El Salvador has officially made Bitcoin legal tender, and market experts believe more countries will follow

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson believes that more countries will follow in the footsteps of El Salvador after it became the first country in the world to officially adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. El Salvador’s move is the first of its kind, but it might not be the last.

Hoskinson stated this in a YouTube video on Tuesday. Termed “Congratulations Bitcoin”, Hoskinson used the opportunity to congratulate the cryptocurrency space for reaching such an important milestone with the adoption of Bitcoin as a legal tender.

According to the Cardano founder, currencies like BTC are the future of money as he believes the younger generation will be the one to trigger the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. He stated that most people under the age of 25 currently have a positive view of cryptocurrencies and hold a lot of them. Their belief in cryptocurrencies in the future will mean their children will grow up with similar values and beliefs about the nature of money.

Hoskinson further predicted that more countries would move into the cryptocurrency space by accepting digital currencies as part of diverse government structures. The Cardano founder said in the coming years, more countries around the world would adopt cryptocurrencies as part of their monetary policy.

Governments will store cryptocurrencies as reserves in their central banks or use them for central bank settlements. He also predicted that some countries would follow El Salvador’s lead and make Bitcoin a national currency.

El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender has received widespread support within the cryptocurrency space. The move is expected to push the adoption of BTC and other cryptocurrencies in the Latin American country and encourage more countries to do the same.

Already, countries like Panama are working on bills that would make payments with cryptocurrencies such as BTC and ETH legal. The adoption could take a while, but most market experts believe it will happen.

This post was originally published on Coinlist.