Interview with Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar, co-founder of RSK, Bitcoin Argentina and the Iberoamerican Blockchain Alliance. Diego has been inducted to theCrypto Hall of Fame on June 5th.
Smart Bitcoin Investor: How did you get into Bitcoin?
Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar: Let me start a bit earlier. In my life there have always been two separate lanes: one of social activism and one of technology. I started to go into the slums of Buenos Aires from the age of 9 with my mom, who was a social activist. I became one myself with 13 and tried to help people in various aspects, like getting them jobs and organising community events. I even offered meditation classes for teenagers. And I helped to start the Green Party.
The other lane is my fascination for technology. I learned how to programme as a teenager. When I was 20, I was hired by Clarin, one of Argentinas biggest newspapers, to create their website. That was in 1996. Then I started several software companies. For one we did an initial public offering at Nasdaq in 1999.
Interview with the crypto traders Ryan and Gabriel from Bituni, who will give a trading workshop in Playa del Carmen
How did you get into crypto and crypto trading?
Gabriel: I first heard about Bitcoin in 2012 when I was seventeen through a friend. I was into Anarchism at that time, so I immediately liked the idea of a currency which works independently from the government. Shortly after that I started to trade, and I also became quite active in the crypto community in the Netherlands and started my own group for traders.
Ryan: I traded Forex, shares and other things before I discovered crypto in 2017, just before the last big bull run. I taught myself how to trade crypto, it took me a while and I made some costly mistakes. So I started a group to teach people how to avoid these mistakes.