Up to three-quarters of Salvadorans are skeptical of the Bitcoin adoption plans outlined by President Nep Bukele, according to a recently published poll.

A poll of 1,233 people across El Salvador between July 1 and 4 showed that only 20% approved the Bitcoin legalization plan.

The study with a margin of error of 2.8% was conducted by Disruptiva researcher at Francisco Gavidia University. According to Reuters, about 54% of people thought the bitcoin certification program was “not true at all”, and 24% said it was “a bit correct.”

Almost half of the respondents, or 46%, admitted that they knew nothing about bitcoins. About 65% of them were not willing to pay with digital currency.

“This is a risky endeavor for digital transformation,” said Oscar Picardo, director of the Disruptive Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation.

The country’s new bitcoin law was passed on June 9 and will take effect on September 7, making the world’s leading cryptocurrency the official parallel currency in the country of Central America. Late last month, the government introduced a bitcoin wallet called Chivo, but said it was just one of the options available.

At the time, a Bitcoin Bukele fan stated that your wallet would not be charged transfer fees and would not be deducted when you converted BTC to US dollars.

In late June, he announced that every adult in El Salvador who downloaded the Chivo wallet app would be eligible for $ 30 BTC.

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President Bukele pushed for the adoption of BTC as a way to facilitate transfers for citizens living abroad and reduce dependence on the US dollar, which has been the national currency since 2001.

About 70% of El Salvador’s population does not have access to bank accounts or any kind of financial services, but if this little survey is to be done, they should still see the benefits of Bitcoin as a potential solution.

Source: CoinTelegraph

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