This week we feature a special episode from Priv8's digital privacy summit with The New York Times’ Kara Swisher. She joins Taiwan's Digital Minister Audrey Tang to discuss lessons learned from Taiwan's unique response to the pandemic that successfully protected the population while preserving privacy.
“Don't stay safe, stay free." This week we feature a special episode: Edward Snowden’s talk from the Priv8 digital privacy summit. He shares his thoughts on the rise of surveillance capitalism, why online privacy matters, and how to fix a broken Internet.
We are excited to share that Follow the White Rabbit is now the Priv8 Podcast with host Derek E. Silva. Join us for a weekly dose of commentary on privacy and technology. Tune in this May for our first episode featuring Edward Snowden's talk from the Priv8 digital privacy summit.
Go down the rabbit hole with serial entrepreneur Bill Barhydt, Founder and CEO Abra, the digital cash peer-to-peer money transfer network available in over 150 countries. We take a deep dive into the future of banking, how to protect your financial privacy with Bitcoin, and why fungibility is key to the future of crypto.
We go down the rabbit hole with Emin Gün Sirer, Founder and CEO of Ava Labs, the team behind the Avalanche blockchain platform. A leader in peer-to-peer systems, he shares his thoughts on how to build trust, transparency, and privacy with decentralizing technologies.
Go down the rabbit hole with Tor Bair, Founder of the Secret Foundation, an organization that supports the adoption of open-source privacy technologies. A great conversation on the effects of Web3 in a digital world, why blockchain is the blueprint for a new economy, and the evolution of privacy.
Go down the rabbit hole with Aibek Esengulov, Founder of Horizontal Systems, the developers of the privacy-focused wallet, Unstoppable. We take a deep dive into the DEFI revolution, investing without borders, and the rise of digital collectibles.
We go down the rabbit hole with Marvin Tong, co-founder, and CEO of Phala Network. We take a deep dive into how companies can leverage big data, the role of confidential computing, and how Phala is bringing on-chain privacy to the Polkadot ecosystem.
We go down the rabbit hole with Gregory Landua, co-founder of Regen Network, a global marketplace that aligns economics with ecology. We take a deep dive into how we can reverse climate change, become carbon neutral, and collaborate better with each other.
Go down the rabbit hole with Miko Matsumura, co-founder of crypto exchange Evercoin and General Partner with Gumi Ventures, an investment fund focused on early stage blockchain startups. He shares his thoughts on the impact of open source on human rights, why Bitcoin is a social network, and the emergence of ICOs.
We go down the rabbit hole with David “Gumby” Henkel-Wallace, partner at Rodin AI, who founded the first open source company Cygnus that Red Hat acquired in 1999 to become a global powerhouse. The tech pioneer shares his thoughts on the democratization of encryption, how open source has become weaponized, and the future impact it has on data privacy.
We go down the rabbit hole with Lance Vick, Senior Security Engineer at Polychain Capital and the Founder of #!, a group focused on privacy, security, and digital sovereignty. We take a deep dive into the dark side of hacking, how we can avoid the next SolarWinds attack, and the difference between privacy and anonymity.
Go down the rabbit hole with Leigh Honeywell, Founder & CEO of Tall Poppy, which builds tools and services to help companies protect their employees from online harassment and abuse. We take a deep dive into the rise of cyberbullying, promoting psychological safety in the workplace, and how to defend yourself from online trolls.
Go down the rabbit hole with Joe Toscano, featured in the hit documentary “The Social Dilemma”, and co-founder and CIO of BEACON, an organization that operates at the intersection of human-centered design, social impact, and public policy. We take a deep dive into redesigning the online consumer experience, how to break out of the social media echo chamber, and the data privacy reckoning on the horizon.
We go down the rabbit hole with Co-founder and CEO John Redgrave of Sentropy Technologies to keep users and brands safe from online abuse. We take a deep dive into content moderation challenges, how to build trust in digital communities, and the rise of the dark web.
