On Saturday evening, the privacy advocate and well known whistleblower, Edward Snowden, spoke out against some criticism stemming from the Human Rights Foundations Alex Gladstein. Snowden attacked the tribalism taking place in the crypto space and said that some people lose sight of the world beyond their cave.
Alex Gladstein Calls Snowdens Interview Clip a Disaster
Just recently, the Human Rights Foundations (HRF) Alex Gladstein had some words to say to the former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Gladstein didnt like the statements Snowden made in a recently published video, when the privacy advocate criticized bitcoin (BTC). Its not the first time Snowden has given BTC a scathing review that knocked BTCs ability to scale and privacy.
For instance, on December 25, 2020, Snowden explained that BTC developers have had years to address scaling and privacy in a video with the popular Youtuber, Naomi Brockwell. The famed whistleblower said he was puzzled and developers have had years to do it.
Snowdens latest critique of BTC stems from an interview he did at Decrypts Ethereal 2021 conference. Following the video, Gladstein an outspoken proponent of BTC said that the Snowden video clip was a disaster.
Respect Snowden for his work on privacy and criticism of CBDCs. But this clip is a disaster. TLDR: Taproot makes Bitcoin privacy worse, Lightning is shenanigans, attacks core devs, hypes NFTs + privacy co ...
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