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3air Christmas Special 25th of December 5pm CET

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This is a transcript from our weekly YouTube live AMA:

Anita Mlakar: 00:34

Hello, everybody. Merry Christmas. Welcome to 3air Christmas special. Celebrating Christmas. Celebrating our community and a great project. Let’s celebrate the season. We have 15 guests today. We have lots of gifts. And of course, lots of fun ahead of us. I’m not doing this alone. Not today. Not from the beginning. And here are who else then Sandi and Petra. Hello.

Sandi Bitenc: 01:08

Hi. Merry Christmas.

Petra Kmetec: 01:14

Merry Christmas.

Sandi Bitenc: 01:15

Look what you made me do.

Anita Mlakar: 01:18

Oh, great.

Sandi Bitenc: 01:20

Only time that I need to wear it.

Anita Mlakar: 01:23

This is a special occasion, Sandi. And when if not today.

Sandi Bitenc: 01:28

Exactly. You’re right. And I’m happy to do it.

Anita Mlakar: 01:33

Great. It’s very nice to have you here. And there’ll be a lot of others joining us today. I have this special Christmas Bow as you can see. It also has a music so when we need music. I will just put it on. Okay.

Petra Kmetec: 01:48

Okay

Anita Mlakar: 01:50

How are you today?

Petra Kmetec: 01:51

Great.

Sandi Bitenc: 01:53

We are both great. And we have great jumpers.

Anita Mlakar: 02:00

How was your Christmas Day?

Petra Kmetec: 02:03

Today it was quite fun. We are by my mom’s place. So, we’re just eating and laughing and having fun.

Sandi Bitenc: 02:14

Yeah, we’ve been eating the whole week that we’ve been here. We had friends by the hour schedule. You need to go home in the rest now. I thought that working a lot on 3air is exhausting but actually going around eating is more.

Anita Mlakar: 02:41

Christmas is great, but it’s also exhausting. This is too hard of a work. We are eating a lot. Drinking a lot. Have to meet everybody. Buy all the presents and everything. And now when the 25th comes then it’s maybe a little easier because all the shopping is behind us. We planned a special meeting. Christmas special, special occasion. And then everything is going smoothly, easier.

Petra Kmetec: 03:23

Gigi is asking if you’re going to give the jumpers Yeah, our jumpers away.

Sandi Bitenc: 03:28

You want to get my jumper away?

Petra Kmetec: 03:30

No.

Sandi Bitenc: 03:33

Let’s do mine.

Petra Kmetec: 03:34

Gigi, do you want to have Sandi’s jumper or mine?

Anita Mlakar: 03:38

Just show us a little more of your sweater. Let’s see.

Anita Mlakar: 03:48

Yeah, the bears.

Petra Kmetec: 03:48

You, see?

Sandi Bitenc: 03:53

Very nice.

Anita Mlakar: 03:56

Okay, you said that the background music is perfect. Yeah. I knew it.

Sandi Bitenc: 04:04

Yeah, why not? I eat away. I think I’m going to have a new one next year. If I give it away.

Anita Mlakar: 04:15

I would like to have yours too, by the way. So, if you are giving it away, and Petra is buying you a new one. I’m here for this one.

Sandi Bitenc: 04:29

How was your Christmas. I never asked you some things.

Anita Mlakar: 04:32

Thank you for the question. Well, it was beautiful. With my family yesterday, just three of us. And today later on when we finish then I’m going to see my parents, my family, my brother and so we will be eating. If that was the question.

Sandi Bitenc: 04:52

We just finished our lunch and now we just could work. We need to go for an extra dinner still.

Petra Kmetec: 05:00

And with pizza.

Anita Mlakar: 05:04

Yeah, it’s a special cake. And we like it.

Sandi Bitenc: 05:09

Yeah, we do.

Anita Mlakar: 05:11

It’s great, very sweet and very festive. Now we have an hour or maybe more, who knows. But still, what will be happening today, Sandi and Petra. You are like two Santa(s). And please tell us what will be happening? What be we’ll doing? Who will be with us? Just not everybody yet. We will go slowly. But still, what will be happening.

Sandi Bitenc: 05:37

So, we are giving away some prizes, some gifts. We are trying to make something good happen in Africa. So, we are there with 3air. The whole 3air idea is about connecting people in Africa, helping them and so on. So, we said let’s do something as a 3air team. So, this in particularly is not going from 3air itself. It’s from the team personally. There are also some 3air early fans and the early community members that actually stepped in and also gave away some things. And they will be on the show also. So, it’s going to be a lot of stuff going to Africa. It’s going to go a lot of things we are going to give away also to the viewer who are live today that are with us. And we ask them to actually help us select who we are giving away, 10 times 1000 tokens. Those 1000 tokens go as air drops from 3air. But everything else that is giving away today. It’s going from the team itself, from its personal funds. There’s also one thing. It is an experiment today. We have actually 20 guests that confirmed that are coming on. Most of them are from the team. And only 10 People can be on the stream at one point. And I’m already getting some notifications that people are trying to join, but the room is full, and they cannot. So let me see if we have for the first round, everybody already. I think we do. We are we are totally improvising this. We didn’t rehearse anything. I don’t know what’s going to happen. So, let’s hope it’s going to be fun. And that we can laugh if we do something wrong.

Anita Mlakar: 07:51

You’re making this up because it is prerecorded.

Sandi Bitenc: 07:56

Yeah, let’s see how we prerecorded the comments.

Anita Mlakar: 08:04

Yeah, the comments. There are a lot of comments. A lot of you with us right now. I’m so happy to have you here. Also, in our community. I already saw some comments. But if you’re there on Telegram, wherever you are, please join us live. Because here is a possibility to ask questions, to participate, to be a part of this giveaways. And to be with the team today, on this special Christmas occasion. And I just can’t wait to have more of our team members on board today. And I think we’re ready. We’re ready to make some giveaways. And also, to introduce those who you haven’t met yet live. Because some of our team members were with us in our AMAs and others were not. So today we’re going to meet mostly all of them.

Sandi Bitenc: 08:58

Yeah, a lot. You know, the team is really big behind it. But we’ll see the key persons behind it. And some of them, we already had on the show, and the rest of all will be on the next shows. So, it’s something also to know the people that are still coming up and we’ll get them to know a bit more in details later on.

Anita Mlakar: 09:26

I’m looking at all of your comments, all of you saying Merry Christmas, wishing all the best. Saying that you’re happy to see Sandi with family and with Petra talking about himself. Not only about business, but also about family. This is what Christmas is all about. So, we’re enjoying this a lot. Now maybe we should call up our first guests. Petra, you will be with us later on.

Petra Kmetec: 10:01

I’m leaving you now and see you later.

Anita Mlakar: 10:05

Thank you for being with us for now. I would like to see more of our team members. So, I’m inviting Dennis, Davor, Rok, Domen, Mohammed. Let’s see if you are all here. We will be letting you in.

Davor Zic: 10:24

Hello guys. Hello, Anita. Hello Sandi.

Sandi Bitenc: 10:30

Hi. I’m trying to get everybody on the call. Let’s see how this works.

10:36

Hello everybody.

Davor Zic: 10:37

Merry Christmas.

Domen: 10:38

Merry Christmas.

Denis Bolčina: 10:40

Anita, Sandi how beautiful you are without heads.

