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El Salvador's Bitcoin Revolution: Bukele's Re-Election

El Salvador’s Political Landscape: Bukele’s Re-Election and Bitcoin Integration The recent re-election of President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador marks a pivotal moment in the nation’s political and economic journey. With an overwhelming 85% of the vote according to exit polls, Bukele’s victory not only underscores his popularity but also reflects a broader endorsement of his controversial policies—particularly his bold embrace of Bitcoin as legal tender. This pioneering approach has positioned El Salvador at the forefront of cryptocurrency adoption on a global scale, despite facing international scrutiny. The Bukele Administration: A Brief Overview Since assuming office in 2019, Bukele has made significant strides in several key areas: Gang Violence Reduction: His administration has implemented strategies aimed at curbing the rampant gang violence that has plagued the country for years. Bitcoin Legalization: In September 2021, El Salvador made history by becoming the first

Nintendo to Shut Down Online Services for 3DS and Wii U in Major Support Sunsetting Move

Nintendo has made the decision to discontinue broad online functionality for its previous handheld, the 3DS, and its console, the Wii U. The company recently announced this news in a post on the Nintendo Support website, providing further details in a Q&A section. Beginning in early April 2024, multiplayer options, online rankings, and other features that require internet usage will be shuttered. However, users will still be able to play games that do not require an internet connection. It is important to note that certain features will be exempted from the shutdown, such as the Pokémon Bank feature in games like Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Sun, and Moon, as well as the Pokémon Transporter, which supports titles like Pokémon Gold and Silver. Nintendo's StreetPass feature, which allows 3DS players to message and play with nearby users, will also remain available as it uses local communication and does not require online services. However, the wireless hotspot and LAN feature called SpotPass will no longer function after the shutdown. This move by Nintendo can be seen as a significant step towards sunsetting support for the 3DS and Wii U consoles, both of which were released over a decade ago. The 3DS was first introduced in 2011, with an XL version launched in 2017, while the Wii U was released back in 2012.

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