El Salvador unveils BTC ‘Freedom Visa’ — but it’s 10x the cost of others

El Salvador has launched a new citizenship-by-investment program that grants a residency visa and pathway to citizenship for 1,000 people willing to stump up a $1 million Bitcoin (BTC) or Tether (USDT) investment in the country.

The Central American country’s price tag for citizenship, however, appears far more expensive than those in neighboring Caribbean countries — which start at $100,000.

El Salvador’s government and stablecoin issuer Tether announced the program on Dec. 7, dubbed the “Adopting El Salvador Freedom Visa Program.”

It offers 1,000 citizenships to wealthy investors who pledge a “$1 million in Bitcoin or USDT investment,” starting with a $999 non-refundable…

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