Oslo Freedom Forum Bitcoin Academy
The Oslo Freedom Forum 2021, a series of international events highlighting human rights activism, will host a Bitcoin Academy as one of its three programming tracks on October 4-5 in Miami , highlighting the potential of this technology to enable freedom and sovereignty in the world.
A dedicated Bitcoin room at the event’s New World Theater site will bring together Bitcoin educators and promoters with human rights activists, policymakers and philanthropists, offering insights and hands-on workshops to show how anyone in the world can access financial freedom through Bitcoin.
“The goal of the Bitcoin Academy is to put more than 100 dissidents and human rights activists from over 40 countries in the same room as the best Bitcoin educators and builders in the world for two days,” explained Alex Gladstein. , director of strategy for the Human Rights Foundation, which organizes the forum. “We will make significant strides in teaching global communities how to achieve financial freedom and privacy in an increasingly controlled and monitored world, and we will also bring new ideas to the Bitcoin community from some of the most creative and courageous people on the planet. , who work daily in incredibly conflicting environments.
As free and open source software, the Bitcoin network is accessible to anyone, in any part of the world with an internet connection. It has proven to be a powerful tool for protest groups seeking to raise donations in the face of financial service bans, such as those supporting the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria. And it can provide a lifeline of financial savings for people whose fiat currency is unduly manipulated and devalued by authoritarian governments.
Through programming from the Bitcoin Academy, the Oslo Freedom Forum seeks to enable more groups in need of such a decentralized, unauthorized financial network to access it by demystifying its history, operations and practicality.
“The programming will focus on the global adoption of Bitcoin, the political history of Bitcoin, putting the Lightning Network into practice, learning how to receive donations and income in bitcoin, learning how to spend your bitcoin, learning how to sell bitcoin for fiat currency, learn how to use Bitcoin privately, learn how to improve your security with multi-sig, discuss who controls Bitcoin, why Bitcoin mining is important and share El Zonte’s lessons on how to build a Bitcoin community, ”according to the Oslo Freedom Forum website.
Bitcoin Academy presenters and instructors include Elizabeth Stark, CEO and founder of development company Lightning Network Lightning Labs; Rockstar Dev, developer of the open source bitcoin payment processor BTCPay Server and the Lightning Network Strike platform; Ray Youssef, CEO of the Global Bitcoin Exchange Paxful; and many other top Bitcoin experts.
The Oslo Freedom Forum is currently accepting applications.