Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more.
POWERED BY  

 

BTC
USD
63,900
EUR
59,955
GBP
51,297
BTC
USD
63,900
EUR
59,955
GBP
51,297
BTC
USD
63,900
EUR
59,955
GBP
51,297
BTC
USD
63,900
EUR
59,955
GBP
51,297
BTC
USD
63,900
EUR
59,955
GBP
51,297
BTC
USD
63,900
EUR
59,955
GBP
51,297
BTC
USD
63,900
EUR
59,955
GBP
51,297
POWERED BY  
Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more.
POWERED BY  

Rio Carnival Includes Bitcoin in Social Commentary on Money

Rio Carnival Includes Bitcoin in Social Commentary on Money


The unique Brazilian Carnival held every year in Rio is going to feature Bitcoin this year. That is exciting in itself. However, the context in which it is placed is more illuminating. Event participants have woven Bitcoin into a nuanced commentary on the history and future of money in Brazilian culture.

The Future Represented by Cryptocurrency

Every year since 1960, Imperatriz Leopoldinense, a samba school in Rio de Janeiro, has participated in the carnival. Each year the school chooses a theme for the carnival, inspired by a different social, political, or economic concept. The ideas is to use the carnival as a tool to make these themes more approachable for public discussion. Hoping to be this year’s champion, the samba school chose money as their theme, and Bitcoin will get special representation.

imperatriz leopoldinense

Our story will talk about money and its relationship with humans from its invention to the present time, the school’s website states. We end the parade by talking about a future already present through the cryptographic currencies – a digital resource system designed to function as a medium of exchange. As of 2010, some companies on a global scale began to accept Bitcoin.

Where Does Bitcoin Fit In?

One of the ways that the school will express the theme is through elaborate costumes they designed. The costumes represent different ideas related to the general theme. The wearers will also often mime or caricature the different concepts. Productions of plays that relate to the theme also rely on the costumes.

This year plays include the story of Robin Hood, an English folk hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. They also tell the story of King Midas, a mythological figure who turned everything he touched into gold. Another costume represents Ebenezer Scrooge, the lonely miser from “A Christmas Carol”.

loteria imperatriz leopoldinense rio carnivalMore abstract costumes illustrate different Brazilian economic classes. Costumes representing the upper class are elaborate and stately. The ones representing the middle class feature ties and suitcases. Costumes representing the poor look like they are made of rags. Other costumes represent the lottery and the barter system.

The final costumes represent different forms of money. These begin with the Bahia Mint, a form of money first introduced in Brazil by conquerors from Europe. Brazil’s modern government replaced this coin when it became its own country, which lead to new class struggles. Of course, it ends with Bitcoin, the most recognisable of all cryptocurrencies.

bitcoin rio carnival imperatriz leopoldinense

Will virtual money make everything of value, materialized in our coins, bank notes, checks and cards, lose importance? the school asks on their promotional material for the carnival. Are we going to realise that money is just an idea? What will virtual currency do to our consumer society? Will it be able to transform our relationship with the concepts of value? The future will tell…

What Does This Tell Us?

The placement of Bitcoin in this uniquely Brazilian context is certainly interesting. What is more interesting is that cryptocurrencies take up a similar place in the story of most countries. Whether or not cryptocurrencies are the future, they are a part of the present, and we shouldn’t overlook that.

Bitcoin isn’t just a fun addition to the carnival. As is the case in many countries, Brazilian courts have been battling over crypto. A recent court verdict sided with a Brazilian crypto exchange that was being throttled by conventional banks. Higher courts are currently arguing over developing a cryptocurrency for Brazil’s indigenous populations.

 

Comments(21)

  1. comment Szpiegowskie Telefonu says

    Możesz używać oprogramowania do zarządzania rodzicami, aby kierować i nadzorować zachowanie dzieci w Internecie. Za pomocą 10 najinteligentniejszych programów do zarządzania rodzicami możesz śledzić historię połączeń dziecka, historię przeglądania, dostęp do niebezpiecznych treści, instalowane przez nie aplikacje itp.

  2. comment Śledź telefon says

    Najlepsza aplikacja do kontroli rodzicielskiej, aby chronić swoje dzieci – potajemnie tajny monitor GPS, SMS-y, połączenia, WhatsApp, Facebook, lokalizacja. Możesz zdalnie monitorować aktywność telefonu komórkowego po pobraniu i zainstalowaniu apk na telefonie docelowym.

  3. comment vorbelutr ioperbir says

    I genuinely enjoy looking through on this site, it has great posts. “When a man’s willing and eager, the gods join in.” by Aeschylus.

  4. comment vorbelutr ioperbir says

    I likewise believe hence, perfectly pent post! .

  5. comment vorbelutr ioperbir says

    Hi there! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any points or suggestions? Many thanks

  6. comment linked here says

    I have been checking out some of your articles and i can state pretty good stuff. I will make sure to bookmark your website.

  7. comment his explanation says

    Hello I am so glad I found your webpage, I really found you by accident, while I was looking on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say many thanks for a incredible post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  8. comment official site says

    Thanks for every other excellent article. The place else could anyone get that type of information in such an ideal manner of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m at the search for such information.

  9. comment look there says

    You should take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I will recommend this site!

  10. comment Buy nicotine pouches says

    This is a very good tips especially to those new to blogosphere, brief and accurate information… Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article.

  11. comment Buy nicotine pouches says

    As soon as I found this web site I went on reddit to share some of the love with them.

  12. comment Buy nicotine pouches says

    Its excellent as your other articles : D, thanks for posting. “Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.'” by Kahlil Gibran.

  13. comment Buy nicotine pouches says

    I’d have to test with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I take pleasure in reading a post that may make people think. Additionally, thanks for allowing me to comment!

  14. comment private carers says

    There are certainly a lot of particulars like that to take into consideration. That could be a great level to convey up. I supply the ideas above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions just like the one you convey up the place the most important factor might be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, however I’m sure that your job is clearly recognized as a fair game. Both girls and boys feel the impression of only a second’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  15. comment private care services says

    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, as well as the content!

  16. comment home care services says

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  17. comment care providers says

    I like this weblog very much so much wonderful info .

  18. comment toroidal transformers says

    You have observed very interesting points! ps decent internet site.

  19. comment toroidal transformers says

    Great write-up, I am normal visitor of one’s blog, maintain up the nice operate, and It’s going to be a regular visitor for a long time.

  20. comment toroidal transformers says

    Thank you for sharing with us, I believe this website truly stands out : D.

  21. comment toroidal transformers says

    I found your weblog web site on google and examine a couple of of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the very good operate. I simply extra up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Searching for forward to studying more from you in a while!…

Post a comment