Surviving with Hive - a real life story
How a blockchain community improved real life issues of a shop owner in South America
Joseth David, aged 32, based in Venezuela is a car mechanic who opened his business back in 2012. The business did flourish until the country situation changed dramatically. Due to economic and political issues within Venezuela such as high inflation, huge unemployment rate and others his profession and originally well-visited business was not enough to feed his family during the last years. Miguel - as many of his fellow countrymen - had to come up with new apporaches to maintain his shop in order to build the basis of living for his family.
After hearing about the Hive blockchain from a friend he started to create content on the social media part of the chain and realized he can earn some funds by providing valuable content to the community. He published stories around his daily work writing in the Spanish language and was surprised people enjoyed his content which resulted in Hive cryptocurrency rewards.
Miguel says: "Without the Hive rewards I swapped into my local currency I would have not been able to continue my business at all. My shop was close to bankruptcy, my family suffered as we have not been able to buy meat, this has changed now luckily".
A community representative of Hive states: "We have been working on the community aspects of the Hive blockchain since several years already. Competing with traditional social media platforms such as Facebook is not easy but only this story motivates us to develop much more into our blockchain".
"I am now even accepting HBD (pegged Hive currency known as Hive Backed Dollar) as payment for my services and am promoting the blockchain via workshops so also others in my country can benefit from the opportunities this blockchain offers to us," Miguel adds.
Being only one of many stories how blockchain can help society and solve real life problem, Hive is working on new opportunities to support its community and development of new features is ongoing.
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RK (Operations and Global Outreach)