Anita Mlakar: 10:45

Thank you very much. It is Christmas. It’s nice to see all of you and I’m really happy to have you here today on our Christmas special. We will be of course giving away some gifts, but I would like to hear from you how was your Christmas day?

Denis Bolčina: 11:12

Mine was very nice. It’s still ongoing. But by the way I apply for those gifts. So, I’m waiting for them.

Anita Mlakar: 11:26

Okay. Anybody else? How was your day? Did you eat a lot like we did?

Domen: 11:32

We eat too much every Christmas. So that’s why the holidays are. We eat, we are with family, we enjoy our life.

Anita Mlakar: 11:42

That’s a great answer. It’s all about eating and enjoying right and having a great Christmas. This is true. In Slovenia, I saw that we have to have one with another. So, if we’re having festive times or celebrating something we are eating and drinking. This is how it is.

Sandi Bitenc: 12:03

I just got some breaking news in that came actually from Rok. He wrote to me, but I think it’s good because he’s on the call. He can you can tell it himself.

Rok Mihailovic Krpan: 12:17

So, for the everybody that was trying to make a new purchase of the tokens or the second purchase or anything with Cardano chain. Maybe you know that we had some difficulties in the past few days because our payment provider wasn’t processing them. So, I can now tell everybody that the issue was fixed, and the payment is back on.

Anita Mlakar: 12:41

Great news. Solving all the problems in a really short time. So that’s great. Thank you.

Denis Bolčina: 12:51

Rock in general is problem solver.

Anita Mlakar: 12:57

You have a nickname Problem Solver

Denis Bolčina: 13:05

He’s desperate without problems. He go in depression. He is depressed if he doesn’t have problems.

Rok Mihailovic Krpan: 13:16

I need them all the time.

Anita Mlakar: 13:21

Okay, thank you for the great news. But how was your day?

Rok Mihailovic Krpan: 13:25

Perfect. I was at my family at the other part of Slovenia. So, we celebrated. And now I’m back home.

Anita Mlakar: 13:37

You have a great Christmas tree by the way.

Rok Mihailovic Krpan: 13:40

Thank you.

Denis Bolčina: 13:42

And how is mine.

Anita Mlakar: 13:44

Oh, let me see. It’s beautiful. I like it. Radish.

Sandi Bitenc: 13:52

Maybe Denis you can just a bit introduce Mohammed. We haven’t heard about him, and I know he’s a really important part from K3.

Denis Bolčina: 14:05

Yeah, for sure. And especially for Africa. So, he is let’s say our CEO for Africa continent. And for sure he will play the important role in K3 3air partnership. You will see him a lot around and he will be in all those countries where we will open K3 together with 3air. He will be let’s say top person for contact. And he will run all needed steps, operations, opening network and everything. He is with us few years already and he understand the K3 mission in all details needed and everything, so yes. This is in shortly.

Mohammad: 14:56

I’m sorry, my connection is unstable. This is the first time I’m back in Lebanon for Christmas. Nine years ago, was the last one. So, the connection is not good.

Denis Bolčina: 15:10

Please explain that in Lebanon we don’t have K3 network.

Mohammad: 15:17

This is one of my Christmas gifts to you Denis I’m trying to get some connections here. So, we have a K3 as well.

Denis Bolčina: 15:26

It’s important that people understand that bad connections are because of lack of K3

Mohammad: 15:32

Of course, everywhere on the planet, not only in Africa if there’s no K3 than the connection is not too good.

Sandi Bitenc: 15:46

I think we are a bit on a tight schedule. If we want to do this in one hour. We really need to get some things away.

Denis Bolčina: 15:58

Sandi, we understand the message, we need to go.

Sandi Bitenc: 16:07

I want to be the only one.

Mohammad: 16:11

If we stay here, I don’t think we can get any of the gifts. So, it’s better we go as soon as possible to get some gifts for Christmas.

Sandi Bitenc: 16:22

But you need to give away some stuff. I know we’ve been talking what’s going on. And if I’m not mistaking. Davor is the one breaking the news, what we’re going to do?

Davor Zic: 16:38

Yeah, actually, I’m very excited to explain initiative of 3air in Africa. I’m going in start of the January. I’m going to Sierra Leone, and we will start to one public school, giving free broadband internet, fast internet and also TV stream to the whole school. So, I’m very excited to announce this. And I’m very excited that we are starting with this initiative, which will be only beginning of great journey of 3air and K3 in Africa.

Anita Mlakar: 17:22

This is great news. Thank you Davor for sharing this with us.

Sandi Bitenc: 17:28

Maybe Davor you bit explain what connectivity they have currently in Sierra Leone, in Freetown.

Davor Zic: 17:39

Actually, internet in Freetown, it’s quite expensive to think because of costs added by undersea cables, things like this. And as I’m a technical person. And without internet, you are toasted in today’s world, if you don’t have internet from your youngest days. And I’m really excited that we will provide internet to whole school, to children there. So, they will have a chance to educate and to follow the latest trends in technology, latest trends in everything and be able to cooperate with each other, with the teachers and everything. So, we will build our dedicated connection to the school also put Wi Fi network into the school. So, everybody with tablet, smartphones, computers will be able to join internet at full speed.

Anita Mlakar: 18:48

Amazing, this is what Christmas is all about, you know sharing.

Sandi Bitenc: 18:54

And I think internet in education, it’s a must. Right now, I don’t think you can do good education without internet. I think that’s going to bring a lot of goodness to the whole school, to the children there.

Davor Zic: 19:12

And the biggest problem in Africa, it’s infrastructure. And with our solution, we are solving this problem perfectly. And for the moment we are only company capable of solving this and finding solution in Africa in a very short time.

Anita Mlakar: 19:35

I would like to say thank you K3 team for making all of this possible. For being Santa(s) today and for being Santa(s) for the whole year. Because this is very important for all the people and the children in the school getting this and Davor this is really great news.

Denis Bolčina: 19:54

Thank you. Also maybe from our side, let’s say President of K3 board, I would like to express also, that we are very honored to be part of this mission. I think that partnership with 3air is something really good. And that our mission is also good mission and that we will bring to African continent something good. Of course, on K3 Side we are also businessman, and we are doing business. But it is more than just profit and business. It is also to bring in something which will help develop the continent, empower the people, moving businesses, communication between people, the communication between people in Africa and abroad, in USA and so on. And I would like to express that we are honored to be part of this mission.

Anita Mlakar: 21:08

Thank you, Denis.

Mohammad: 21:14

At Christmas, we’re talking about giving gifts and this. You guys forgot to mention that since we started in Sierra Leone, before K3 the prices and the limitation of connectivity that was reaching to the people. And after we came. The huge difference that was done by us by reaching to everybody possible. And price wise making it extremely affordable. So, it’s Christmas every day in Sierra Leone from our side.

Denis Bolčina: 21:45

We will change the environment step by step. But 3air support it must. So yes.

Mohammad: 21:55

Of course.

Anita Mlakar: 21:58

What we should do right now Sandi. Because I’m still learning how to put three fingers up like that. And maybe someone would take picture.

Denis Bolčina: 22:07

But I still didn’t learn

Sandi Bitenc: 22:15

It was such a pleasure having you here. I’m really glad you joined. Thank you. Thank you for everything that you’re doing here in Africa.

Denis Bolčina: 22:31

Stay safe.

Anita Mlakar: 22:33

Thank you. Have a great Christmas evening you know,

Sandi Bitenc: 22:36

And you need to send us the pictures afterwards. Davor when you’re down there at the school. You’ll take some pictures. When have we put you off the screen now? I would just like you to log off so that the next guest join. Because it’s full. The room is full already.

