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Read_561 - The Village and the Strongman [Alex Gladstein]

Bitcoin Audible

“Sandwiched between Guatemala and Honduras, El Salvador — the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, with an average GDP per capita of around $3,500 — is a most unlikely ground zero for a financial revolution.” - Alex GladsteinGladstein is back with the full story of Bitcoin and El Salvador. What it's like on the ground, the people it all started with, the responsibility we have as a community, & the history that gives much needed perspective to the actions of the political regime. You don't want to miss this one.Check out the original article and tons of other incredible work by Gladstein & others at Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-polarity-of-bitcoin-in-el-salvadorEndless thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the LTB Network for the incredible content they bring to the Bitcoin ecosystem.Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure!• Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card!• And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 40mins

21 Sep 2021

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Bitcoin Fixes This | Alex Gladstein, Human Rights Foundation

The Wolf Of All Streets

Everyone buys Bitcoin for a different reason, but there is one thing about Bitcoin that we all stand behind - the benefit to humanity. Alex Gladstein, from the Human Rights Foundation, shared why Bitcoin matters for the advancement of financial freedom. For the bulk of humanity that are subject to oppressive regimes, live with tyranny or deal with inflation, Bitcoin is a life raft. As Alex elaborated on in the podcast, Bitcoin is “an escape hatch from tyranny” and “Trojan Horse for freedom” - Bitcoin is our treasure.Alex Gladstein: https://twitter.com/gladstein--Harmony:Build on Harmony, run on all chains.Harmony is your open platform for assets, collectibles, identity, governance. Be the ONE to bridge to all blockchains.Harmony is an open and fast blockchain. Their mainnet runs Ethereum applications with 2-second transaction finality and 100 times lower fees. Harmony’s secure bridges offer cross-chain asset transfers with Ethereum, Binance and other chains.https://thewolfofallstreets.link/harmony--If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe. This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworks.coーーーJoin the Wolf Den newsletter:►►https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TheWolfDen/members

1hr 2mins

9 Sep 2021

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Alex Gladstein: Bitcoin as a Human Rights Tool

Coin Stories

Biography courtesy of hrf.org: Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. He has also served as Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. In his work, Alex has connected hundreds of dissidents and civil society groups with business leaders, technologists, journalists, philanthropists, policymakers, and artists to promote free and open societies. Alex’s writing and views on human rights and technology have appeared in media outlets across the world including The Atlantic, BBC, CNN, Fast Company, The Guardian, Monocle, The New Republic, The New York Times, NowThis, NPR, Quartz, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and WIRED. He has spoken at universities ranging from MIT to Stanford, presented at the European Parliament and U.S. Department of State, and participated in Singularity University events around the world, where he serves as faculty and lectures on bitcoin and the future of money. He currently lives in the San Francisco area. Articles by Alex Gladstein: -Finding Financial Freedom in Afghanistan -Inside Cuba's Bitcoin Revolution -Can Bitcoin Be Palestine's Currency of Freedom? -Bitcoin and The American Idea -The Humanitarian and Environmental Case For Bitcoin -Bitcoin is a Trojan Horse For Freedom

1hr 2mins

1 Sep 2021

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#642 Bitcoin and Human Rights with Alex Gladstein

The Pomp Podcast

Alex Gladstein is 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 bitcoin, human rights, Afghanistan, Cuba, Nigeria, bitcoin development fund, the Oslo Freedom Forum, and what you can do at home to pitch in. =======================Gemini is a leading regulated cryptocurrency exchange, wallet, and custodian that makes it simple and secure to buy, sell, store, and earn bitcoin, ether, and over 40 other cryptocurrencies. Offering industry-leading security, insurance and uptime, Gemini is the go-to trusted platform for beginner and sophisticated investors alike. Open a free account in under 3 minutes at gemini.com/pomp and get $20 of bitcoin after you trade $100 or more within 30 days.=======================MiamiCoin, the first CityCoin, is now live! Mining began on August 3rd, and the community has already generated over $1 million of protocol contributions reserved for the City of Miami. This is a community-launched program built on Bitcoin, and it’s far more than a currency: MiamiCoin is a protocol, and a platform for innovation. So, the CityCoins team is announcing something pretty cool: MiamiCoin Makers Month is a bringing together hackers, designers, and creators who are passionate about creating apps to benefit the City of Miami. $25k in total prizes will be awarded to developers who build the winning apps. And, the winners will be announced by Ryan Hoover, founder of Product Hunt, and Bored Elon Musk, everybody’s favorite pseudonymous Twitter inventor and blockchain enthusiast. Visit MiamiMakers.co to learn more and sign up to take part.=======================


25 Aug 2021

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INSIDE CUBA'S BITCOIN REVOLUTION by Alex Gladstein - Bitcoin Magazine Audible

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

“This technology goes around blockades and government restrictions, it allows you to move value without trusting anyone, it connects you to the world, and it allows you to empower yourself and do things that are otherwise impossible,” he said. “It has created hope for those who want change.” Today Alex Galdstein takes us on another Bitcoin journey around the world, this time to Cuba. A communist regime where dissent is illegal, where 70% of the value of the currency is stolen by the government in the official conversion, & where the chance to accumulate wealth and engage in trade is a privilege for the few. With Bitcoin and internet finding their way to this lost country, a chance for a better future may be on the horizon. Don't miss another incredible piece from Gladstein & Bitcoin Magazine. Join Guy Swann as he reads Alex Gladstein's article on Bitcoin and Cuba. Find the full article on Bitcoin Magazine:  https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/cubas-bitcoin-revolution

