Yet another crypto rumor has been debunked, with Zimbabwe saying that it has no plans to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
The nation is assured that Government is not considering introducing another currency in the economy as reported in the media. The local currency remains the Zimbabwe dollar (ZW$) and not cryptocurrency#postcabinetbriefing pic.twitter.com/w5eQhxeufM
— Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting (@InfoMinZW) November 9, 2021
The Zimbabwe dollar will remain the only currency in the hyperinflation-stricken country.
On Nov. 7, local news portal Bulawayo24 reported that the Zimbabwean government had had discussions with private sector players about making crypto legal tender.
The report was then picked up by some cryptocurrency news outlets and was shared by major crypto influencers.
El Salvador, a small tropical country in Central America, made history earlier this year by adopting Bitcoin as its official currency.
Other countries, however, are yet to follow suit. Last month, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador definitely ruled out adopting the flagship coin as an official currency.