Anita Mlakar: 23:03

We have a full house today.

Sandi Bitenc: 23:06

If anybody would say something else, now is the time. And I know that some of you are joining a bit later also.

Denis Bolčina: 23:17

Bye my side.

Davor Zic: 23:20

See you Bye.

Anita Mlakar: 23:25

Thank you for being with us. And of course, we are calling up some new people. Anita and Sandi will stay here with you. Now Hilina will be joining us and Petra also.

Sandi Bitenc: 23:39

Yes. I think Petra is joining us. Let’s see Hilina. And in the time that everybody is joining I’ll just say we still need to give away the Gleam code for today. So, for everybody watching the Gleam code for today’s 44778. So, this one is only audio today. We are not putting it up anymore. So, I’ll repeat it once more. It’s 44778. So that’s today’s Gleam code.

Anita Mlakar: 24:16

I hope you have written it down because it’s important. Let’s move on. We are really dealing Christmas today, festive today. Petra is with us again. And Hilina it’s so nice to see you and of course to introduce you to everybody. Hello.

Hilina Damte: 24:39

Hello Anita. Nice to finally speak with you. Always been following the AMAs. So Merry Christmas everyone. Hey, Sandi. Hey, Petra.

Sandi Bitenc: 24:51

Hi, Hilina.

Anita Mlakar: 24:52

Merry Christmas to you too. How are you today?

Hilina Damte: 24:55

I am doing very well. I’m in the holiday season. Very feverish holiday fever. So, feeling great and excited about the giveaways. And to talk about 3air and other amazing things you guys are doing. Also, we are giving away some stuff. We’ll introduce that later.

Anita Mlakar: 25:19

Yes, we will. We will be giving away a lot of things today, a lot of presents. So, I’m really looking forward to that too. Hilina just maybe one more question, what is that is the most enthusiastic for you about the 3air project?

Hilina Damte: 25:37

What’s enthusiastic for me, obviously, it’s about connecting the unconnected. And I really love the vision of 3air. I really know that it can make a difference. Especially even being an entrepreneur in this region. Something we need. Internet is a struggle. Just to kind of give you guys a background. I’m the managing partner for pay way Ethiopia. We’re the pioneer of digital payments in Uganda. We’ve been the market leader since 2009. We basically design payment solutions for everyday payments to make it easy for everyday people to make payments, like utilities, airtime, top up, taxes, things like that.

26:22

And we are proud to be in five countries. Ethiopia being one, Burundi, Cameroon, Zambia, DRC, Ghana, and Equatorial Guinea as well. So, I really know that Internet will definitely help the people, entrepreneurs. Especially in Uganda, when we started, let me tell you, we had to go to the rural areas. So back then, internet was super expensive if it is available. We started with the mission to basically bank the unbanked. So 3air is trying to connect the unconnected. So, it’s very great and really excited about this project. And I think it’s also really needed by the people.

Anita Mlakar: 27:13

What a mission and thank you for being a part of it Hilina.

Sandi Bitenc: 27:17

I need to say, Hilina. I’ve been working with her for some time now. And she’s just amazing, the stuff that she does around Africa. And to be honest when we were thinking about how to give away some stuffs. She was the first one that I contacted for some help. And she was always and immediately ready to help us. So, most of the stuffs that we are giving away Hilina kind of organized. So, thank you very much.

Hilina Damte: 27:52

You’re welcome. It was my pleasure. And it was really great, Sandi for you to think of doing what was needed for the young people, especially what you’re giving away. So, I was very happy to help.

Anita Mlakar: 28:06

So, are we so far? Could we tell more about the giveaways right now?

Sandi Bitenc: 28:14

Yes, Hilina will break the news. Will somebody be joining us? I’m not 100% sure if that’s going to happen, if you could make it happen?

Hilina Damte: 28:27

Yes. I didn’t see it on the schedule. But maybe we can kind of have them join at the end.

Sandi Bitenc: 28:37

Yeah, sure. Why not. We’ll have to reduce a bit. You can stay with us all the time, I think till the end. And then maybe when somebody joins, just send the link.

29:02

We’ll still be giving away a lot of stuff. So, at the end, there was also a question about some 30 codes. Yeah, I think. So how this will work. In the last five days of the year, we’ll be giving away 10 codes per day, and we’ll be hiding them somewhere in our channels. We won’t be saying anything about where they are. They are kind of secret codes. But there will be just in the text. They’ll be mixed up in the text. Just five random numbers. And you’ll just need to go through our stuff and read the bits. Then you just put it in. And this is going to be worth a lot of points. So last five days of the year. Each day there will be 10 new codes.

Anita Mlakar: 29:53

Oh my God, so many will be happening.

Hilina Damte: 30:01

Maybe we can talk about what we’re giving away. I’m seeing if the others can join us. And then we can talk about what we’re giving away. So, Sandi contacted me because he wanted to give away some notebooks, pencils, and pens for schools. And facilitated schools, public schools, in Ethiopia. So many students are definitely going to be happy. And another one is a laptop giveaway. So, laptops for people that really needed, and we will announce who they are.

Anita Mlakar: 30:43

This is just great. Such a really unbelievable gift for those who need it. What is even more important. So, we have a laptop to give away. And like you said, Sandi already organized for other stuff also to be delivered to them. So how will this go on?

Sandi Bitenc: 31:10

I think something has already been given away. I’m not pretty sure if that’s correct. But I know that it’s in the process, at least. Hilina has all the info on that one. And while we are waiting, I think Petra has something to say also. So, let’s break it up with that one.

Petra Kmetec: 31:34

Yes, hi. Merry Christmas. Hi again. And this Christmas spirit, I wanted to give away one coaching session with me. So, anyone who wants to have one coaching session with me and just right in the chat, I want to have this. Because I want to do it. I know how it is. We are in contact already. I gladly help somebody if you have some struggles with how to make your goals or how to achieve something or how to be more happy or how to change your mindset. So, this is something that I can help you with. So just write in the chat. And in the end, we’ll find somebody who will get this chance. I’m so happy.

Anita Mlakar: 32:33

Thanks to Petra for being Santa.

Sandi Bitenc: 32:35

I would say also when you write you want it, just also write why you want it. So just in short, maybe. And Petra will select one. She’ll follow a bit the comments and she’ll select one in the end that she should give away. And I think I can convince her to give two, I think two hours.

Anita Mlakar: 32:58

Okay, I have to write down everything that we will be giving away because this is so much. I have to write it down, so that we don’t forget something at the end. But we have an interesting question. John is asking does Hilina have a website for what she does, where we can help by donation.

Hilina Damte: 33:19

Wow, that’s amazing. We do had, you can go on www.payaway.et and you can use the Contact page to contact us. And we’ll be definitely very happy to hear from you.

Anita Mlakar: 33:37

And thank you for sharing such comments, for being willing to help. This is so amazing. Thank you very much.

Sandi Bitenc: 33:45

We have the best community. 3air family, that’s amazing.

Anita Mlakar: 33:55

Because this is a project and we’re talking about doing good things, being a part of let’s say a movement, who is changing things. Doing a big change, making a change, and people are feeling that. So, they want to be a part of it. Not only by being part of buying tokens but also giving something away. And this is so great. And I’m so happy that we did that on Christmas because there is something special in people on Christmas. And we should do that. Now, is It Already Time Sunday to also call Markos on board?

