November 16 The documentary “Don't Trust…Verify” premiered at the Bitcoin Adoption Conference in El Salvador, followed by an endorsement of Bitfinex's Freedom Statement.
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Road Town, British Virgin Islands, November 2023 – In a strong affirmation of their dedication to financial inclusion and free speech principles, a prominent group of Bitcoin leaders officially endorsed Bitfinex's Freedom Statement during the annual conference Bitcoin adoption Conference in San Salvador The statement, co-authored by Paolo Ardoino, Bitfinex's chief technology officer, is a declaration of Bitfinex's commitment to supporting technologies and policies that promote greater financial inclusion and encourage the use of peer-to-peer decentralized applications.
Signatories to the statement included Jose Lopez, CEO of Volcano Energy; Gerson Martinez, Chief Strategy Officer of Volcano Energy's Board of Directors; roman martinez, Co-Founder of Bitcoin Beach; and Mike Peterson, co-founder of Bitcoin Beach, who joined Paolo Ardoino in expressing their commitment to advancing financial freedom through the adoption of blockchain and Bitcoin.
The Freedom Manifesto, launched in 2022, addresses the systemic flaws of traditional banking and centralized platforms, calling for open peer-to-peer communications solutions, supporting technologies like the accelerator network, and investing in the Bitcoin community.
During the Bitcoin Adoption Conference, Bitfinex celebrated the first anniversary of the statement by hosting the exclusive premiere of its documentary “Don’t Trust…Verify.” Directed by Elodie Galet and Ricardo Martinez, the 45-minute film offers an insightful exploration of Bitcoin adoption in El Salvador, features industry experts such as Renato Salazar and New Story Charity and showcases the transformative impact it has had on the country.
A special moment unfolded on stage, as more than hundreds of attendees pledged their support for the Freedom Statement, demonstrating their commitment to financial freedom and freedom of expression. In addition to the premiere, the talk of demonstrating freedom captured the audience's attention, reinforcing the ideals of the manifesto.
It is worth noting that the event witnessed the unveiling of an updated list of the names of the signatories to the statement. The statement, a symbol of collective commitment, was also auctioned off during the Bitcoin Beach Festival to raise money for education and Bitcoin adoption in El Zonte, in support of the Hope House Initiative.
Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex, confirmed The company's unwavering dedication to freedom: “Bitcoin, the accelerator network, and peer-to-peer technologies are not just tools; they are tools for global liberation. We are proud to stand alongside our iconic signatories and release our documentary, which highlights Bitcoin's pivotal role in shaping the future of finance .
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