C.Africa’s leap into bitcoin leaves its people bemused

In the Central African Republic (CAR), nine out of 10 people do not have internet, and only one in seven has electricity — that is, when there are no power cuts.Yet the CAR has just followed El Salvador in adopting bitcoin as legal tender, a currency that requires access to the net to be bought, sold or used.Foreign experts and CAR citizens themselves are struggling to understand why the world’s second least developed economy has announced this leap into monetary hyperspace.Among people…
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