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Horizen and Cripto Conserje hosted a New Year’s dinner on December 31st for Venezuelan Refugees in Cúcuta, Colombia, to celebrate the coming of the new year.
Horizen and Cripto Conserje have worked together closely over the last few months to help combat the Venezuelan refugee crisis by providing paper wallets and training on cryptocurrencies, operational security, and key management to refugees and local merchants.
We invited 50 individuals to share dinner, laughter, and stories as we rang in the new year. Attendees enjoyed a nice meal prepared by local restaurateur, Mrs. Lina. All the guests received Horizen paper wallets before dinner and were taught how to use them. Guests also received ZEN via airdrop to their Horizen paper wallets, Cointigo SMS wallets, and our Sphere by Horizen flagship application. The guests then purchased grocery kits put together by volunteers using their ZEN.
Mrs. Lina prepared over 50 hallacas, 130+ buñuelos, and 5 natillas in her restaurant. She employs about 4 Venezuelan people and for that day hired a Venezuelan woman named Sol, who loved the idea of the celebration, to attend the tables. There were more than 50 people because some brought children and other community members stopped by to sit in on the educational portion of the evening and meet their new community members. I am grateful to have been a part of this experience. It was amazing to see the community come together to celebrate!” – Horizen Regional Manager, Levis Caycedo.
Being involved in the community and bringing people together is important to the Horizen Team. We were thrilled to see how happy the attendees were to get to know more people in the community.
Many of the refugees who attended the event came from Lara, Valencia, and Caracas, Venezuela. We had the ...
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