Panama, September 21, 2022, What are cryptocurrencies? What kind of technology is behind bitcoin? How have digital currencies evolved? These and other doubts were addressed face-to-face and in virtual conferences “Bitcoin, the beginning of money created from computational science”This week was organized by the Directorate of Business Innovation and the Institutional Office of Human Resources of the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (Senacyt), within the framework of the 30th anniversary of the Institute.
The MGter. Rodrigo Icaza, Executive Director of the Chamber of Digital Commerce and Blockchain, and Ing Gabriel Campa, Head of TowerLab Crypto and Blockchain, were speakers who toured the origins of bitcoin, the development of the technology in a system that is based on an investment and speculative approach. Bitcoin has been the subject for many years, leaving the scientific and research component surrounding this technology in the background.
We are talking about a trend that, despite understandable skepticism, currently registers about 30 million users in Latin America, according to recent reports, statistics that show the momentum that is growing in the region. It has been, Campa said.
In the specific case of Panama, Icaza highlights that since 2015, there have been approximately 50,000 local users registered who have conducted at least a trial or some transaction with bitcoin in the country.
Cryptocurrency is a technology, the exhibitors continued, that was born in 2008 and has been evolving, growing and evolving since then, while providing significant returns to those who want to do so, including the case of users in Panama. are able to use.
The opening of the conference, held at the Senate Headquarters, included the words of LIC Alberto de Yacaza, Director of Business Innovation, who highlighted the creativity, imagination and innovation of human beings in the technological field, achieving inventions that have marked the development of recent In the decades of history, such as computers, the Internet, augmented reality, drones, 3D printing or the cryptocurrencies themselves.
“Thirty years have passed since the creation of Senesite, a time in which the institute has contributed to innovation and technology with the funding of several projects,” said Mr. De Yacaza.
The conference was broadcast live on Senacyt’s YouTube channel, IMAGiNA TV, where it is available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQWwl38YMts&t=1238s
About SenaSite: The National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (Senate) is an autonomous institution whose mission is to turn science and technology into tools for the sustainable development of Panama. Our projects and programs are focused on promoting the country’s scientific and technological development and, thereby, closing the inequality gap and promoting equitable development that improves the quality of life of Panamanians.