CoinsBank is a secure, web-based platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing cryptocurrencies. Every year they host a blockchain conference aboard a cruise ship in a beautiful place of the world. This cruise had over 2500 people on it from 55+ countries. As part of the conference, Tatiana and I had the opportunity to learn from 100+ speakers, some of whom included:
- Charlie Lee – Creator of Litecoin
- Jimmy Song – Venture Partner at Blockchain Capital LLC
- Daria Arefieva – Founder of Cryptofriends
- Tatiana Moroz – Founder of Tatiana Coin (the 1st artist cryptocurrency)
While I was on the cruise I also had the opportunity to interview Roger Ver. Roger is the CEO of Bitcoin.com and one of its early investors.
He became the first person in the world to start investing in Bitcoin related-startups. Since the advent of the Internet, Bitcoin is the most important invention in the history of the world. As many of you know who follow me, I’m a big fan of investing. I believe that if you want to build wealth, investing is the easiest way to do it. I have achieved a lot of success investing in Bitcoin.
However, by no means am I an expert in this cryptocurrency. This is why it was great to be invited on this cruise. On top of the amazing people we met and places we saw, the cruise also gave me an opportunity to expand my knowledge of Bitcoin.
As our world becomes more complex, I believe that leveraging advanced technologies, like Bitcoin will revolutionize how we live and work. In reality, I think that Bitcoin has the power to be the currency of the future.
Let’s dive into some of the cool places that Tatiana and I got to see on our adventures in the Mediterranean.
If you are looking for a luxurious city trip, Monaco is the place to go. Located on the French Riviera, Monaco is one of the most alluring stretches of land that I have ever seen. It has a population of 36,000, making it the second-smallest country in the world, next to Vatican City. You can walk across the entire country in one hour. Despite Monaco’s size, it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Monaco is considered to be one of the richest countries in Europe. It’s known as a tax haven and a playground for the rich. The second that you step foot in Monaco, the feeling of wealth is all around you, from the luxurious hotels, billionaire apartments, designer boutiques, and extravagant yachts. Nearly 30% of the people that live in Monaco are millionaires.
There are so many things to see and do in Monaco.
If you want to relax and enjoy the epic ocean view, I recommend that you check out Larvatto beach. The water is a beautiful turquoise blue color and the temperature is perfect.
If you enjoy gambling, the famous Monte Carlo Casino is the place to go. This is where the James Bond movie, Casino Royale was filmed. Even if you don’t end up going in, this is a must-see spot in Monaco. The grand decor of its exterior is breathtaking, as well as the luxury cars that are parked out front.
Above all, you can’t visit Monaco without enjoying their shopping. Keep in mind that, if you are looking for bargain deals, this is not the place you will find them. In the heart of the city is the Cercle d’Or. This is where you will find all of the most elegant shops and the biggest brand names like Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Prada.
For such a small place, Monaco has a lot of world-class restaurants which have amazing cuisine options from all over the world. There are also a lot of beautiful waterfront cafes where you can sit back and immerse yourself in the beauty that is Mediterranean life. If you get the chance, check out the Condamine Market. This is an open-air food hall that has unlimited food options for every person’s palate.
With its beautiful beaches, to-die-for food, and unparalleled architecture, Barcelona is a must-see European destination. Unfortunately, Tatiana and I didn’t have a lot of time to spend there this time around. However, we made the most of our day by getting on a tour bus and checking out all of the sights. In many ways, this is the ideal way to explore this vast city.
Whenever Tatiana and I travel to a new country, we always make it a priority to learn something about the culture. As part of our bus tour, we had the opportunity to go into the famous, Sagrada Familia. This is a large Roman Catholic church that was designed by the architect, Antoni Gaudí.
The inside of the church is stunning. While we were walking through it, the sun shone through the stained glass windows and filled the church with the most beautiful colors. Make sure you get tickets in advance, as it can get very busy and the lines can get very long.
It has been said that, when Antoni was asked when the church would be finished, he replied with, “There is no reason to regret that I cannot finish the church. I will grow old but others will come after me. What must always be conserved is the spirit of the work, but its life has to depend on the generations it is handed down to and with whom it lives and is incarnated.”Unfortunately, Antoni wasn’t able to complete it before he passed away. However, it is expected to be finished by 2026.
On our adventures, we took a walking tour through Casa Mila.
Otherwise known as “the stone quarry”, this is a modernist building in Barcelona that was also designed by Antoni Gaudí. Our tour guide told us that this was the last building that he worked on before he devoted himself to the construction of the Sagrada Familia. In the interior of the Casa Mila, vibrant colors and natural, round shapes decorate the courtyards.
After we got our architectural fix, we hit up Las Ramblas, which is Barcelona’s most famous street. Here you can find endless cool cafes, restaurants, and shops. We were surprised to find some awesome healthy food options in Barcelona.
A great way to tantalize your senses is to check out La Boqueria. This is one of Barcelona’s most famous markets. Inside, you will find just about anything that you’ve ever wanted to eat. We will definitely be back to enjoy more of the diversity and beauty that Barcelona has to offer.
At the beginning of our trip, we only got to experience a few hours in Ibiza as part of the CoinsBank cruise. We decided to book a flight from Barcelona and end our trip there so that we could enjoy the amazing nightlife! It’s fair to say that partying in Ibiza is like a religion.
Clubs open at midnight and go until 7 am the next morning. We flew into Ibiza at 10 pm and got tickets to the Hï Ibiza club, where the electronic DJ, Eric Prydz was playing. You may have heard of Eric’s hit single “Call on Me.”
Tatiana and I don’t usually let loose, so we were a bit nervous about how we were going to manage. Luckily, we ended up meeting a ton of cool people, listened to some great music, and surprisingly made it through the night in one piece… with the help of lots of caffeine! It’s fair to say that we had the most epic time at the club.
From the club, we went straight to the airport at 8 am to head back to Barcelona. Sometimes you’ve got to throw your hair back and just have a good time. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Ibiza. For this reason, we took advantage of it and loved every minute of the moments we shared together.