While bitcoin is powerful Number Go Up technology that appeals to self interest, it’s also creating fortresses against authority in cyberspace
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Bitcoin as a Tool for Liberation | Bronwyn Williams & Alex Gladstein [The Small Print]
In this episode of The Small Print, Brownyn is joined by the CSO of the Human Rights Foundation, Alex Gladstein. They talk about Bitcoin’s impact on human rights and private wealth in politically totalitarian and economically fragile nation-states, the resilience of Bitcoin when it comes to political and economic threats, how it creates opportunities forContinue reading “Bitcoin as a Tool for Liberation | Bronwyn Williams & Alex Gladstein [The Small Print]”
What is Bitcoin, Really?
Is bitcoin an inflation hedge or a monetary system? Is it both or neither? Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein and journalist Brett Scott debate what bitcoin is.
Can Governments Stop Bitcoin?
Since its creation more than 12 years ago, Bitcoin is undefeated. Its price has leaped from $5 to $50 to $500 to $5,000 to now past $50,000. The number of global users has eclipsed 100 million. The system’s network security, number of developers, and new applications are at all-time highs. Dozens of companies including Tesla and Square have started toContinue reading “Can Governments Stop Bitcoin?”
In the Fight Against Extremism, Don’t Demonize Surveillance-Busting Tools like Signal and Bitcoin
Secure messaging app Signal is one of the top downloads on Apple Store and Google Play platforms in several countries.
“We’re part of a global awakening and it’s great to be here at the beginning of it. It’s an unstoppable force for freedom.”
Will Wall Street Ruin Bitcoin? Featuring Ben Hunt and Alex Gladstein
Ben Hunt is the founder of Second Foundation Partners and lead author of Epsilon Theory. Alex Gladstein is the chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation. In this conversation, they discuss one of the most important burgeoning topics of the year: In a world where bitcoin goes mainstream with traditional financial institutions, can itContinue reading “Will Wall Street Ruin Bitcoin? Featuring Ben Hunt and Alex Gladstein”
Funding Bitcoin Development
This is an episode of The Pomp Podcast with host Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano and guest, Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and the Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. In this conversation, we discuss the Bitcoin Development Fund, how recipients are selected,Continue reading “Funding Bitcoin Development”
Special Election Day Edition – Alex Gladstein and Marty Bent
Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation and Marty Bent, author of influential newsletter that often examines the state of our nation, Marty’s Bent, and host of the Tales from the Crypt podcast join us. We talk about the founding principles of our country, the current state of the union, the fightContinue reading “Special Election Day Edition – Alex Gladstein and Marty Bent”
Is Bitcoin Democratic, And Is Democracy Good?
Is Bitcoin a democracy? Or is it more like a natural order? What about democracy in general, does that protect human rights and enable human flourishing? Saifedean and Alex Gladstein debate the question of whether democracy promotes human flourishing. This was moderated by Stephan Livera, initially on Saifedean’s online seminar.