Anita Posch is a Bitcoin advocate, author of (L)earn Bitcoin (available in English, German and Spanish), host of the Anita Posch show and Founder of Bitcoin for Fairness. She is a member of the board of Bitcoin Austria - an educational non-profit organization.Before she started her educational Bitcoin work in 2017, Anita gained over 20 years of experience in web development, e-commerce, and online business. Disillusioned by the centralized nature of the internet, consumerism and surveillance capitalism she spent 2016 in Berlin on a mission to make a change.
In early 2017 she attended a talk about Bitcoin and open blockchain technology and the positive impact it could have on society. She realized that a technology which is permissionless, inflation-proof and a global internet money could free billions of people, disenfranchised by current financial power dynamics. Bitcoin is unstoppable money that can be used by anyone regardless of who they are. It’s neutral, not controlled by any company or government, while at the same time being an internet protocol, financial rails that is built for a common good.
Anita’s goal is to bring Bitcoin to billions through her educational work. She has developed a Bitcoin podcast, a YouTube channel and wrote the book (L)earn Bitcoin (published July 2021), which will be translated into a variety of languages. She has also interviewed people from all around the world including some from developing countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Venezuela, and Afghanistan about the effects of Bitcoin on people’s freedom.
In early 2020 she was the first Bitcoiner to visit Zimbabwe to research the country’s monetary situation as well as the adoption rate of Bitcoin and to report on the results in her podcast. The goal was, through interviews, to build a bridge between people who live under flawed democracies or authoritarian regimes to the rest of the world and to show how Bitcoin could improve their living conditions and financial freedom.
Bitcoin is money from the people, for the people. It’s mathematical rules can’t be corrupted - neither by governments nor by billionaires. This guarantees a level of fairness which cannot be achieved in traditional human driven systems. It gives underprivileged individuals, such as people from developing nations, women, and oppressed minority groups, the chance to participate globally in a free and private manner with each other. This freedom to exchange value, unleashing people’s creativity and innovation, is what drives Anita Posch.
Anita translated two volumes of The Internet of Money by Andreas M. Antonopoulos into German. Her research and activities around Bitcoin are discussed in media all over the world: Bitcoin Magazine, CoinDesk, What Bitcoin Did, Bayern2, Deutschlandfunk, Radio FM4, and ARD television, among others.
Bitcoin might be our only tool to secure the human right to privacy and freedom of transaction. It’s a medium of liberation for billions of people and a defense mechanism for privacy in our ever more digital lives. — Anita Posch
In her podcast she discusses use-cases and the ideas behind Bitcoin with industry leaders and people with interest in open blockchain technology. The main topics are about Bitcoin in the context of financial inclusion, human rights, and privacy.
Her guests include Andreas M. Antonopoulos (World-renowned Bitcoin educator, author and speaker), Adam Back (CEO Blockstream and cited in the Bitcoin and Tor whitepaper), Tuur Demeester, Jameson Lopp (CTO Casa), Alena Vranova (former TREZOR and CASA), Caitlin Long (Founder/CEO AvantiBT, Wyoming Blockchain Committee), Dan Held (Growth Kraken), Elena Tonoyan (COO LocalBitcoins), Ray Youssef (CEO and Founder of Paxful), Nic Carter (Coin Metrics) and many more.
Anita Posch regularly tweets on https://twitter.com/anitaposch.
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