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[02:30] <stellar-slack> ok thanks for the info @kwelstr
[02:37] <Kwelstr> Sure, no problem. Good luck and keep an eye open for the bad guys (phishing scammers), they never give up :(
[10:11] <stellar-slack> hello everyone.
[11:20] <Kwelstr> hello kimziv, welcome
[11:50] <stellar-slack> hello
[13:01] <stellar-slack> hi hcf27, welcome
[16:01] <stellar-slack> Hey, you know when I try to connect to a gateway I egt an error, could it be because i dont have 20 stellers on my account, i really like the possibilities of things stellar could do in some countries in latinamerica
[16:01] <stellar-slack> Specially Venezuela and Argentina, I will read more to see if it can be connected to exchanges here... http://surbitcoin.com|surbitcoin.com its an obvious option..
[16:04] <stellar-slack> hcf27: yeah you need STR in your account to connect a gateway
[16:15] <stellar-slack> hcf27: you can send me a message with your account address and I'll help you getting started with some STR
[16:16] <stellar-slack> @kwelstr: :clap:
[16:29] <stellar-slack> @kwelstr: thanks a lot man! I want to see how things work really, I am big into crypto but I think stellar can bring something different to the table
[16:29] <stellar-slack> @kwelstr: I want to buy some at poloniex too, i saw they added stellar to their mrgin trading, bringing the trading volume up!, which is good I think
[16:29] <stellar-slack> @hcf27: how'd you first hear about Stellar, and what in particular makes you interested? Why are Venezuela and Argentina of particular interest? (and welcome, by the way!)
[16:29] <stellar-slack> you can also lend stellar for around 0.9% a day!
[16:31] <stellar-slack> @eva: i saw stellar trading on poloniex, and i decided to check it out and see if it was a wise investment decision, the more I read the more I liked it... Argentina and Venezuela have currency restrictions, dollars are not free to buy... this has encourage people here to buy bitcoins..
[16:31] <stellar-slack> @eva
[16:31] <stellar-slack> hcf27: I am not interested into lending, but I've sent you some starting STR, enough to add a gateway. Have fun!
[16:31] <stellar-slack> if you look at http://surbitcoin.com|surbitcoin.com for example I think venezuela is one of the only countries where bitcoin´s price has actually gone up more than 100%
[16:32] <stellar-slack> since its the only way to get money out of the country... being such a oil rich country people have the money to invest into nee technologies, but have so many restrictions to do so...
[16:32] <stellar-slack> and well, all this restrictions combined with hyper inflation, makes cryptocurrencies a great options to people in this 2 countries in particular
[16:33] <stellar-slack> I have lived in both countries... so I know first hand lol
[16:33] <stellar-slack> @kwelstr: thanks a lot!...
[16:33] <stellar-slack> @kwelstr: it arrived really fast 2
[16:33] <stellar-slack> Yayy!
[16:33] <stellar-slack> Glad to hear it.
[16:33] <stellar-slack> yeah, takes all of 5 secs... a leetl faster than bitcoin ;)
[16:34] <stellar-slack> @eva: the only thing i am not sure about is how to implement a gateway to change stellar to argentain pesos or venezuelan bolivares... since i dont have the dev skills, but i am sure it would be a hit..
[16:34] <stellar-slack> @kwelstr: great!
[16:34] <stellar-slack> @kwelstr: if you're around later, I've been working on the curriculum + would love your insight
[16:35] <stellar-slack> vanessa: sure, maybe after I get home tonight?
[16:36] <stellar-slack> @hcf27 you might post in #dev to see if anyone is interested in making a gateway?
[16:36] <stellar-slack> @kwelstr: rad I'll put in a hackpad if that's ok
[16:37] <stellar-slack> ok
[16:37] <stellar-slack> @vanessa will do thanks, was thinking of talking to the guys of surbitcoin since I know one of them... i guess it needs to be connect it to an exchange someway...
[16:39] <stellar-slack> @hcf27: yeah, posting in #dev or #busi would be good - also, we should be coming out with a comprehensive guide to building a gateway soon :)
[16:41] <stellar-slack> @eva I would love to see the guide
[16:41] <stellar-slack> one last questions guys, just out of curiosity, if i buy btc with stellar trough a gateway i can actually hold btc or ltc or any other currency on my stella account?.... similar to counterparty?
[16:44] <stellar-slack> hcf27: you can hold BTC in your Stellar account if you add a gateway that will let you deposit those BTC. So far you can use https://dividendrippler.com/ for depositing BTC and a couple of other coins to Stellar.
[16:44] <stellar-slack> @kwelstr: thanks again!
[16:46] <stellar-slack> OK :)
[17:24] <stellar-slack> Just published a post from @joyce on speaking at the UN, and how Stellar can help with the world's remittances! https://www.stellar.org/blog/stellar-speaks-un-making-remittances-work
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