Why create a Bitcoin Economy in Jericoacoara?
the early days, Bitcoin has promised to allow us to bankroll the unbanked and return the power of governments
and financial institutions to the individual. However, until recently, this promise has remained elusive, but is
is a Small village inside a National Park, 300 km from Fortaleza, on the west coast of Ceará, northeast of
being one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, we do not have a single ATM, and most natives
are excluded from the traditional financial system.
were forgotten by the banks, but now we have Bitcoin.
Get Connected with Praia Bitcoin Brazil
Founded by musician Fernando Motolese, Praia Bitcoin Brazil is an initiative that supports Bitcoin-only activities in the real-world economy, aiming to integrate the four pillars of the Bitcoin circular economy: education, spirituality, recreation, and technology.
We're experiencing an unprecedented and fantastic story, which has many volunteers from different parts of the world. A project that is pure proof of work, with long-term and lofty goals that will leave a mark in the history of Bitcoin adoption, helping not only our locals, but also other communities around the world.
did the first Brazilian Bitcoin Economy get started?
Since September 7th 2021, when Bitcoin become a legal tender in El Salvador
, Praia Bitcoin Brazil has been encouraging the
locals to understand the characteristics of the FIAT money to conclude that Bitcoin is a safer, faster
and more reliable monetary system. Since our leaders aren't interested in returning power to the people and
removing state control over the currency, those must be a collective effort that be made by society.
Inspired by El Zonte's Bitcoin
Beach experiment and following the ideas of the
Beach Whitepaper, we're promoting several educational and business activities that lead to the mass adoption of Bitcoin as a mean
Praia Bitcoin started by helping local workers, artisans, fishermen, and street artists to create Lightning and On
Chain wallets using an initial donation of 0.02 BTC of our founder. Furthermore, we onboarded
21 local businesses to
accept Bitcoin as payment, providing training and promotional material
Throughout 2022, we
received 1.23 BTC in donations from Bitcoin Beach, Galoy Money, the Channel Palavra of Satoshi and more than 400 anonymous donors.
We spent it implementing the infrastructure of the first public Lightning service provider in Brazil, as well as
developing many open-source tools shared in our GitHub repository.
In November 2022, we created the Fruits for SATs program, which grants us discounts on daily purchases paid in Bitcoin, approximately 100 fruits for 10 sats each have been offered daily to the Students of the Jericoacoara's Public School. All sales were paid via Lightning through the Bitcoin Bolt Card - Genesis Block Edition, distributed free of charge to students and employees, loaded with 2000 SATs each one.
At the beginning of 2023, we did the first Praia Bitcoin Carnaval Conference with 12 speakers and 100 attendees, and we established the world record of P2P payments with the incredible mark of 71 lightning payments in 3 minutes and 33 seconds.
Praia Bitcoin Brazil Milestones
AWARDED AS THE BIGGEST SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT
were awarded with B4H
offered by Blockchain
For Humanity Foundation
at 2022 LaBitConf as the project with the greatest
social impact in the world
. We've also reached more than 5500
followers on Twitter
and more than 1600
followers on Instagram
SUCCESS OF PAPER WALLET AND BITCOIN BOLT CARD
We helped more than 300 students from Jericoacoara Public School access their first BTC fractions using
the Praia Bitcoin Paper Wallet
daily in Bitcoin via Lightning Network,
NTAG424 DNA Debit Cards.
Through the Piggy Banks Bailout program, we help students reduce their time preference and understand
the difference between Lightning and OnChain wallets by buying Bitcoin.
CREATED THE PoS MACHINE TO RECEIVE BITCOIN PAYMENTS
We developed the Bitcoinize Machine, an Android device with NFC capabilities and a thermal printer attached, to ensure visitors and local users easily make payments in Bitcoin with NFC cards.
COLLABORATION WITH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD
We collaborate extensively with other bitcoin circular economies such as Bitcoin Beach in El Salvador, Bitcoin Jungle in Costa Rica, Bitcoin Ekasi in South Africa, Bitcoin Kampala in Uganda, Bitcoin Sranan in Suriname and Montanha Bitcoin in São Thome das Letras - Brazil.
FOR OTHER SIMILAR INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
We donated several PoS
machines and several NFC cards to communities around the world, and we are helping them to lightning nodes in
Voltage Cloud with BTCPayServer and LNBits to operate the
Bitcoin Bolt Card (debit cards) configured through Bulk Bolt Card Script.
