Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said over the weekend that the country would use part of its bitcoin earnings to fund a new veterinary hospital.
President tweeted a video on Sunday of a model of the pet hospital he planned to build using profits from the 700 bitcoins his country bought in late September, worth around $31 million at the era.
The Central American country, which adopted bitcoin as legal tender last month, will use $4 million of the profits it made from its bitcoin holdings to fund the construction of a white, airy hospital for animals pet with grass lining its roof.
“Bitcoin is good for pets,” Bukele said in a Tweeter who followed the thread on the lavish building.
Bukele lobbied for bitcoin to be accepted as legal tender to help strengthen the country’s financial and economic systems, given that most of its citizens were unbanked. In El Salvador, 70% of the adult population did not have a bank account in 2017, according to data from Statistical.
Investing in crypto isn’t the only part of El Salvador’s bitcoin project, as the country recently started mining the coins using clean energy powered by the volcano.