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Bitcoin allowed Wikileaks to continue to receive donations after an extralegal political blockade prevented supporters from sending money to the organization via MasterCard, Visa or PayPal. One reason WordPress accepts Bitcoin payments for its premium service is that many bloggers live in countries that the credit card networks and PayPal do not serve, often for political reasons. “Financial transactions are speech,” according to John Perry Barlow, whose Freedom of the Press Foundation calls Bitcoin a potentially “censorship-resistant currency.” This panel will explore how peer-to-peer currencies like Bitcoin (combined with other crypto tools like the anonymized Tor web browser or encrypted emails) can help journalists, publishers, whistleblowers and politically disfavored groups resist or circumvent authoritarian measures. We will also address the limitations of these privacy-enhancing technologies.Want to support the Show rather than this particular episode? 1LTBShowv5nZ2fgZ4hWU7ieeDRNKSAxtov Inside Bitcoins Conference Support Address Bitcoin:1LC8rtgqYZ8pojvzZv4bBbwcwo9QndvP5Q Litecoin:LM43cQjXekxKv3uVXqUUb2fq7zFLSz3czP Have a question you'd like answered On-Air? Call us at 1-855-WE-TALK-BITCOIN Bitmessage: BM-BcWgZS3dqdrCz9x7cDi9QnMUc51xZbNv Hosts: Adam B. Levine Stephanie Murphy, PhD Andreas M. Antonopoulos Let's Talk Bitcoin! has a Subreddit started by listener cap2002 - Check it out for the latest discussion and show posts! Subscribe with iTunes
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