Hi @Mr.Nobody . Apologies for the delayed reply! On Tuesdays GMT-3 11:15 there is Portuguese language “Office Hours” on Celo Discord for 30’, followed by another 30’ in Spanish. This is one of the places where we gather to discuss relevant topics for the community. We always share reminders of this on Discord (follow #LatAm channel to be updates :). If you need any extra info lmk.
Thank you, @MilaRioja , I’ll probably be around…
You’ve mentioned very interesting projects, I like Unergy and its alignment with the growing environmental awareness. It seems there’s already a lot of smart ideas out there, ready to meet mainstream!
However, the gap between the popular culture (also many other cultures) and crypto culture is immense. How are we going to close the gap between financial literacy and financial illiteracy? Being illiterate in finance could only represent the lack of software and hardware? We already know the answer; there’s definitely a lot of other issues involved (geopolitics, Land ownership, violence, generational trauma, monopolies, greediness, etc.).
Here is where I see a lot of potential in Celo Ecosystem: Celo is trying to blend crypto/blockchain/Web3… technologies into other sciences/issues of our societies, and for this integration between computing technology and “other technologies” and sciences/issues in societies, there must be a middle path of EDUCATION as a mediator in this historical moment.
There’s still many things in life that we can do efficiently without blockchain and even a computer. And there’s also many things in our society that could work way better with crypto/blockchain technology. So to what extend is it valid to force people to assimilate this technology?
What would be the difference between the violent and painful Colonization process in the whole world, and trying to evangelize people to use, almost, blindly crypto?
I believe we can learn from our past and make things way better!
I believe that not only non-crypto people would learn about crypto, but also crypto enthusiasts/developers/investors,etc. will learn the ways in which other people view money/technology/life, etc.
I believe there will be people who will take crypto out of its own comfort zone and blend it beautifully with other “cosmovisions” without making it an obstacle for either side, but promoting diversity and development!
Hey @Mr.Nobody bro
Nobody is trying to evangelize people to use crypto. Nobody is trying to force people anyway. Everyone is free to do his own research and decide for itself.
Nobody is saying that crypto is the only way to be efficient. There are a lot of other ways to be efficient. The nature can show us a lot of ways to be efficient.
For my, crypto is just a new way to approach such things and we can use crypto in our favor and in favor of nature and ecology.
And the proposal for the $cCOP is just a proposal because i think this could be an opportunity for people to get financial inclusion and make their resources more efficients, but for sure not all the people wants to be involved in Crypto, is their personal desicion if they dont wanna use the $cCOP and the Celo Blockchain and their prefers to use traditional methods is their desicion. I mean if you prefer to pay US$10 for a remittance instead of using a crypto wallet and pay US$0.001 for the same remittance is your decision.
I agree with you that the technology is a barrier that not everybody has acces, but at least people that has a SmartPhone has the posibility to use the crypto technology.
Thanks for your comments and vision