The president of El Salvor, Nayib Bukele, has revealed that his country holds 44,106 oz. of gold in its reserves that has lost some value over the past year. He told gold bug Peter Schiff that if El Salvor h sold its gold and bought bitcoin last year, it would now be worth $125 million more.
Bitcoin vs. Gold: El Salvor Could’ve Me Millions More Switching Reserves From Gold to Bitcoin
El Salvor’s president Nayib Bukele has revealed some details of his country’s gold reserves in a conversation on Twitter with gold bug Peter Schiff.
Schiff commented on El Salvor buying the dip Saturday morning after Bukele announced that his country bought 100 more BTC as the price of bitcoin fell from above $52K Friday night to below $44K. “There’s a lot more dips coming. How much taxpayer money do you intend to waste?” Schiff asked Bukele.
The Salvoran president replied, “None.” He emphasized, “We’re alrey in the green from our last purchase, in less than 24 hours.” Bukele continued:
You know boomer, we have 44,106 oz of gold in our reserves. Worth $79 million, down 0.37% from a year ago. If we h sold it a year ago and bought bitcoin, it would now be valued at $204 million.
In September, Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor me a similar comment. He revealed: “If I h chosen gold inste of bitcoin last year, it would have been a multi-billion dollar mistake.” His company bought 7,002 more BTC at the end of November, growing its bitcoin holdings to 121,044 coins.
El Salvor me bitcoin legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar in September. Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned of using BTC as legal tender. The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, also voiced concerns about El Salvor making bitcoin a national currency.
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META ARTICLE: El Salvor's President Tells Peter Schiff Benefit of Switching Gold Reserves to Bitcoin – Finance Bitcoin News PUBLISHED: 2021-12-06 03:30:26 SOURCE: https://news.bitcoin.com/el-salvors-president-tells-peter-schiff-benefit-switching-gold-reserves-to-bitcoin/