Sandi Bitenc: 34:29

No, I think Hilina still has to tell us who we are giving away the laptop and which school we are giving.

Hilina Damte: 34:40

Okay. So, I’m just giving them one second if they could possibly log in. I am currently in Kenya. They are in Ethiopia. If they are able to join us and we’ll be great. If not, I will kind of talk about who we’re giving away the laptops to. One is Abdul Razak Abrar. He’s a young software developer. And he has done software solutions for healthcare organizations. And is really involved in this initiative called Addiscode to support upcoming developers. And he’s actively mentoring young kids, and he currently is in need of a laptop. So figured he would be a great one to give to. And another person is even Hyla Michael. And he’s actually also the one helping to facilitate the giveaway of the notebooks and pencils and pens. He’s a teacher, and he’s also involved in the startup community at Addis, which is a co working space. I think this guy met Markos already last week. So, he’s going to be helping us also give away these materials.

Anita Mlakar: 36:02

It sounds so good.

Sandi Bitenc: 36:04

I think somebody is joining. Markos is joining.

Hilina Damte: 36:08

Okay.

Markos Lemma: 36:10

Hello.

Sandi Bitenc: 36:16

Merry Christmas, Markos. This is PayWay.et, somebody asked for the websites. Hilina, that’s correct

Hilina Damte: 36:27

Yeah, payaway.et. Correct. Yes. I’m not able to answer in the chat for some reason. Maybe.

Sandi Bitenc: 36:33

Yeah. No, you’re not. I don’t know if I can grant you those privileges. I don’t think so.

Anita Mlakar: 36:55

We have such a great comments coming in. It’s really nice. Markos. How are you today?

I’m good. It’s good to be back again.

Anita Mlakar: 37:09

Okay. Were you doing something special on a Christmas Day?

Markos Lemma: 37:16

Actually, I am in a holiday in Kenya.

Anita Mlakar: 37:19

Okay, then this is good.

Markos Lemma: 37:21

It’s a Christmas holiday.

Anita Mlakar: 37:24

Enjoying it?

Markos Lemma: 37:26

Yeah.

Sandi Bitenc: 37:28

I have to say that Markos. I have to say that your AMA was really amazing. People loved it. I think you should take my place.

Markos Lemma: 37:46

I don’t think actually that’s a good idea, Sandi.

Sandi Bitenc: 37:52

People really loved you. And they asked to bring you more often on the show. So, I hope I can ask you this.

Markos Lemma: 38:00

Yeah, for sure. Of course. I have time. We can have a bit of chat on the next days.

Sandi Bitenc: 38:13

For sure we get you on the call, every once in a while. The team is also growing in everything. So, I think the upcoming AMAs are going to be really exciting in regards to who we are bringing in. And we are also on the brink on making some good partnerships. So there also can be some really great calls coming in and so on. Everything is running pretty much amazing. Even better than I have hoped. And really glad to have such a supportive team with everybody. Also, Hilina, we’ve been talking so much that I’m really sad that she’s not on our team directly. So, I would love to have her.

Hilina Damte: 39:08

3air community’s Amazing. I love it. We’ll see how we can work together and I’m here to support with anything that I can in this region, especially because I do really believe in this project. So, I’m very open. We can discuss.

Sandi Bitenc: 39:26

I know you’re really busy with your stuffs but I’m happy to have as much time as possible from your side

Anita Mlakar: 39:39

Some connections or in a different way but what is important is that if such a project is growing and becoming a reality, it’s impossible to do it without a great team, without people around it. And I really had the opportunity, to meet some of you through this AMAs and even more today. Looking for with some still coming up. And you are really amazing people. I can feel that you’re doing it with the heart, with the mind, with all the all the knowledge and this is really great to be a part. And I’m thankful too. Today’s a day for being thankful. So, thanks, guys.

Anita Mlakar: 40:20

Markos, have you heard about all the greetings?

Markos Lemma: 40:24

Yes, I felt the heartfelt greetings. Merry Christmas, everyone. Thank you for having us today as well.

Anita Mlakar: 40:34

Of course, this is a Christmas special. And you should be all with us today. That’s great. Even if you’re on holiday, Markos. I’m sorry just to do some work right now.

Markos Lemma: 40:44

No, no. It’s like neighboring country looking at like how things sort. Moving in another country is actually quite nice. The cost of Kenya is actually quite inspiring, as well. So, it’s a great place to have this call.

Anita Mlakar: 41:00

Okay, it’s somewhere we have to still go and check it out. Petra, what do you say?

Petra Kmetec: 41:08

I love to. I’m really looking forward to.

Anita Mlakar: 41:13

Yes, it’s true. Meeting all the nice cities, all the nice places and opportunities.

Sandi Bitenc: 41:20

Okay, we have any news from your side.

Hilina Damte: 41:23

Yeah. So, I think for some reason, they went just on YouTube. So, I sent them the link again. So, they’re going to join. I’m speaking with them now. So yeah, they’re going to join. If we can give them a few minutes.

Sandi Bitenc: 41:42

Of course. Let me bring somebody else on the call.

Hilina Damte: 41:49

Okay, so one of them said the link is not working for some reason. Okay, until then bring someone else and then we will talk to them.

Sandi Bitenc: 41:58

What you need to do on the link is you need to insert your email and then when you connect on the second screen, you just need to click the lowest. Just on the bottom there is a link that says join without a channel, something like that. So that they should do.

Hilina Damte: 42:18

Okay. I will tell him. You bring on someone else. And I’ll still be here.

Sandi Bitenc: 42:24

Yeah, I want to bring on now. Our Laura. Let’s see if she is already online. Laura, are you there? She is here. Hello.

Laura Pompe Sterle: 42:40

Hi.

Petra Kmetec: 42:41

Hi. Nice to see you.

Laura Pompe Sterle: 42:44

Nice to see you.

Anita Mlakar: 42:47

Finally.

Sandi Bitenc: 42:51

So, she’s our graphic designer, the genius behind everything.

Petra Kmetec: 43:00

Oh my God. Amazing.

Sandi Bitenc: 43:04

So, she is doing a lot of those stuffs by hand. And all the stickers that we are getting. The web design. Everything is her work, and she’s just amazing. So, I said you need to come on this call today. And here she is.

Laura Pompe Sterle: 43:27

Thank you very much. I’m so great and thankful to be the part of this team and everything. I will try my best to do everything that will go in this. Something is wrong with my internet. Where is my camera? Okay. Thank you.

Sandi Bitenc: 43:56

The community loves you, that you already know. And so, there is also one thing that Laura asked me. She wrote a story a while back. The story was is already being published as a book in Slovenian language. But the English language is upcoming now. So, we’ll be giving out one book to somebody from the community.

Petra Kmetec: 44:31

And this book is amazing. I was reading it as a meditation. And Laura, this is life changing. Really. Thank you for this.

Laura Pompe Sterle: 44:42

Yeah, thank you very much.

Sandi Bitenc: 44:44

Yeah, Petra actually did a voice over in Slovenian language a while back. Show us a book a bit more, Laura. I put you on the big screen.

Laura Pompe Sterle: 44:56

Yeah, I made the illustration also on the canvas. So, this is all my work. It is about the inner child, and I hope that it will bring the light to all the readers.

