As the holiday season nears, many will go in search of that beautiful tropical island of their dreams. For most Bali fits that description as a glove. So why not create a virtual currency boulevard to attract some Bitcoin and other Crypto users from around the world?
According to Bitcoin Indonesia’s co-founder and CEO Oscar Darmawan, this project would be called “Bitislands”. The concept is simple: people on holiday can use their Bitcoin to purchase their desired items and souvenirs.
“We will show to the world that Bitcoin can be much more than just money. The first step will be a conversion of Bali into Bitcoin Paradise Island, called Bitisland. That way the local businesses can identify with Bitcoin and possibly bring our diverse communities; Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and others together as a community” Mr. Darmawan told us.
Mr. Darmawan noted there was huge interest in this idea. Even some prominent Indonesian Bitcoin startups have backed the project, and other international companies from around the Southeast Asian region have added their names as well. The ever growing list of supporting companies includes Artabit, CoinPip, Quantified, Coin of Sale, Tukarcash and Bitwyre.
Now how to attract the local businessmen and –women to get along with this program? Oscar Darmawan told us “you need to know the profile of your businessmen and –women so you can play to their strength’s and provide something exciting and special at the same time.”
“Bitislands does that and more. Most “entrepreneurs” are very independent and competitive here, however sometimes they haven’t got the platform to reach out to other potential clients around Bali or around the world.”
“Bitislands gives the independent businessman or –woman the opportunity to expand and make their goods available to a much bigger audience. Add to that a very nice climate, friendly people and easy going lifestyle; who wouldn’t want to come to Bali and start a business.”