Oslo Freedom Forum 2019: Protecting Financial Freedoms in the Digital Age - Ep.123


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By Laura Shin, Laura Shin - Business Journalist Covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and ; Forbes Contributor. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this panel, recorded at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2019, I moderated what an attendee described as a "lively" discussion on the relationship between finances and freedom with Bitcoin author and educator Jimmy Song; Alena Vranova, Head of Strategy at Casa; and Coin Center founder Jerry Brito. We talked about what it's like to live under a regime where people don’t have a lot of financial freedom, how the move to a cashless society is leading to a surveillance state, and how we're seeing the emergence of a corporate surveillance state. We talked about how cryptocurrency could bring us more financial freedom, how crypto is/should be regulated, privacy coins and the imminent Financial Action Task Forces rules that require crypto exchanges and other services send each other information on customers for each transaction. Plus, we discuss bad state actors using crypto.

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Episode links:

Oslo Freedom Forum: https://oslofreedomforum.com

Human Rights Foundation: https://hrf.org

Jimmy Song: https://twitter.com/jimmysong

Alena Vranova: https://twitter.com/AlenaSatoshi

Jerry Brito: https://twitter.com/jerrybrito

Programming Blockchain: https://programmingblockchain.com

Casa: https://keys.casa

Coin Center: https://coincenter.org

FATF rules: https://www.coindesk.com/beyond-kyc-global-regulators-appear-set-to-adopt-tough-new-rules-for-crypto-exchanges

How regulation could spur the development of technology in the crypto space toward more P2P:

Vitalik blog post on this: https://vitalik.ca/general/2019/05/09/control_as_liability.html

Michael Casey on the topic: https://www.coindesk.com/the-cat-and-mouse-game-of-crypto-regulation-enters-a-new-phase

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