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When Elon Musk meets the pro-Bitcoin president: Is Argentina on the brink of a revolution?

Tue 07 May 2024 ▪ 3 min of reading ▪ by Fenelon L.
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Elon Musk, the tech visionary, has once again expressed his enthusiasm for Argentina in his second interview in less than a month with President Javier Milei, a fervent defender of Bitcoin. This high-profile meeting fuels speculation about a potential cooperation between these two ardent supporters of cryptocurrencies.

Elon Musk et Janvier Milei parle du Bitcoin

A promising meeting for Argentina 

Elon Musk and Javier Milei, both fervent proponents of the free market economy, met on the sidelines of the prestigious 27th annual global conference of the Milken Institute in Beverly Hills. Accompanied by Karina Milei, Secretary General of the Presidency, and Gerardo Werthein, Argentinian Ambassador to the United States, they showcased their camaraderie during a photo session where Musk openly stated, “I recommend investing in Argentina“.

This meeting comes just a month after their first conversation at a Tesla factory in Texas where they had already shared their mutual enthusiasm and vision. Milei had then shared a snapshot of them shaking hands warmly, with the evocative caption “Long live freedom”, thus underscoring their commitment to the values of free trade and entrepreneurship.

Photo of the meeting between Elon Musk and Javier Milei accompanied by Karina Milei and Gerardo Werthein

Bitcoin, an asset for Argentina’s future? 

Beyond their common passion for Argentina, Elon Musk and Javier Milei share another point of convergence: their strong support for cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin. The CEO of Tesla has already revealed owning bitcoins and has advocated for Dogecoin, while the Argentinian President sees BTC as a means to return monetary power to the people.

The election of Milei as president has even led some analysts to consider the possibility of Bitcoin gaining legal tender status in Argentina. Such a move could have a major impact on the country’s economy, attracting investments and stimulating technological innovation.

The synergy between these two like-minded personalities heralds the potential for collaboration within the crypto ecosystem. Should this materialize, it might accelerate Bitcoin adoption in Argentina, and perhaps in other Latin American countries as well.

It remains to be seen whether this cooperation will materialize and in what form. Regardless, the meeting between Elon Musk and Javier Milei demonstrates the growing interest of world leaders and their ability to transform the economies of emerging countries.

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Fenelon L. avatar
Fenelon L.

Passionné par le Bitcoin, j'aime explorer les méandres de la blockchain et des cryptos et je partage mes découvertes avec la communauté. Mon rêve est de vivre dans un monde où la vie privée et la liberté financière sont garanties pour tous, et je crois fermement que Bitcoin est l'outil qui peut rendre cela possible.

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