Sunday, July 3

Vitalikmanía in Argentina: tickets are sold out to go see the founder of Ethereum

Key facts:
  • The creator of Ethereum has already met with more than 40 people interested in meeting him in Argentina.

  • Tickets for his conference organized by the Buenos Aires government were sold out in 10 minutes.

In just three days, Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, has managed to become the center of attention in Argentina. This is demonstrated by social networks, where photos have been viralized with all the people with whom he has met since his arrival in the country on Friday, August 17.

As the creator of Ethereum and ether (ETH), the second largest blockchain and cryptocurrency on the market, Vitalik Buterin has not gone unnoticed since his landing in Argentina. He has already met with different politicians and plans more meetings with entrepreneurs and ecosystem enthusiasts.

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, the governor of the City of Buenos Aires, announced that on Tuesday he will meet with Vitalik Buterin to discuss the role of cryptocurrencies in the world economy. That same day he will also carry out a conference at the Usina del Arte, which has managed to sell out the available tickets in just 10 minutes.

Vitalik Buterin discovers Argentina with a barbecue, Macri, Soda Stereo and many fans

During his first weekend in Argentina, Vitalik Buterin was probably the person who squeezed his schedule the most in all of Buenos Aires. In just this time, he participated in different cryptocurrency events, tried the barbecue, wore a gaucho poncho, wore the National Team shirt, played ping pong, showed that they gave him the Boca shirt, toured Palermo and that was not all .

He also met with the former president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, spoke with followers, businessmen and professors at the University of San Andrés and even went to the Soda Stereo “Gracias Totales” recital with a T-shirt stamped with a non-expendable token (NFT), just as the show drove.

Mauricio Macri classified the meeting with Vitalik Buterin as “fascinating.” He expressed that he is the creator of one of the most innovative decentralized technologies of our century and his ether currency is the best valued in the world, after bitcoin (BTC). As can be seen in the CryptoNews calculator at the moment, Ether is worth $ 3,795 and Bitcoin $ 45,900.

Inflation and The Graph is what brought the creator of Ethereum to Argentina

The euphoria that Vitalikmania generated is understandable considering that for the first time Vitalik Buterin set foot in a Latin American country. In addition, Argentina is one of the places with the highest adoption of cryptocurrencies in the world. For this reason, this location was chosen to celebrate the first anniversary of The Graph protocol on the mainnet.

At The Graph event, which is a technology that allows organizing and accessing data from the Ethereum blockchain, Vitalik Buterin was invited, who decided to attend for one more reason. the same declared that The reason that prompted him to come to Argentina is to see how the country’s high inflation is increasing the use of cryptocurrencies.

Studies, such as the one reported by CriptoNoticias de Visa or Chainalysis, have reported that the constant increase in prices and the devaluation of the national currency are some of the factors that motivate the purchase of cryptocurrencies in Argentina.

“It is a fact that cryptocurrencies become alternatives in countries with a lot of exchange volatility, such as Argentina, Venezuela and some African nations,” said Vitalik Buterin at one of the industry events that Palermo attended. For this reason, he pointed out that he chose Buenos Aires to see up close how people live in a place “with a lot of inflation.”

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