Electoral campaigns, as usual, gather promises of improvements in the quality of life of their citizens, but they no longer only offer transportation, security or food. A Venezuelan candidate for governor in the north of that country has decided to offer scholarships for the Axie Infinity video game.
“I feel that by helping young people to build multiple sources we ensure economic stability for their families” , stated Alejandro Terán, official candidate for the state of La Guaira in the elections that will be held tomorrow, November 21 .
Also proposes the creation of a «Technical Training Center for Mining and Digital Crypto Assets Administration», for the training of scholarship holders in «the NFT world».
Axie Infinity is very popular in Venezuela , among other things because the country has one of the lowest minimum wages in the world, just under $ 5 per month and accumulated inflation that in September reached 525.7 %, according to the Venezuelan Finance Observatory.
Faced with such a scenario, many people have been forced to leave their formal jobs to engage in informal trade or other economic activities, but the video game created in Asia has been the salvation for many Venezuelans who do not make ends meet.
Last July, CriptoNoticias portrayed the reality of a Venezuelan family that supplemented their income to be able to feed themselves and pay for services with the obtained in Axie Infinity through a grant .
«This fortnight Axie Infinity saved us. I made 200 dollars and with that we are going to make a market “, said one of the members of that family.
It is worth remembering that the video game is an application where players raise, fight and exchange digital creatures called Axies, very similar to the theme of Pokemon, with the difference that you can earn money.