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In this episode of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” host Christian Keroles sat down with Randy Brito, co-founder and CEO of the Locha Mesh project.
Brito is a diehard Bitcoiner who has escaped prosecution in Venezuela and works every day with the mission of making Bitcoin increasingly censorship resistant. Brito sees the current internet infrastructure as a huge vector of attack that must be addressed immediately. Locha Mesh is an open-source mesh network project and protocol designed to support a global decentralized internet.
Keroles and Brito discussed why Westerners have been lulled to sleep with their stable but centralized infrastructure and how the majority of the world desperately needs to have free, open and private internet, especially for Bitcoin. Brito believes Bitcoin is the catalyst for us to rebuild our entire economy in a more decentralized way, but fears the battle for years to come.
Brito encouraged all listeners to do what they can to support reconstruction on the Internet in a way that respects human rights and freedoms. He sings the collective cry “La Lucha Por La Locha Libre, The Fight For The Freedom Money.”
Find Brito on Twitter: @randybrito
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Bitcoin Without Permission: We can use Bitcoin today because the rulers allow us to
- Bitcoin is actually not uncensored and unconfiscable money when used through the overly controlled and tightly guarded traditional internet infrastructure
- Back in the day, the Internet and the Internet (the network we currently use for sending bitcoin) had to be decentralized, verifiable, and private.
- Locha Mesh is a P2P, decentralized, mobile-first mesh network.
- It is a resilient network that allows private communication, data and access to Bitcoin and the Lightning Network without centralized internet access.
- Turpial Devices: Open source software and open source hardware.
- Truly private anonymous communication and Bitcoin without internet means freedom without permission.