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Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of Our Future

Naomi Brockwell

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Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of Our Future
Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of Our Future

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of Our Future

Naomi Brockwell

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US Govt to Ban Encryption? Facebook fights back

On Tuesday, Congress said it intends to pass legislation to regulate encryption if Silicon Valley doesn’t give the government complete access to everyone’s private communications. Attorney General William P. Barr demanded that no one should have to right to private communications, and that the government should have access to everything. Senator Lindsey Graham said: “You’re going to find a way to do this, or we’re going to do this for you ... You’re either the solution or you’re the problem.” WeChat and Facebook Messenger executives responded to the government letter, saying that a “backdoor” would make their users less safe: “The ‘backdoor’ access you are demanding for law enforcement would be a gift to criminals, hackers and repressive regimes, creating a way for them to enter our systems and leaving every person on our platforms more vulnerable to real-life harm." Also, end-to-end encryption is the only way that we can have private communication online. The entire tone of a society changes when people know they’re being surveilled. We self-censor. We conform and live in fear. A surveilled society is a repressed society, and we are dangerously close to having every part of our lives observed. Facebook has recently begun a transition to a more privacy-focused platform, with Zuckerberg saying “Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves and connect more naturally, which is why we build social networks.” Let's hope they succeed, and the government doesn't get in their way. video: https://youtu.be/cJ6RsSkifeo

7 MIN1 d ago
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US Govt to Ban Encryption? Facebook fights back

Why I won't be using Hex

This week, Richard Heart's project "HEX". Former HEX developer Kieran Mesquita left the project last December, citing some red flags, and saying it had pivoted from something he was proud to work on to something very different from what it started as. I chatted with Kieran about his concerns, and appreciated his unique insight as someone with in depth knowledge of the project who actually worked on it. 39:11 Richard Heart crashed the chat, so I invited him on the show to join us. He ended up joining right at the end, so I gave him 5 mins to have the final word. He was asked if he wanted to rebut anything Kieran had said, and to my surprise he said he agreed with it all. I will leave it up to the audience to make up their own mind about the project! video: https://youtu.be/C3BBeTy5jsg

55 MIN1 w ago
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Why I won't be using Hex

Why you should use a password manager

Data breaches are getting more common, and passwords are constantly exposed. To make this problem worse, people reuse their passwords across multiple websites, which is a huge danger. The easiest way for hackers to access your accounts is to find a site whose data has been leaked, and then they try using the same password on a bunch of other websites. Your passwords are only as secure as the sites to which you entrust them. And if any one of those websites gets breached, every single place you’ve used that password or variant thereof is now in danger. That is not a good system. You should ALWAYS use a unique password everywhere, and a password manager is the best way to get this done, so that you don't have to remember 100 different unique logins. I go through what to look for in a good password manager, how to create a strong password, and the common mistakes people make. video: https://youtu.be/wPQrLkHLWJ4

9 MIN2 w ago
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Why you should use a password manager

Hacking Phone Cameras

This week Checkmarx released a video exposing a vulnerability in android cameras that allows hackers to use your camera, record your conversations, and find your location, all without you knowing. I explain how the hack works, and what you can do about it. Biggest takeaway: Always update your apps and your phone's OS! This is part of my ongoing privacy series inspired by Snowden, to teach you about the vulnerabilities in your devices and give you tools to help you live a modern, privacy-conscious lifestyle. video: https://youtu.be/EwkHaBrlhIE

6 MIN3 w ago
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Hacking Phone Cameras

Stop using banks and start using crypto! But how Private is it?

If we want to take back our financial power, we need to stop using things like banks and credit cards, and start using cryptocurrency. Private online transactions are difficult, and so people are increasingly using privacy coins. But if you want to use non privacy coins like bitcoin and bitcoin cash, tools like coinjoin are great privacy layer that you should add. In a previous episode I explained how you can use coinjoin with wasabi wallet for btc and electron cash wallet for bch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Gm5... But unless you’re careful when spending your newly mixed coins, you can undo the privacy that you’ve just created. The new tool "CashFusion" might make this easier though, and developer Mark Lundeberg walks me through how it works. It's not enough to just rail against government and companies stealing our data and spying on us: We need to use the tools already around us that are helping to give us back our privacy. Showing our support also encourages other compan...

