In a time of accelerating censorship aimed in direction of defending us, is really non-public messaging attainable? Why are we utilizing “knowledge pushed” approaches once we know the info is incorrect? Lightning Community messaging protocol Juggernaut’s John Cantrell and HRF’s Alex Gladstein assist us see what the disaster has revealed.
On at this time’s present we have got a pair of interviews for you. First we communicate with John Cantrell, the creator of Juggernaut, a brand new messaging layer three software being constructed on prime of layer 2 lightning community, which is itself constructed on prime of layer one bitcoin. It is plenty of layers, however as a technological idea at present in beta it is a captivating challenge, and we discuss it. (Juggernaut on Github)
After the break we’re joined once more by Alex Gladstein of HRF.org for a dialogue on political expediency within the age of pandemic and what disaster has revealed about varied governments, and various kinds of governments around the globe. Alex is one in every of my favourite returning company, along with his world human rights targeted work taking him to a number of the most fascinating and most oppressed locations around the globe
“What’s fascinating is that citizen journalists I do know in Taiwan have pressed the federal government on this and so they’ve gone to parliament and it is all on file, and so they’ve mentioned ‘Have these (…) digital contact tracing or cellphone surveillance issues been helpful?’ And the governments mentioned “Solely in a single case…. Solely in a single case was this type of mass surveillance method been helpful’, so that they’ve really been trustworthy with the folks… However on the finish of the day it does educate us that even probably the most progressive governments are going to be lured by the sirens name of utilizing surveillance to sort out issues.” – Alex Gladstein, Chief Technique Officer HRF.org
This episode of Let’s Speak Bitcoin is sponsored by eToro.com and options content material from John Cantrell, Alex Gladstein and Adam B. Levine. Todays present options music by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats with enhancing by Jonas. Album Artwork unique photograph by Goh Rhy Yan on Unsplash