Bitcoin supporter Javier Milay wins Argentina’s presidential election

With nearly 99 percent of the vote counted, Bitcoin supporter Javier Mealey won Argentina’s presidential election by more than 55 percent of the vote with a margin of nearly 3 million votes, according to Bloomberg.

Massa, the country’s economy minister, called Mealey to congratulate him on his victory after more than 90 percent of the votes were counted – before the first official results were announced. Milay will take office on December 10.

Bitcoin supporter economist Javier Milay wins Argentina’s presidential election

Argentina’s long-running inflation crisis has been a hot topic in the South American country, with the Argentine peso recording a 140% appreciation over the past 12 months.

 Miley has been outspoken in his criticism of the country’s central bank, calling it a fraud and “a mechanism for politicians to cheat good people with an inflation tax.”

He called Bitcoin a move to “return money to its original creator, the private sector”