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El Salvador reportedly fixes crypto wallet after bumpy Bitcoin rollout

El Salvador’s Bitcoin (BTC) adoption drive met its first roadblock after residents reported issues downloading and working the state-run Chivo wallet. 

While the wallet was taken down quickly after it went reside, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele later introduced that every one the problems associated to the BTC wallet have been fastened. He tweeted:

“We have finished today’s maintenance of Chivo wallet. Report any malfunction here, in the comments.”

Soon after El Salvador’s implementation of the Bitcoin Law, Chivo wallet was reportedly launched on main app shops, together with Google Play, Huawei AppGallery and Apple App Store.

After quite a few consumer stories of system downtime and obtain points, Bukele introduced a upkeep interval to enhance the consumer expertise and repair reported issues:

“We will disconnect the system from 1am to 6am to make these adjustments. Our teams are ready. We hope tomorrow is much better.”

Currently, the Chivo wallet within the Google Play retailer will solely be supported for the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy S21.

While the service has resumed, Salvadoran authorities have requested residents to report Chivo-related technical points that might be addressed to “improve everyone’s experience.”

Related: El Salvador says retailers should course of BTC transactions — Or they might face motion

As Bitcoin’s standing as authorized tender in El Salvador is now official, the authorized counsel to the president, Javier Argueta, has introduced a mandate for native companies to simply accept BTC.

Businesses nonetheless reserve the appropriate to decide on between BTC and the United States greenback for closing payouts. The Chivo wallet has an choice for retailers to transform their Bitcoin revenue into {dollars} robotically.

American fast-food large McDonald’s has additionally began accepting Bitcoin funds within the nation.