11 September 2021 · 0 min read

Bitcoin as a Tool for Human Rights and Freedom

In this interview, Natalie Brunell, host of Coin Stories podcast, interviews Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. They discuss about Bitcoin as a tool for fundamental human freedom.

Episode timestamps:

00:00 Introduction 
00:39 Alex's upbringing 
03:30 College Studies 
05:52 Joining HRF 
07:20 Lessons about government 
11:47 Fighting for Human Rights 
12:57 Human Rights Narratives/Examples 
15:18 Money and Human Rights 
22:06 Alex Learning About Bitcoin 
23:52 Bitcoin and Human Empowerment 
30:31 Skepticism about Bitcoin 
33:05 Foreign Aid Industry 
37:39 Positive & Negative Human Rights 
40:59 Human Rights in the U.S. 
43:49 Bitcoin and Socialism 
50:45 Bitcoin in Next 5 Years 
53:04 Will USD Fail? 
54:27 Cryptocurrencies Vs Bitcoin 
59:16 Bitcoin's Accessibility 
1:01:04 Final Reflection

The episode premiered on September 2, 2021.