Alex Gladstein

Alex is a human rights strategist serving as the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation, and Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum. He is also one of the world’s leading experts on bitcoin and decentralized technology in a human rights context.


Alex speaks on the following topics:

Technology and freedom


Human rights


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Highlights from Alex' CV

Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation

Vice President of Strategy for Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009

Connects dissidents and civil society groups with influential individuals to promote open societies

Faculty in Blockchain and Governance at Singularity University

Author of the books Hidden Repression and Check Your Financial Privilege

Co-author of “The Little Bitcoin Book”

Sought-after speaker who has spoken for MIT, Stanford, the European Parliament, and US State Department

Has had work published in The Atlantic, BBC, CNN, Fast Company, The Guardian, The New York Times, NPR, TIME, WIRED, and The Wall Street Journal

“I didn’t know bitcoin could play a role for freedom, Alex changed my mind on crypto currencies”

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