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The Argentina Opportunity – Igniting Innovation

Hosted by James Tunningley, Santi & Janine
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About Event

You're invited to join us for a unique discussion exploring how crypto-enabled solutions can shape the future of Argentina. 

Date: Weds, 10 April 
Time: 10.30 AM-12.20PM (EST) [1H50M]
Location: Virtual (Link to be provided upon RSVP)
Speakers: Protocol Labs, Lemon Cash, Buenos Aires Government, Ripio, CoinDesk, Zuzalu, Edge City, Mountain Protocol, MuBuenos, & more.

About

  • Argentina is grappling with economic issues like high inflation and public debt, impacting its global financial access and economic confidence. 

  • President Milei aims to rejuvenate the economy by promoting the use of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, even supporting initiatives for cryptocurrency wages and local digital currencies. 

  • With one-third of Argentina already using crypto for everyday transactions, established exchanges, and crypto offering solutions to economic frictions, the potential for crypto, blockchain, and smart contracts in innovating solutions is significant. 

  • We're excited to host a focused discussion with leading crypto entrepreneurs and Argentine innovators to discuss crypto's role in overcoming some of these economic challenges.

Agenda

  • The discussion will feature 10-minute lightning talks on different topics & solutions relating to Argentina & crypto.

  • All times are in EST:

    • 10:32am: The Importance of Digital Cities with Janine Leger, Zuzalu, Edge City

    • 10:35am: The Crecimiento Vision & Opportunity with Juan Benet, Founder, Protocol Labs, IPFS, Filecoin

    • 10:45am: View from Government: Argentina with Diego Fernandez, Secretary of Innovation for Buenos Aires

    • 10:55am: Crypto Today in Argentina with Michael J. Casey, Chief Content Officer, CoinDesk & Author: The Age of Cryptocurrency

    • 11:05am: Argentina’s Crypto Startup & Investment Landscape with Elian D. Alvarez, General Partner, Ripio

    • 11:15am: View from MuBuenos: Dev-Focused Pop-Up with Santi Cristobal, MuBuenos & Founder, Solow

    • 11:20am: The Stablecoin Opportunity with Martin Carrica, Co-Founder, Mountain Protocol

    • 11:30am: Decentralised Digital Identity in Argentina with Alfonso Campenni, Growth Ecosystem Lead, GCBA / QuarkID

    • 11:40am: Exchanges, Cross-border Payments & Buenbit with Federico Ogue (ooo-ee), Co-Founder & CEO, Buenbit

    • 11:50am: Building Financial Rails with Lemon Cash with Marcelo Cavazzoli (aka Chelo) - Founder, Lemon Cash

    • 12:00pm: Interactive Q&A 

    • 12:25pm: Getting Involved

Operación Crecimiento

  • This is the first in a series of activations planned over the coming months as part of Operación Crecimiento

  • Operación Crecimiento brings together & supports Argentine innovators to unlock crypto’s catalytic role in overcoming some of the country’s economic & social challenges. 

  • This discussion will convene into community channels on the active Telegram Group where ideas & potential solutions are being brainstormed.

  • Cremiento will also be hosting a pop-up city in Argentina this summer 2024.

Why Attend?

  • Expert Panels: Hear from leading crypto founders & Argentinian builders making strides in integrating crypto solutions on the ground

  • Interactive Discussion: Participate in engaging Q&A sessions that delve into the intricacies of how Argentina can realise more sustainable economic growth 

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, innovators, and thought leaders from the crypto and Argentine builder communities

  • Insightful Keynotes: Gain valuable insights from keynote speeches that highlight growing successful crypto companies, current trends, & future opportunities 

Who Should Attend?

  • This summit is ideal for crypto enthusiasts, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and anyone interested in how crypto, blockchain & smart contracts can contribute to economic solutions for Argentina.

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