TPB72 – Shifting Paradigms in the Middle East with Ahmed Gatnash

“I think humans can fix almost everything and Biticoin is a very powerful tool towards that” – Ahmed Gatnash

My guest today is Ahmed Gatnash. Ahmed is author of “The Middle East Crisis Factory” and Executive Director of the Kawaakibi Foundation, an accelerator for thinkers and doers, with a focus on the future of freedom in the Middle East and North Africa. In this episode we discuss using Bitcoin as a tool for human rights and financial freedom, the complex politics and need for new progressive paradigms in the MENA region, democracy efforts globally, the end of monetary imperialism in Africa, Bitcoin adoption challenges and use cases for the oppressed, the outsized focus Bitcoin ETFs and Wall Street, and more.

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