The Oslo Freedom Forum wasn’t a bitcoin conference, but the Human Rights Foundation made sure that its message was always present. We’ve already featured – one, two, three, four – activists, corporate leaders, and cypherpunks. It’s time for the hard-core bitcoiners to step forward and share their truth and insights. From the evils of CBDCs to the dangers of inflation; from Argentinian to Nigerian history lessons, today’s episode is loaded with information you won’t find in those other crypto sites.
Sit back, relax, and receive these key facts. Toxic bitcoin maximalists get a bad rep, but they might see something everyone else is missing.
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Oslo Freedom Forum: Matt Odell On Privacy And CBDCs
Leave it to bitcoin-head Matt Odell, privacy advocate and Citadel Dispatch host, to not even mention bitcoin in his Oslo Freedom Forum sound byte. He goes to bat for cash, though. A technology on the verge of extinction that used to solve a lot of obvious problems. Odell also briefly touches on the evils of the CBDCs.
“So right now, when you talk about financial privacy, pretty much the #1 rule even among bitcoiners is that if you want privacy, you should use cash, use physical cash. And the reason is because you have default privacy if you spend cash at a store. There’s no way for that store owner to know how much cash you have, what the history of that cash is, what your other transactions are. So you have this nice default privacy. But with CBDCs the play is pretty much the exact opposite of that. It’s a currency that is very easy to surveil.”
What’s it going to be, Western man? One decentralized, uncensorable, and unseizable currency or hundreds of centralized and completely controlled ones?
14/ @MuunWallet founder Dario Sneidermanis (@esneider) on why citizens of countries like Argentina understand the importance of monetary self-custody: pic.twitter.com/6aKCXgCIqa
— Alex Gladstein (@gladstein) June 22, 2022
Oslo Freedom Forum: Dario Sneidermanis On Bitcoin’s Uncensorability
The founder of the controversial Muun Wallet, Dario Sneidermanis, uses his native Argentina as an example of why money should be independent of all other influences.
“Back in 2001 in Argentina, there was a really big event called the Corralito. And the government was in really big trouble economically. And so they decided to freeze everyone’s accounts. And you could only withdraw at first, $300 a week, and eventually you couldn’t withdraw anything from the bank. Which was a really big thing in Argentina. It impacted almost everyone. Most
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