TBW Premium #6: How French crypto players are tackling the UST crisis
Published on May 18, 2022
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¡ La Ballena Grande en Argentina! 🛬
That's it, we've arrived in Buenos Aires! The Argentinian capital is not only a beautiful city, but also one of the lungs of the crypto ecosystem. It didn't take us long to realise why: arriving in Argentina means arriving in a country where the inhabitants have been juggling with the peso, the dollar, the euro, official rates, black market rates - in short, a rather complex monetary system - for decades. For Europeans, it's all a bit confusing. We'll tell you in the next few days how we got our first pesos back at the 'right price'.
In 48 hours, we've already had time to meet several members of the Argentine crypto community, including Mariano Di Pietrantonio from MakerDAO, and the 'digital' manager for the city of Buenos Aires. As well as being approachable, Diego Fernández is a passionate man, who is notably working on a digital identity project on a public blockchain (more on that below).
But it's not just Argentina on our beautiful planet. In Europe, and France in particular, there's been quite a bit going on in recent days, particularly in the wake of the collapse of the Terra project.