This is episode 256 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.
First up today, we'll introduce our genius guest and share his story. Rob Viglione helped found ZenCash, one of the most respected privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies out there. But his team hopes to turn the project into an entire platform packed with anonymous features. Rob is a serious liberty lover, so we're excited to learn how he's making the world more free.
Then later in the show, we'll dive into a privacy-related topic that's always hot in liberty circles. After last week's foray into free speech, we learned that we're experts. We know everything there is to know about our right to say what we want to say, so we're gonna say what we want to say. And this week, we want to cover freeze peach... *ahem* ...free speech again.
This time, it's all about banning books. Lots of people think computer code is speech. And with that in mind, lots of people think computer code should not be censored, even when it's printed in a book. But that's exactly what Amazon did when they banned a physical version of Cody Wilson's code for printing guns.
Of course, many people argue that there are all kinds of gun-related books and manuals sold on Amazon daily. The retailer also sells PGP code in print form, and apparently that was once considered a weapon. So what gives, Amazon? What do you have against our precious Bill of Rights?
Of course, we have our own, completely original, independent hot takes on the matter. So tune in for all the fun tonight at 9PM Eastern and check the list below for some of the specific stuff we'll cover!
- Amazon Now Offers Cody Wilson's 3-D Printed Gun Code In Book Form
- Amazon Removes Free Speech 'Exercise' Featuring 3-D Printed Gun Code Book
Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown, Tim Baker, and Zack Voell. Don't forget to scroll down so you can share your thoughts in the comments!
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Can Amazon prevent the sale of gun-related computer code? They're trying. Tune in LIVE tonight at 9PM Eastern for the news and our hot takes! @robviglione joins us too. https://t.co/3q9dDidSjr @Radomysisky
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