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

A conversation with the outspoken pro-bitcoin, anti-surveillance human rights advocate and global power expert.

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A conversation with the outspoken pro-bitcoin, anti-surveillance human rights advocate and global power expert.

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, he 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