This week, Cointelegraph reporter Joe Hall takes podcast listeners back to school– Bitcoin (BTC) school. On the most recent episode of Decentralize with Cointelegraph, listeners can delight in interview snippets, soundbites and pearls of knowledge from the likes of Blockstream CEO Adam Back and Tether primary technology officer Paolo Ardoino, in addition to experts in cybersecurity and from Chainalysis.Paolo Ardoino (left) in an interview with Joe Hall (best). Plus, speak with students who attended the school about what its like to live, breathe, sleep and study crypto for two weeks, 24/7. An Italian Ethereum fan discuss Bitcoin maximalism, Latin Americans observe Europeans habits regarding recycling, and Taiwanese trainees settle into life around the cryptocurrency. This weeks episode of Decentralize likewise examines how deep Bitcoin and crypto adoption reaches in Lugano, the distinctly Italian city in the southern area of Switzerland. The city embraced Bitcoin as de facto legal tender one year earlier, and there has actually been visible progress ever since– with the Bitcoin “B” logo design hard to miss out on in the town center. More than 200 vendors accept Bitcoin in Lugano. Huge brand names like McDonalds, Rolex and even Lamborghini will take the cryptocurrency, while some pharmacies, benefit shops and tobacco shops also accept it. Bitcoin is still not deeply or broadly comprehended, and theres a lot of work to be done if Lugano is to one day totally embrace it, as Ardoino described:”I wish I was able to say that our job is done, but I believe we are simply at the start. The most fundamental part is the education of the merchants.”The point-of-sale gadgets merchants use across Lugano likewise accept Tether (USDT) and Luga, a token that citizens and residents can use. Related: Pro-crypto city of Lugano and El Salvador sign financial contract based upon adoptionTo hear a trick from Back worrying MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, learn what Paraguayans made from Switzerland on their first-ever journey to Europe, and discover why the efforts in Lugano could spread to other areas of Europe, plug in and eavesdrop to todays episode of Decentralize with Cointelegraph– readily available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Cointelegraphs podcast page and more.The episode likewise serves as a preview of an approaching Cointelegraph documentary about life in Lugano. Subscribe to Cointelegraphs YouTube channel here to capture it when its released.This article is for general details purposes and is not planned to be and ought to not be taken as legal or financial investment suggestions. The views, viewpoints, and thoughts revealed here are the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.
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