Bitcoin Beach

The Crypto Coast of El Salvador is Waiting for You

Beautiful Beaches, Great Surfing, Yoga, Amazing Restaurants, Friendly People and of Course, Plenty of Places to Spend your Sats

Introducing a Bitcoin Economic Ecosystem


We believe that if a local economy is created with the support of Bitcoin, new opportunities will open up for the community members

The project Bitcoin Beach is creating a sustainable Bitcoin Economic ecosystem on the coast of El Salvador, where the majority of people do not have access to bank accounts and the local businesses could never qualify for merchant accounts needed to accept credit cards.

From the early days, Bitcoin promised to allow us to bank the un-banked, and return power back from financial institutions to the individual. However, until recently, this promise has remained elusive. Bitcoin Beach is a movement to make sure the true potential of Bitcoin is realized, and that those who have been excluded from the banking system are the primary beneficiaries.

Backed by the donation of an anonymous early Bitcoin adopter, Bitcoin Beach has made its mission to prove that Bitcoin could have the biggest impact on the lives of those that society often ignores.

Our work is just getting started

Bitcoin Beach is a locally led Salvadoran initiative that is actively supported by US based non-profit www.missionsake.com under their https://thecommunitybuild.com/ initiative, and partners with https://bitbybitfund.org/index.html and https://www.b4h.world/. We do not convert Bitcoin donations to fiat. We use all Bitcoin donations to pay Bitcoin stipends to locals participating in the work we do.

Bitcoin Beach has brought together talented entrepreneurial community members to make sure all our efforts meet the real needs of the local community. Every month we have new local businesses and services begin to accept payment in Bitcoin. Locals can pay their Utility Bills (phone, water and electric), for medical care, food and even haircuts using Bitcoin over the Lightning Network.

The project is slowly growing a Bitcoin ecosystem in a way that truly improves lives. Since 2019,  Bitcoin has been used as a medium of exchange in the coastal villages through a number of initiatives that all involve using BTC in real transactional ways.

Our vision is to create a Bitcoin circular economy that include remittances, tourism, public service and small business. The village of El Zonte is only the beginning. We have recently launched the initiative in Punta Mango, another beautiful surf town about 3 hours from El Zonte. The goal is for Bitcoin adoption to grow along the coast in different communities and fill in the gaps over time.

COVID Rescue Aid

During the COVID19 pandemic, while other tourist hot-spots struggled to survive, the people of El Zonte remained resilient thanks to an alternative Bitcoin economy. This option proved its value by enabling aid to reach the community's members through direct deposits to their Bitcoin wallets without any physical contact. Direct Bitcoin donations gave the power to the locals to buy what they needed most, and helped the local businesses keep their door's open.


It is an ambitious vision but we belief it is possible. We are creating jobs and other means to earn Bitcoins. We invite the Bitcoin community to visit and support the efforts.
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600

Bitcoin Users

20+BTC

Donations

15

Businesses

600

Aided Families

Meet El Salvador: Community Benefits

Adoption

Bitcoin adoption starts with Education. The Bitcoin Beach team offers local communities the necessary tools and training to transact with Bitcoin. They assist them in setting up wallets so that they can purchase anything from $1 bag of tortillas to a $3 haircut. With the help of www.Blockchain4Humanity.com, we are now offering weekly classes focused on the history of BTC, security and custody issues, and saving for the future in sound money.

Spreading the word

The younger generations are already adopting different means to exchange value and using Bitcoin in ways we would never think of. We help get the ball rolling, but they will be the ones driving the revolution forward.

Meet the Crew

The Star Team

Jorge Valenzuela

Coordinator

A heart for seeing the youth in El Zonte be able to finish high school and go onto University. Husband, father, surfer and champion of Bitcoin.

Ana Gonzales

Student

A biology major at the University, Ana serves as a  mentor to young students to encourage them to finish school and reach their highest potential.

Hirvin Palma

Student

University student studying business with a focus on tourism. Devoted husband and bus driver for our students that we transport to high school. He is the quiet guy that keeps things on track behind the scenes.

Roman Centeno

contributor

We joke he is no longer Salvadoran because he spent so many years in Italy. Always smiling and up for adventure, he keeps Bitcoin Beach fun.

Yamileth Gonzales

student

Currently in her second year of her master's in Odontology. Upon graduation, Yamileth's vision is to become an active member of the community, to assist people in need, enabling progress in El Salvador.

Mabel Enriquez

student

University student studying English that helps as a tutor in our school education program and  provides training to new Bitcoin users.

Cesar Martinez

student

High School Student that serves as a tutor in our school education program and is our trainer to help people open new wallets.

Ismael Galdamez Hernández

student

Currently attending 9th grade, Ismael is focused on completing high school and becoming one of the few that makes it to University.

Yosselyn Gomez

student

University student studying business administration, and the one we rely on to keep all the numbers straight. Yosselyn makes sure all the programs receive their correct payments.

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