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Evangelist Jerónimo Ferrer has been doing crypto tours since 2019 in Argentina’s capital. He shows how Bitcoin changed his life.
- Ferrer is a crypto activist doing tours in Buenos Aires
- Show tourists places where they can buy with Bitcoin
- Dice que la criptomoneda le cambió la vida
- He also explains about the Argentine economy
Argentina has been one of the Latin American countries that has been a reference in the adoption of Bitcoin the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency in the world. It is a decentralized digital currency that enables users to make trustless peer-to-peer transactions. and other cryptocurrencies. In fact, when the co-creator of Ethereum a decentralized open-source blockchain with smart contracts functionality. Vitalik Buterin, came to the country in December last year. said he was amazed by the interest in crypto in the southern nation. : “I’m impressed, I’ve never seen so many people in crypto as I have here.” he said at the time.
Such adoption is ratified by Argentine evangelist Jerónimo Ferrer, who works full time as head of business development for Argentina at Paxful, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange, and that it in his spare time he has dedicated himself to doing crypto tours.
Ferrer, who describes himself as a nerd who knew early on that the Internet would change change — a concept relevant to cryptocurrencies that use the UTXO model — is the number of coins sent back to a user after they use their unspent outputs to initiate a transaction. the world, has been giving the same tour about Bitcoin and history of Argentina since 2019 at your leisure. Tourists and also locals, pay around USD $25 to $32 for 2 and a half hours of ride, as referred by the page. Airbnb. The tour takes place in downtown Buenos Aires, where it shows iconic places related to adoption but, above all, teaches how to enter the crypto world.
But in addition, during the tour, entitled Our Local Crazy Economy & Bitcoin, Ferrer explains how Argentina’s chaotic economy works and why cryptocurrencies are booming in the country.
The medium Coindesk interviewed him. Ferrer told him: “I started these tours because I needed to spread a price difference between asking and selling prices of the asset. Bitcoin as a tool of freedom in a country that doesn’t have a strong currency, with rampant inflation a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money. at an average rate of 70%. That’s where this cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation. becomes important in terms of taking care of our own economy.”
According to the media, in the tour, after starting in front of the Government House, Ferrer gave a summary of Argentina’s economic history from 1980 to the present, and how its turbulence affected his own economy. He explained two main crises:
The first occurred in 2001, when after 10 years of being pegged to the U.S. dollar, the Argentine peso collapsed and banks closed, preventing people from withdrawing their money, a phenomenon known locally as corralito.
The second occurred less than a decade later, in 2008, when the government shut down the private pension savings system – known as AFJP for short a trading technique in which a trader borrows an asset in order to sell it, with the expectation that the price will continue to decline. In the event that the price does decline, the short seller will then buy the asset at this lower price in order to return it to the lender of the asset, making the difference in profit. – and confiscated the savings of 9.5 million people, he said.
Ferrer said he was a victim of both events, and so he looked for other ways to save and found Bitcoin when, during one of his previous jobs, an Italian client a client is software that can access and process blockchain transactions on a local computer. A common application of this is a cryptocurrency software wallet. told him that he would pay him in that cryptocurrency.
“Me enamoré de eso , dijo.
Ferrer began to make towers in February 2019 out of pure passion, with the clear objective of “ bitcoinize every corner of Argentina”. as he says on his Twitter profile. With the same objective, he also organizes a monthly event, Bitcoin Night, where he convinces a restaurant to accept payment in bitcoins in exchange businesses that allow customers to trade cryptocurrencies for fiat money or other cryptocurrencies. for taking a lot of people out to dinner. bitcoiners.
Since then, it has made 150 tours across the world. Airbnb, with an average of four attendees per occasion. On the booking platform, the proposal has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. For example, one user wrote:
“Jerome was able to teach me a bit a bit is a basic unit of information in computing. about the history, benefits and advantages of cryptocurrencies. He walked me through the process of buying and selling. I am now the proud owner of an infinitesimal portion of a coin.”
What you do on the tour
According to the explanation in Airbnb The tour has several stops and seems to be aimed primarily at people who are new to cryptocurrencies and want to learn about them:
“We will visit the Central Bank Museum where we will go through the history of money in general. Then we will take a look at monetary issues particular to Argentina, such as monetary policy and its results in our country. We will then walk through the financial district to finally sit down for a coffee (not included) where we can start learning about Bitcoin. Learn how to set up your Wallet a place where cryptocurrency users can store, send and receive digital assets. and protect your Bitcoin in the safest way.
The next step will be to walk to Florida Street, surrounded by “arbolitos”, to find the Bitcoin ATM and learn how to buy and sell the currency, the place where you can get your first satoshis!
This is an interactive journey through the history of money all the way to modern monetary systems. And you’ll learn a new skill – just like the day you sent your first email!
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