Go down the rabbit hole with Nathan Wilcox, CTO of Electric Coin Company, the inventors of Zcash, empowering people with economic freedom. We take a deep dive into the next wave of defi, why privacy is key to crypto adoption and the benefits & risks of decentralization.
Go down the rabbit hole with Jamie King, Host of Steal this Show and Director of Steal this Film, a documentary on the movement against intellectual property. We take a deep dive into cancel culture, ongoing reality wars, and the consequences of disinformation.
We go down the rabbit hole with Franck Nouyrigat, Co-founder of Startup Weekend and Electis, a nonprofit focused on how technology can reshape democracy. We take a deep dive into the future of voting, what’s in the DNA of a great entrepreneur, and how to build a robust community online.
Go down the rabbit hole with Yaniv Tal, Project Lead at Graph Protocol. We take a deep dive into the inspiration behind building the Graph Network and how they're helping the next generation of dApp developers create a decentralized future.
Go down the rabbit hole with Andreas Antonopoulos, tech entrepreneur and one of crypto's best known evangelists. He shares his thoughts on the future of Bitcoin, his mission to educate the world about open blockchain, and why society should protect privacy online.
Go down the rabbit hole with open-source pioneer Kurt Rohloff, Co-founder and CTO of Duality Technologies. We take a deep dive into his life-changing role at DARPA, privacy concerns associated with contact tracing, and why homomorphic encryption is the holy grail of data security.
Go down the rabbit hole with futurist and CEO of CircleClick, Anne Ahola Ward. She shares her thoughts on the fight for Section 230, why decentralization matters, and what tech trends to watch for in 2021.
We go down the rabbit hole with Roger Huang, CEO of CyberSecure, a company that develops open-source cybersecurity tools. A deep dive into the Five Eyes alliance's complex history, China's digital yen, and best practices for protecting your privacy online.
We go down the rabbit hole with Brad Kam, Co-founder of Unstoppable Domains. He shares his perspective on how the Internet is broken, increasing censorship of content, and the economic benefits of using .crypto domains.
We go down the rabbit hole with Roneil Rumburg, CEO of Audius, a blockchain music platform that has been called the decentralized Spotify. He shares his thoughts on the struggle between surveillance and privacy, and how Audius has built a censorship-resistant platform for artists to share music with fans.
We go down the rabbit hole with Adriana Hamacher, a senior journalist at Decrypt Media. A fascinating conversation on the future of robotics, crypto’s social impact, and the man who saved Sushiswap.
Go down the rabbit hole with Felipe Erazo, a crypto journalist for Cointelegraph. A great conversation on how blockchain is revolutionizing Latin America, protecting human rights, and empowering freedom of speech.
We go down the rabbit hole with Neeraj Khandelwal, Co-founder of CoinDCX, the largest crypto exchange in India. He shares his story as an early Bitcoin adopter, how his company is opening gateways to new forms of investing, thoughts on the state of defi, and why the blockchain is key to our economic freedom.
Go down the rabbit hole with David Pan, a business journalist for Coindesk covering global stories on blockchain and crypto. A great conversation on Hong Kong’s new national security law, how China is fueling blockchain growth, press censorship in the digital age, and if TikTok is a privacy threat.
We go down the rabbit hole with Alex Gluchowski, CEO of Matter Labs that's unchaining #Ethereum. He shares his thoughts on preserving privacy, how tech is empowering human rights, and what social impact the public blockchain has on the world.
Go down the rabbit hole with Dawn Song, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and CEO of Oasis Labs. We dive deep into the challenges we face in the digital world, why we are at the inflection point for data privacy, and her vision for building a responsible data economy.
Go down the rabbit hole with Jason Brett, CEO of Value Technology, a D.C. think tank focused on blockchain. He shares his journey through the 2008 banking crisis, the rise of Bitcoin, and how crypto has impacted our democracy.
Go down the rabbit hole with Val Mack, a Software Architect at Quant Five and a member of Women Who Code. A blockchain developer & entrepreneur, she shares her insights on compassionate technologies, data privacy, and how to navigate a career in tech.
