Hyperinflation and Zimbabwe’s Multi-Currency Reality: Bitcoin in Africa Podcast, Part 2
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After three weeks of listening, recording and talking bitcoin (BTC) in Africa, podcaster Anita Posch is back in part 2 of her six-part documentary podcast series. Presented in audio and full written transcript below. See also: In Zimbabwe, Crypto Is a 'Liberation Tool': Bitcoin in Africa, Part 1 of a New Documentary Podcast Series In this second part of the “Bitcoin in Africa” podcast documentary series, join Anita as she learns about Zimbabwe and the country's multiple currencies. Combining on-the-ground recordings, interviews and thoughtful narration, she paints a picture of why things are how they are, as well as the state of human rights and free speech. In the first episode we learned about the current living situation of Zimbabweans and the country's political history. Anita helped us understand why things are how they are as well as the state of human rights and free speech. In this episode you'll get to know the multi-currency world, the different forms and usages of money as well as the price fluctuations that Zimbabweans are dealing with day by day. We'll also take a look at the current regulations of cryptocurrencies, the usage of mobile payments and internet connections and the prospects of Bitcoin in Africa. This podcast special and Anita's trip to Africa would not have been possible without her sponsors and supporters.
I want to thank my sponsors first: Thank you: LocalBitcoins.com a person-to-person bitcoin trading site, Peter McCormack and the whatbitcoindid podcast, Coinfinity and the Card Wallet , SHIFT Cryptosecurity , manufacturer of the hardware wallet BitBox02 and many thanks to several unknown private donors, who sent me Satoshis over the Lightning Network. Anita Posch
This special is edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor Adam B. Levine and published first on the CoinDesk Podcast Network . Thank you very much for supporting the Bitcoin in Africa series with your work. Anita Posch
Thanks goes also out to stakwork.com – stakwork is a great project that brings bitcoin into the world through earning. One can do microjobs on stakwork, earning Satoshis and cash them out without even having an understanding about the lightning network or bitcoin. I think we need more projects like that to spread the usage of bitcoin around the world. Anita Posch
Thank you also to GoTenna , for donating several GoTenna devices to set up a mesh network in Zimbabwe and to Team Satoshi , the decentralized sports team for supporting my work.This special is also brought to you by the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network . Anita Posch TRANSCRIPT Hello again to the Bitcoin and Co. podcast. This is the second episode of a series about bitcoin (BTC) in Africa. In February 2020, shortly before the beginning of quarantine and travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, I travelled Zimbabwe and Botswana to get a picture from the ground about the usage of bitcoin in these countries. Zimbabwe and Venezuela are very often named as countries where bitcoin could be making a difference, in supporting people's economic situation. I wanted to see by myself if this is true and in how far bitcoin is known and used there This podcast special and my trip to Africa would not have been possible without my sponsors and supporters. Thanks to my sponsors: LocalBitcoins.com the person-to-person bitcoin exchange site founded in 2012: LocalBitcoins allows you to trade directly with another person. This makes the process customizable, lean and fast, as there is no corporate overhead. You can get your bitcoins instantly. For every trade, LocalBitcoins.com offers escrow protection to ensure the bitcoins and both traders are safe. Thanks to SHIFT Cryptosecurity, manufacturer of the hardware wallet BitBox02 , Peter McCormack and the whatbitcoindid podcast, Coinfinity, manufacturer of the CardWallet and many thanks to several unknown private donors, who sent me Satoshis over the Lightning Network. This special is edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor Adam B. Levine and published first on the CoinDesk Podcast Network . Thank you very much for supporting the Bitcoin in Africa series with your work. Thank you also to GoTenna , for donating several gotenna devices to set up a mesh network in Zimbabwe, to stakwork.com – the place to earn bitcoin over the Lightning Network – and to Team Satoshi , the decentralized sports team for supporting my work. This special is also brought to you by the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. If you like my work and the Bitcoin & Co. podcast please take a minute to share it with your friends on social media and subscribe to the feed in your podcast player. You’ll find the subscription links at: bitcoinundco.com/en/subscribe In the first episode you learned about the current living situation of Zimbabweans and the country's political history, which paints a picture about why things are how they are as well as the state of human rights and free speech. In this episode you will get to know the multicurrency world, the different for...