NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – The World Bank said on
Wednesday it cannot assist El Salvador’s bitcoin implementation
given environmental and transparency shortcomings.

“We are committed to helping El Salvador in numerous ways
including for currency transparency and regulatory processes,”
said a World Bank spokesperson via email.

“While the government did approach us for assistance on
bitcoin, this is not something the World Bank can support given
the environmental and transparency shortcomings.”
(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos
Editing by Chris Reese)