Bitcoin in the WEF: What did the earth’s elite consider crypto?

Cointelegraph introduces “Crypto Street,” a number of spontaneous conversations with other people in the pub to teach, entertain and have a temperature check up on the world’s relationship with crypto.

The very first episode originates from the gates around the globe Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Europe. Cointelegraph reporter Frederick Hall attempted to talk with the world’s elite where he was rejected, ridiculed, and overlooked before stumbling across crypto believers one of the WEF attendees.

Sporting a Cointelegraph sweatshirt using the loudest Bitcoin (BTC) emblem, Hall requested passersby to you know what was print symbolized. Some WEF-goers declined to speak on camera while some claimed ignorance.

“That’s not Bentley, it’s Bugatti!” One passerby in the World Economic Forum joked. That, or they genuinely thought that the Bitcoin emblem is really a luxury vehicle brand.

The shoot then moves towards the blockchain roads of Davos, where cryptocurrency companies over-shadow the tradfi presence. Irina Heaver, a crypto lawyer and Bitcoin believer told Cointelegraph that Bitcoin is “freedom.” She described that on her family:

“When the Ussr Collapsed, these were left absolute penniless — so did countless other people […] When they could have several that (Bitcoin) are you able to imagine how their own families are the best off?”

Heaver also described that increasingly more Russians transact with Bitcoin and crypto, reflecting the growing recognition of cryptocurrency in the nation. WEF attendees from India, where crypto education is weak at the best, described the “younger generation is much more interested in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.”

“Some rethinking and action have to happen to really make it [crypto] more sustainable.”

The Worldwide Financial Fund is close buddies using the WEF, and it consistently pushes for central bank digital currencies as along with moving cryptocurrencies from proof-of-work blockchains to less energy-intensive proof-of-stake blockchains.

Related: ‘CBDCs would be the natural evolution,’ states HyperLedger director Barbosa

In addition, there’s a cameo from Nas Daily, the Youtuber and Bitcoin HODLer who lost $200,000 on Bitcoin up to now. He seems on camera and exclaims, “I lost a lot money.”

Finally, in addition, there’s a Golden Retriever who holds his tongue regarding Dogecoin (DOGE) cost predictions for 2022, as well as an acapella rendition of Nina Simone by up-and-coming performer, Evan Klassen. Incidentally, Klassen is signing in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this season is he going to croon a crypto tune?

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