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Choc-blockchain: Argentine entrepreneurs cash in on crypto with themed confectionary05:45

Choc-blockchain: Argentine entrepreneurs cash in on crypto with themed confectionary

Argentina, Buenos Aires
October 17, 2022 at 14:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Buenos Aires confectionary entrepreneurs Cesar Lopardo and Natalia Queiroz have cashed in on the cryptocurrency craze with their range of digital currency-themed chocolate treats, as seen on Saturday.

"We mainly make Bitcoin, Bitcoin chocolates of different varieties, white chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet and standard chocolate example, the most important of which is Bitcoin filled with dulce de leche (caramelised milk)," explained Cesar.

Footage shows the two preparing their customised confectionary, working with melted chocolate, and wrapping the finished product in unique packaging. They claim the crypto designs tripled sales, while digital currency is, naturally, a popular way to pay.

"Three days after uploading something we already had a request for Tierra del Fuego in the south of Argentina, which has a very large Crypto community and they made us a very large request so we started from zero to hundred very fast," said Natalia.

The two are actually doctors by trade, having met at the local hospital, but their side business is taking up more of their time as interest in cryptocurrency really takes off in the country. While digital currency itself is seen as volatile, media reports suggest the economic crisis in Argentina means many see it as a good bet - and these chocolatiers hope it remains that way.

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Buenos Aires confectionary entrepreneurs Cesar Lopardo and Natalia Queiroz have cashed in on the cryptocurrency craze with their range of digital currency-themed chocolate treats, as seen on Saturday.

"We mainly make Bitcoin, Bitcoin chocolates of different varieties, white chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet and standard chocolate example, the most important of which is Bitcoin filled with dulce de leche (caramelised milk)," explained Cesar.

Footage shows the two preparing their customised confectionary, working with melted chocolate, and wrapping the finished product in unique packaging. They claim the crypto designs tripled sales, while digital currency is, naturally, a popular way to pay.

"Three days after uploading something we already had a request for Tierra del Fuego in the south of Argentina, which has a very large Crypto community and they made us a very large request so we started from zero to hundred very fast," said Natalia.

The two are actually doctors by trade, having met at the local hospital, but their side business is taking up more of their time as interest in cryptocurrency really takes off in the country. While digital currency itself is seen as volatile, media reports suggest the economic crisis in Argentina means many see it as a good bet - and these chocolatiers hope it remains that way.