Sandi Bitenc: 45:21

The book is amazing. So let me show you how this works and how it looks like in the PDF. So, this is the book that we are printing out in the next few weeks and there’ll be one who’s going to get it. And it’s a really nice book so really deep. Not too long. So, you’ll read it in you hours, but it’s really deep and you need to read it a few times. So great work Laura. You want to pick someone, or should we do?

Laura Pompe Sterle: 46:04

I don’t want to pick. Because it’s hard to me to pick someone.

Petra Kmetec: 46:16

Just trust and pick someone.

Sandi Bitenc: 46:21

Let’s have Markos pick one then.

Anita Mlakar: 46:29

Why would you be on holidays.

Markos Lemma: 46:45

I’m going to choose from someone who has already the 3air logo in their profile. So that’s make it a little bit easier. I think, Thebigdid.

Sandi Bitenc: 47:05

He is really an important part of our community. So, I’m glad you picked him.

Markos Lemma: 47:12

Yeah, I’ll go for that. If you can see me and hear me so Thebigdid is definitely the person I will prefer.

Sandi Bitenc: 47:23

Congratulations.

Anita Mlakar: 47:25

We can hear you and we can see your eyes

Sandi Bitenc: 47:30

I think we have now also somebody on the call that I don’t know. So, I think Hilina, this is your contact, I think.

Markos Lemma: 47:30

Yeah, exactly.

Hilina Damte: 47:43

Yes, yes. Hi Abdul.

Abdul Razak Abrar: 47:49

Hi everyone. Merry Christmas.

Sandi Bitenc: 47:53

Okay

Anita Mlakar: 47:54

Hello and Merry Christmas.

Sandi Bitenc: 47:56

Merry Christmas. Abdul, we cannot see you.

Hilina Damte: 48:01

We cannot see you.

Anita Mlakar: 48:04

If you can turn on the camera so that we’ll be able to see you. Did we lost also the audio now? Hello.

Abdul Razak Abrar: 48:20

Hello.

Hilina Damte: 48:25

Can you turn to, so everyone can see you?

Abdul Razak Abrar: 48:34

Can you hear me?

Sandi Bitenc: 48:36

Okay. Rok says that in the stream we can see you so okay. I think it’s ok.

Hilina Damte: 48:43

Okay, Cool. Hey, Abdul. How are you? Thank you for jumping on today. Have some technical difficulties but yes, so you are the one getting the laptop. So, we want to hear from you and yeah.

Abdul Razak Abrar: 49:00

Okay, thank you. To introduce myself. My name is Abdul Razak Abrar. I’m a software developer at Selam company which is incubated at Iceaddis. We are involved in different projects, enterprise in customer projects to mention some of the projects I have involved. Different enterprise management systems softwares such as Restaurant Management System, warehouse management system, hospital management systems, and all indoor. So, I have involved in different customer applications. Such as some application in which I had a role as a mobile developer, which is live on Playstore. And also, one of the founders of discord, which is an initiative used to link the university students with industries.

Sandi Bitenc: 50:13

Okay. So, tell us a bit more what it means for you to get this laptop and how you will use it?

Abdul Razak Abrar: 50:25

There are different challenges. Can you hear me?

Sandi Bitenc: 50:36

Yes, yes.

Hilina Damte: 50:43

We can hear you.

Abdul Razak Abrar: 50:45

Okay. So different challenges if you get this laptop. I can’t mention currently, but there are different benefits I would get from the laptops.

Anita Mlakar: 51:07

This is so nice to hear. And so, I’m really happy that it went in the right hands, and it will really help your work. This is really, really amazing. Hilina, you really found the right one?

Hilina Damte: 51:22

Yes, for sure. Because like I said, he’s been doing many great things, even helping younger developers. And, with him not, because his previous laptop was broken, and he didn’t have one. So really, this was a great person to give to. Not only will he be able to continue doing his work, but also, he’ll be able to mentor and help other developers, younger developers as he has been in the past.

Sandi Bitenc: 51:56

That’s very nice. Because if people can actually learn to code there, they can probably get jobs wherever in the world. For developer jobs are not bound to a certain place. You don’t need to go into the offices each day. You can just work from home. So, I really liked that.

Hilina Damte: 52:21

And Someone also asked what my nationality was. I am Ethiopian. And Sandi, we definitely need K3to come to Ethiopia, please. Connectivity is a challenge. And I think Markos also mentioned it on the last AMA. Ethiopia has one of the most expensive internets in the world. We’re in the areas that we do have it. But the penetration rate is so low, of how many people actually have access to internet. So, we need K3 to come there. So 3air make that happen.

Sandi Bitenc: 52:56

Yeah, we are working a lot on that. Then it might actually happen sooner that we have it in on the roadmap. I hope it does. We actually been to Ethiopia a few months back. We saw how it looks like and we really think that K3 and 3air can make a big difference there.

Hilina Damte: 53:17

For sure. It’s great that we are up on the roadmap. Sorry to interrupt you, Sandi. But this is great news. So, this is already a Christmas present. Just to hear that. So really looking forward to have you guys in Ethiopia.

Sandi Bitenc: 53:34

Oh, yeah, we are coming there. And I think even sooner that you might imagine. I hope and I’m rooting for it that Ethiopia goes a bit up on the ladder of importance. I’ve seen it I love Ethiopia. So, let’s make it happen. I think it has a lot of potential. So K3 and 3air have a lot of potential for Ethiopia. And I think Ethiopia has a lot of potential for 3air also so yeah. Well, it was really nice having you on the call. Thanks for helping us out with the giveaways. I think we’ll try and follow up what’s happening with this. And if somebody really learned something from that. It was just lovely to have you here. So, thank you very much.

Anita Mlakar: 54:29

Thank you Hilina for being with us. Thank you.

Sandi Bitenc: 54:32

Thank you, Markos. Yeah, Laura.

Hilina Damte: 54:36

Merry Christmas 3air family.

Sandi Bitenc: 54:38

Merry Christmas.

Ruba Aramouny: 54:40

Merry Christmas.

Anita Mlakar: 54:48

This is so great. Being able to be a part of this and I don’t know guys if you’re so how many great comments we have all the time. The community watching us and seeing what is happening. They got a little emotional. And of course, sharing also this Christmas spirit. This is unbelievable. And oh my God, this was a real moment. Give something away to someone who needs it, support a talent. Make a difference. Guys, this is huge.

Sandi Bitenc: 55:18

Yeah, it is. I’s a bit different than what we are usually doing. But this is what 3air is all about. So, we actually want to make people happy and make them a better future. So, I think that’s actually perfect representation of what 3air is all about.

Anita Mlakar: 55:35

Yes. Now we have some others coming up. So, let’s see if we have them. Because there should be a Stephan with us right now.

Sandi Bitenc: 55:50

Yeah, Laura also was. Let’s see, Stephan was on the call before. He is here. Hello.

Stephan: 56:05

Merry Christmas.

Sandi Bitenc: 56:16

I’m so happy that you made. I really am. So, Stephan is our earliest supporter. He’s part of the 3air family since the beginning. Really, really amazing. And once we started the idea of giving away stuff, he was all over it. And he said, I want to do something too. And what he does is actually pretty amazing. And he did it just in a few days’ time. You can share a bit more?