9 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Stop using banks and start using crypto! But how Private is it?

Your WiFi is Used to Track You

“A mobile phone is a tracking device that also makes calls.” I love my phone, but there are risks to carrying one everywhere, and it’s important we understand them. Hopefully this video helps educate you about some aspects of how your device works, so that you can make smart choices that will give you back some of your privacy. I look at Snowden and Bunny Huang’s "Introspection engine" that allows you to monitor signals that are going in and out of your phone, provide tips for making your devices more secure, and discuss wifi probe requests that are a huge security threat. Basically: turn off your wifi when you’re not using it. Snowden and Bunny Huang's "Introspection Engine": https://www.tjoe.org/pub/direct-radio-introspection video: https://youtu.be/VIJEUqgODO4

11 MIN3 w ago
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Your WiFi is Used to Track You

Is Bitcoin Better Money? John Stossel interview with Naomi Brockwell

Recently I was featured in a Stossel segment about Bitcoin, Libra, and the battle between crypto and governments. In the video, Peter Schiff and I give our opposing view points of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Important things to remember: Bitcoin can't be debased. There will only ever be 21 million bitcoins. Unconfiscatable money is one of the most important features we can have in our money. We shouldn't be supporting or participating in the corrupt and Orwellian financial system -- we should use money that gives us more privacy and control, like cash and cryptocurrency. Coinjoin and cashshuffle tutorial (using Wasabi and Electron Cash wallet): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Gm5yPFMWY video: https://youtu.be/2wNtt-2Y1HU

7 MINNOV 11
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Is Bitcoin Better Money? John Stossel interview with Naomi Brockwell

Ron Paul: Bitcoin vs Govt, and the coming recession?

I sat down with Dr Ron Paul, fmr Congressman and Presidential candidate, at the Litecoin Summit. This amazing man started a movement that inspired millions to look more closely at our financial system, question central banking, and he has been a strong advocate of competing currencies long before cryptocurrency came on the scene. We chat about Bitcoin, the battle between govt and crypto, and the coming recession that Dr Paul believes is inevitable. video: https://youtu.be/PuqN2jdsdDA

8 MINNOV 3
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Ron Paul: Bitcoin vs Govt, and the coming recession?

Online Privacy under attack: Can VPNs save us?

“Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground” That’s what Snowden said in a Guardian article this week. The UK, US, and Australia are all actively working to undermine our encryption by forcing back doors and fatal flaws into the encryption that we all use. The Snowden revelations exposed that governments are actively undermining online privacy, and have already cracked many forms of encryption. Australia has basically banned end-to-end encryption, and the white house is talking about it. Governments are forcing private companies to undermine their own encryption. "This renders all of our public infrastructure and private lives permanently unsafe." says Snowden. It is something we cannot allow. I explain how VPNs can help give us back online privacy, how they work, which kinds have already been cracked by the NSA and which still seem effective, and what to look for in a good VPN. Keep in mind, VPNs are not anonymous and are not a fool proof method f...

11 MINOCT 21
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Online Privacy under attack: Can VPNs save us?

BSV "metanet" & ETH scaling issues: Coinwatch with Paul Puey

In CoinWatch, I take a deep dive with Edge CEO Paul Puey into the history, tech, and latest news of different coins. This week we look at BSV and ETH. At Devcon recently, ETH developers continued to talk about their "Ethereum 2.0" solution that is meant to fix the blockchain’s scalability problems. Meanwhile the BSV "metanet" is being called untenable by many, because of the centralizing effect that the requirements for permanent data storage would create. Paul dives deep into the tech, roadmaps, and issues for each coin. video: https://youtu.be/dJmS8NlzFpQ

