Cellphones, Bitcoin and the Citizen Tools of Anti-Authoritarianism, Feat. Alex Gladstein

As protests mount in the U.S., we sit down with an outspoken pro-bitcoin, anti-surveillance human-rights advocate.

Jun 2, 2020 at 7:28 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 8:47 a.m. UTC

As protests mount in the U.S., we sit down with an outspoken pro-bitcoin, anti-surveillance, human rights advocate.

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This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp and Ciphertrace.

Alex Gladstein is the chief strategy officer of the Human Rights Foundation. He is a powerful voice for the role of bitcoin in combating authoritarianism around the globe.

In today's episode, Gladstein and NLW discuss:

  • What the protests tell us about the state of democracy in the U.S.
  • The potential impact of protests and COVID-19 on surveillance norms 
  • The potential for a "biological Patriot Act" 
  • The implications of China's push to absorb Hong Kong 
  • The relevance or irrelevance of China's digital currency
  • The role of bitcoin in promoting freedom

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