Ia Ora Na everyone and welcome to this new episode of Pacific Toks season 2 . In this podcast I engage in active conversations with my guests to talk about global challenges through a Pacific perspective.
Today I’m sharing with you a fascinating conversation I had with Lord Fusitu’a , a Tongan politician and noble of the Kingdom of Tonga, who serves in multiple organizations and who is also a notorious bitcoin advocate in the Pacific.
Lord Fusituʻa is very active in several key areas of anti-corruption and global transnational security in Oceania, as well as in the financial technology arena. He is a grassroots and social media educator and advocate for Bitcoin to empower the underbanked agrarian farmers particularly in the area of remittances. He advocates for legislation to allow Tonga to adopt Bitcoin as a national currency.
Our conversation has been fascinating and extensive as we delved deep into the challenges and benefits of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the Pacific. As I wanted to share with you the whole extent of our chat, this episode will be presented in 3 parts. So stay tuned for the coming parts in the weeks to come.
On this first part of our conversation, Lord Fusitu’a tells us about his career and how he came to realize the importance of Bitcoin for Tonga and the Pacific. He’s also sharing with us some news about the situation of Tonga following the major volcanic eruption in January and how the economy as well as the community have been since then.