Bitcoin Is Optimism, With Alex Gladstein



This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Circle and Kraken.

Today’s guest is Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation.

Find our guest on Twitter: @gladstein

Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company ensures the safety of your funds and keeps innovating with products like the Nexo Wallet – a non-custodial smart wallet that allows you to create your Web3 identity. Get early access at nexo.io/wallet.

Circle, the sole issuer of the trusted and reliable stablecoin USDC, is our sponsor for today’s show. USDC is a fast, cost-effective solution for global payments at internet speeds. Learn how businesses are taking advantage of these opportunities at Circle’s USDC Hub for Businesses.

Kraken, the secure, trusted digital asset exchange, is our sponsor for today’s show. Kraken makes it easy to instantly buy 185+ cryptocurrencies with fast, flexible funding options. Your account is covered by regular Proof of Reserves audits, industry-leading security and award-winning Client Engagement, available 24/7. Sign up and trade today at kraken.com/breakdown.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our holiday theme music is “Spike The Eggnog” by Two Dudes. Music behind our sponsors today is “Back To The End” by Strength To Last. Image credit: Vasil Dimitrov/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

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