Stephan: 56:54

Well, Sandi, let me say some more words for a minute or two before we get into this. I first want to say that I’ve been following and looking at 3air like only development since really the beginning. And all what I can say, it’s just great. Awesome. Sandi, the job that you are doing is amazing. And actually, everyone else also. So awesome to all the team. And I don’t want to mention anyone, but I don’t want to forget anyone. That’s why I don’t start with all the names that are working on this project. It’s such great to see you working on this big mission and vision. And from my side, I support you in all you’re doing with all I can. We are not many look, let’s be honest. Myself connected to and visiting many counties in Africa the last years. And you have to be there, you have to go there, and you have to see and feel on your own what it means to not be connected. Let me make an example. We in the Western world, we are right now already in the metaverse. Many of you know following crypto and all. And we are buying expensive land.

58:15

But look, guys 80% of the African population is simply disconnected and we are still living on the same planet. Did you ever think deeply about it? And this is why I love 3air so much and the vision. Because you are bringing the real you of the blockchain and the technology where it’s really needed. Like to the places where its badly needed. A huge development urgently, that in order to bring equal opportunities to everyone because we are all living on the same planet. So, we truly deserve equal opportunities, that’s why whatever you do is awesome. And it’s really cool to see real project happening and not just ideas. Not just beautiful projects and ideas but reality that really can help. Millions of millions of people all around the world starting with Africa what I know but you will also go to other places outside of Africa. So, whatever you do, you do just amazing, awesome, love it. Thank you for it and how it works. In the end all the team

Sandi Bitenc: 59:38

Thank you. So, we are trying to do the work, but we also need the support and help from you and that’s actually coming from the whole 3air family. I’m just humbled to see everybody working so hard with us and following us and cheering us up. It’s been an amazing journey so far. And we actually just started so yeah. Thanks.

Anita Mlakar: 1:00:10

Stephan, it’s really cool to hear your perspective. Because this is the project that we’re building, speaking about the community supportive. But you really can feel it. You are in the middle of it, and you know how important it is. So, it’s very nice. I also saw the comments how important it is to hear such words and your words were so strong. So, they have a big impact on people. So, trying to help. And thank you for that.

Stephan: 1:00:40

Thank you, Anita. Very welcome. You don’t know what you don’t know. And this is happening to many people. But once you go move out. And once you extend your horizon, you see more things. And this is what actually happens with Africa when you go, and you see the huge need that there is. And the other side if you can connect a success full story. Where people can make a career out of it and become successful. But at the same time, you can help other peoples. This is what we need. And I just see 3air as one of the examples, especially to space that is really doing this. And once again, I’m just amazed of what you are doing. So, let’s go to that. I know you are short in time. Sandi if you have some photos or pictures. I can just share quick a bit about the giveaway.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:01:44

So, let me show you this one first. So, can you tell us a bit about this one?

Stephan: 1:01:52

Yeah, so the school that we went. It’s called the High School in English. It means vision. So high in English means vision. We found that 10 years ago by volunteers and teachers, and also models in Africa. And it’s actually a school for orphans. So right now, they mostly get how can I say eight from international NGOs, and also from volunteers, and also from the neighborhood. But with COVID and a partial civil war going on in Ethiopia, more children do need help, but less funds and less help is available. So, this is a very hard time. And we are now in Christmas time and Christmas is a very important time to give back to the community. And right now, where it’s really needed. So, the school was actually very happy that we could support them with some stationery.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:02:58

Let’s show a short video of the school so that people know a bit how this looks like. It’s going to be a minute video just that they filmed there. And we’ll be right back.

1:05:05

Yeah, so this was it. I mean, you organized this by yourself in a day. I think that’s amazing.

Stephan: 1:05:14

Alright. Can you hear me? I can hear you again but looks like, I myself do not have stable internet connection. I hope I’m coming back soon.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:05:28

Yeah, you are here. We can hear you.

Anita Mlakar: 1:05:31

We can hear you and see you.

Stephan: 1:05:33

Hello.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:05:35

Yeah, we can hear you.

Anita Mlakar: 1:05:40

Stephan you’re great. Can you hear us?

Stephan: 1:05:44

Hello.

Anita Mlakar: 1:05:50

Internet troubles. Stephan, can you hear us now?

Stephan: 1:06:00

Yes. Now I can hear you. I’m on 4g. But not good enough to the streams. So, internet is needed everywhere.

Anita Mlakar: 1:06:12

Yeah, it is.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:06:17

As I said it’s amazing. You organized this giveaway in a school in a day, I think. It’s amazing. Tell us a bit more. How did you do it? And what was the actual giveaway and maybe a bit about your reaction.

Stephan: 1:06:35

Actually, it was friends of us from Addis Ababa. It was Amuro and Mickey especially. They are really nice people. They’re helping wherever they can and as myself not there. I asked them to do it. And really, they made it, and this is awesome. It’s amazing. They were going in a shop where they could buy a lot of stationery, so they bought stationaries, and big collection for school. A school that Mickey knows help us in 3air already a couple of months ago. Amuro, if you have still give away, that you could give away some tokens because what they are doing is, going an extra mile. And really helping out. And also, they organized a device. And stationery to the school and the device was for one student. He’s actually in the 10th grade. So, in the last grade of the school there. And he’s helping mostly his teachers, and he’s also helping other kids out. So, it looks like he has a great mind. And the teachers also believe that he will do once in future thing, something big, and maybe something that done before. So, they said he really would deserve this device so that he can develop his skill even more. And actually, can perform certain tasks, even from home. Because right now he has to come to school and has to, let’s say use the limited devices, the limited computers. So, we said yes, this device, Thompson pad is for you, Jonas. I hope that it reached and the message and the idea or let’s say the giving back to the community on the Christmas Day. And thank you very much.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:09:05

Wow, that’s really amazing. So, just to think about how many talents are there that are undiscovered. That could potentially bring a big change for humanity. I think connecting them with a good internet connection can bring out those talents. And it won’t be something good only for the local community and for the person involved. But it can be actually a big game changer for the whole world. One person can make a difference actually.

Stephan: 1:09:43

That’s fine. Your mission is just 3air. Keep rocking.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:09:51

And thanks for all your help. Thank you so much.

Anita Mlakar: 1:09:54

Thank you very much for being with us, for being a real Santa. a real angel. Helping people. There was a question also, how can we get in contact with Stephan. So, Stephan there are a lot of people interesting in the way that they could help or participate. So, if they can contact you in any way. We will of course send the information.

1:10:26

So, thank you very much.

Stephan: 1:10:28

I’m in the channel, for sure.

Anita Mlakar: 1:10:33

Like they are writing, great job. And, again, congratulations to Jonas who got the present. I’m really happy that it’s got in his hands, and he will be able to do amazing work. Thank you very much for being with us.

Stephan: 1:10:48

Awesome. You’re welcome.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:10:50

Thank you. Bye.

Anita Mlakar: 1:10:52

Bye.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:10:57

We know move to our last part.

Anita Mlakar: 1:11:01

And there will be a lot of our team members doing us. Ruba, Samo, Leon, Petra, Nejc, Davor, Rok, Hilina, I hope they’re all still here to be able to join us. Hello, Ruba.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:11:21

Hello, I saw you with the glasses. You’re muted. Unmute yourself.

Ruba Aramouny: 1:11:32

I’m sitting. The problem is people are like where are you? Come on. So, they told me just take your glass of champagne. Merry Christmas.

Anita Mlakar: 1:11:45

Merry Christmas Ruba.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:11:47

Merry Christmas.

Anita Mlakar: 1:11:50

Okay, we have Leon also with us.

