The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has signed on to sponsor the inaugural Africa Bitcoin Conference, which will be held in Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana, from December 5 – 7, 2022.
The non-profit organisation works to protect the rights of individuals living under authoritarian governments all over the world.
HRF’s initiatives is to assist individual activists, journalists, and NGO leaders within these cultures in their efforts to advance human freedom.
The Africa Bitcoin Conference will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and human rights advocates from across Africa and beyond to create a movement that will hasten the adoption of Bitcoin in the continent.
One of the event’s important speakers will be Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. Since the Oslo Freedom Forum’s founding in 2009, Gladstein has additionally served as its vice president of strategy.
He has briefed the US State Department and the European Parliament in addition to serving as faculty at Singularity University and an advisor to Blockchain Capital, a top venture capital firm in the fintech sector. He has spoken at universities from MIT to Stanford.
He frequently discusses the importance of Bitcoin for freedom in his writings and speeches, and in 2019 he co-authored “The Little Bitcoin Book.” In March 2022, his most recent book, “Check Your Financial Privilege,” was released.
Farida Nabourema, a Togolese human rights advocate and the organiser of the Africa Bitcoin Conference, spoke about the collaboration with HRF and her belief that Bitcoin can promote unification and world peace.
Nabourema argued that it is critical for societies to exist in freedom from oppression. She also admires and supports Gladstein and HRF greatly.
Gladstein will speak alongside other well-known individuals like Ray Yussuf, CEO of Paxful, and others. Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Fedi and chairman of Block and co-founder of Twitter, will also speak.
Over 1000 people are anticipated to attend the largest Bitcoin conference ever held in Africa.
“We are delighted to have Alex as one of our speakers at the Africa Bitcoin Conference, and we are thankful for the support the Human Rights Foundation has given the conference so far,” said Nabourema.
Source: News Agencies