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  • Writer's pictureSarah Dixon

Why Did Francophone Bitcoiners Met With Central African Republic’s Authorities?

Last month, the Central African Republic surprised the world by making bitcoin legal tender. As it happened with El Salvador, Bitcoiners from around the world jumped to support the project. On May 22nd, a French-speaking bitcoin-heavy delegation of sorts landed in Bangui, the Central African Republic’s capital. Why were they there?

To talk bitcoin, that’s why. There’s a lot to learn and no time to waste. From helping the attendees download bitcoin wallets and distributing sats to them; to explaining the difference between bitcoin and the rest of crypto, to answering that first set of questions everyone interacting with the technology for the first time has. The francophone Bicoiners were busy spreading the message.

The delegation consisted of:

  • Sebastién Gouspillou, President of the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the Economic.

  • JeanMarie Cambacérès, Social and Environmental Council of France.

  • Richard Détente, a journalist.

  • Jean Christophe Brusnel, the organizer of the SurfinBitcoin conference.

  • David Oren, a privacy activist.

  • Nicolas Burtey, Galoy CEO

  • Noor, Galoy Director of Partnerships.

What Did The Francophone Delegation Say To The Central African Republic’s Authorities?

Besides a few tweets here and there, the only report we have yet is from Galoy themselves, and even they don’t know much:

“What we know so far is that the delegation were welcomed cordially and with a lot of interest. A number of meetings with government officials as well as civil society representatives took place during the week. Orange pills were distributed. Sats were sent over Lightning. Minds were blown.”

The highlight of the week came on Friday, when the French-speaking Bitcoiners hosted a presentation for the Central African Economic and Monetary Community. That’s “an international organization made up of Central African Republic, Gabon, Cameroon, Chad, the Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea.“ The event echoes the one the Alliance for Financial Inclusion held for Central Bankers in El Salvador a week ago. Is there something brewing in the most exciting parts of the world?

Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.


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