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Bitcoin & Co. with Anita Posch (English)

Bitcoin & Co. with Anita Posch (English)

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In this show I talk with people who dedicate their time to develop, learn, explain and fight for a neutral, decentralized, open and free financial internet infrastructure - the internet of money. Your host is, me, Anita Posch. I wrote a beginners book about Bitcoin, translated "The Internet of Money" by Andreas M. Antonopoulos to german and have a background of more than 20 years in webdevelopment and e-commerce. https://bitcoinundco.com/en/

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Rahim Taghizadegan is an economist, book author and principal of the Scholarium, an independent learning enterprise based in Vienna, Austria. He studied physics, sociology and economy and is an expert on the Austrian School of Economics. His recent book is called “The Zero Interest Trap”. We discuss: Differences in tackling COVID-19 in Singapore and Austria How to be prepared for crisis Loss of trust in politics Privacy aspects of health data usage Social unrest and wealth inequality The Worgl experiment and regional cryptocurrencies Demurrage and velocity of money The correlation of Bitcoin to other financial assets Universal Basic Income Socio-economic consequences of the current crises "According to the view of the Austrian School of Economics, money is a spontaneous order, which is really linked in bottom up cooperation of people. The only thing for sure is that today's kind of rigged game with complex interventions doesn't make sense as a kind of spontaneous order it doesn't make sense that it really be measure for cooperation, voluntary cooperation between people." - Rahim Taghizadegan Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/rahim-taghizadegan/ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: LocalBitcoins.com - the peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange. Buy and sell bitcoin at https://www.localbitcoins.com ---------- and ---------- BitBox02 Hardware Wallet by SHIFT Crypto https://shiftcrypto.ch Order now and get 10% off! Code: anita ---------- and ---------- Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Mailing list: https://anita.link/subscribe Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ----------
Today's guest is Moritz Wietersheim. Moritz is the CEO and Co-Founder of Crypto Advance a company that focusses on security improvements and the secure management of private keys in the Bitcoin space. Together with CTO Stepan Snigirev the Specter wallet is developed, which allows you to have an air gapped and watch only wallet that runs together with your Bitcoin core node. That way you protect your privacy. Preparing for the interview I found out that Moritz and I we both, started to work full time in the bitcoin space in 2017. Moritz is working and living in Germany and Austria. Topics: His time in Argentina and Brazil, where he learned about hyperinflation The difference between Bitcoin as sound money and easy money Digital Scarcity Other blockchain use-cases Altcoins, Scams and the Wirecard fraud Why bitcoin is superior technology and money Protecting your privacy with the Specter wallet Long-term thinking Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/moritz-wietersheim/ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: LocalBitcoins.com - the peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange. Buy and sell bitcoin at https://www.localbitcoins.com ---------- and ---------- Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Mailing list: https://anita.link/subscribe Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ----------
My guest in this episode is Tim Akinbo. He comes from Nigeria and is involved in the Bitcoin space since 2014. I got to know Tim when I asked for bitcoin donations for a school in Harare, Zimbabwe. He contacted me on Twitter and offered to setup a BTCpayserver so that we can receive lightning payments, too. That was of great help. I looked him up and realized that Tim is also a Bitcoin Core contributor, Software developer and has a lot of experience with e-commerce and international payments. "I think from an individual perspective, Bitcoin will make it possible for people to really, really save, on the African continent." - Tim Akinbo "I really have not been able to figure out, if any other Altcoin really has any use case, besides probably providing some avenue for a speculation, but in terms of real world use cases, I don't think that any of the so-called limitations of Bitcoin are strong enough to actually kind of overcome it's network effects and liquidity." - Tim Akinbo Our topics: How he learned about Bitcoin His contribution to Bitcoin Core The use-cases for Bitcoin in Nigeria and Ghana Methods of payments in Nigeria His perspective on zimbo.cash Use-cases for Altcoins The deprecation of the Naira Bitcoin as a store of value for African people His new project to make full nodes in Africa visible Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/tim-akinbo/ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: LocalBitcoins.com - the peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange. Buy and sell bitcoin at https://www.localbitcoins.com ---------- and ---------- Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Mailing list: https://anita.link/subscribe Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ----------
