TPB80 – Bitcoin Rights are Human Rights with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

“We have to be proactive. Otherwise, if you don’t defend your rights, you lose it.” – Lyudmyla Kozlovska

My guest today is 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 discusses the importance of protecting privacy, self-custody, and proof-of-work for Bitcoin in Europe. Lyudmyla shares her experience of being financially excluded and targeted by authoritarian regimes and how Bitcoin became a crucial tool for human rights activists. Lyudmyla emphasizes the need to defend Bitcoin developers and combat false narratives.

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