Some of the most interesting concepts about what makes bitcoin unique and valuable beyond mere price were presented at the Oslo Freedom Forum. Fortunately, the organizers created these one-minute videos so that we could watch the ideas. And even luckier, Bitcoinist made the decision to concur with them and present a different perspective on the asset that gave our publication its name.
One, Two, and Three have already been featured as individuals from various countries, and this new trio is no exception. Each one will raise an intriguing point about the bitcoin network that will become clear after they have finished speaking. Bitcoin thought leaders now have a different perspective on the situation thanks to the Oslo Freedom Forum. Read on to find out what they suggested.
Using Bitcoin As Rails, Jack Mallers at the Oslo Freedom Forum
Jack Mallers, the CEO of Strike and a self-proclaimed bitcoin genius, has previously discussed the opportunities that an open network like bitcoin offers. But this time, he elaborates and discusses the qualities of it that make it resistant to censorship in order to adapt to the Oslo Freedom Forum audience.
“We consider it to be the international payment norm. Consider it in this way. You can connect with the entire planet if you follow an open, accessible set of instructions that are available to you. to completely free and at the speed of light settle value. And nobody can refute that claim. You cannot be deplatformed by anyone. You have every right to use it if you so choose. If not, you are not required to. But you can if you have to. And that is the incredible capability that Bitcoin offers.
Janine Roem on Censorship Resistance at the Oslo Freedom Forum
The censorship-resistant concept is further developed by journalist, privacy educator, and cypherpunk Janine Roem. She also explains to the Oslo Freedom Forum the idea that bitcoin is “money for enemies.”
“Talking about censorship, whenever I assess any digital currency, or any kind of money even if it’s not digital, I look at whether it passes what I call the censorship test, which is that if you have an organization that is being targeted by, for example, a nation state or in that case specifically a group of nation states, because they are exercising their right to free speech in a way that the states do not agree with, then the states may attempt to stop them from doing so.
You are already aware that only one asset satisfies those requirements. There has only ever been one asset in world history.
“I believe it is crucial to have a monetary system that can pass that test, and that is the main reason I became interested in Bitcoin because it has done so since 2011. I would anticipate any kind of CBDC to pass that test because it has done so in the past, even when it was still a small company. If it fails, I will say I am not interested.
Hong Fang on Bitcoin As A Free Monetary System at the Oslo Freedom Forum
The CEO of the OKcoin exchange, Hong Fang, reflects and shares with the Oslo Freedom Forum the moment she made the decision to enter the bitcoin industry. The game is altered by the novel characteristics of this new asset class. And given that the game was rigged from the start, this can only be good for the sector.
“However, what I discovered while working at Goldman, particularly during the financial crisis, is that the current system—the one where we’re talking about free markets—has a certain element of imbalance and unfairness. I didn’t realize there was anything that wasn’t completely free until I came across Bitcoin in 2016, at which point I understood that this is something that represents a free monetary system that has never been done before in the manner in which it was intended. Where the money is not created by any government, is not backed by any government, or is not controlled by any central organization, but somehow aids in the formation of consensus, allowing for the widespread transfer of value between people. That was unprecedented in and of itself, and it can actually aid in problem-solving. Personally, that’s how I got into Bitcoin. I then entered the area.
That’s all the dangerous concepts I have for today. Soon, join Bitcoinist for more street-level philosophizing from the Oslo Freedom Forum.