#50 - El Salvador’s gamble on bitcoin | Curio

#50 - El Salvador’s gamble on bitcoin

21 mins | Sep 13, 2021

Today's episode from 14th September 2021. Coming up: It's been a week since El Salvador made Bitcoin legal tender and the early signs haven't been great with crypto crashes and angry protests. We ask whether the move is innovative or irresponsible. Then later on, none of us have enough time in the day to get all of our jobs done, so we've got a handy guide for those who want to harness the power of focus. Could El Salvador’s adoption of cryptocurrency as its legal tender risk economic stability and personal finances? With opinion polls showing a clear majority against the idea but Crypto enthusiasts excited by the president's boldness, the Financial Times explores Bukele’s motives and hastens that it may not end well for the country. Having trouble staying focused? Nir Eyal put together this handy guide in his Nir and Far blog, on how you can learn to make the most out of your time, and life. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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