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Lebanon’s First Bitcoin-Themed Escape Room In Beirut

Reports said that Lebanon’s first Bitcoin-themed escape room is in Beirut. Lebanese Bitcoiners from the group Bitcoin du Liban took on the latest Bitcoin education challenge — Bitcoin Escape the System. The best part? The team of four snuck out of the escape room in the fastest time to date.

It has been reported that for the uninitiated, an “escape game” or “escape room” is a team game where players work together to solve puzzles, clues, and conundrums usually based on a theme such as spies, zombies, and now, Bitcoin. As per the name, the mission is to “escape” the site of the game within a certain time.

Sooly Kobayashi, MENA advisor for Swan Bitcoin and a moderator at Bitcoin du Liban, said:

“All of us (except one) had never played escape rooms before. We entered the room without relying on our Bitcoin knowledge.”

However, they likely had a slight advantage over those new to Bitcoin. The escape game’s themes revolve around fiat money, time-chain technologies (commonly referred to as blockchain), SHA-256 (the Bitcoin hashing algorithm), and self-custody.

The report said that while the escape game is a bit of fun, according to Sooly, it’s another example of the Lebanese Bitcoin community’s creative approach to onboarding more Bitcoiners. Sooly, who is also a moderator at Bitcoin du Liban, said that “education is challenging in a country that hasn't invested much in this sector.”

He added:

“And with a history filled with instability, the Lebanese population has been busy surviving in economic restlessness. Hence, Bitcoin education needed a creative modern approach.”

Likewise, government education expenditure in Lebanon pales in comparison to that of Argentina; a country that also sufferers from critical problems relating to inflation and instability. It’s therefore on the people to take financial education, and creative orange-pilling techniques, into their own hands with grassroots activities.

Bitcoiners from Lebanon to Slovakia are taking Bitcoin education by the scruff of the neck, seeking to spread the word of sound money. Bitcoin books, games, and even family-friendly days out are spaces for Bitcoin veterans or those new to the tech to learn in ways that suit them best.

For the escape game, due to the at times high-stress, adrenaline-fuelled nature of escape games, it’s possible that participants absorb information quicker and retain it longer. As a result, a Bitcoin-themed escape game could be a quirky yet quick way of educating people about Bitcoin.

Thus, Sooly explains:

“It's been scientifically proven that humans learn better in two scenarios. First, when we are emotionally driven. [...] Second, when we are expected to pass on information to someone else, our minds tend to focus and memorize knowledge better.”

Source: Cointelegraph




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