• El Salvador made several landmark announcements to invest in Bitcoin and set course to fully adopt it as legal tender in 2022.
• Despite these efforts, the crypto bear ruthlessly gnawed 2022 crypto predictions by institutions, Nations, and some influential people.
• El Salvador suffered a sizeable loss due to unrealized investments in Bitcoin, proving the predictions wrong.
El Salvador, the bitcoin haven, has been the country that was directly affected by the crypto bear in 2022. The nation’s leaders, including the President and his finance minister, took bold steps and led the country to make a huge bitcoin bet. Starting the year off with several landmarking announcements and setting course to fully adopt the coin as the legal tender, El Salvador began building a bitcoin city, issued bitcoin bonds, increased their bitcoin bags, and invested in other major things that influenced crypto adoption- all in hope that bitcoin price would rise and bring them a lifeline.
However, the crypto bear had other plans. Despite the efforts of El Salvador, the market proved difficult to play out how they would have wished owing to a series of nukes hitting the crypto space and global financial landscape all year. This caused the predictions of 2022 to be brutally disproved, with El Salvador suffering a sizeable loss from unrealized investments in Bitcoin.
The market’s unpredictability proved to be a lesson to many, as the ‘crypto masters’ were proven wrong. This lead to a greater appreciation of the volatility of the crypto market and how difficult it can be to predict its movements. As a result, El Salvador has had to rethink their plans going forward and look for other ways to invest in digital assets.