1hr 13mins

20 Aug 2021

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CAN BITCOIN BE PALESTINE’S CURRENCY OF FREEDOM? by Alex Gladstein - Bitcoin Magazine Audible

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

Gaza faces civilizational collapse. 1 out of 2 live in poverty. Half are unemployed. 80% depend on handouts. Investment is gone. Capital stock is destroyed. There is very little hope left.  In his latest piece on Bitcoin and global human rights, Alex Gladstein speaks to Palestinians to learn how they are using Bitcoin as a peaceful protest to overcome staggering financial barriers.  Although the people in Gaza may be physically trapped and economically cut off from the world, some have said Bitcoin gives them freedom, describing it as “a checkpoint that’s always open.” Join Guy Swann as he reads Alex Gladstein's article on Bitcoin and Palestine. Find the full article on Bitcoin Magazine:  https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/can-bitcoin-bring-palestine-freedom

1hr 30mins

28 Jul 2021

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BITCOIN AND THE AMERICAN IDEA by Alex Gladstein - Bitcoin Magazine Audible

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

What do the revolutionary founding of America and the revolutionary founding of Bitcoin have in common? Can Bitcoin help steer America back to its founding ideals? Alex Gladstein speaks with entrepreneur and author, Isaiah Jackson, and human rights activist, Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, to get their perspectives. Join Guy Swann as he reads Alex Gladstein's article on Bitcoin and American principles. Find the full article on Bitcoin Magazine:  https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-the-american-idea


7 Jul 2021

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Read_540 - Bitcoin & the American Idea [Alex Gladstein]

Bitcoin Audible

"Perhaps Bitcoin can help Americans reflect on our history and remember that our true glory, in Adams’s words, is “not dominion, but liberty,” and that our true march is “of the mind” and not the sword." - Alex GaldsteinHappy Independence Day fellow Audionauts! This is the day to celebrate the American experiment and the ideals which it sought to achieve. An ideal of "all men created equal," individual liberties, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and so many more revolutionary principles that have been the foundation for the outlaw of slavery, the civil rights movement, & human rights movements around the world.So where do we separate "America the idea" from "America the political system?" What was missed in the founding documents that allowed the experiment to still fail so many? Does Bitcoin have a role to play by re-empowering these core principles of individual liberty?Another brilliant piece from Alex Gladstein & Bitcoin Magazine, don't miss today's show!https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-the-american-ideaCheck out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason.Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 9mins

5 Jul 2021

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BTC029: Jack Dorsey's Involvement in Bitcoin & Jack Maller's El Salvador Announcement W/ Alex Gladstein (Bitcoin Podcast)

We Study Billionaires - The Investor’s Podcast Network

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:Learn why Jack Dorsey is so bullish on BitcoinWhat surprised Alex the most in his interview with JackJack's thoughts on other crypto tokensAlex's thoughts on the PetroDollar systemEl Salvador's announcement on Bitcoin being legal tenderSovereign game theoryBOOKS AND RESOURCESAlex Gladstein on TwitterAlex's nonprofit the Human Rights FoundationAlex's article on the PetroDollarAlex interviewing Jack Dorsey in Miami Jack Maller's Strike AppGet into a topic quickly, find new topics, and figure out which books you want to spend more time listening to more deeply with Blinkist. Get 25% off and a 7-day free trial todayBring your WiFi up to speed with Orbi WiFi 6 from NETGEAR. Save 10% with promo code BILLION10Check out Kraken's industry-leading staking service, where you can put your crypto to work for you and earn up to 20% in additional rewards annuallyTeach kids good money habits the fun and easy way with GoHenry’s debit card for kids and app for parents. Get one free month with promo code WSBJoin OurCrowd and get to invest in medical technology, breakthroughs in ag tech and food production, solutions in the multi-billion dollar robotic industry, and so much moreSimplify working with multiple freelancers, set budgets, and manage projects with ease with Fiverr Business. Get 1 free year and save 10% on your purchase on with promo code INVESTORSListen to Secret Sauce and explore the stories and successes behind some of the most inspiring businesses. Available on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, or you can listen one week early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app. Wondery… Feel the Story.Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here.Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 3mins

9 Jun 2021

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From the Petrodollar to a Bitcoin Standard with Alex Gladstein & Nic Carter

What Bitcoin Did

“It’s reasonable to think that in the next 10-15 years, we’ll start seeing a real shift. Whether it’s to a bi-polar world or a multi-polar world or potentially a world where we no longer have the petrodollar as the reserve currency… but rather, maybe the Bitcoin standard.”— Alex GladsteinLocation: RemotelyDate: Monday 24th MayProject: The Human Rights Foundation & Castle Island VenturesRole: Chief Strategy Officer & PartnerBitcoin is in the midst of an immense cycle of FUD. In the last few weeks alone, Elon Musk has questioned the energy consumption, China has again imposed regulations on bitcoin miners, and even the Pope raised fears concerning fossil fuels.As Bitcoiners, we are used to the constant stream of attacks, but often the disparagement is down to a lack of understanding of Bitcoin, with people viewing it as just a visa-like payment processor. As Alex Gladstein says, Bitcoin “is not a fintech company competing with Visa. It is a decentralized asset competing to be the new global reserve currency, aiming to inherit the role gold once had and the role the dollar holds today.”If bitcoin does become the new global reserve currency, superseding the dollar, will that usher in a more peaceful world? And what impact will it have on equality and foreign policy? In this interview, I talk 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.This episode’s sponsors:Gemini - Buy Bitcoin instantlyBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets.Ledger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware wallet-----WBD353 - Show Notes-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

1hr 10mins

26 May 2021