In this week's episode I had the pleasure to interview Amiti Uttarwar. She is as far as I know the first female engineer contributing to the Bitcoin Core code. Amiti is working full time as a Core developer, focusing on the peer to peer aspect of the protocol. Her latest contribution is a pull request that improves wallet privacy. I enjoyed our chat a lot, because Amiti has a clear and concise way to communicate which had even a calming effect on me. Maybe her daily meditation practice is the reason for that. "I definitely hope that we move towards a Bitcoin ecosystem that involves more women. I think it's kind of absurd how few there currently are that I know about, in Bitcoin Core specifically. When I made my first contributions I didn't know of any women contributors. And I just think that that's ridiculous." - Amiti Uttarwar "I definitely don't think right now, a particular group of people or a particular business entity has the ability to really have a disproportionate amount of influence on Bitcoin Core. But I also think, it would take a really big change that I can't really imagine how it would happen in order for that to be occurring in the future." - Amiti Uttarwar We talk about How different forms of money form expectations The gift economy Why she chose bitcoin and not another “crypto” project Censorship resistance Why privacy is important What a PR is Influencing the direction of Bitcoin development Bitcoin Core releases Her educational comics How Bitcoin developers are getting paid Her message to women in Bitcoin Diversity in Bitcoin Meditation Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/amiti-uttarwar/ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: LocalBitcoins.com - the peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange. Buy and sell bitcoin at https://www.localbitcoins.com ---------- and ---------- Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Mailing list: https://anita.link/subscribe Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ----------
In this episode I talk with Chris Maurice, the CEO and Founder of Yellow Card Financial, a Nigeria based bitcoin and cryptoexchange. Chris started his entrepreneurial endeavors as a SEO consultant at the age of 16 after that he sold bitcoin on eBay and in the backrooms of Taco Bell restaurants. Chris tells us how he came up with founding an exchange and why he did that in Africa. “Dollar can be extremely difficult to access in most countries, Dollar is a complete pain to handle whether you're in the US or in any other country in the world. Dollar accounts are no fun. Bitcoin just really makes it so much easier to move value across the world.” - Chris Maurice Topics How he found out about Bitcoin managing business in Pakistan Selling bitcoin on eBay with a 200% markup Selling bitcoin as college students at Taco Bell Why he went to Nigeria Starting a cryptoexchange Bitcoin in Zimbabwe Working with Alakanani Itireleng in Botswana Meeting Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter Bitcoins ability to move money across borders Challenges for using bitcoin in Africa High fees on the blockchain User experience of the Lightning Network Bitcoin as a store of value in Africa Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/chris-maurice/ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: LocalBitcoins.com - the peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange. Buy and sell bitcoin at https://www.localbitcoins.com ---------- and ---------- Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Mailing list: https://anita.link/subscribe Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ----------
Today's guest is Carla Kirk-Cohen she is a developer at Lightning Labs and is living in Cape Town in South Africa. Carla is building infrastructure around lightning nodes that makes it easier for people to run their own nodes at home. "I was really drawn to the security model of Bitcoin, really interested and thinking, oh, this can't possibly work. There must be some way that it breaks. And then going back and learning a bit more and realizing how incredible the entire system actually is. For me Bitcoin is really about self determination. I think the ability to take back control over your financial situation is a really powerful thing and it's a really interesting thing because it's something that's never been possible until Bitcoin existed." - Carla Kirk-Cohen "That 21 million that will never change and is finite really does ensure value of Bitcoin through scarcity and that I think is the most important feature and just fundamental to the entire system." - Carla Kirk-Cohen Our topics: Her career in the Bitcoin space What Bitcoin means to her The 21 million hard cap The Lightning Network Lightning infrastructure projects Loop, Faraday, Multipath payments Privacy in the Lightning Network The Bitcoin community in South Africa Lightning Wallets How to become a Bitcoin and Lightning developer Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/carla-kirk-cohen/ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: LocalBitcoins.com - the peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange. Buy and sell bitcoin at https://www.localbitcoins.com ---------- and ---------- Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Mailing list: https://anita.link/subscribe Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ----------
