Dolfi Mueller speaks about the Bitcoin experiment at the city of Zug in Switzerland and how it energized the local government and an entire region, learning lessons from the experiment, how banks (still) deal with Bitcoin companies, how the blockchain ecosystem in Zug is developing, why blockchain black boxes undermine confidence, a pilot for a digital ID on the blockchain, and how the city has changed over the last decades in the face of globalization.
Dolfi Mueller is the mayor of Zug, a city in Switzerland with roughly 30,000 inhabitants, and the first city in the world that adopted Bitcoin in 2016 as a means of payment for official permits. Dolfi has a degree in law and economics, he is a licensed attorney and a teacher of law and economics at the cantonal school of Zug.
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