65 MINOCT 20
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BSV "metanet" & ETH scaling issues: Coinwatch with Paul Puey

Latest Episodes

US Govt to Ban Encryption? Facebook fights back

On Tuesday, Congress said it intends to pass legislation to regulate encryption if Silicon Valley doesn’t give the government complete access to everyone’s private communications. Attorney General William P. Barr demanded that no one should have to right to private communications, and that the government should have access to everything. Senator Lindsey Graham said: “You’re going to find a way to do this, or we’re going to do this for you ... You’re either the solution or you’re the problem.” WeChat and Facebook Messenger executives responded to the government letter, saying that a “backdoor” would make their users less safe: “The ‘backdoor’ access you are demanding for law enforcement would be a gift to criminals, hackers and repressive regimes, creating a way for them to enter our systems and leaving every person on our platforms more vulnerable to real-life harm." Also, end-to-end encryption is the only way that we can have private communication online. The entire tone of a society changes when people know they’re being surveilled. We self-censor. We conform and live in fear. A surveilled society is a repressed society, and we are dangerously close to having every part of our lives observed. Facebook has recently begun a transition to a more privacy-focused platform, with Zuckerberg saying “Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves and connect more naturally, which is why we build social networks.” Let's hope they succeed, and the government doesn't get in their way. video: https://youtu.be/cJ6RsSkifeo

7 MIN1 d ago
Comments
US Govt to Ban Encryption? Facebook fights back

Why I won't be using Hex

This week, Richard Heart's project "HEX". Former HEX developer Kieran Mesquita left the project last December, citing some red flags, and saying it had pivoted from something he was proud to work on to something very different from what it started as. I chatted with Kieran about his concerns, and appreciated his unique insight as someone with in depth knowledge of the project who actually worked on it. 39:11 Richard Heart crashed the chat, so I invited him on the show to join us. He ended up joining right at the end, so I gave him 5 mins to have the final word. He was asked if he wanted to rebut anything Kieran had said, and to my surprise he said he agreed with it all. I will leave it up to the audience to make up their own mind about the project! video: https://youtu.be/C3BBeTy5jsg

55 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Why I won't be using Hex

Why you should use a password manager

Data breaches are getting more common, and passwords are constantly exposed. To make this problem worse, people reuse their passwords across multiple websites, which is a huge danger. The easiest way for hackers to access your accounts is to find a site whose data has been leaked, and then they try using the same password on a bunch of other websites. Your passwords are only as secure as the sites to which you entrust them. And if any one of those websites gets breached, every single place you’ve used that password or variant thereof is now in danger. That is not a good system. You should ALWAYS use a unique password everywhere, and a password manager is the best way to get this done, so that you don't have to remember 100 different unique logins. I go through what to look for in a good password manager, how to create a strong password, and the common mistakes people make. video: https://youtu.be/wPQrLkHLWJ4

9 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Why you should use a password manager

Hacking Phone Cameras

This week Checkmarx released a video exposing a vulnerability in android cameras that allows hackers to use your camera, record your conversations, and find your location, all without you knowing. I explain how the hack works, and what you can do about it. Biggest takeaway: Always update your apps and your phone's OS! This is part of my ongoing privacy series inspired by Snowden, to teach you about the vulnerabilities in your devices and give you tools to help you live a modern, privacy-conscious lifestyle. video: https://youtu.be/EwkHaBrlhIE

6 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Hacking Phone Cameras

Stop using banks and start using crypto! But how Private is it?

If we want to take back our financial power, we need to stop using things like banks and credit cards, and start using cryptocurrency. Private online transactions are difficult, and so people are increasingly using privacy coins. But if you want to use non privacy coins like bitcoin and bitcoin cash, tools like coinjoin are great privacy layer that you should add. In a previous episode I explained how you can use coinjoin with wasabi wallet for btc and electron cash wallet for bch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Gm5... But unless you’re careful when spending your newly mixed coins, you can undo the privacy that you’ve just created. The new tool "CashFusion" might make this easier though, and developer Mark Lundeberg walks me through how it works. It's not enough to just rail against government and companies stealing our data and spying on us: We need to use the tools already around us that are helping to give us back our privacy. Showing our support also encourages other compan...

