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The Problem:

The CIA is hacking the world with Vault7.

Paul Puey and Airbitz Solution

I recently met Paul Puey at the Anarchapulco conference in Acapulco, Mexico and I left quite impressed with how Paul communicates the value of Airbitz and how they were founded on both security and customer service. This was one of my favorite episodes and is packed with value stemming from Paul’s experience in software engineering and small business. He saw Bitcoin as a solution for the cash-based industries like food/service but quickly found that there was an ease-of-use aspect in cryptocurrency wallets.

Security

Thanks to Wikileaks, we’ve recently learned about the CIA’s “Vault7” suite of apps that is designed to hack nearly anything with a microphone and camera. It seems that nothing is safe. We discuss how severe and dangerous the revelation actually is and how Airbitz is trying to protect your digital money and information.

Why Airbitz uses Decentralized Bitcoin Nodes

Paul mentions that some wallets host their own bitcoin nodes (aka their communication channel to the Bitcoin network) whereas Airbitz has a very robust, decentralized network of nodes which protects against node outage not allowing you to place a btc transaction. Check out the end of the conversation where we discuss how Airbitz offers a smart-fee system to help your transactions get confirmed quickly.

Hope you enjoy this episode and let us know who you’d like to hear from next! Email us at [email protected].

Contact Info:

Paul Puey – CEO and Co-founder of Airbitz

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.AirBitz.co

Twitter: twitter.com/paullinator

Ashe’s Anarchapulco Presentation:

“Anarchy 3.0 – Building Freedom through Entrepreneurship”

youtu.be/jSdduFvK-Vc

Interview with Will Pangman (previously of Airbitz):

libertyentrepreneurs.com/2015/12/epis…ill-pangman/

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Meet the hosts

Ashe Whitener is the founder and host of the Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast which aims to provide an alternative perspective to achieving individual freedom through the creative, entrepreneurial process rather than through the tried and failed process of politics. Ashe has two BS degrees in Engineering and is also an original member of Peter Schiff’s Euro Pacific Bank where he is currently the Head of Business Development. Much of Ashe’s experience has come during his time living in Panama and he continues to consult global teams on various projects including tech startups and offshore asset protection.

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  • I recently ran across a document published by the United States Institute of Peace (which I take to be a CIA front — here’s the wiki). It’s called, “Non-Violent Struggle: 50 Crucial Points,” and it appears to be targeted at young people abroad who are unhappy with the governments they live under. (I wonder how much this document has been used in Egypt, Syria or Ukraine?) But my question is, is there anything good that libertarians could learn from this? Could the tactics be used not just to cause unrest or vote in different rulers, but perhaps in thwarting the advances of government or spreading the ideas of liberty to a broader audience? Specifically, is there value in treating political activism as a project, or adopting Sharp’s methods of nonviolent action, or of using the model of multi-level marketing to expand the network? What are your thoughts on this kind of activism?

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