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The next day, a few days before the Chivo Wallet was set to launch, the police pulled him over for what they said was a problem with his car, took him to two stations, and confiscated his phones.
Bukele may well fall victim to one of the central reasons governments tend to shy away from Bitcoin: its volatility.
Then the official interrupts my reverie.
Bukele on the International Monetary Fund, though it was more likely due to leaked news of crypto exchange Coinbase from the U.
El Salvador is the ideal laboratory.
"My son had never been detained, has never had any problems," said one woman waiting outside a police station known as El Penalito this week who asked not to give her name because she is afraid of government retaliation.