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Matt Odell on Educating Bitcoiners

Published on February 10th, 2020 by BTCMedia

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“Everybody has a bias, the important thing is not to Grandstand about having no bias. We see this with internet privacy in general, the narrative is framed by saying, some criminals are using it so let’s make the privacy worse for 99% of users who are law-abiding. That's problematic because at some point it's going to fall into the wrong hands.” —Matt Odell

Bitcoin is a tool for financial freedom, but not everyone who buys it understands that this means it also comes with more individual responsibility. In this episode, Dave Hollerith talks with Matt Odell, an active privacy advocate and educator in the Bitcoin Community, to discuss:

  • Bitcoin 2020 Conference in SF
  • The most effective ways to educate people about Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin narratives from the mainstream media
  • The problem with the Bitcoin payment app, PEI
  • Why Tor was a major part of the blocksize debate
  • Opsec and privacy tips (SIM swaps)
  • What Matt thinks is overhyped V. underhyped

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