Youtuber Rodrix Digital has just released his documentary about El Salvador. He has previously made documentaries about the cryptocurrency revolution in Venezuela, Colombia and Switzerland. We interviewed him to learn more about this experience.
El youtuber Brazilian Rodrix Digital (an entrepreneur and crypto enthusiast who prefers to be recognized by his pseudonym and not by his real name) has carried out a very interesting project which is documenting the daily experience of using 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 different countries. His journey has taken him to -so far- Venezuela, Colombia, Switzerland and recently El Salvador, this last oneel primer país en hacer de Bitcoin legal tender.
In long a situation where you buy a cryptocurrency with the expectation of selling it at a higher price for profit later. documentaries that he shares in Youtube with his almost 30 thousand followers shows the different experiences of crypto adoption in the countries he visits. For this reason, we contacted him and interviewed him, to know how his experience has been and what each of these visits left him.
But first, you can watch his documentary about El Salvador here:
Aunque sus primeras visitas a Venezuela y Colombia tenían relación fundamentalmente con Dash, currency currency is a medium of exchange that defines value. with which he is closely related, as he is the founder ofDash Investment Foundation, in the documentary from El Salvador focuses on the adoption of Bitcoin en El Salvador, in its characteristic of being a pioneer nation.
The vision of Rodrix Digital
-How did the idea for these documentaries come about?
-It all started in 2018 when the community Dash invited me to go to Venezuela to give a series of lectures on monetary economics, especially Brazil during the 1980s went through a very long period of hyperinflation.
As a video creator and youtuber I was documenting my experience buying an airline ticket using Dash The community in Venezuela also arranged for a taxi driver to pick me up, who also accepted crypto on the spot. He took me to several restaurants and shops where I could pay directly with cryptocurrency. Dash, the hotel where I’m staying I also paid for it this way and during the whole week I was visiting several areas and I was just documenting all these experiences, making little videos and photos, but once I got back home, I realized that I had more than 50 hours of video and I decided to put it in a different format and called it “Venezuela and the cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation. revolution”.
This documentary became very popular. It has already been translated into five different languages. It was uploaded to YouTube on many channels and I was also invited to speak at more than 40 conferences around the world. It was a very interesting experience for the first time where we could see why cryptocurrencies were important and actually used them on a daily basis before this, there were only a few videos in YouTube, but most of them talked about how to make money with cryptocurrencies and didn’t actually use them.
-After this first experience, how did the visit to Colombia turn out?
-The second documentary about Colombia also came because of the success of the first episode in Venezuela where the crypto community in Colombia invited me to a series of lectures and presentations during the events and especially to follow the field teams that were at that time being sponsored by the crypto project. It was a different reality because in Colombia we have a great use of crypto not only for daily spending in those traders who were trained by the community on how to download a wallet, do the crypto seed backup and also how to liquidate crypto for fiat fiat currency is “legal tender” backed by a central government, such as the Federal Reserve, and with its own banking system, such as fractional reserve banking. It can take the form of physical cash, or it can be represented electronically, such as with bank credit. money.
Pero había un gran grupo de inmigrantes venezolanos que vivían en Colombia y trabajaban, y la razón principal era enviar dinero a sus familias en Venezuela, a menos que sepa que es imposible enviar dos, tres o cinco dólares a través de una transferencia bancaria desde un lugar a otro, pero una vez que tienes un protocolo como Dash where transactions cost less than a penny to send, was a good combination, especially for a very low economy like Venezuela, where a middle-class family receives an average of USD $4 for a monthly salary.
-What about the experience in Switzerland?
-The third documentary about Switzerland was born when the company Blockchain a distributed ledger system. A sequence of blocks, or units of digital information, stored consecutively in a public database. The basis for cryptocurrencies. 88i me presenta al Consulado de Suiza en Brasil con el propósito de seguir a la delegación entrepreneurs, CEOs and fintech owners from Brazil who were invited to go to Switzerland through the government to see the possibilities of opening their business in Europe. This shows a very different reality where the government has open doors. This was totally the opposite of several other countries which at the time were trying to ban Bitcoin.
-What did you see in El Salvador?
– I was present at the event The Bitconf. There I was able to meet with some of the key congressmen and players responsible for the Bitcoin in El Salvador and already had plans to get as many interviews as possible from the best crypto names in the world. What I didn’t expect was for the president to announce there.los bonos Bitcoin and the Bitcoin City . It has been extremely interesting to see how every country is embracing the understanding and accepting Bitcoin but a couple of years ago when I first started talking about Bitcoin I did not imagine that the adoption would be so fast and will not be at the presidential level until 2021.
-What has surprised you about these experiences?
-It’s very interesting to see how each country sees the Bitcoin. But, most importantly, it is very interesting to see how each individual uses Bitcoin in a different way . In Venezuela, for example, people use crypto to protect what little money they can earn and save against hyperinflation. Meanwhile, in Colombia, immigrants used it as a form of remittance to send USD $3 to $5 a week to help their families.
In Switzerland, the government understands it as a business opportunity to make money from taxes on top of those crypto companies. Likewise, in Brazil, where the economy is very high, we see people using crypto as a wealth creation and accumulation to use later on, in a couple of years. Now in El Salvador we have the president telling people to start using crypto. Bitcoin and this shows how Bitcoin is such an interesting project that it can be used in several different ways in several different situations and for several different purposes at all levels of society, from the smallest to the Head of State.
-What is the next country you will document?
-I don’t have a next country yet, but as soon as a country suffering from hyperinflation, like Argentina or Turkey, announces some drastic measure or some measure taken by a congress in some country in Africa, I will definitely buy a plane ticket and be there a week later and start documenting the major transformation and understanding of what is value and what is happening right now with all human beings on this planet.
To see more
If you want to see the other documentaries of RodriX Digital digital technologies are these electronic tools that have the ability to generate, store or even process data. you can follow these links:
Entrevista de MRTabuas/ DiarioBitcoin
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