Circular economies (Hive Hubs) are popping up all over the place. The sooner we start connecting these Hive Hubs, the sooner we can start really building Hive's network state. I'd like to tell you about two Hive Hubs that are working together to build circular economies in a tiny Central American country called Guatemala.
San Marcos, Lake Atitlan
image source: brunetteatsunset
The first one is at the lake. My friend @buttcoins has a beautiful lake-view hotel where lots of tourists come when visiting Guatemala. He already accepts $HBD as payment and a few of the businesses in the area accept $HBD as well. Bryan's plan is to approach these tourists who are already taking pictures and making videos and show them how they can
- monetize content they are already making
- Spend their earnings at local shops that already accept $HBD
This, in my opinion, is a great and very natural way of onboarding new users to HIVE.
Recording Studio in downtown Guatemala City
The second little Hive Hub being put together is right here in the heart of the city. It's my recording studio called @recording-box which has been onboarding musicians to HIVE, showing them how to create an account and helping them with their first posts and giving them basic knowledge about the cryptocurrency landscape.
There are already many shops around here that accept Bitcoin over Lightning, so we show these musicians how they can spend their $HBD on food, beer or studio time!
Tying the two together
Now, because I want to see Bryan's hub grow, I'm putting stickers with Hostel del Lago at my front desk. So when musicians come through here, we also tell them about them about the HIVE community at the lake.
Imagine if we can onboard a shuttle service that accepts $HBD to take people from Guatemala City to the Lake and stay at Hostel del Lago?
If that happens, we've set the first building blocks for expanding Hive's worldwide netowork state.
injection of capital
@starkerz mentioned another element which I thought was very interesting: support from larger stakeholders via Hive Power delegation and upvotes.
If any curation guilds, medium to large stakeholders are reading this, you might want to consider supporting what we're doing with an upvote and maybe a hive power delegation to our projects (mine is called @recording-box). I believe that by making an example out of this, more people will want to create their own Hive Hubs in their cities and towns and we can replicate them all over the globe.
Let me know what you think about what we're building here and of course we'd love to connect with YOUR Hive Hub!