Community Spotlight: Nano Venezuela
Fabián talks with us about Nano.org.ve and Localnano.com
This week, I was able to catch up with Fabián, who is running a Nano outreach program in Venezuela. You may remember Fabián from when we spoke earlier this year about their project. Fabián and his team recently launched Nano.org.ve and I was looking forward to learning more about the work they have done over the past months and their plans for the future.
It’s been a while since we spoke about your project, can you fill us in on what you’ve been working on the last few months?
We’ve been working on building a solid base for adoption to happen here in Venezuela, now we are looking forward to further developing the Nano ecosystem. Over the last several months, our team has been contacting merchants, businesses and organizations and invited them to join us at meetups, where they can learn about the benefits of using Nano. Adoption starts when merchants begin to accept Nano as currency, and the average joe gets interested when they see businesses accepting it. This has always been our approach.
What’s the current climate for cryptocurrencies like in Venezuela
I would say the climate is pretty alive, Most people have already heard about cryptocurrencies before and it is common in Venezuela to hear people talk about them throughout your daily life. In general, people are open-minded about crypto, and people see crypto as an alternative payment system compared to the national currency, and as a way to increase their wealth through investment.
Congrats on the recent launch of the website! What kind of events do you have planned for the upcoming weeks/months?
Thank you, Nano.org.ve couldn’t have been created without the amazing Nano community who donated to the project through the Nano Center. I’d also like to give a huge thanks to the fantastic team we have here. For the upcoming months, we plan to do meetups where we are going to educate merchants about Nano and explaining them the benefits of using Nano as a payment platform. Also, the person-to-person Nano exchange localnano.com has recently launched! We will be releasing a roadmap detailing our plans for 2019. You can look forward to us presenting it this year and learning more about everything we want to do. Stay tuned!
That’s very exciting, how does localnano.com work? Are in-person transactions popular in Venezuela?
LocalNano.com is a person-to-person Nano exchange. It’s the easiest and fastest way to buy and sell Nano without intermediaries, ID mandatory verification or high fees from exchanges. You can choose the terms of trade and buy Nano directly from the seller — localnano.com will guarantee a secure and fair trade for more than 30 different payment methods. Actually, Venezuela ranks first on peer-to-peer exchanges volume in the region. Venezuelans are every day at risk of losing their spending power considering the Venezuelan bolívar fluctuates in price every minute. Buying cryptocurrencies is a way to protect themselves against devaluation and through the alliances we have made with the developers of localnano.com, we are able to provide liquidity for anyone who wants to buy or sell Nano in bolívares.
Are there any projects in the Nano eco-system who your team is working with or looking forward to?
Our team is incredibly interested in projects such as Nano SMS — which will provide access to Nano to people who don’t have smartphones. Services like BrainBlocks and KitePay — which can provide help for merchants and businesses will also be fundamental to our plans in Venezuela, and of course, our team will keep developing the services necessary to grow the project.
I think I can speak for the entire Nano community when I say we are all rooting for you and your team. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is any way we can assist your endeavors!
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