Boosting Crypto Adoption: Helping Local Merchants Embrace the Future! [Video]

What up, Vigilantes? Rafael LaVerde here, and I while in Acapulco had the pleasure of interviewing Raul, the owner of Cletas Cafe and Bonfil Bikes in Acapulco, Mexico's beautiful Bonfil beach area. I wanted to share this incredible experience with you all, and believe me, it was a blast!

Raul has been running Cletas Cafe for eight years, and it has become a popular hangout for Anarchapulco attendees. Why? Raul accepts payment in both Bitcoin and Monero. When I first met him and asked if he accepted Bitcoin, he said yes, but he preferred Monero!

Raul only started accepting cryptocurrencies as payment this year, in 2023. He believes that embracing cryptocurrency has benefited his business by attracting more customers who value privacy and security. It's not just the coffee shop; Raul's Bonfil Bikes accepts Bitcoin and Monero for bike rentals, allowing visitors to explore the area's beautiful bike trails.

He revealed during our conversation that he has three more stores in Acapulco that accept cryptocurrency. He is encouraged by the growing trend of businesses accepting cryptocurrencies because it means more business for everyone. Raul is also enthusiastic about the grassroots effort to transform Bonfil into a true “Bitcoin Beach,” following El Salvador's lead.

Raul was humble and grateful for the support when I asked him how he felt about becoming famous in the Bitcoin world. He is ecstatic to meet like-minded people from all over the world and hopes that the trend continues, making cryptocurrency acceptance a way of life.

You really have to watch the video to get a feel for how good a guy he is, and how his willingness to confront fear to adopt something new has enriched his life…

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So, Vigilantes, the next time you're in Acapulco, stop by Cletas Cafe and Bonfil Bikes. Tell Raul that the Crypto Vigilante sent you, and he'll look after you well. Enjoy Acapulco Bay and help businesses like Raul's embrace the future of privacy and financial freedom through cryptocurrencies.

This also demonstrates that, as cryptocurrency advocates, we play an important role in promoting digital currency adoption in local communities. We can dispel misconceptions, demonstrate benefits such as lower fees and faster transactions, and ultimately contribute to a decentralized economy by engaging with businesses and educating them on the benefits of accepting cryptocurrencies. Building relationships with local businesses also fosters a sense of community by fostering a network of like-minded individuals who help each other promote and use cryptocurrencies.

Outreach efforts, in addition to raising awareness, can assist businesses in discovering novel ways to incorporate cryptocurrencies into their operations. We can help business owners make the transition to new payment gateways or point-of-sale systems as easy as possible by providing valuable guidance. As a result, by continuing to advocate for digital currencies, we not only help businesses thrive in a rapidly changing financial landscape, but we also contribute to the global growth and acceptance of cryptocurrencies. This is how Hyperbitcoinization takes place!

Until next time, peace, love, and anarchy!

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Rafael LaVerde

Rafael LaVerde has a background in private equity and venture capital. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 while volunteering on Ron Paul's presidential campaign. He served as board member of a Libertarian Super PAC while doing post-graduate work in economics, and was also a member of the University of Texas’ Mises Circle. His formal education includes graduate degrees in continental philosophy and psychology. He has been a Bitcoin miner since 2014. Rafael also managed investor relations for the BitAngels Network, which helped finance the vast majority of early Bitcoin startups, and was also part of the DApps Fund team that revolutionized funding structures that eventually became known as ICOs and STOs. He was also the founding partner of what became one of the very first Bitcoin venture capital funds.