How Bitcoin Helps Palestinians with Alex Gladstein & Fadi Elsalamaeen

“The only sign of hope when I’m looking at this is actually looking at something like bitcoin because you are able to circumvent all these different levels of restrictions, whether it’s the Isralis or the Palestinian Authority, or even Hamas.”
— Fadi Elsalamaeen

Location: Remotely
Date: Wednesday 20th October
Project: Human Rights Foundation, American Security Project
Role: Chief Strategy Officer, Adjunct Senior Fellow

Palestine is a country ravaged by 4 wars in 15 years. However, military conflict is only part of the economic challenges the country faces. There is monetary warfare being waged against its citizens.

Crucial services that people in most developing countries take for granted, like simply transferring money, are almost impossible. It’s exacerbated by economic policies that have left Palestinians dependent on the outside world.

Can Bitcoin allow the people to peacefully fight back against arduous barriers and capital controls?

In this interview, I talk to Alex Gladstein and Fadi Elsalamaeen. We discuss declining economic conditions in Palestine, the underlying monetary problems, and how Bitcoin can help.

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