On today's episode I talk with Ray Youssef, Co-Founder and CEO of Paxful, a peer-to-peer marketplace for money transfers serving about 4 million people in every country of the world. He says that in the next five years Africa with its tremendous growth in trading volume is going to become the leading crypto continent. Topics: His start-up failures and learnings Why he was an MMA fighter and actor His couchsurfing time in New York and what it taught him Making money with gift cards The founding idea for Paxful Payment networks in Africa Privacy Africas growing trading volume How Covid-19 impacted trading Social justice and #BuiltWithBitcoin Paxfuls vision for Africa How to prevent scams and rippers The Africans should lead your business Women controlling the majority of the worlds money The unbanked in the US Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/ray-youssef/ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Mailing list: https://anita.link/subscribe Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ----------
Our topic today is all about Bitcoin wallets and their security. I am talking with Leo Wandersleb a german developer living in Chile, who is the founder of a project called Wallet Scrutiny. The goal of his project is to avoid exit scams through the verifiability of the wallet source code. "The goal of Wallet Scrutiny is to avoid exit scams and to avoid major flaws that would make all the users of a certain wallet vulnerable to some back doors that get injected by the provider or by somebody who has a means to add an attack through maybe some libraries that are used in that wallet, et cetera." - Leo Wandersleb Why he started Wallet Scrutiny His take on Bitcoin as the major cryptocurrency How bitcoin wallets are built The importance of a verifiable source code Anonymity and transparency in respect to security Why hardware wallets are the most secure wallets Bitcoin fee estimation Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/leo-wandersleb/ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: Card Wallet - the safest cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Anita's mailing list: https://anitaposch.com/newsletter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ---------- Donate: Do you like what you hear? If yes, then please support my podcast. Every donation is used to produce episodes, finance travel costs and make the show better. BTC https://tallyco.in/AnitaPosch/ Lightning https://tippin.me/@anitaposch
Today I am talking with Tuur Demeester, who recommended Bitcoin as an investment to his readers at $5 back in 2012. I would say Tuur is a philosopher with a greater perspective and an historical approach to today's developments. We discuss his findings in his paper "The Bitcoin Reformation". Published that at the end of 2019 he is drawing comparisons between the Dutch reformation in the 16th century and the emergence of Bitcoin in this century. This bring us to discuss COVID 19 and Tuur's thoughts about the impact of this crisis on the Bitcoin reformation. Topics: The similarities between the Dutch reformation and Bitcoin Who is profiting from the current financial system The Catholic church and Central Banks as rent-seeking monopolies Differences between the schools of Keynes and Austrian Economics Bitcoin lending Attacks on Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Money as a language The growing risk of hyperinflation Interest rate is the price of money His take on liquid and accessible assets in the future Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/tuur-demeester/ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: Card Wallet - the safest cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Anita's mailing list: https://anitaposch.com/newsletter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ---------- Donate: Do you like what you hear? If yes, then please support my podcast. Every donation is used to produce episodes, finance travel costs and make the show better. BTC https://tallyco.in/AnitaPosch/ Lightning https://tippin.me/@anitaposch
Today's guest is one of my favourite people in the space Andreas M. Antonopoulos. We are going to talk about the adoption of Bitcoin, censorship and fake news, the use of Bitcoin in Zimbabwe, corporate and nation state digital currencies, why he does not believe in Austrian economics, why the so-called "left" does not embrace Bitcoin and more. Full Transcript: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/podcast-antonopoulos-2020/ ‎ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: Card Wallet - the safest cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Anita's mailing list: https://anitaposch.com/newsletter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/AnitaPosch ---------- Donate: Do you like what you hear? If yes, then please support my podcast. Every donation is used to produce episodes, finance travel costs and make the show better. BTC https://tallyco.in/AnitaPosch/ Lightning https://tippin.me/@anitaposch
In this episode I talk with Alakanani Itireleng, who founded the Satoshicentre in Botswana in 2014 and single-handedly built a growing Bitcoin community. She is the heart and center of Bitcoin education there, even the government is relying on her consultancy. We recorded this interview in February 2020, only days before the Covid-19 lockdowns went into effect. Her greatest ambition, the organization of a Bitcoin conference in Southern Africa will not come true soon. If you like to support her work and the Satoshicentre - please do so, her Twitter handle is @bitcoinlady. If you have a question, feel free to go to https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa6 and press the appropriate button and record your question. "Bitcoin is for everyone, Bitcoin is the currency of love." - Alakanani Itireleng We talk about: How her sons illness and death lead to the first meetup The internet as "white people's problem" The high unemployment rate in Botswana The cost of internet connections Ponzi schemes and how they are disturbing bitcoin adoption Bitcoin usecases and regulation in Botswana