Bitcoin Legal Tender In Central African Republic
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[0:07] CK: If folks want more detail about Central African Republic updates, we have the best information we could put together yesterday in an article pinned to the top here. Alex has been tweeting about it. There’s also an official document that’s pinned to the top. So, got some decent resources trying to get some folks on the ground to talk about it.
[0:30] Alex Gladstein: Well, yes. So, as we get Clément connected, Fode, why don’t we start with your initial reactions? Do you just want to give the audience a sense of maybe the quick history of this country from your perspective as someone who’s part of the CFA Zone and kind of what this means to you as someone who’s a member of what you would call the French Monetary Union?
[0:55] Fode Diop: Sure. Well, first of all, thank you for having me here. I appreciate it. Always happy to share my thoughts and just insights on stuff that I got to see happening in Africa, in general. Yeah, funny enough, I don’t know much about the Central African Republic as a country as a whole because I’m never personally been there.
But growing up in Senegal, it was always these horror stories coming from there because they had a dictator called Bokassa. And then when you were kids, when your parents want to threaten you, they always talk about like sending you to Bokassa’s house because apparently, he liked to collect children’s heads. I’m not sure if it’s true. I’m not sure if it’s a reality.
But it was like…