Podcast Ep. 19: Dusan Matuska
Accelerating Bitcoinization through Education - AmityAge Academy Founder Dusan Matuska on Moving to Prospera, Educating 100m People about Bitcoin and the Future of Money
Dusan is the Founder and CEO of the AmityAge Academy, a Bitcoin Education Center based in the startup city of Prospera on the island of Roatan, Honduras.
The mission of the academy is to accelerate bitcoinization.
(Here’s how bitcoinization looks in practice. That picture was taken at the local Scuba.shop, a dive center that gives 10% off if you pay in BTC.)
Dusan and Niklas share a special history.
Dusan heard about the paradise island of Roatan, Honduras from a friend. While he was visiting in April, he heard about the "Build Prospera Summit 2022".
The conference was organized as an "unconference", so it was very open for every participant to engage and bring their ideas.
On the last day, we had a pitch competition. Dusan spontaneously pitched a long-held idea: a Bitcoin Education Center.
Dusan gave a fantastic presentation, where he talked about his goal to "educate 100m people about bitcoin by 2030".
After the talk, Prospera CEO Erick A. Brimen told Dusan: "Come with me, I show you a place where you can do it."
The rest is history.
(Dusan on the right, with the local team of AmityAge Academy)
In this episode, you'll hear more about Dusan's journey to becoming a Bitcoin educator, how he teaches children bout Bitcoin, living in and working with the communities in Roatan, and why Dusan is a Bitcoin Maximalist.
Dusan and Niklas debate the maximalist thesis, talking about competition vs. efficiency when it comes to creating a store of value, the risk of default of governments & fiat currencies vs. Bitcoin, and the path to broad adoption.
The AmityAge Academy will have its grand opening on November 18, in the wake of the Prospera Fintech & DeFi Summit 2022 (Nov 18-20). Join us on this dreamy island to build the future of money together: https://infinitafund.com/fintech2022