Bitcoin as legal tender? No, chivo-xenobitcoins are.
Cryptos are adopted by libertarians? No, socialists did it first.
Heard of digital euros? Digital central bank ecua-xenodollars were first.
Latin America has a versatile monetary technological agenda, with barroque combinations that open the door for innovation. It is a region that has long been skeptical of banks and bankers, and is always willing to experiment with financial alternatives: from small rural cooperatives to scammers posing as fintech. We will discuss the policy - and the politics - of cryptocurrency in Latin America.
re:publica would like to thank its cooperation partner Robert Bosch Stiftung for making this session possible.