"Tunisia is a country that applies capital controls. We have an inflationary currency that is constantly trending down.Tunisians have no right to possess any kind of foreign currency (no dollar no euro, no yen...). So Tunisians cannot go on Amazon or eBay and shop online. Bitcoin is a huge opportunity for Tunisians to get back their financial freedom and be able to protect themselves from inflation."
"They are not going to issue a law to make it forbidden nad they are not going to authorize any business to operate in this field either. I launched an exchange that was working very well but I had to close it down because of government pressure."
Looking for opportunities
Jaziri is also certain his country can be at the forefront of Bitcoin penetration in the continent that is saddled with so many economic, political and social quandaries. Currently, the youths who are endowed with skills and ideas are unable to release all their capabilities and launch projects and ventures.
"I think it is possible, we have great potential within the youth. They know a lot about Bitcoin and all emerging technologies. Unfortunately, they are scared of their government, Bitcoin is still gray and government officials like it to be that way," he inferred.