Go down the rabbit hole with Dr. Juan E. Gilbert, Chair of the CISE Dept at the University of Florida. He shares how he’s pioneering the development in open source election systems, the virtual traffic stop, and how disinformation affects our democracy.
Go down the rabbit hole with Brian J. Fox, Co-founder of Orchid & the original author of the GNU Bash shell. He shares his open source journey as the first employee of the Free Software Foundation, building Orchid’s VPN protocol, and the biggest lessons he learned as an entrepreneur.
Go down the rabbit hole with Orchid’s CEO, Dr. Steven Waterhouse and Ken Seiff, Managing Partner at Beanstalk Ventures. They share their thoughts on privacy, the future of democracy, and the dark & light side of the Internet.
Go down the rabbit hole with Richard Muirhead, Managing Partner of Fabric Ventures and an early Orchid supporter. A Bitcoin believer since 2013, he shares his ideas about decentralization, the token economy, and the future of privacy.
Go down the rabbit hole with Ben Bartlett, an environmental lawyer and a Berkeley City Council Member. The son of community activists he shares his family's rich history and personal fight for freedom. A timely discussion on the future of democracy, personal freedom, and defending our civil rights.
Go down the rabbit hole with a forefather of crypto, David Chaum, CEO of the xx Network. A timely discussion on the future of digital currency, election security, and the chilling effects that the decline of democracy has on our 1st Amendment rights.
Go down the rabbit hole with Cindy Cohn, Executive Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an organization that advocates for our civil liberties and freedom online. A fascinating conversation on the encryption wars, protecting our 4th amendment rights, and EFF’s battle against the dragnet policy.
Go down the rabbit hole with Alexander Lloyd, Founder of Accelerator Ventures, who sits on the board of the Human Rights Foundation, and is one of the authors of “The Little Bitcoin Book: Why Bitcoin Matters for Your Freedom, Finances, and Future.”
A fascinating conversation on how crypto impacts human rights, the history of social activism, restoring Internet freedom, and startup opportunities coming out of the pandemic.
Go down the rabbit hole with Paul Veradittakit, a Partner at Pantera Capital, who’s executed some of the most deals in the blockchain and crypto space. A great conversation on the new decentralized economy, prediction markets, and the evolution of privacy.
In our fifth episode, we go down the rabbit hole with Jehan Chu, Co-founder & Managing Partner of Kenetic Capital. A great conversation technology integration wars, decentralized apps, the future access of information, and how the world is becoming more tribal.
In our fourth episode, we go down the rabbit hole with Roger Ver, Executive Chairman of Bitcoin.com. He shares his incredible journey as an early investor in Bitcoin startups, his views on the role government should play in citizens’ lives, and the fundamentals of voluntaryism.
We go down the rabbit hole with Jyri Engestrom, a partner at Yes VC, a venture capital firm that invests in startups set in motion by social movements. He shares his journey as a founder of both Jaiku and Ditto, which were acquired separately by Google and Groupon. We discuss the future of democracy, how technology affects humanity, and some recent efforts he and a few other entrepreneurs took to provide free testing for COVID-19.
In our second episode, we go down the rabbit hole with Vinny Lingham, South African entrepreneur and Co-founder & CEO of Civic Technologies, a company at the forefront of the digital identity revolution. He discusses his thoughts on data privacy, why we need decentralized systems to protect our identity, whether crypto can displace the dollar, and what lies ahead for entrepreneurs in the new normal.
In our premiere episode, we go down the rabbit hole with Rich Staropoli, whose career reads like a Tom Clancy spy novel. He's the former White House CIO for the Department of Homeland Security and a special agent for the Secret Service for 25 years. He discusses what it was like to protect President George W. Bush on September 11th, his thoughts on the current state of technology at DHS, what cybersecurity risks our country faces, and the future of our election systems.
About the Host
As the Global Community Manager for Orchid, Derek is responsible for communicating the core tenets and benefits of Orchid to thousands of people. Derek is a former IT professional, building his communication skills while working across multiple industries and demographics. He has read dozens of whitepapers, interviewed individuals from top technology companies, provided one-on-one support, and now dedicates his time to helping blockchain companies build communities.