This type of story makes me so happy.
Betty is a Kenyan businesswoman who used bitcoin profits to buy her own restaurant/hotel. Not only does she accept bitcoin but she also runs a class once a week teaching locals about it.
Betty is my bull thesis. Keep killing it Betty. 👌 https://t.co/BmUKSvidXQ
Honestly I suspect that a lot of butters are like that. They got lucky by buying in when the price was rock bottom, were able to make a ton of money by selling when the price skyrocketed last year, and have now convinced themselves that this strategy can be replicated and taught to others. It’s the equivalent of a gambler with a system, or someone who wins the lottery their first time playing, and thinks that this qualifies them to train people on how to pick lotto tickets.
The good part is that it sounds like she also owns and runs a legitimate, real life business as well. I just hope she doesn’t screw it up with this crypto nonsense.
I really want follow up stories on all these morons who started up 'crypto consulting' businesses in their own communities and roped in their neighbors and shit.
There was an article about a dude in the Midwest who cashed out last November and bought a big truck and a big house and started being like a crypto financial advisor. He had a small room without like 15 farmer looking adults in there. I would love to have a hidden camera these past 10 months just watching each excruciating conversation during this downside.
- Betty's Place specialises in "nyama choma", a lip-smacking goat meat barbeque
- She allows customers to pay in Bitcoin and Dash, which she started trading 2 years ago
- So far only 20 people have paid in BTC with a sum worth $300
- Whoever asks about crypto-currencies: 'How does it work? What is Bitcoin?' I train them,"
- Africa may once again bypass traditional banking much like it did with the fixed-line telephone.
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And if you won't be making your way to Nyeri (Kenya) any time soon, you can prepare Nyama Choma ya Mbuzi (roast goat) yourself on an awesome grill, paid for with Bitcoin and shipped to anywhere in the world.
Stupid unquestioning article. This is how the BBC typically covers creepto.
Aside from not questioning how improbable and technically impossible this story is they have simply looked for someone ‘poor’ ‘ethnic’ and ‘female’ to divert from the typical narrative that bitcoin is massively controlled by white or Chinese rich males and their online stooges.