A new link between the Central American nation and Texas has been born from Bitcoin.
After opening its first Bitcoin Embassy in Lugano, Switzerland, El Salvador is opening a second in Texas.
According to a Tweeter of the Ambassador of El Salvador to the United States, Milena Mayorga, a meeting took place between her, other representatives of El Salvador and the Undersecretary of the Government of Texas, Joe Esparza.
“We discussed the opening of the second Bitcoin Embassy and the expansion of trade and economic exchange projects,” Mayorga said, also noting that “in 2022, El Salvador and the State of Texas had a trade exchange of $1,244,636,983″.
Much of the Texas government has been publicly pro-Bitcoin lately, and this is another step in their involvement with the industry. El Salvador became the first sovereign country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender, making history while simultaneously challenging the fiat status quo.
Since then, the country has taken steps to create the first bitcoin-backed sovereign debt bonds and hosted a successful conference, and is home to many projects entirely powered by Bitcoin. Just like the creation of its Swiss embassy was a step forward for El Salvador, this meeting between the country’s ambassador and Texas government officials is another milestone in its adoption of Bitcoin.