The world gets excited when the enormous Rio Carnival seems near. Now, when less than a month is remaining to welcome worlds biggest carnival and festival, let us see what cryptos have to do with it.
A renowned traditional samba school named Imperatriz Leopoldinense is going to perform during the 2019 ‘Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro’, where the school has chosen its theme on ‘Money.’ The school has decided to narrate the history of money in the carnival as their performance. In the festival, which will begin from 2nd March to 9th March, the school will be featuring the story from the first metal coins and paper bills to modern day cryptocurrencies. The theme is named ‘Give Me Some Money.’
The intention behind choosing such a theme for the performance is to explain the bonding between human and money. The site of the samba school already shows some glimpses of the parade performance of the immense carnival. The school was established in 1956 and has been a famous winner in the competition of such performances during the carnival. However, since 2001 the school could not get the winning title. This time, having such an influential theme of money, including Bitcoin, the school strongly hopes to win.
The samba school gave details about their performance, saying,
“Our story is about money and its relationship with humans from their invention to the present time. It is, without a doubt, one of the most important instruments in the economic life of nations and people.” It adds, “Imagine what life would be without money. How could we buy and sell, receive and pay, stock up and save for the future, if it did not exist?”
In their performance, cryptocurrencies play an important role. One of the dancers said that the performance will be concluded with the subject of Bitcoin. They will end the parade representing cryptocurrencies as a future. The performance will show cryptos as a digital solution which operates as a medium of exchange.
However, some individuals related to the carnival have criticized the theme idea of the samba school’s performance. Another performer at the carnival, Mário Monteiro said that it’s an irony to talk about money when the carnival is experiencing financial difficulties. Well, it will be intriguing to see how cryptos work at the Rio carnival, the festival of utmost joy.