43 minutes | Jun 3rd 2020

LNJ030 - Alex Gladstein Talks Privacy with the Lightning Network

Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/e053a440-1697-44fa-87ea-bcad854723c2 This is the 30th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Alex Gladstein! Alex has a background as a human rights activist. He is currently working as the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. Alex is a proponent of using the lightning network as a layer to maintain financial privacy. We talk about: Alex’s background Use Case of Bitcoin Anonymously donating to activists Lightning as a Solution to Scaling Keeps transactions off-chain Bitcoin + Human rights Privacy Using BTC can protect the privacy of donor to a human rights foundation Bitcoin’s dark beginnings Lightning’s use case in gaming Microtransactions with almost instant settlement Across any platform Doubts of Lightning Scaling Higher on-chain fees could mean higher Lightning fees Covid’s Effect on Privacy When Covid-19 started taking over, totalitarian governments used it as an excuse to up their game. Apple and Google are releasing apps to track people in a way that previously would have been unthinkable. Alex’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/gladstein Human Rights Foundation Twitter: https://twitter.com/HRF Oslo Freedom Forum Twitter: https://twitter.com/OsloFF Human Rights Foundation Website: https://hrf.org/ Oslo Freedom Forum Website: https://hrf.org/events/oslo-freedom-forum/watch/ Support here:lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz Follow Lightning Cat: https://twitter.com/LNJcat
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