is proving to be an excellent medium of exchange that can facilitate millions of daily transactions Nicolas Burtey, CEO of Galoy, said of the launch.
The first two days of the event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center where speakers will share the latest developments related to technology and economics in the Bitcoin ecosystem.
Jon Atak, a Bitcoin Core developer who recently received a $50,000 grant from the Human Rights Foundation, will give one of the key technology presentations at the conference.
In addition, Mexican Senator Indira Kempis will be the featured speaker focusing on economic discussions. Kempis has made headlines in the past for his support for central bank digital currencies, but also for his attempts to establish bitcoin as legal tender in Mexico.
On the third day of the event, attendees will travel to Bitcoin Beach in El Zonte to see where bitcoin adoption began in the country.
“After less than a year, we see one in five people using bitcoin daily,” said Mike Peterson, director of Bitcoin Beach. “Now, delegations of representatives, bankers and technologists from all corners of the world are coming to El Salvador to learn how bitcoin can be used as a tool for financial inclusion.”