Exchanging the local currency Pula to Bitcoin African countries on the forefront of adoption Her opinion about Libra and Lightning Mobile Money in Botswana The Future of Bitcoin in Botswana Other relevant episodes: Part 1 Zimbabwe: Ideal Conditions for Bitcoin? https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa1/ Part 2 Zimbabwe: Living in a Multi-Currency World https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa2/ Part 3: Using Bitcoin in Zimbabwe https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa3/ Part 4: If Bitcoin Works in Zimbabwe, It Works Everywhere https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa4/ Part 5: Afriblocks a Pan-African Network for Remote Jobs & Answering Questions https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa5/ This episode is sponsored by https://localbitcoins.com/ a person-to-person bitcoin trading site, Coinfinity and the Card Wallet https://www.cardwallet.com/anita, SHIFT Cryptosecurity, manufacturer of the hardware wallet BitBox02 https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/, The What Bitcoin Did podcast https://whatbitcoindid.com/ and many thanks to several unknown private donors, who sent me Satoshis over the Lightning Network. This special is edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor Adam B. Levine and published first on the CoinDesk Podcast Network. Thank you very much for supporting the Bitcoin in Africa series with your work. Thanks goes also out to stakwork.com - stakwork is a great project that brings bitcoin into the world through earning. One can do microjobs on stakwork, earning Satoshis and cash them out without even having an understanding about the lightning network or bitcoin. I think we need more projects like that to spread the usage of bitcoin around the world. Thank you also to GoTenna https://gotenna.com/, for donating several GoTenna devices to set up a mesh network in Zimbabwe and to Team Satoshi https://teamsatoshi.org/, the decentralized sports team for supporting my work.
In this episode you will get to know a young man from Zimbabwe, Tongayi Choto, who is a software developer, entrepreneur and a bitcoin maximalist. He has founded Afriblocks, a Global Pan-African Freelance platform that connects professionals across the world. We talk about the problems young Zimbabweans are facing and his approach to make lives better. In the second part of this episode, I will answer listeners questions about the current use of bitcoin and other methods of payment in Zimbabwe. If you have a question, feel free to press the appropriate button on the episode page and record your question. https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa5/ We talk about: * Africa: high potential, but not enough opportunities * Pan-African Freelance network * Payments in cryptocurrencies * The use of smart contracts for releasing funds * Scams like MMM, Onecoin, bitclub * The Volatility of bitcoin being a huge problem for poor people * The impact of the Lightning Network in Africa * Internet bundles After the interview I answer these questions from my listeners: * What is preventing widespread usage of bitcoin? Tech? Awareness? Laws? Working, cheap alternatives (Ecocash)? Fees? * Are there bitcoin OGs in the community and if so are they still actively supporting the newcomers? * Not sure if M-Pesa is available in Zimbabwe/Botswana. But if so, why would anybody use Bitcoin instead of already available digital payment solutions such as M-Pesa? * Did you hear anything about http://beforward.jp and Bitcoin? * I am interested how well people understand, if their own governments money is good money for them (in terms of purchasing power, inflation etc). What share of people in your impression are asking themselves this question in these countries? * Are Zimbabweans living overseas using bitcoin for remittances? If so, how does this channel work? How do bitcoin remittances compare to alternatives like Western Union? Other relevant episodes: Part 1 Zimbabwe: Ideal Conditions for Bitcoin? https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa1/ Part 2 Zimbabwe: Living in a Multi-Currency World https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa2/ Part 3: Using Bitcoin in Zimbabwe https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa3/ Part 4: If Bitcoin Works in Zimbabwe, It Works Everywhere https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa4/ This episode is sponsored by https://localbitcoins.com/ a person-to-person bitcoin trading site, Coinfinity and the Card Wallet https://www.cardwallet.com/anita, SHIFT Cryptosecurity, manufacturer of the hardware wallet BitBox02 https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/, The What Bitcoin Did podcast https://whatbitcoindid.com/ and many thanks to several unknown private donors, who sent me Satoshis over the Lightning Network. This special is edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor Adam B. Levine and published first on the CoinDesk Podcast Network. Thank you very much for supporting the Bitcoin in Africa series with your work. Thanks goes also out to stakwork.com - stakwork is a great project that brings bitcoin into the world through earning. One can do microjobs on stakwork, earning Satoshis and cash them out without even having an understanding about the lightning network or bitcoin. I think we need more projects like that to spread the usage of bitcoin around the world. Thank you also to GoTenna https://gotenna.com/, for donating several GoTenna devices to set up a mesh network in Zimbabwe and to Team Satoshi https://teamsatoshi.org/, the decentralized sports team for supporting my work.
