An incredible experiment is unfolding before our eyes in El Salvador. Adopting Bitcoin was focused on how we make this experiment a success.
The day before Adopting Bitcoin, I did some more Lightning payments to various merchants around town and had some misadventures with a Chivo Bitcoin ATM.
The day where I find a new version of Chivo that accepts Lightning payments with minimal issue and hike a volcano.
I started the day off with a breakfast of huevos revueltos, with tortillas and frijoles refritos, then ventured out into the city. I decided to head over to Starbucks to get some work done on my laptop and checkout the Bitcoin UX there.
One trend I am beginning to notice is that some businesses who accept Bitcoin treat it as a special edge case. I call this the “designated bitcoiner” approach.
A recap of my first day in El Salvador: my first payment with Bitcoin as legal tender, Mi Primer Bitcoin, and learning about the country.
I’m typing this out while flying over the Gulf of Mexico, about halfway between Orlando and Cancun. I’ll be landing in San Salvador in a little less than 2 hours. I’ll be in the country for about 2 weeks. I’m using the Adopting Bitcoin conference as my excuse for visiting, but I have been itching… Continue reading En route to El Salvador