Leon: 1:11:55

Hi, guys. Merry Christmas.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:11:56

Let’s see. Hey, we can also have Stephan on if he’s still here. Samo is here are we missing somebody else?

Anita Mlakar: 1:12:09

Is Davor here.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:12:13

No, Davor is not here.

Rok Mihailovic Krpan: 1:12:17

Davor is eating again on a dinner

Anita Mlakar: 1:12:31

It’s time again to eat.

Petra Kmetec: 1:12:33

Excuse day off.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:12:36

Let’s have him the day off. But we can get Stephan back on. Already saying room is full. Let me see. Bye. Bye, Stephen. I kicked Stephen out. Sorry. Davor you can join now again. Okay, there he is.

Davor Zic: 1:13:01

Hi guys. Thank you very much. And by the way, I’m not eating. I’m just here.

Anita Mlakar: 1:13:14

We will have this great closure today of this special Christmas. If I can call it so our special AMA. Everybody’s saying this is such a great AMA, doing a great job. And I’m really happy to see all of you again because we really have some giveaways.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:13:37

Davor, I think that you’re watching YouTube on the slide, or somebody is. Can you please turn it off? We have an echoing. Somebody has something open up. I think it’s okay now.

Anita Mlakar: 1:13:53

Okay, now, please. The whole team members of Team Sandi do tell me what we will give away now. And what we have to do.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:14:03

So, what we need to do is, we have 10 times 1000 tokens to give away. And then I’ll also give away 10 books. I think let’s give away just the new book on the Bitcoin standard, or now it’s called the Fiat standards, the new book. I think it’s really good. And I’ll just buy 10 books and ship it to 10 people out of the community and you can pick them out. And we still have 10 times 1000 tokens that we said we’ll give away to somebody that you suggest. So, one went away already from Stephan. And there were lots of other suggestions. So, it was a tough choice who to actually choose. And I’ll try to kind of make it Right. And the first one will be. I think this one was from telegram.

1:14:44

So, Jose Carlos says, good morning. I suggest Luis Alonso, he is a bit boring. But he’s a good guy. So, we like to give away some stuff to good guys. So, Luis Alonso apparently you breeze 3air and you get 1000 tokens from us. So, congratulations. We’ll be contacting you through Jose Carlos. Congratulations.

1:15:42

So, then the next one we’ll go to. Okay. Richard says, hi, Sandi, I would like to recommend my colleague, another Richard. So, I don’t think it’s the same Richard. So, Richard says, Richard, you’re smart for this Christmas giveaway. This year, we work hard on a project together for our employer. We had a lot of fun, but often it was pretty difficult due to COVID. But with hard work and perseverance we did it. We also discussed a lot of crypto project on the 3air. So, I really hope my colleague would receive this Christmas present from 3air. So yes, he receives the Christmas present from us and from you also. Okay, so congratulations. We have now three. So that I don’t speak all the time and you’re just no waiting. Let’s first ask Petra to pick one winner for her giveaway, personal for the coaching. And you do two. I’ll pay you for one hour extra.

Petra Kmetec: 1:17:00

Okay, so I saw that. Kristalczek for coaching with me. So, I give away one coaching to Kristalczek. And for 1000 tokens, Nukel I don’t know how to pronounce this on telegram chat says that I should pick somebody for to giveaway. I would give those 1000 tokens to Zapatista in Maribor. So, Anita, I will give you this honor because you are here. You’re local in Maribor. We are living tomorrow back to Dubai. So yeah, this is the winners that I choose.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:17:44

Okay, you need to tell us what Zapatista actually is so it’s an animal shelter.

Anita Mlakar: 1:17:53

Thank you very much. I will be happy to give it to them. Petra, thank you.

Petra Kmetec: 1:17:59

It’s really needed at this time. So, thanks.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:18:01

So, you said Kristalczek. Do you know who Kristalczek is? Can we get some information? So Kristalczek if you’re seeing this please write in the comment. Your telegram or Twitter handle. So, we are already giving two hours to Kristalczek, or are we picking someone else.

Petra Kmetec: 1:18:25

Yes. We can do that.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:18:28

Okay. So Kristalczek. You’re getting two hours for Petra’s coaching. So, we have now I think give away four times in tokens. So, if there is anyone from your side that wants to. I think Hilina wants to give away 1000 tokens to somebody else. I think we spoke. I don’t remember.

Hilina Damte: 1:19:01

Yes, I definitely do. I do want to give away 1000 tokens to Joseph. He’s the founder of Afro bytes and colors. Afro bytes is basically a gateway to connect African tech companies with global markets. And Afro bytes also does on Africa day, and in Paris, pitch my country. So selected startups from African countries get to pitch their idea in front of investors. And he’s also actually been a big advocate for connectivity. So that’s the person I wanted to give it to because he’s really doing great things for Africans, tech startups.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:19:46

Congratulations. I mean, doesn’t it feel good to give away. I wanted to sell something else but. It really feels nice. So, Anita are you following the Kristalczek already? Tell us how we can get in contact with him or her.

Anita Mlakar: 1:20:11

I’m following and he or she said thank you but still not telling us.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:20:16

Even an email is going to be fine. Whatever you prefer, so that we can contact you some. So, we have now five times. So, I have another one, Sica says, I’m recommending my friend Brent Yunus Oduron Casa. He’s an overseas student and the eldest of three siblings. The financial burden on him and his family is quite great. And I think he deserves a surprise gift for Christmas, to encourage me to join the world of crypto trading. Though he has put his on hold due to lack of time and resources. So, congratulations, Yunus and Sica. You can give away the 1000 tokens from our side to Yunus.

Anita Mlakar: 1:20:24

Congratulations.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:20:27

Okay, so anybody else wants to give some 1000 tokens away. Do you have somebody in mind, then let me know. Else, I’ll pick a few more.

Ruba Aramouny: 1:21:33

I thought we had some good submissions in the telegram channel. And somebody person named Ali said that he’s recommending his friend who got scammed in a recent project. And I don’t know if you saw that message. I thought it would be good. There are a lot of scammers in the space, and we need to stay safe from them. But if you’re motivated in joining blockchain projects and going in the direction of decentralization, that shouldn’t demotivate you. So maybe that would be a good candidate for giveaway.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:22:17

Yep, agreed.

Ruba Aramouny: 1:22:21

Yes, Phillip West.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:22:24

Yeah. Congratulations, Phillip.

Anita Mlakar: 1:22:26

Congratulations. Three more to go.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:22:31

Anybody else wants to do. Pick someone?

Anita Mlakar: 1:22:37

Or suggest someone?

Sandi Bitenc: 1:22:38

I think Hilina raised her hand.

Hilina Damte: 1:22:42

Yeah, if nobody else is going to take the chance. I will definitely be willing to give it to another person. Can I give it to someone that’s in the tech community in Ethiopia? Or do I have to pick from 3air community.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:22:57

You can pick whoever you want.

