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Mission:Help others to understand the mind-boggling world of cryptocurrencies to gain financial independence and secure their wealth & privacy.
What can I offer?Expertise in using, explaining and securing Bitcoin, Monero & other cryptocurrencies. As a UX engineer, I contribute to dozens of open source privacy & security projects making them easier for people to use.
What does this have to do with the Internet?For the first time in history, we have the ability to see into the lives of others anywhere in the world and to share information and our beliefs without limits. For many, this is the first crack in an illusion that we are seperate, isolated beings and a step closer to the realization that we are all the equivalent of "cells" of a single living organism called Earth - both individual and part of a greater whole. Realizing our collective power and responsibility is the greatest opportunity and challenge humanity has ever faced.
How is Bitcoin related to this vision?The Internet is an unfinished revolution: free access to information alone does not empower people to act. Companies like Facebook, Google and the other silicon valley giants have helped to make the Internet widely accessible, but, by placing themselves at the center of our interactions, they've come to limit the quality and range of online expression as well as making themselves tools of surveillance & government censorship.
The emerging Sharing Economy provides a glimpse into the future. Decentralized wealth & work enables a shift in power and allows us to build efficient, secure networks primarily benefiting participants rather than the gatekeepers. Blockchains allow permissionless, non-violent collaboration and coordination of human effort in new ways we are only barely beginning to understand. I believe this will help pave the way for a future in which jobs lost to automation can be replaced with meaningful, creative work — the work required to address climate change, social & economic inequality. I am adding my spark to this fire: creating a decentralized Internet of empowered individuals so that we might all give our gifts to the world while benefiting from the value we create together.
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Recent talks by Jonathan Cross
Bitcoin : Beyond the Hype March 27, 2022From environmental catastrophes to criminal activity and greed, the mainstream media is happy to explain Bitcoin to you in black and white terms. But for those who are willing to look beyond the surface, there is a beautiful tool, expressed in math, economics and game theory. A tool to fight discrimination which empowers people around the world to challenge the status quo and gain financial liberty. Join us as we explore various dimensions of this revolutionary system, and what it has to offer.
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