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Prince Philip of Serbia calms rumors of Arab country Bitcoin adoption

Prince Filip Karađorđević, known as Philip Karageorgevitch in English, placated rumors that an Arab country would “soon” adopt Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender. In an interview Philip delivered from Serbia, the prince explained that Bitcoin adoption is an inevitability for all countries.

As a result of the thesis he first shared on a Bitcoin Reserves podcast, some news outlets jumped at the comments. Headlines that an Arab country would soon adopt Bitcoin quickly disseminated. However, as a Bitcoin advocate, Philip expounded that Bitcoin adoption is, in fact, inevitable for all countries and not just Arab states:

“It’s definitely going to happen. But I don’t know which country or who is going to do it where or anything like that, but it’s bound to happen. Every country will eventually adopt Bitcoin.”

The Prince shared that Bitcoin is an excellent fit for Muslim countries because “it makes perfect Sharia money.” Islamic law, known as Sharia, is based on Quran teachings and dictates whether something is permissible (halal) or illegal (haram). In the case of money, Philp would argue that Bitcoin is, in fact, halal and a perfect form of Islamic finance:

“It’s only a matter of time before a Muslim country that follows Sharia law would have to adopt it. Some people grab that and make it as a selling item, saying that of course, if a prince knows it, that some Arab or Muslim country is going to adopt Bitcoin soon, then it’s going to happen.”

Prince Philip is technically the prince of Serbia and Yugoslavia because when the monarchy was abolished, Serbia as a country had not been created. “But today, obviously, Yugoslavia doesn’t exist. And since we are Serbian origin, then it’s of Serbia,” Philip clarified. Nowadays, Serbia is a parliamentary republic, although some Serbs support the creation of a parliamentary monarchy, similar to the United Kingdom. 

Philip burst onto the Bitcoin scene in March this year when he appeared on a chat show. He explained the difference between Bitcoin and crypto, adding that “Bitcoin is freedom, and this is…

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