Podcasts

Podcasts

  • Why are Hillary and Trump United in Warning of Bitcoin’s Dangers? Interview with Alex Gladstein

    December 23, 2021

  • Alex Gladstein: Bitcoin, Authoritarianism, and Human Rights | Lex Fridman Podcast (Podcast)

    October 16, 2021

  • Alex Gladstein, Lyn Alden, and Mark Moss at Bitcoin 2021 Miami

    In this talk from the Bitcoin 2021 Conference in Miami, Brady sat down with Alex Gladstein, Lyn Alden, and Mark Moss.

  • Citadel Dispatch e0.2.8 – el salvador, china, and bitcoin with @gladstein

    TOPICS: el salvador, china, CFA franc, 51% attacks and difficulty adjustment

  • From the Petrodollar to a Bitcoin Standard with Alex Gladstein & Nic Carter (Podcast)

    In this interview, Peter McCormack talks to Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at The Human Rights Foundation and Nic Carter, a Partner at Castle Island Ventures. We discuss the petrodollar system, moving to a bitcoin standard and the benefits that it would have on society.

  • Bitcoin’s International Impact (Podcast)

    Preston Pysh talks with Alex Gladstein who’s a humanitarian expert with the Human Rights Foundation. Alex talks about the global impact Bitcoin is having on initiatives to remove tyranny and protect individual rights.

  • 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 fight for privacy, and how #Bitcoin might alter our nation’s path.

  • 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.

  • How Bitcoin is Helping Protesters in Belarus with Alex Gladstein & Jaraslau Likhachevski

    Belarus is in the midst of massive protests, sparked in August by an election win for the long time leader of the country, Alexander Lukashenko. Lukashenko has been in power since the first presidential election in Belarus in 1994 when the country gained independence from the Soviet Union. The constitution following independence limited presidents to two terms but Lukashenko fought to change this and has remained in power since.

    Following the disputed election on August 9th hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets claiming Lukashenko rigged the election results. Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is claiming that she is the rightful president with reports that she had won 60-70% of the votes.

    These marches have become violent with Lukashenko’s state security forces using rubber bullets, tear gas and extreme brutality against the protesters.

    Protestors are targeting state infrastructure by striking. To support those standing up to the regime, the Human Rights Foundation has set up a Belarus Solidarity Fund. They are using Bitcoin as a censorship-resistant way of getting money to those striking to supplement their lost wages. 

    In this interview, I talk to Alex Gladstein the Chief Strategy Officer at The Human Rights Foundation and Jaraslau Likhachevski from BYSOL We discuss the political situation in Belarus, the protests and how Bitcoin is helping activists.

  • Bitcoin Renaissance

    Guy Swann makes the knowledge of the world’s most secure, independent money, accessible to everyone.

  • Bitcoin Renaissance – with Marty Bent, John Vallis, Alex Gladstein, Elizabeth Prefontaine, & Brady Swenson

    We had a fascinating panel discussion hosted by John Vallis with an amazing group at the Value of Bitcoin Conference. All about the Global Renaissance that Bitcoin could ignite. What incentives will most change our world, what is the future of debt in a sound money economy, what will governments look like, what happens when everyone’s wealth exists everywhere at once and borders become meaningless? All this and more with Marty Bent, John Vallis, Alex Gladstein, Elizabeth Prefontaine, & Brady Swenson!

  • A World Without Bitcoin

    The year is 2040, and cash is gone. The money you use on a daily basis has fully transitioned into a tool of surveillance and control.

    In midtown Manhattan, you tip sidewalk performers with a scan of your wearable, your face, or your fingerprint. Coins and dollar bills are now curiosities—fossils from a forgotten age.

  • How Bitcoin Is Used to Promote Human Rights: Stories From Activists and Refugees

    CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein and Syrian entrepreneur Moe Ghashim to discuss how cultural context shapes the way people view bitcoin, including stories from the Middle East.

  • A Human Rights Activist Explains Bitcoin’s Importance

    We talk with Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. He explains why he sees Bitcoin as an essential tool in his fight for human rights all around the world.

  • The Little Bitcoin Book

    Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book. This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends! It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important. Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it – then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

  • Tales from the Crypt #76: Alex Gladstein

    Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum, to discuss how Alex ended up at the HRF, how authoritarian regimes use digital panopticons to control their subjects, why Bitcoin is such an important project, and why we can’t mess it up.

  • Bitcoin and Global Welfare

    In this conversation, Gladstein and Anthony Pompliano discuss Bitcoin, foreign aid, Web 3.0 as a decentralized world, unbanking the banked, and the surveillance state.

  • Anti-Authoritarian Technologies and The Future of Governance

    In this interview we discuss why civil liberties make a country better for its people, what the future of governance, internet and money looks like, and why anti-authoritarian technologies like Bitcoin are important for that future.

  • Alex Gladstein on Why Bitcoin Matters for Freedom

    All too often price dominates the discussion with Bitcoin: an ETF approval will be great for the price, we need institutions, when is the next bull run? Also, naysayers criticise Bitcoin when the price crashes, calling it a speculative asset with no utility. Is price a distraction from the potential for Bitcoin?

    In this interview, I talk about why Bitcoin matters for Freedom with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. We discuss what fundamental human rights are lost under authoritarian regimes, how Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies increase freedom and how Dem Tech (Democracy Tech) could lead to a wave of investment in cryptocurrencies.

  • Personal Data, Bitcoin and the Future of Human Rights

    Chad sits down with Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation. In this conversation, they discuss the work Alex does at the Human Rights Foundation, the two kinds of technology that are changing society and one man’s story about defecting from North Korea that will leave you in awe.

  • Dictators and Development Statistics

    We attended the Oslo Freedom Forum last month. Ahmed (@Gatnash) sat down with Alex Gladstein (@Gladstein) to get an introduction to the forum, and speak about their goals and some of their achievements, as well as some of Alex’s research on dictatorships use of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other development statistics.

  • The First Crypto War

    Think Bitcoin and crypto assets are just vehicles for speculation? They’re already having both a positive impact and negative impact when it comes to human rights, says Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer for the Human Rights Foundation. Gladstein talks about how he first became enamored with Bitcoin because of its potential to solve hyperinflation, and why he believes Venezuela is the site of the world’s first crypto war. He also covers why repressive governments are excited by centralized cryptocurrencies, why impact investing focused on the UN sustainable goals will not address human rights issues, and why blockchain-based elections, which many believe could be fair and transparent, could instead be terribly corrupt.