Posted in Community, Education

Pinkcoin Person of the Week: Lucas Zuppinger, Founder, ZwischenRAUM

 

(Photo courtesy of Nicole Heiling; special thanks to Creationworx)

Lucas Zuppinger is the founder of ZwischenRAUM, a Swiss Montessori school that offers an open and experiential approach to education. We reached out to Lucas recently because we learned that he had incorporated Pinkcoin into his curriculum.

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Pinkcoin: As far as you know, are you the only school in the world that accepts cryptocurrency? How did that happen?

Lucas Zuppinger: Yes, it’s rather odd that a school in the land of traditional banking is promoting crypto. I want to pay my bread, my salad and my rent in a currency that is not based on debt. I am doing my part to promote openness and freedom by offering my services for crypto, too. In addition I’m a math teacher, a gambler and very interested in new ways of living.

PC: Tell us about your school and your approach to education.

LZ: Our school is still growing. As we play strategy games a lot, go outside a lot and learn outdoors as an alternative to the traditional textbook curriculum we try to find parents that share our approach to education and who trust us. We try not to interrupt curiosity, feelings and incorporate school as a part of life. Here is our approach, in German. But non-German speakers can get the gist by running the page through Google Translate:  https://www.zwischenraum-thurgau.ch/unsere-werte/

PC: It seems like the open approach to education that the Montessori method offers is a natural fit for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

LZ: Yes and no. No, because Montessori was aware that physical contact with the subject matter is very important. Let’s touch, let’s feel, let’s smell, let’s play…. Yes, because I really hope that blockchain technology will stop the madness of bureaucracy and give us more time to just live. And yes, because I’m just curious about crypto and curiosity should not be stopped.

PC: How did you become aware of Pinkcoin?

LZ: First time I got into contact with Bitcoin was 2013. A friend told me and we bought 1 Bitcoin for around 300$. Then last May a mutual acquaintance showed up and tried to sell us an unknown crypto. I did some background checking on the Internet and was not convinced by his currency, but was by crypto in general. I opened an account at Poloniex and checked first all the websites of the traded coins. I was often bored by so much technical information, but Pink was giving a lot of variety. I liked the social aspect and the funny blog. The humor and the desire for social impact seemed so lacking in the rest of the cryptocurrency space.

PC: For educators who are not aware of social impact cryptocurrencies like Pinkcoin, what advice would you offer them?

LZ: The social impact of Pinkcoin is still small. But I chose that currency to help it grow. Not only educators, everybody must know, that it’s really important what product you choose. If you buy local, organic and aware., you support the guys who want to make this world a better place. If you support the JP Morgan, Exxon or Wal-Mart, you support the guys nuking our planet sooner or later. Also, in the crypto business you have to be aware, because some people just want to make fast profit and some manipulate the market. I deeply believe that the Pink community will lead us into a world with more love, respect, help and peace.

For more information on Lucas Zuppinger and ZwischenRAUM, visit:  https://www.zwischenraum-thurgau.ch/

Posted in Charity, Education, Exposure

Pinkcoin Tackles Two Events in One Day: Teaming Up with Zwischenraum and Cardiac Kids

“Canada and Switzerland were Rocked Last Weekend–Making the Whole World a Much Pinker Place”

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Education: Just-For-Fun Event

IMG_16088/29/17 By Devin Saxon. Represented by our good friend Looca23. Pinkcoin is proud to present to the Pink-Army our new sponsorship of the school Zwischenraum in Switzerland. To toast this new co-op we are beyond exhilarated in providing Zwischenraum with the full extent of our brand new revolutionary Donate4Life Education Pool. Designed to provide residual donations from donations, Donate4Life’s education pool will begin side-staking directly into Zwischenraum’s wallet to aid in teaching children about Pinkcoin and other digital currencies. Already maximizing this amazing opportunity, the wise and generous Looca23 set up a booth to represent Pinkcoin and share our altruistic message at the Just-For-Fun Event in Weinfelden, Switzerland, providing a day of thrilling water sports for children and teenagers.

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IMG_1642Together, Pinkcoin and Zwischenraum will show children the benefits and uses of crypto-currency technologies and provide for the makings of an awesome worldwide movement helping planet Earth become an even more spectacular place! As of today a pool of 1,250,000 $PINK in Donate4Life is currently side-staking thousands of Pinkcoin out to this wondrous school in furthering the pursuit of helping to educate children, all of whom will one day grow old and brew a better future for us all.

Charity: Cardiac Kids Family Picnic

DSC_0039 1A third of the way around the world in Toronto, Canada, represented by Lancelot of the new age, CryptoRox, bringing Pinkcoin’s altruism and all the Pink-Army’s fabled glory, attended the Cardiac Kids Family Picnic on behalf of the $PINK nation. Hosted by our good friends and Donate4Life’s exclusive charity sponsor, Cardiac Kids, Pinkcoin is proud to have been invited to attend this marvelous event and lend a helping hand to support children in need. As Pinkcoin’s exclusive charity sponsorship, Donate4Life’s Charity Pool will continue side-staking directly into the Cardiac Kids $PINK wallet for the next year. As of today Donate4Life’s Charity Pool of 1,371,348 Pinkcoin has side-staked over 74,000 $PINK (worth over $1,500 as of this post) to the Cardiac Kids Charity Wallet.

Along with the 74,000 coins staked into the Cardiac Kids Charity Wallet another 140,000 have been donated out of the unbound generosity and kindness of big PINK-Army hearts helping out little hearts in need. Combined for a total of 209,000 $PINK ($5,840 as of this post) the Pink-Army has surpassed well and beyond our annual goal! A huge shout out to the entire Pink Nation–everybody–we’re all putting the “swift” in swiftness at completing our monumental tasks! Pat your backs. For more information on how Cardiac Kids benefits children with Congenital Heart Defects please take a peak at the following video. Stay tuned for more news coming your way from Pinkcoin — brought to you by yours truly, the pink-sheep of the family, with horns, the Great Pink Buffalo! #BigHeartsHelpingLittleHearts

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