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

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

31.05.2024

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

20.05.2024

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 […]

A Further Crackdown on Bitcoin Mixing Services Will Hurt Human Rights Activists

A Further Crackdown on Bitcoin Mixing Services Will Hurt Human Rights Activists

25.04.2024

The charges brought against Samourai Wallet’s founders could be part of an international effort to limit Bitcoin privacy-preserving technologies, which would hurt those who need these technologies the most. Yesterday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Keonne Rodriguez and William Lonergan Hill, co-founders of Samourai Wallet, a privacy-focused bitcoin wallet that also serves as a mixer, […]

Building True Change (BTC) Coalition Submission on the EU Proposal for a Regulation on the prevention of money laundering or terrorist financing

Building True Change (BTC) Coalition Submission on the EU Proposal for a Regulation on the prevention of money laundering or terrorist financing

18.04.2024

Statement-commentary During the April II plenary session, Parliament is due to vote on provisional agreements resulting from interinstitutional negotiations on the adoption of the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing […]

TPB80 – Bitcoin Rights are Human Rights with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

TPB80 – Bitcoin Rights are Human Rights with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

26.03.2024

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

06.03.2024

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 […]

Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska: her story, her struggles, and her achievements

Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska: her story, her struggles, and her achievements

23.02.2024

Read more: planb.lugano.ch See other interviews with Lyudmyla Kozlovska: Lugano’s Plan ₿. Defending Human Rights with Bitcoin: Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska (Decemner 28, 2023) What is wrong with the current AML/CFT law and how is it being used against NGOs? (December 12, 2023) How Bitcoin became a tool for NGOs — an interview with Lyudmyla […]

European Commission to Label Bitcoin as Environmentally Harmful

European Commission to Label Bitcoin as Environmentally Harmful

31.01.2024

Read the full article: coinpaper.com See also: Bitcoin Mining for EU Electricity Grids: An Energy Supply Management Tools (May 20, 2024)

EU Contemplates Bitcoin Ban With New Report? Here’s Why You Should Care

EU Contemplates Bitcoin Ban With New Report? Here’s Why You Should Care

31.01.2024

Read the full article: cryptorank.io

The EU Is Attacking Proof of Work

The EU Is Attacking Proof of Work

30.01.2024

Read the full article: tftc.io See also: Defend PoW: Submission to ESMA (December 15, 2023)

Submission to FinCEN: US Digital Asset AML Act

Submission to FinCEN: US Digital Asset AML Act

22.01.2024

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 […]

Lugano’s Plan ₿. Defending Human Rights with Bitcoin: Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Lugano’s Plan ₿. Defending Human Rights with Bitcoin: Interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

28.12.2023

Interview with the activist who enchanted the Plan ₿ Forum 2023 with her story, her struggles and her achievements. An icon and prominent figure in the field of civil defence, Lyudmyla Kozlovska is not a woman who knows what it means to give up. From the very beginning, the career of the now Chairperson of […]

Industry figures fear EU ban on block reward mining could be imminent

Industry figures fear EU ban on block reward mining could be imminent

21.12.2023

In September, it was announced that the European Commission (EC) would undergo a year-long study into the sustainability of digital assets. The EC’s financial services directorate issued a tender for the project, aiming to develop methodology and sustainability standards for mitigating the environmental impact of digital assets. “There is evidence that crypto-assets can cause significant harm on the climate […]

Defend PoW: Submission to ESMA

Defend PoW: Submission to ESMA

15.12.2023

The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) welcomes the opportunity to participate in this consultation of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) concerning “Technical Standards specifying certain requirements of Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA)”. We believe our comments will help to shape the regulation of the use of crypto-assets in line with fundamental rights not only in the EU, as well as the new AML/CFT Regulation, and will be reflected in the relevant report and recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation Europe (OSCE PA), as well as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations regarding non-profit organisations.

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