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This recording is of Blockchain vs. the Surveillance State, a series of talks and a panel from the Oslo Freedom Forum put on by the Human Rights Foundation. In this session, hear presentations from Ryan Shea of decentralized technology platform Blockstack; Galia Benartzi of smart token platform Bancor; Steve Waterhouse of surveillance-free internet project Orchid; and Arthur Breitman from smart contract platform Tezos. Afterward, I moderate a panel among the four speakers that touches on the ways in which blockchains can be used to curb human rights abuses -- but also how bad actors can also use them for nefarious purposes.

Oslo Freedom Forum: https://oslofreedomforum.com

Human Rights Foundation: https://www.hrf.org

The four presentations:

Ryan Shea https://twitter.com/ryaneshea of Blockstack: https://blockstack.org

(Also check out his interview with cofounder Muneeb Ali on Unchained: http://unchainedpodcast.co/blockstack-on-getting-independence-from-google-facebook-and-amazon)

Galia Benartzi https://twitter.com/galiabenartzi of Bancor https://www.bancor.network/discover

Steve Waterhouse https://twitter.com/deseventral of https://orchid.com

Arthur Breitman https://twitter.com/arthurb of https://tezos.com

Be sure also to listen to the Unconfirmed podcast episode with Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation -- not to be missed if you're interested in the topics discussed during Blockchain vs. the Surveillance State! http://unconfirmed.libsyn.com/alex-gladstein-of-the-human-rights-foundation-on-the-first-crypto-war-ep021

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