El Salvador president Nayib Bukele is quite literally obsessed with cryptocurrency. This week, he caused big stir online with tweets showing intricate designs of a full blown Bitcoin city.
One does not merely dabble in cryptocurrency. Once you’re in these days, you’re all in.
El Salvador president Nayib Bukele is the prime example of this obsessive mentality, to the extent that he actually instated Bitcoin as legal tender within his home country last year.
Despite large scale protests and pressure to reverse the decision from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the 40-year-old continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with digital currency.
In-fact, this week Bukele unveiled easily his most ambitious crypto endeavour to date: an entire ‘Bitcoin City’ built on the Gulf of Fonseca and powered by geothermal energy from the nearby Conchagua volcano.
Leaving folk feeling sceptical, intrigued, and everything in-between, he took to Twitter to make the announcement.
— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) May 9, 2022
Bukele shared four images of an intricate 3D model designed by revered Mexican architect Fernando Romero, accompanied by the caption: ‘Bitcoin City is coming along beautifully.’