May 2, 2024

BronxCrypto founder and CEO Julio Barrios answers five rapid-fire questions from CoinDesk, including the significance of crypto education in the Bronx, the biggest challenges for crypto's mainstream adoption, and Barrios' crypto genesis story.

Video transcript

In one sentence, describe Bronx crypto, the future of the Bronx making the Bronx the Silicon Valley of the future. Why are you focused on crypto education in the Bronx? A lot of the problems that are plaguing the Bronx stem off the the lack of resources and the lack of money. So I think that if we on board people now there's a big opportunity for them to be financially free or at least be financially stable in the future. What's the biggest challenge you face when bringing this crypto education? No one wants to really put in the time and put in the work to learn the technology. See what's the biggest challenge facing mainstream adoption, the SEC coming down with the hammer and trying to stifle this innovation. And how did you get into crypto about 8 to 10 years ago or a Ukrainian friend of mine? Uh We wanted to find out what was the next thing? Is it Bitcoin? Is, I mean, is it gold? Is it stocks? And that's the first time I heard of Bitcoin and I knew that this is it, this is what we need

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