When reporting on cryptocurrency, the mainstream media often focuses on price drops relating to USD. But a human rights activist reminds the general

Billions Living Under Authoritarian Regimes Need Bitcoin Says Human Rights Activist

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When reporting on cryptocurrency, the mainstream media often focuses on price drops relating to USD. But a human rights activist reminds the general public that Bitcoin is not another commodity or stock on the market, rather, a tool for liberation.

Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation, has published an article titled ”Why Bitcoin Matters for Freedom” in Time Magazine.

In it, he explains how cryptocurrency can help people retake control of their lives from oppressive regimes. “Speculation, fraud, and greed in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry have overshadowed the real, liberating potential of Satoshi

eyond Venezuela, the article notes how Bitcoin can help citizens suffering from inflation in Zimbabwe, those who want to avoid mass surveillance in China, NGOs that have their bank accounts frozen in Russia, and refugees without access to basic banking services. It also explains that cash fiat is used without government permission, but can be made virtually useless by hyperinflation and that many countries are moving to become cashless societies

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