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  • Written by: Alex Gladstein
  • Narrated by: Guy Swann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Written by: Alex Gladstein
Narrated by: Guy Swann
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Publisher's Summary

Alex Gladstein has a lot to say about Bitcoin, human rights, financial privilege, and personal freedom. In Check Your Financial Privilege, he says it, starting with the fact that anyone born into a reserve currency like the euro, yen, or pound has financial privilege over the 89 percent of the world population born into weaker systems.

In Nigeria, human rights activists depend on Bitcoin for donations after crackdowns by authoritarian regimes. In Cuba, after a dual-currency system devalued the peso, those who saved in Bitcoin managed to stay afloat. In El Salvador, where remittance fees and exchange rates can eat away a simple money transfer to family members in need, Bitcoin offers hope with lower fees and faster transactions (and now it's legal tender).

As CSO of the Human Rights Foundation, Gladstein is uniquely positioned to detail the rise of Bitcoin from cypherpunk dream to the real-life Bitcoin stories happening to real people across the globe. For people around the world, outside of Wall Street, Bitcoin offers a means of freedom from inflation, political strife, and an outdated monetary system. For these people, the majority of the world’s population, it might even save their lives.

©2022 Alex Gladstein (P)2022 Alex Gladstein

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Good book terrible editing

I’m not done the book yet, but I had to leave a review regarding the terrible editing. The reader’s performance is fine, but some lines full out overlap others or are cut so close together they sound unnatural. It’s extremely distracting. Shame on the audio editor.

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Great story, terrible editing!

Guy Swan does a fine job of narrating this fascinating and important subject, shame the editors didn’t reciprocate.
I will finish the book but, the overlapping is very distracting.

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