Tag: alex gladstein

Sep 30 2022

Examining The Debate Around Bitcoin’s Role in Palestine

There are clear advantages to be had by Palestine in adopting Bitcoin, but the path to do so is not so straightforward as has been claimed before.This is an opinion editorial by Seth Cantey, an associate professor of politics, and Mohammed Mourtaja, a Palestinian student studying international economics.A debate is taking shape over whether bitcoin can play a role in Palestinians’...

Sep 06 2022

Human Rights Foundation Donates $325,000 In BTC For Bitcoin Development

HRF made eight donations in BTC to further censorship-resistance, open-source solutions, Bitcoin Core development and other initiatives in the ecosystem.The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has announced its latest round of donations totalling $325,000 in BTC, focused on furthering key elements of the Bitcoin ecosystem, per a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine. With...

Aug 12 2022

UNCTAD Wants To Curb Crypto Adoption In Developing Countries. Of Course They Do

The United Nations’ UNCTAD wants developing economies to do as they say, not as they do. In a shocking document, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development tries to convince the poorer countries to keep out of crypto. Arguably, the best technology to help them grow financially. In classic gaslighting fashion, the UNCTAD downplays the benefits, highlights the risks, and tries to...

Aug 06 2022

Binance’s CZ Visits The Central African Republic, Meets President Touadéra

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra received Changpeng Zhao to discuss bitcoin and crypto. The meeting of the minds happened on Friday and there’s not much public information about what actually happened. The Binance CEO has been meeting African presidents recently, so it only makes sense that he visited the first nation to make bitcoin legal tender in the continent. 1/ Impressive meeting today and an...

Jul 26 2022

Alternative Media Attacks Bitcoin: A Response To “Bitcoin Cannot Free Palestine”

It’s obvious that bitcoin can’t free Palestine, let’s begin there. The bitcoin network just offers better money, not a miracle cure. It offers a decentralized currency that can’t be debased by any government, no more, no less. The author of “Bitcoin Cannot Free Palestine...

Jul 16 2022

4 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: BTC – Cross, Aderinokun, Ardonino, Rauda

Let’s wrap Bitcoinist’s coverage of the Oslo Freedom Forum with controversy. In this last edition, two stablecoins proponents and an extremely confused journalist make their cases. Alex Gladstein, the Human Rights Foundation’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been a big proponent of stablecoins over the Lightning Network. His case is that dissidents need a less volatile currency than bitcoin. Did the Oslo Freedom Forum...

Jul 13 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: Oppression & CBDCs – Booth, Song, Mezinskis

It’s time to talk monetary oppression at The Oslo Freedom Forum. Bitcoin heavyweights Jeff Booth and Jimmy Song make an appearance and, surprisingly, don’t even mention the asset. Bitcoin is ever present in spirit, though. Because it fixes all of the situations they’re mentioning. The other big topic of today’s selection is CBDCs. Are they ready for prime time? The answer might surprise...

Jul 09 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: 14 Zeroes – Bartolomeo, Nur Khalil, Stark

It’s time to visit Oslo one more time. Bitcoinist keeps mining The Human Rights Foundation’s Oslo Freedom Forum for the content all those other bitcoin sites are not interested in. We are talking about real life here, and we already went to the well a few times - one...

Jul 05 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: Bitcoin As A Tool – Mallers, Roem, Fang

The Oslo Freedom Forum delivered some of the most thought-provoking ideas about what makes bitcoin special and valuable beyond mere price. And luckily, the organizers cut these one-minute videos for us to consume said ideas. And even luckier still, Bitcoinist decided to echo them and paint a different picture of the asset our publication is named after. We’ve already featured people...

Jul 03 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: BTC Is Different – Neigut, Alden, Feinstein

The Oslo Freedom Forum offers another perspective. Seen from the standpoint of activists like these or these, t...

Jun 30 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: Why BTC? Nabourema, Likhachevskiy, Diop

The Oslo Freedom Forum offers another way to measure the bitcoin network’s worth. Price action is fine, but, what about real-life impact? The event is not about bitcoin per se. However, The Human Rights Foundation’s Chief Strategy Officer, Alex Gladstein, put together a series of one-minute clips that summarize exactly how deep bitcoin’s existence changes everything. Let’s read what...

Jun 24 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: Carter, Mahboob, and Volkov on Bitcoin

The Human Rights Foundation’s biggest event of the year took place last month in Norway. The Oslo Freedom Forum defines itself as a “global conference series bringing together human rights defenders from around the world to speak truth to power.” And the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer, Alex...

Jun 07 2022

Human Rights Leaders Pen Letter To US Congress For Responsible Bitcoin Legislation

The letter aims to enlighten the U.S. Congress on the global importance of Bitcoin as a tool for personal and financial freedom as regulators seek legislation.20 human rights leaders from 20 countries penned an open letter to the U.S Congress to ask for responsible bitcoin legislation.The letter was in part a response to an anti-crypto letter recently sent to Congress that...

May 05 2022

Discussing The Central African Republic Making Bitcoin Legal Tender

Alex Gladstein and Fodé Diop join a Bitcoin Magazine Twitter Spaces to share updates about the Central African Republic’s plan for Bitcoin adoption.Listen To This Recording:Apple...

Apr 27 2022

Who And Why Received The 5 BTC In Grants From The Human Rights Foundation?

For the second quarter of 2012, the Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund distributed 500 million satoshis in grants. The receiving projects came from “Cuba, Turkey, Pakistan, Ghana, Venezuela, Burma, and beyond,” according to Chief Strategy Officer Alex Gladstein. In this round, the Human Rights Foundation focused on “Bitcoin software development, community building, censorship monitoring, translation and design.”...

Apr 15 2022

To Test The Lightning Network, CNBC Sent BTC To A Ukranian In Poland. The Result?

Mainstream media, CNBC to be exact, experienced the power of Lightning. The article’s snatchy title says it all, “We sent bitcoin from Miami to a Ukrainian in Poland who withdrew it as cash, all in less than three minutes.”...

Apr 11 2022

Bitcoin 2022 Recap, GA Day 1. Afternoon: Thiel, Salinas, Keiser, Mallers & More

It’s time for another Bitcoin 2022 recap. That fateful afternoon, What Bitcoin Did’s Peter McCormack hosted. It contains the most talked-about panels and keynotes. We have the perspective of two billionaires, refugees, activists, a loudmouth journalist that may be a billionaire, and the Podcasting 2.0 pioneer. On top of that, the Jack Mallers’ announcement that could change the world....

Apr 06 2022

Taro, Issue & Send Any Asset Through Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Do We Need It?

The Taro protocol is the first big announcement to come out of the Bitcoin 2022 conference. With “bitcoinizing the dollar” as its target and Lightning Labs behind it, the news blew up in Bitcoin-Twitter after being strategically released the night before the event of the year kicks off. Nevertheless, notice that Taro is just a proposal so far. It has a long way...

Mar 30 2022

The Bitcoin Community Reacts To Greenpeace And Ripple’s Latest Attack

With the “Change The Code” campaign, Greenpeace and Ripple rubbed the bitcoin community the wrong way. The reactions kept coming throughout the day. Bitcoiners saw through the campaign’s literal intention and interpreted it as an attack on the protocol. And they weren’t quiet about it. In fact, they wouldn’t shut up. Related Reading |...

Mar 29 2022

Why Nation States Will Need To Adopt Bitcoin Featuring Alex Gladstein

A conversation about Bitcoin’s ecological footprint, why Bitcoin is such a big organism and the shift from individual to nation-state adoption.Watch The Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

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