Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, where he has worked since 2007.
Alex and I spoke about how Bitcoin improves financial freedom, how Lightning extends Bitcoin’s functionality, and the ways in which Lightning still needs to improve for journalists, dissidents, and citizens under authoritarian rule.
→ The Human Rights Foundation: https://hrf.org
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00:00 - Intro
01:03 - Alex Gladstein Intro
04:22 - Integrating Bitcoin at the Human Rights Foundation
06:42 - How Bitcoin Improves Freedom
10:00 - What Can & Can’t Bitcoin Fix?
16:39 - Lightning’s Advantage over On-Chain Bitcoin
21:07 - Stabilized Lightning
32:32 - Who Wants Crypto Dollars?
36:17 - The Impact of Stablecoins on the US Dollar
42:48 - Exciting Bitcoin/Lightning Developments
46:25 - The Lightning Round