How Bitcoin Can Take Down Dictators
Meron Estefanos is a Swedish-based Eritrean human rights activist and journalist, who works with Eritrean refugees, discuss how Bitcoin can take down dictators and many human rights activists use bitcoin discreetly. She is interviewed by the Anita Posch.
"Bitcoin helps people on the ground as a money transferring method, as an investment and even to topple a dictatorship. In Eritrea 36% of the population survive because of remittances. Banking is controlled by the government, the Hawala system is controlled by the government. The people that give out the money in Eritrea are part of the government and they need the hard currency sent from abroad. If we Eritreans and other African regions fighting dictatorships would start using Bitcoin, we'd take away the power of the government, because without money, they are nothing." - Meron Estefanos, Human rights activist
The episode premiered on June 24, 2021.