The fourth part of the six-part series about Bitcoin in Africa is an interview with a young woman from Harare. She calls herself a Digipreneur and is working as a teacher, too. With her organization that is focused on the digitalization of Africa, she aims to bring Zimbabwe forward. As the use of Bitcoin is outlawed and the state of human rights and free speech is rather poor in Zimbabwe, we agreed to not mention her name. We are talking about: * Chances for Bitcoin adoption * Shutdown of Golix, the only Zimbabwean crypto exchange * Philosophy of Ubuntu in the context of Bitcoin * Hyper-inflation * Future of Bitcoin in Africa * Cryptocurrency feels like luxury * Design bitcoin for use in Africa * Libra, a game changer * Most used social media tools * Accessibility, ease of use “If I have a Bitcoin, I can send money to my relatives, who are in Malawi or in Namibia or in Ghana. Currently I can’t with our own currency. I can’t send money out freely and quickly, but if we can sit down as a community and say okay, we need to buy a new borehole and we can do that just by using our phone. That’s an amazing thing. You know, if we look at it from a place of development, if you look at it from a place of helping the community and taking care of each other, if it allows us to take care of each other without having to create so many barriers and so much red tape to get stuff done with money, I feel like when you change that narrative, you speak to something very deep within an African.” – Teacher and Digipreneur, Zimbabwe Full transcript and record your question: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa4/ Other relevant episodes: Part 1 Zimbabwe: Ideal Conditions for Bitcoin? https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa1/ Part 2 Zimbabwe: Living in a Multi-Currency World https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa2/ Part 3: Using Bitcoin in Zimbabwe - Bitcoin in Africa: The Ubuntu Way https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa3/ This episode is sponsored by https://localbitcoins.com/ a person-to-person bitcoin trading site, Coinfinity and the Card Wallet https://www.cardwallet.com/anita, SHIFT Cryptosecurity, manufacturer of the hardware wallet BitBox02 https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/, The What Bitcoin Did podcast https://whatbitcoindid.com/ and many thanks to several unknown private donors, who sent me Satoshis over the Lightning Network. This special is edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor Adam B. Levine and published first on the CoinDesk Podcast Network. Thank you very much for supporting the Bitcoin in Africa series with your work. Thanks goes also out to stakwork.com - stakwork is a great project that brings bitcoin into the world through earning. One can do microjobs on stakwork, earning Satoshis and cash them out without even having an understanding about the lightning network or bitcoin. I think we need more projects like that to spread the usage of bitcoin around the world. Thank you also to GoTenna https://gotenna.com/, for donating several GoTenna devices to set up a mesh network in Zimbabwe and to Team Satoshi https://teamsatoshi.org/, the decentralized sports team for supporting my work.
