US & Canada lead with new ETFs, El Salvador legalizes Bitcoin

To be fair, cryptos have been gaining traction, or rather recognition, for a long time now. The current surge in global attention can be attributed, in part, to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval of Bitcoin ETF applications. Plus, El Salvador has been backing Bitcoin as one of the acceptable modes of payment. The objective is to facilitate seamless transactions, and the macro objective is to boost cross-border transactions along with financial inclusion.

The US and Canada are reportedly leading the race to give cryptocurrencies their fair share of dues. Many US companies accept Bitcoin, and the bids are on to promote digital transactions. Canada is simultaneously working to develop its digital currency, which will be based on the blockchain. It is likely to be pegged to the fiat currency at 1:1.

Wall Street in the US has opened up to the possibility of integrating cryptocurrencies into mainstream payment mechanisms. The regulatory framework focuses on protecting the interests of customers, all while leaving room for innovation and growth in the sphere.

The Canadian government is working to support the development of two segments, namely crypto and blockchain. The country has even earned the tag of being open to innovative technologies in the financial sector. What works best for companies in Canada is the fact that the government does not shy away from dedicated resources for research and development of innovative outlooks in the financial world.

Switzerland has already attracted a number of crypto ventures to the region. This has happened at a time when Germany is promoting the use of digital currencies. There is a mutual understanding about bringing the digital Euro to the market. It will not replace the fiat currency or the physical currency. But it will work in collaboration with it to provide a convenient way of settling payments.

China and Japan are said to lead the Asian market. China is attempting to introduce digital yuan, and Japan is considering legalizing cryptos. Bitcoin is likely to feature in the early phase. There are many online casinos that accept Bitcoin; however, that application does not find any ground in either Asian country. They are moving to explore their traditional use, not giving any air to something that potentially harms funds.

El Salvador made headlines in September 2021 after legalizing Bitcoin as a mode of payment. President Nayib Bukele continues to receive both sides of the argument. Nevertheless, he remains undeterred by the negative side of arguments. El Salvador has brought down the cost of transactions and streamlined payment processes. But it is yet to find a way to navigate around the aspect of volatility.

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Acceptance of cryptocurrencies around the world will have repercussions. Countries are striving to integrate it into regular financial mechanisms to make it easier for residents and businesses to pursue innovation.

Roxanne Williams

Roxanne Williams has recently joined as a market reporter for CryptoNewsZ - the 24/7 crypto news site, where she produces recent stories, technical analysis and price updates on world's leading cryptocurrencies.

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