El Salvador’s President Tells Peter Schiff Benefit of Switching Gold Reserves to Bitcoin


Oct 25, 2021
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El Salvador's President Tells Peter Schiff Benefit of Switching Gold Reserves to Bitcoin
The president of El Salvador, 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 Salvador had sold its gold and bought bitcoin last year, it would now be worth $125 million more.

Bitcoin vs. Gold: El Salvador Could’ve Made Millions More Switching Reserves From Gold to Bitcoin​

El Salvador’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 Salvador Saturday morning after Bukele announced that his country bought 100 more 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 Salvadoran president replied, “None.” He emphasized, “We’re already 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 had sold it a year ago and bought bitcoin, it would now be valued at $204 million.

In September, Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor made a similar comment. He revealed: “If I had chosen gold instead of bitcoin last year, it would have been a .” His company bought 7,002 more at the end of November, growing its bitcoin holdings to .

El Salvador made bitcoin legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar in September. Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of using as legal tender. The governor of the Bank of England, , also voiced concerns about El Salvador making bitcoin a national currency.

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