In the third part of the six-part series about Bitcoin in Africa you will hear from two early bitcoin adopters based in Harare. We speak about * the different usecases for bitcoin, * how it can be exchanged to US Dollar and RTGS, * what the obstacles and pros are, * about regulation and * what the two online entrepreneurs want to tell people outside of Africa. After the two interviews I will answer a listener's question about the possibilities for rural communities to use bitcoin. Full transcript and record your question: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa3/ Other relevant episodes: Part 1 Zimbabwe: Ideal Conditions for Bitcoin? https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa1/ Part 2 Zimbabwe: Living in a Multi-Currency World https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa2/ This episode is sponsored by https://localbitcoins.com/ a person-to-person bitcoin trading site, Coinfinity and the Card Wallet https://www.cardwallet.com/anita, SHIFT Cryptosecurity, manufacturer of the hardware wallet BitBox02 https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/, The What Bitcoin Did podcast https://whatbitcoindid.com/ and many thanks to several unknown private donors, who sent me Satoshis over the Lightning Network. This special is edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor Adam B. Levine and published first on the CoinDesk Podcast Network. Thank you very much for supporting the Bitcoin in Africa series with your work. Thanks goes also out to stakwork.com - stakwork is a great project that brings bitcoin into the world through earning. One can do microjobs on stakwork, earning Satoshis and cash them out without even having an understanding about the lightning network or bitcoin. I think we need more projects like that to spread the usage of bitcoin around the world. Thank you also to GoTenna https://gotenna.com/, for donating several GoTenna devices to set up a mesh network in Zimbabwe and to Team Satoshi https://teamsatoshi.org/, the decentralized sports team for supporting my work.
This is the 2nd episode of a six-part series about Bitcoin in Africa. In February 2020, right before the start of quarantine and travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, I travelled Zimbabwe and Botswana to get a picture from the ground about the usage of bitcoin in these countries. Zimbabwe and Venezuela are very ofted named as countries where bitcoin could be making a difference, in supporting people's economic situation. I wanted to see by myself, if this is true and in how far bitcoin is known and used there. In the first episode you learned about the current living situation of Zimbabweans and the countrys political history, which paints a picture about why things are how they are as well as the state of human rights and free speech. In this episode you will get to know the multi-currency world, the different forms and usages of money as well as the price fluctuations that Zimbabweans are dealing with day by day. We also take a look at the current regulations of cryptocurrencies and the usage of mobile payments and internet connections. You will find pictures and the full transcript on the episode page at: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa2 This episode is sponsored by https://localbitcoins.com/ a person-to-person bitcoin trading site, Coinfinity and the Card Wallet https://www.cardwallet.com/anita, SHIFT Cryptosecurity, manufacturer of the hardware wallet BitBox02 https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/, The What Bitcoin Did podcast https://whatbitcoindid.com/ and many thanks to several unknown private donors, who sent me Satoshis over the Lightning Network. This special is edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor Adam B. Levine and published first on the CoinDesk Podcast Network. Thank you very much for supporting the Bitcoin in Africa series with your work. Thanks goes also out to stakwork.com - stakwork is a great project that brings bitcoin into the world through earning. One can do microjobs on stakwork, earning Satoshis and cash them out without even having an understanding about the lightning network or bitcoin. I think we need more projects like that to spread the usage of bitcoin around the world. Thank you also to GoTenna https://gotenna.com/, for donating several GoTenna devices to set up a mesh network in Zimbabwe and to Team Satoshi https://teamsatoshi.org/, the decentralized sports team for supporting my work. Would you like to sponsor future episodes of the Bitcoin & Co. Podcast? Have another question or feedback? Send a message to hello (at) anitaposch.com Credits: Idea, content and production: Anita Posch Edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor: Adam B. Levine Cover Image: Martina Gruber Music: “Start with yes” by Delicate beats Other relevant episodes: Part 1 of Bitcoin in Africa: The Ubuntu Way - Zimbabwe: Ideal Conditions for Bitcoin? https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa1/
