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South Carolina treasurer goes on Bitcoin ’fact-finding trip’ to El Salvador

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The state official reportedly used his own funds to pay for the trip, which included discussing Bitcoin with government officials and exploring financial literacy programs.

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South Carolina treasurer goes on Bitcoin ’fact-finding trip’ to El Salvador

Curtis Loftis, the treasurer for the U.S. state of South Carolina, spent five days in El Salvador as part of an “exploratory trip” focusing on cryptocurrencies.

According to an Oct. 5 announcement, Loftis was part of a delegation including South Carolina business leaders, rural health officials, and individuals “interested in the expansion of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies” who met with officials from El Salvador’s government in an effort to understand the country’s efforts to adopt Bitcoin (BTC). The cryptocurrency has been legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar in the Central American nation since El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law went into effect in September 2021.

Loftis reportedly used his own funds to pay for the trip, which included discussing Bitcoin with government officials and exploring t

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