9 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Stop using banks and start using crypto! But how Private is it?

Your WiFi is Used to Track You

“A mobile phone is a tracking device that also makes calls.” I love my phone, but there are risks to carrying one everywhere, and it’s important we understand them. Hopefully this video helps educate you about some aspects of how your device works, so that you can make smart choices that will give you back some of your privacy. I look at Snowden and Bunny Huang’s "Introspection engine" that allows you to monitor signals that are going in and out of your phone, provide tips for making your devices more secure, and discuss wifi probe requests that are a huge security threat. Basically: turn off your wifi when you’re not using it. Snowden and Bunny Huang's "Introspection Engine": https://www.tjoe.org/pub/direct-radio-introspection video: https://youtu.be/VIJEUqgODO4

11 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Your WiFi is Used to Track You

Is Bitcoin Better Money? John Stossel interview with Naomi Brockwell

Recently I was featured in a Stossel segment about Bitcoin, Libra, and the battle between crypto and governments. In the video, Peter Schiff and I give our opposing view points of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Important things to remember: Bitcoin can't be debased. There will only ever be 21 million bitcoins. Unconfiscatable money is one of the most important features we can have in our money. We shouldn't be supporting or participating in the corrupt and Orwellian financial system -- we should use money that gives us more privacy and control, like cash and cryptocurrency. Coinjoin and cashshuffle tutorial (using Wasabi and Electron Cash wallet): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Gm5yPFMWY video: https://youtu.be/2wNtt-2Y1HU

7 MINNOV 11
Comments
Is Bitcoin Better Money? John Stossel interview with Naomi Brockwell

Ron Paul: Bitcoin vs Govt, and the coming recession?

I sat down with Dr Ron Paul, fmr Congressman and Presidential candidate, at the Litecoin Summit. This amazing man started a movement that inspired millions to look more closely at our financial system, question central banking, and he has been a strong advocate of competing currencies long before cryptocurrency came on the scene. We chat about Bitcoin, the battle between govt and crypto, and the coming recession that Dr Paul believes is inevitable. video: https://youtu.be/PuqN2jdsdDA

8 MINNOV 3
Comments
Ron Paul: Bitcoin vs Govt, and the coming recession?

Online Privacy under attack: Can VPNs save us?

“Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground” That’s what Snowden said in a Guardian article this week. The UK, US, and Australia are all actively working to undermine our encryption by forcing back doors and fatal flaws into the encryption that we all use. The Snowden revelations exposed that governments are actively undermining online privacy, and have already cracked many forms of encryption. Australia has basically banned end-to-end encryption, and the white house is talking about it. Governments are forcing private companies to undermine their own encryption. "This renders all of our public infrastructure and private lives permanently unsafe." says Snowden. It is something we cannot allow. I explain how VPNs can help give us back online privacy, how they work, which kinds have already been cracked by the NSA and which still seem effective, and what to look for in a good VPN. Keep in mind, VPNs are not anonymous and are not a fool proof method f...

11 MINOCT 21
Comments
Online Privacy under attack: Can VPNs save us?

BSV "metanet" & ETH scaling issues: Coinwatch with Paul Puey

In CoinWatch, I take a deep dive with Edge CEO Paul Puey into the history, tech, and latest news of different coins. This week we look at BSV and ETH. At Devcon recently, ETH developers continued to talk about their "Ethereum 2.0" solution that is meant to fix the blockchain’s scalability problems. Meanwhile the BSV "metanet" is being called untenable by many, because of the centralizing effect that the requirements for permanent data storage would create. Paul dives deep into the tech, roadmaps, and issues for each coin. video: https://youtu.be/dJmS8NlzFpQ

65 MINOCT 20
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BSV "metanet" & ETH scaling issues: Coinwatch with Paul Puey
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