‘iFinex, parent company of Tether, to support crypto regulations in El Salvador’

El Salvador is making strides as a Bitcoin-friendly nation by working on a comprehensive crypto regulatory framework with the help of iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex exchange and Tether (USDT). This partnership aims to support President Nayib Bukele’s vision for robust crypto legislation within the Central American jurisdiction.

The collaboration with iFinex will establish a solid foundation for the digital asset and securities market in El Salvador, according to an announcement made on May 13. Paolo Ardoino, CEO of Bitfinex and Tether, emphasized the potential for new opportunities to mobilize capital and tokenize real-world assets like equities through this partnership.

Bitfinex and Tether are among the oldest and largest entities in the crypto space, with Tether managing the issuance of USDT, the largest stablecoin in the industry with a market cap exceeding 0 billion. President Bukele expressed confidence in the partnership, stating that it could help position El Salvador as a new financial hub on the world stage.

In addition to this collaboration, El Salvador has also taken steps to enhance transparency in its crypto operations. The country recently launched a Bitcoin tracker, providing public access to view its BTC stockpile, which is currently valued at over 0 million. Since legalizing Bitcoin as a tender in 2021, El Salvador has been accumulating the leading cryptocurrency and remains committed to its Bitcoin-friendly stance, despite challenges faced with the state-controlled Bitcoin wallet Chivo and data leak incidents.

As El Salvador continues to navigate its journey into the world of cryptocurrency, its partnership with iFinex and transparent approach to Bitcoin investments highlight its growing involvement in the nascent industry.