Tag: human rights foundation

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 11 2022

Vinteum Will Train And Sponsor Bitcoin Developers In Brazil And Latin America

The planet needs Vinteum because “we need developers from all over the world to build this global internet-native money.” What is Vinteum? In the post announcing the organization’s existence, they describe themselves as “a non- profit Bitcoin research and development center dedicated to supporting Bitcoin developers in Brazil and the wider Latin America region. We will train and fund open source developers to work...

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...

Jun 09 2022

How Bitcoin Found Its Purpose At Oslo Freedom Forum

At this year’s Oslo Freedom Forum, we learned why the monetary system enabled by Bitcoin is so important.This is an opinion editorial by Josef Tětek, the Trezor brand ambassador for SatoshiLabs.At this year’s Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF), a financial freedom content track gave freedom fighters from around the world the...

Apr 26 2022

Human Rights Foundation Grants 5 BTC To Bitcoin Projects

The latest round of gifts from HRF’s Bitcoin Development Fund focuses on software and community development, design, translation, and censorship monitoring.The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) will award a total of 5 BTC in the latest round of gifts from its Bitcoin Development Fund.Over the past two years, HRF has allocated more than $1.2 million worth of grants to over...

Apr 11 2022

Why Bitcoin Is The Hope And Future Of Activist Movements

At the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, probably the most important panel presented was about global financial inclusion. To many, Bitcoin is not just something of monetary value, but the only technology that can be a tool for freedom, decolonization, autonomy, and peace. The discussion was moderated by the Human Rights Foundation’s (HRF's)...

Apr 07 2022

How Does Bitcoin Enable Freedom? Yeonmi Park Joins Nabourema And Elsalameen To Answer

Yeonmi Park, Nabourema and Elsalameen discussed how Bitcoin can empower and bring freedom to people living under authoritarian states at Bitcoin 2022.Why do people say that Bitcoin is freedom? The expression, widely used to represent Bitcoin’s capability to bring power to those oppressed by their governments or communities, has become a cliché that many just parrot talk and don’t stop to think...

Dec 20 2021

HRF, Strike to Launch 3 Lightning Bounties of 1 BTC

The initiative will support FOSS developers working to increase the usability and privacy of Lightning wallets with 3 BTC in total.HRF and Strike will grant 1 BTC for developers that solve each of three challenges they’re putting out for Lightning development.The initiative focuses on privacy, dollar liquidity, and bitcoin donations.HRF’s research into the needs of Bitcoin users...

Oct 01 2021

The Extraordinary Ramifications Of Bitcoin As Money In El Salvador

Privacy advocates and Salvadorans discuss the rollout of El Salvador’s Bitcoin law, government wallet and more.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Sep 14 2021

Human Rights Foundation To Gift 3.75 Bitcoin In Latest Round Of Developer Grants

Sep 14 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin business developers gifts grants

The Human Rights Foundation is gifting almost 4 BTC to developers in the Bitcoin ecosystem to work on exciting and important projects.Today, the Human Rights Foundation announced its most recent round of Bitcoin Development Fund grants, per a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine. The money is being gifted to 10 developers who will work on improving privacy tools, strengthening developer...

Aug 30 2021

Oslo Freedom Forum Set To Host Bitcoin Academy

The 2021 Oslo Freedom Forum, October 4 and 5 in Miami, will host a Bitcoin Academy to bring Bitcoin education to human rights activists.The 2021 Oslo Freedom Forum, an international events series highlighting human rights activism, will host a Bitcoin Academy as one of its three programming tracks on October 4 and 5 in...

Jun 07 2021

Bitcoin is The Only Way Out: The Jack Dorsey Interview

Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discussed the global adoption of Bitcoin at length with Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein.On Friday, June 4, at Bitcoin 2021 in Miami, I had the opportunity to interview Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the global adoption of Bitcoin and the future of money and social media. Here’s an edited transcript of our conversation.Alex...

May 31 2021

Human Rights Foundation Donates $210,000 In Bitcoin Ecosystem Grants

The Human Rights Foundation has awarded $210,000 in grants to propel six Bitcoin projects, including developers and Lightning apps.The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) Bitcoin Development Fund's latest round will award a total of $210,000 to three Bitcoin Core contributors,...

BitMEX, Human Rights Foundation Award $150,000 To Bitcoin Developer Calvin Kim

BitMEX and the Human Rights Foundation have partnered to award Bitcoin Developer Calvin Kim $150,000 to further his work on Utreexo.Bitcoin exchange and derivatives platform BitMEX has announced that it has renewed a developer grant...

May 18 2021

Bitcoin Pizza Launches To Support Development

Bitcoin Pizza enables restaurants to deliver Bitcoin-branded pizza, with profits going to the Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin development fund.An initiative called Bitcoin Pizza has launched to enable local pizza restaurants to deliver Bitcoin-themed specialty pizzas in Bitcoin-branded boxes on Bitcoin Pizza Day, with profits going to support the...

Mar 02 2021

Human Rights Foundation Announces $70,000 In Bitcoin Development Grants

The Human Rights Foundation is donating to Jesse Posner, Munn Wallet, Janine Roem and Blockchain Commons.Today, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has announced four new grants as part of its Bitcoin Development Fund, a program launched last year to financially support...

Jan 12 2021

Dec 01 2020

Gemini Donates $50K to HRF to Help Fund Another Round of Bitcoin Developers in 2021

The Human Rights Foundation has secured donations from the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange to fund even more Bitcoin developers in 2021.

Nov 12 2020

Aug 04 2020

The Human Rights Foundation Awards Grants to Three More Bitcoin Projects

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is issuing grants to three more Bitcoin developers. JoinInbox creator Openoms, Zeus creator Evan Kaloudis and Fully Noded creator...

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