In this 1st part of the “Bitcoin in Africa” podcast documentary you get an insight about the current living situation of Zimbabweans and the countrys political history, which paints a picture about why things are how they are, as well as the state of human rights and free speech. In February 2020 right before the quarantine and travel restrictions due to the Corona Virus pandemic started, I travelled Zimbabwe and Botswana to get a picture from the ground about the usage of Bitcoin in these countries. Zimbabwe and Venezuela are very ofted named as countries where Bitcoin could be making a difference, in supporting people's economic situation. I wanted to see by myself, if this is true and in how far Bitcoin is known and used there. You will find travel pictures, videos and a full transcript on the episode page at: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/africa1 This episode is sponsored by The What Bitcoin Did podcast https://whatbitcoindid.com/, Coinfinity and the Card Wallet https://www.cardwallet.com/anita, https://localbitcoins.com/ a person-to-person bitcoin trading site, SHIFT Cryptosecurity, manufacturer of the hardware wallet BitBox02 https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/ and many thanks to several unknown private donors, who sent me Satoshis over the Lightning Network. This special is edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor Adam B. Levine and published first on the CoinDesk Podcast Network. Thank you very much for supporting the Bitcoin in Africa series with your work. Thanks goes also out to stakwork.com - stakwork is a great project that brings bitcoin into the world through earning. One can do microjobs on stakwork, earning Satoshis and cash them out without even having an understanding about the lightning network or bitcoin. I think we need more projects like that to spread the usage of bitcoin around the world. Thank you also to GoTenna https://gotenna.com/, for donating several GoTenna devices to set up a mesh network in Zimbabwe and to Team Satoshi https://teamsatoshi.org/, the decentralized sports team for supporting my work. Would you like to sponsor future episodes of the Bitcoin & Co. Podcast? Having another question or feedback? Send a message to hello (at) anitaposch.com Credits: Idea, content and production: Anita Posch Edited by CoinDesk’s Podcasts Editor: Adam B. Levine Cover Image: Martina Gruber Music: “Start with yes” by Delicate beats
This is a live recording of a panel discussion at the "Value of Bitcoin Symposium" in Vienna, March 5th 2020. We discussed the advantages and disadvantages of digital scarcity and a hard capped supply versus fiat money, the impact of new players in the money game like Facebook's Libra, the topic of Central bank digital currencies and how that all relates to bitcoin. Participants were Rahim Taghizadegan - Austrian economist, Arthur Stadler - lawyer with blockchain expertise, Beat Weber - Austrian Central Bank and Aurel Schubert - former director general at the European Central Bank. Please, excuse the low audio quality. Topics: Where do you see bitcoin in relation to central banking? Concept of digital scarcity and a hard capped supply vs. fiat money with controlled expanding and contracting of the supply. Maintaining the stable value of FIAT money vs. bitcoin volatility Impact of new players like Facebook's Libra and other corporate money Thought experiment on Central Banks buying bitcoin Aurel Schuberts book and learnings from "The Credit-Anstalt Crisis of 1931" CBDCs - Central bank digital currencies ---------- More: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/value-bitcoin-digital-scarcity/ ‎ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: Card Wallet - the safest cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! (time-limited) https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- ---------- Follow: Subscribe to Anita's mailing list: https://anitaposch.com/newsletter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitaposch/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AnitaPosch ---------- Donate: Do you like what you hear? If yes, then please support my podcast. Every donation is used to produce episodes, finance travel costs and make the show better. PayPal https://paypal.me/AnitaPosch BTC https://tallyco.in/AnitaPosch/ Lightning https://tippin.me/@anitaposch
Connie Gallippi is the Founder and Executive Director of BitGive ® . In May 2013, she founded BitGive, the first government recognized Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit and pioneer organization leveraging Bitcoin and Blockchain technology via practical applications for humanitarian work in the developing world. Under her leadership, BitGive has built a positive philanthropic representative organization for the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry, bridging the gap between an innovative technology and its practical applications for nonprofits and humanitarian work in the developing world. BitGive has established strong partnerships and raised funds with well-known nonprofits including Save the Children, The Water Project, TECHO, Medic Mobile, and more. Connie is a well-known industry spokesperson for the social impact of Bitcoin and advocating for more diversity and equal opportunity in the digital currency community. She speaks internationally on the social impact of Bitcoin and Blockchain. We talk about: GiveTrack peer-to-peer donating How Bitcoin helps the non profit sector Uphold converting everything to Bitcoin Ecosystem has a long way to go How they vet projects Obstacles to get funds Project in Kenya Dealing with regulations as a non-profit Understanding the needs of other places Alakanani