Praia Bitcoin on the Press
Praia Bitcoin Brasil recebe apoio
para construir máquinas
Livecoins - 13/09/2023
TASK LIST – Q4/2022
[OK] Sign the Founder's Agreement
[OK] To rent an office from the Council of Jericoacoara
[OK] Create the art of Bitcoin Bolt Card - Genesis Block Edition
[OK] Buy 2000 NFC cards from China, double-sided printing
[OK] Buy Nodl Dojo, Nobreak, and Outdoor Rack for LnBits installation
[OK] Renovate room 3 of the Jericoacoara Community Council
[OK] Distribute cards to students and teachers at the municipal school in Jericoacoara
[FAIL] Implement and maintain the Telegram ChatBot
[FAIL] Installation of Nodl Dojo and new internet
[OK] Project Presentation at Adopt Bitcoin 2022 (El Salvador)
[OK] PoS Machine Donation for Bitcoin Beach and 20 NFC Cards
[OK] PoS Machine Donation for Bitcoin Ekazi and 70 NFC Cards
[OK] Distribution of 300 NFC cards and printing of the LNBits wallet access kit
[OK] Buy +10 PoS machines and
the taxes to import it to Brazil
[OK] Promote the adoption of NFC technology on Adopting Bitcoin Conference
[FAIL] Receive donations at Adopting Bitcoin 2022
[OK] Purchase 2 Laser Eyes cards
system and help the acquisition of 100 PoS machines for El Zonte
TASK LIST – Q1/2023
[OK] Continue offering fruit for 10 sats at the Municipal School
[OK] Promote the first Praia Bitcoin
in Jericoacoara, from February 19 to 21, 2023
Produce promotional material and offer workshops on the use of Bitcoin to tourists, residents, and local
Establish the world record of P2P Bitcoin Payments
Deliver 400 T-shirts and Bolt cards for the Students of Jericoacoara School
Install Bitcoin PoS V1 in 21 local merchants
Create Concept Agency website, offering tour packages and installation services
Launch the Concept Agency in Jericoacoara
TASK LIST – Q2/2023
[OK] Continue offering fruit for 10 sats at the
Bitcoin as a payment method (OnChain, lightning and NFC) in more 21 merchants, including bakery, supermarket, tourist agency, clothing, crafts, and street vendors
Conclude the implementation of the Project "Who Plants, Reaps" of the Community Garden of the Municipal School
of Jericoacoara 
El Zonte's Bitcoin Beach to acquire and set up 100 PoS Machines to receive Bitcoin payments
TASK LIST – Q3/2023
Continue offering fruit for 10 sats at the Municipal School
the book "Bitcoin Circular Economies" written by Fernando Motolese, telling the story and resources used
[OK} Bitcoin Prague Conference - Bitcoin Circular economy Both
[OK] Create the crowdfunding campaign of Bitcoinize PoS Machine on Geyser Fund,
[OK] Buy and Deliver 500 Bitcoineze PoS Machines Worldwide
Launch the website of Bitcoin Beach Box
TASK LIST – Q4/2023
[OK] Continue offering fruit for
10 SATs at the Jericoacoara's Public School
[OK] 10/31/2023 – Lunch Bitcoin
Mountain BR on São Tomé das Letras with 1 node, 2 POS machines, 160 Bolt Cards and fruits for 10
[OK] Establish a company in United Arab Emirates to Serve Bitcoin Circular Economies
[Ok ] Attend 11/10/2023 - Bitcoin Amsterdam Conference
[OK] Attend 19/10/2023 - RAK DAO Launching Event
07/11/2023 - Adopting Bitcoin El Salvador
TASK LIST – Q1/2024
[FORESEEN] Develop a succession and disaster plan
[FORESEEN] Buy and Install Blockstream Satellite Kit
[FORESEEN] Buy and install Sollar Energy Grid
Fernando Motolese - Musician, Developer,
Founder of Praia Bitcoin Brazil
- Community Ombudsman
Lucia Helena (Nena) - Social Assistant Leader
If you own a Bitcoin company donating 5 million SATS or more and wish to have your logo listed in the Supporters
Section, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and send proof or transaction ID and your logo (.png format,