Tag: the human rights foundation

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 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...

Aug 03 2022

Electrifying! With Stablesats, Galoy Brings The Dollar To The Lightning Network

If this works as promised, Stablesats could change the game. It could change the world, even. The new Galoy product solves a problem and an urge that the bitcoin community has had for ages. Synthetic dollars that don’t need a token or rely on a third party to work. In fact, if Stablesats works as promised it will solve the most difficult of...

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...

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 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...

Feb 25 2022

Watch Senator Ted Cruz Singing Bitcoin’s Praises At A Conservative Conference

It’s official, Senator Ted Cruz is a bitcoiner. At least, to the degree to which we can trust politicians. Is this a sign of things to come or an exception to the rule? After flirting with the idea for a few weeks, Ted Cruz came out as a full-fledged bitcoiner at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. And the public present cheered after...

Nov 14 2021

Taproot Is Live! The Community Reacts To Bitcoin’s First Upgrade Since 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, we live in a Taproot world. The update will enhance Bitcoin’s performance and enable smart contract deployment. Starting today, all transactions in the Bitcoin network look alike, improving privacy. It doesn’t even matter how the market reacts. It’s a great day for Bitcoin and the community is celebrating it as such, sharing information and working on what’s now possible....

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