Itereleng, Founder of Satoshicentre in Botswana ---------- More: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/connie-gallippi-bitgive/ ‎ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: Card Wallet - the safest cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! (time-limited) https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Other relevant episodes: The Petro Is a Scam and Bitcoin Is the Only Way to Send Money to Venezuela https://bitcoinundco.com/en/petro-scam-bitcoin-venezuela/ Locha Mesh: Chat and Send Bitcoin Anonymously Without Internet https://bitcoinundco.com/en/locha-mesh/ Richard Myers: About Bitcoin Without Internet and the Importance of Financial Freedom https://bitcoinundco.com/en/richard-myers-gotenna/ ---------- Follow: Subscribe to Anita's mailing list: https://anitaposch.com/newsletter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitaposch/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AnitaPosch ---------- Donate: Do you like what you hear? If yes, then please support my podcast. Every donation is used to produce episodes, finance travel costs and make the show better. PayPal https://paypal.me/AnitaPosch BTC https://tallyco.in/AnitaPosch/ Lightning https://tippin.me/@anitaposch
Randy Brito is the founder of bitcoinvenezuela.com and the CEO of Locha Mesh. In 2012 he started publishing educational material about Bitcoin in Spanish and translated the interface of the Electrum Wallet. We are talking about the economical situation in Venezuela, how authorities extorted miners in 2015 and how people are using bitcoin today. We talk about: Started bitcoinvenezuela.com in 2012 Economical situation Venezuela Spanish translator for electrum wallet 2012 Bitcoin is used to get money in and out of Venezuela Most liquid currency in Venezuela in the moment How people buy online in the US and get delivered to the border ~ 300.000 people use bitcoin People fled Venezuela with their families with the help of bitcoin 2015 authorities extorted miners Origin of the Petro Seized mining devices are used by the government ---------- More: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/randy-brito-venezuela/ ‎ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: Card Wallet - the safest cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! (time-limited) https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Other relevant episodes: The Petro Is a Scam and Bitcoin Is the Only Way to Send Money to Venezuela https://bitcoinundco.com/en/petro-scam-bitcoin-venezuela/ Locha Mesh: Chat and Send Bitcoin Anonymously Without Internet https://bitcoinundco.com/en/locha-mesh/ Richard Myers: About Bitcoin Without Internet and the Importance of Financial Freedom https://bitcoinundco.com/en/richard-myers-gotenna/ ---------- Follow: Subscribe to Anita's mailing list: https://anitaposch.com/newsletter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitaposch/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AnitaPosch ---------- Donate: Do you like what you hear? If yes, then please support my podcast. Every donation is used to produce episodes, finance travel costs and make the show better. PayPal https://paypal.me/AnitaPosch BTC https://tallyco.in/AnitaPosch/ Lightning https://tippin.me/@anitaposch
Pascal Hügli is a journalist working with financialmedia AG. He focuses on the topic of finance and economics. As such he considers himself as a life-long student trying to get a real understanding of the world. He's the author of "Ignore at your own risk: the new decentralized world of Bitcoin and Blockchain". He is also a lecturer at HWZ and moderates as well as debates in public. We talk about: Bitcoin is a social phenomenon Problem with banking Credit expansion and the next crisis Bitcoin’s capped supply Financial oppression is growing Bitcoin as a check Human mankind’s mind is maybe not made for bitcoin Facebooks Libra is Fiat 2.0 Monetary colonialism Tokenization and local currencies Can Stablecoins be stable? Central Bank Digital Currencies MMT Modern Monetary Theory ---------- More: https://bitcoinundco.com/en/pascal-huegli/ ‎ ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: Card Wallet - the safest cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! (time-limited) https://www.cardwallet.com/anita ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ ---------- Other relevant episodes: Philipp E. Dettwiler: Merging Traditional Banking With Bitcoin and Digital Assets https://bitcoinundco.com/en/phil-dettwiler-seba/ BUC Live: The Fight Against Money Laundering with Cryptocurrencies https://bitcoinundco.com/en/live-money-laundering-cryptocurrencies/ Juraj Bednar: Using Bitcoin Is like a Filter for People with an Open Mind https://bitcoinundco.com/en/juraj-bednar/ ---------- Follow: Subscribe to Anita's mailing list: https://anitaposch.com/newsletter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaposch/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitaposch/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AnitaPosch ---------- Donate: Do you like what you hear? If yes, then please support my podcast. Every donation is used to produce episodes, finance travel costs and make the show better. PayPal https://paypal.me/AnitaPosch BTC https://tallyco.in/AnitaPosch/ Lightning https://tippin.me/@anitaposch
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