Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex and Tether made the case that Tether is a tool for human rights in Davos, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum.
On a sunsplashed day in the Swiss Alps, the CTO of Bitfinex and Tether, Paolo Ardoino shed light on the Plan B Lugano strategy, Tether as an onramp into Bitcoin (BTC) and-crucially-his favorite pizza toppings.
Fresh off the plan from Norway, where Ardoino attended an increasingly Bitcoiner-friendly event, the Oslo Freedom Forum, the Italian explained that-in contrast to the WEF-there was no “shilling” in Norway.
Tether was invited to speak at the Oslo Freedom Forum as the stablecoin is increasingly considered an “instrument of freedom.” Tether has been adopted by the Myanmar government while he Ukrainian government has accepted crypto donations including Tether since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war.
Ardoino cites Turkey and Argentina as examples. The Turkish Lira has lost 50% of its purchasing power and crypto, often seen as a hedge against uncertain currencies, is experiencing a second wave of interest. Ardoino also conceded that:
Regarding the Plan B strategy in Lugano, where Bitcoin and Tether are de facto legal tender in the swiss city, Ardoino shared that educational models in Switzerland are being shared across to El Salvador.
Ardoino also critiqued Satoshi Nakamoto’s choice of pizza toppings. Bitcoin Pizza Day occurred the day before the WEF, a day where Bitcoiners around the world eat and attempt to pay for pizza with Bitcoin. The creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto famously enjoyed pineapple and jalape?os on pizza, to which Ardoino commented, “nobody is perfect.”