Financial Freedom Track
Financial Freedom Track

Oslo, Norway

June 5, 2024

About

On June 5, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) will host the seventh annual Financial Freedom track at the 2024 Oslo Freedom Forum.

Designed to shed light on how authoritarian regimes around the world are deploying financial repression to target dissidents, and to show how citizens worldwide are pushing back with open-source software, the program will feature speakers from more than a dozen countries worldwide ranging from Nigeria to Nicaragua.

The Financial Freedom track will be a great place for activists to meet world experts who can help them strengthen their work with better financial tools that governments cannot stop.

On June 3 and 4, HRF will also run a Bitcoin 101 for Activists workshop series at the Oslo Concert Hall, covering the basics of using Bitcoin as safely and effectively as possible for nonprofit leaders.

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On June 5, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) will host the seventh annual Financial Freedom track at the 2024 Oslo Freedom Forum.

Designed to shed light on how authoritarian regimes around the world are deploying financial repression to target dissidents, and to show how citizens worldwide are pushing back with open-source software, the program will feature speakers from more than a dozen countries worldwide ranging from Nigeria to Nicaragua.

The Financial Freedom track will be a great place for activists to meet world experts who can help them strengthen their work with better financial tools that governments cannot stop.

On June 3 and 4, HRF will also run a Bitcoin 101 for Activists workshop series at the Oslo Concert Hall, covering the basics of using Bitcoin as safely and effectively as possible for nonprofit leaders.

Agenda

Coffee and Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Opening Remarks

11:00 - 11:05 AM
Alex Gladstein
Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation; author, “Check Your Financial Privilege”

How Bitcoin Can Fund Counter-terrorism

11:35 - 11:45 AM

Designing Better Tools for Activists

11:45 - 12:00 PM

Project Spotlight: Innovation Hub

12:00 - 12:05 PM

Using Bitcoin in a High Fee Environment

12:05 - 12:15 PM

Growing the Africa Bitcoin community

12:15 - 12:25 PM

Bitcoin Development Fund Announcement

12:25 - 12:30 PM

Project Spotlight: CISA Fellowship

1:20 - 1:25 PM

Lunch

1:45 - 2:50 PM

Finney Freedom Prize Announcement

2:50- 3:00 PM

Transacting privately with Bitcoin

3:00 - 3:10 PM

Bringing Women into Bitcoin

3:10 - 3:20 PM

Ecash: The Ultimate Privacy Tool?

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Project Spotlight: Stakwork Bounty Program

3:45 - 3:50 PM

Project Spotlight: Announcement

4:05 - 4:10 PM

The Library of Satoshi

4:25 - 4:40 PM

How Africa Strengthens Bitcoin

4:40 - 4:55 PM

Meet our Financial Freedom Speakers

Lyn Alden

Lyn Alden

Macroeconomist; author of “Broken Money”

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey 

CEO at Block; co-founder, Twitter

Matt Odell

Managing partner, Ten31; co-founder, Open Sats; host, Citadel Dispatch and Rabbit Hole Recap

Jack Mallers

Jack Mallers

Founder and CEO, Strike

Peter McCormack

Peter McCormack

Host, “What Bitcoin Did”

Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark

Co-founder and CEO, Lightning Labs

Jeff Booth

Jeff Booth

Author, “The Price of Tomorrow”; general partner, Ego Death Capital

Lisa Neigut

Lisa Neigut

Co-founder, Base58; founder, Bitcoin++

Ben Perrin

Ben Perrin

Host, BTC Sessions

Marcel Lorraine

Lorraine Marcel

Founder, Bitcoin Dada

Farida Nabourema

Farida Nabourema

Co-founder, Africa Bitcoin Conference

Troy Cross

Troy Cross

Professor of philosophy and humanities, Reed College; co-founder of the Nakamoto Project

Carla Kirk Cohen

Carla Kirk-Cohen

Software engineer, Chaincode Labs; board member, Btrust

ABUBAKAR NUR KHALIL

Abubakar Nur Khalil

CEO, Recursive Capital; board member, Btrust

Anita Posch

Anita Posch

Founder, Bitcoin for Fairness

Dulce Villarreal

Dulce Villarreal

CEO and founder, Libreria de Satoshi

Femi Longe

Femi Longe

Program director, Btrust Builders

CalleBTC

Calle

Open source software developer; creator, Cashu

Obi Nwosu

Obi Nwosu

Founder and CEO, Fedi; board member, Btrust

Mike Brock

Mike Brock

CEO of TBD

Jhanisse Vaca Daza

Jhanisse Vaca Daza

Senior program officer and Freedom Fellowship director, Human Rights Foundation

Charlene Fadirepo

Charlene Fadirepo

CEO, Mango Digital Strategies

Alex Gladstein

Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation; author, “Check Your Financial Privilege”

Nick Anthony

Nick Anthony

Policy analyst, Cato Institute; HRF CBDC Tracker Fellow

Noble Nyangoma

Noble Nyangoma

CEO, Innovation Hub Uganda

Craig Raw

Craig Raw

Founder, Sparrow Wallet

Luthando Ndabambi

Luthando Ndabambi

Community director, Bitcoin Ekasi

D++

D++

Bitcoin educator

Paul Itoi

Paul Itoi

Co-founder and CEO, Stakwork

Mogashni Naidoo

Mogashni Naidoo

Co-founder, Bitcoin Design Foundation

Roger Huang

Roger Huang

Journalist and contributor, Forbes

Hadiya Masieh

Hadiya Masieh

Founder and CEO, Groundswell Project

Thomas Pacchia

Thomas Pacchia

Founder, Pubkey

Amiti Uttarwar

Amiti Uttarwar

Bitcoin Core contributor

MacKenzie Sigalos

MacKenzie Sigalos

Technology reporter, CNBC

Dr. Alvavaro Salas Castro

Dr. Álvaro Salas-Castro

President and CEO, Reynolds Foundation

Fabian Jahr

Human Rights Foundation, CISA fellow

Anna Chekhovich

Anna Chekhovich

HRF nonprofit bitcoin adoption lead

Christian Keroles

Christian Keroles

Director of Financial Freedom, HRF

Ayelen Osorio

Ayelen Osorio

Content and research lead, HRF

Alex Li

Alex Li

Bitcoin development lead, HRF

Arsh Molu

Arsh Molu

Events and logistics lead, HRF

If you are interested in sponsoring the Oslo Freedom Forum, please contact [email protected]. If you are interested in attending as a member of the media, please contact [email protected].

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