Interview: Lyudmyla Kozlovska – Human Rights, Crypto, & Policy

Interview: Lyudmyla Kozlovska – Human Rights, Crypto, & Policy

As a high-level introduction, Lyudmyla Kozlovska founded the Open Dialogue Foundation (“ODF”) in 2009 with the goal of protecting human rights, supporting democracy, and assisting those who are subject to political persecution in Eastern Europe. She also founded the Building True Change Coalition (“BTC Coalition”) to address financial exclusion, political oppression and deliver humanitarian aid, while promoting the role […]

Bitcoin Mining for EU Electricity Grids: An Energy Supply Management Tools

Bitcoin Mining for EU Electricity Grids: An Energy Supply Management Tools

Bitcoin mining is already an industry at the forefront of utilising sources like solar and wind. (…) I strongly encourage the European Union, the European Commission and ESMA to support the development and expansion of Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining in Europe and across the globe.Bob Burnett In a recent report, the European Central Bank characterised […]

TPB80 – Bitcoin Rights are Human Rights with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

TPB80 – Bitcoin Rights are Human Rights with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

On 24 March 2024, the guest of the podcast “Thee Progressive Bitcoiner” was Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Lyudmyla Kozlovska is a human rights activist and President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to defending human rights, democracy and rule of law throughout post-Soviet states. In this episode we discuss the importance of protecting privacy, self-custody, and […]

How Bitcoin Can Be A Tool For Human Rights Activists

How Bitcoin Can Be A Tool For Human Rights Activists

Pro-democracy activists around the world sometimes rely on bitcoin as a money of last resort, which is a crucial use case that sets it apart from other assets. “As human rights defenders, we work with very sensitive information, and financial information is the most sensitive information,” Open Dialogue Foundation President Lyudmyla Kozlovska told me in […]

Submission to FinCEN: US Digital Asset AML Act

Submission to FinCEN: US Digital Asset AML Act

How proposed US crypto-asset ban would support banking sector’s monopoly and harm civil society through financial exclusion 1. Key notes The USA, as a pioneer in combating anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) — having introduced the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in 1970 —  and as one of the founding members of the Financial […]

BTC Coalition: summary of works 2022-2023

BTC Coalition: summary of works 2022-2023

1. Building True Change Coalition and Its Mission The Building True Change Coalition (BTC Coalition) is a global network of freedom fighters united by the mission of harnessing the power of Bitcoin to protect fundamental rights and promote financial inclusion. Its members include human rights defenders, political activists, Bitcoin entreprenuers and industry experts. The coalition […]

Letter in Support of Responsible Crypto Policy

Letter in Support of Responsible Crypto Policy

The Honorable Charles E. SchumerMajority LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 ‍The Honorable Mitch McConnellMinority LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 ‍The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeakerU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20510 ‍The Honorable Kevin McCarthyMinority LeaderU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20510 ‍The Honorable Debbie StabenowChairwomanSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and ForestryU.S. SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable John BoozmanRanking MemberSenate Committee […]

21 Human Rights Leaders Urge Congress to Learn About Bitcoin

21 Human Rights Leaders Urge Congress to Learn About Bitcoin

Read the full article at btcpolicy.org See also: Coingeek: Industry figures fear EU ban on block reward mining could be imminent (December 21, 2023) RFE/RL: Behind the glass wall. How to turn a dissident into a terrorist and a fraudster (November 5, 2023) WebEconomy: How Bitcoin Becomes a Lifeline for Victims of Repression and Financial […]

Global day #LetMyPeopleGo

Global day #LetMyPeopleGo

On 10-14 October 2016, during the 4th plenary session of the PACE, a world-wide #StopPutinsWarInUkraine action will take place and photos of political prisoners and histories of their persecution will be published on social media within the #LetMyPeopleGo campaign.

Privacy on-line. Regain control: stop changes to the art. 41.

Privacy on-line. Regain control: stop changes to the art. 41.

The United States are planning to introduce unclear amendments to the article 41, concerning the issue of hacking. According to international non-governmental organisations working on privacy on the web, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), these changes can radically broaden the rights

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