Manuel Beaudroit, Belo: How cryptocurrency is helping Latin Americans, Ep 185

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Outline of this episode:

  • [01:20] – About Belo
  • [01:59] – What does inflation look like in Latin America versus the U.S.?
  • [04:30] – Manuel’s background
  • [06:00] – Previous ventures before Belo
  • [10:27] – Why is bitcoin popular in Argentina?
  • [13:25] – Why Manuel started Belo instead of anything else
  • [16:30] – How clients use Belo
  • [19:43] – How will Belo’s use cases and products evolve?
  • [23:11] – Misunderstandings of crypto and Web3
  • [25:56] – Book recommendations
  • [26:45] – Advice to younger self
  • [28:20] – What’s next for Belo

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