Hilina Damte: 1:23:00

Okay, so I would like to pick Aduce. Aduce is also part of the Iceaddis community. And he’s a big crypto blockchain enthusiast. And he’s actually does lots of meetups in Addis for crypto and make sure people are aware. And he’s been doing this since 2015. So, I would love to give it to him. And especially because I would like him to join the 3air family as well. Perfect.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:23:33

Okay, so we have two more. There are a few people that are standing out a bit in the community. And I think we should give 1000 tokens to the GenerationY. He got also some endorsement from the other guys. And he’s from Uganda. And also, JK John Lee, and he’s from Vietnam. So those are the two that I pick for 1000 tokens giveaway. There was also Thebigdid, but he already got a book from Laura. And there are a few others, but we are right now out of tokens. But we still have 10 books to give away. And I would like you guys now to give away 10 books that will buy just market and send them. It’s going to be the book that’s called the Fiat standard. And it’s the next one after the Bitcoin standard. High Leon, who you have their.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:24:56

My daughter.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:24:58

Hello. You saw Leon and Samo a lot on channel. The guys are on the channels all the time. Answering all your emails and just the amazing job that they’re doing. So, look Leon and Samo, you can pick the first two that get the book. You know the community pretty well. Let’s pick somebody from the community that stands out a bit.

Anita Mlakar: 1:25:46

Hello. Can we hear you? Samo?

Sandi Bitenc: 1:25:54

Yeah, I think this is not working really good. So, let’s say Nejc. Hello.

Nejc: 1:26:01

I would like to pick somebody because I’m reading all the comments here. And I really like the DJ, I think is Gigi D’Agostino somewhere here in the comments.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:26:14

Yeah, I think I saw that already. Gigi D’Agostino.

Nejc: 1:26:25

Yes. He is giving a warm hug. So, we are giving him a one book.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:26:30

So, because you like Gigi D’Agostino like the DJ. That’s why.

Nejc: 1:26:42

I saw that. But there’s a book, this is even more.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:26:48

So, Gigi D’Agostino. You can play us a song if you want, but you should give us also some of your contact information so that we can actually contact you and send you the book. So please write in the chat. Your either Twitter telegram handle or email, it doesn’t matter. So just something that we can contact you.

Anita Mlakar: 1:27:11

Congratulations.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:27:13

Congratulations. First Book. Okay, let me see if Leon is now already back.

Leon: 1:27:23

Can you hear me now?

Anita Mlakar: 1:27:25

Yeah, now we can hear you.

Leon: 1:27:27

Okay. So, I noticed the Thebigdid on Discord. He has the biggest rank. And I think he should the giveaway.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:27:48

I’m not the first one anymore on this court. So, I’m proud of it. So, he does deserve it. Congratulations. So, it’s the second book for him today.

Anita Mlakar: 1:28:04

Then we go to the third one.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:28:07

Okay. So, let’s see. Samo are you here? I don’t see him. I think we’re all having some connection problems. There is Samo. Hello. He’s gone already. Let’s see Ruba. I know that you for sure know somebody who you want to give a book away.

Ruba Aramouny: 1:28:36

I was actually just thinking that to encourage people to engage on Discord. We should pick somebody else from Discord. So, let’s see who else is on Discord who could get it? How about Thiane?

Sandi Bitenc: 1:28:57

He is one of ours.

Ruba Aramouny: 1:29:05

That’s what happens when the team grows so fast. I have to look. What about free ASAP?

Sandi Bitenc: 1:29:19

Sounds good. Why not? Congratulations. So, this is now the third book. And let’s see Rok fourth book. Everybody’s having such a bad internet today.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:29:50

Hello. Rok is not on. Davor.

Davor Zic: 1:29:55

Okay, my favorite is guy named the GC 72 from this chat,

Sandi Bitenc: 1:30:01

GC72 Let me find GC 72. Okay, and GC 72 if you can hear us write something in the chat. Write your contact information. So just don’t write anything really personal. So, a Twitter or telegram handle or an email, whatever you prefer. But we need to get your contact in the chat. GC 72. Okay, at we already get it. Okay, this one. Congratulations, another book gone away. So, Anita, you can pick the next one.

Anita Mlakar: 1:30:44

I will pick Lawrence Arabia.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:30:47

Lawrence Arabia. Okay. So, Lawrence, you know what you need to do. Congratulations.

Anita Mlakar: 1:30:58

We have five more.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:31:01

So, Petra pick a book.

Petra Kmetec: 1:31:06

Yes, I will pick etarnatok Bosniakus.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:31:13

Okay. I think we know him already. So, he doesn’t need to put his information in. Congratulations. Let’s see. There are three books that I want to give away. And they’re all from the discord channel, and also from telegram. So, one is Joel Wile. So, he has been really active the last weeks on our channels. So, congratulations, you’re getting a book. Newsal So this is the one that actually gave 1000 tokens to Petra to give away. So, congratulations. You’re getting your book. And there’s a guy named Vizard. I’ve been talking to him today. And he got some issues because he got kind of from gleam. He got removed from our gleam giveaway and we’ll just give him a book instead. So now we have what? Two books?

Anita Mlakar: 1:32:30

Yes. I think it’s one more.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:32:35

Just one more.

Anita Mlakar: 1:32:36

You pick three. Didn’t you

Sandi Bitenc: 1:32:39

Yes.

Anita Mlakar: 1:32:41

Yeah. Lawrence Arabia was fifth than was Petra six. Now you did three. One more.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:32:47

Okay. And the last one, then it’s, Rok.

Rok Mihailovic Krpan: 1:32:59

Okay, I hope you can hear me now.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:33:01

Yes, we can.

Rok Mihailovic Krpan: 1:33:04

Yeah, so I had someone in mind, but I don’t know why the chat is not showing till the start of the stream. I was thinking about someone that had the problems with our payment system in the last few days.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:33:23

We know that one from Telegram.

Rok Mihailovic Krpan: 1:33:28

Yeah, I think it’s from telegram or I can find it in our system. But I don’t know if you maybe have the contact on hand, so you announce it. So, we don’t have to find it.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:33:40

I don’t know who exactly you knew. But let me see. Well, do you remember which channel it was? Was it in the KYC and presale channel?

Rok Mihailovic Krpan: 1:33:59

I even think it was over the mail, the first user that had the problem, that actually helped us find it.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:34:07

Okay. I remember now. But I don’t remember his name, but you will find his name and he’s getting the tokens from us. Okay. So great. I think that’s it.

Anita Mlakar: 1:34:28

Okay. we did it 10 times 1000 tokens, 10 books. Petra gave away the coaching. Oh my God, this is great. We did it all.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:34:42

So, we gave internet connectivity to one school. We gave away three laptops. We gave away some stuff to 2 schools, to help the children and the students there. I think we did some things today.

Anita Mlakar: 1:35:02

It was a great celebration of Christmas we have to admit. And thank you for all the team members, all supporters, all members of our community for all the comments, questions, participating, in all these AMAs, today special. And guys, it’s really nice to meet all of you. We have met some of us before but still I know you will be with me in next AMAs to come in the year 2022. And we have one last coming up this year. Right Sandi.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:35:36

Yes, on Wednesday, we are on again.

Anita Mlakar: 1:35:39

No holidays for us.

Petra Kmetec: 1:35:43

And now it’s time for the song again, Anita.

Anita Mlakar: 1:35:46

Oh, just a minute. This is the old way. Let’s digital.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:35:55

Look, it always works.

Anita Mlakar: 1:35:58

It always works. Never lets me down. So, I would like all of you to have a great Christmas evening. Do whatever you like to do best. Be with your dear ones, with your friends. Eat, drink, enjoy, celebrate life, and this great project that you’re working on because it’s really something special. And I know we all will be doing amazing job next year. So, thank you for being with us today. And I really looking forward to being a part of your project in the next year.

Sandi Bitenc: 1:36:35

Thank you, everyone.