The Priv8 Podcast with Derek E. Silva
Presented by Orchid
Aug 10, 2020

Episode 10: Ben Bartlett

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.
Apple Podcasts
Aug 5, 2020

Episode 9: David Chaum

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.
Jul 22, 2020

Episode 7: Alexander Lloyd

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.
Jul 22, 2020

Episode 8: Cindy Cohn

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.
Jul 14, 2020

Episode 6: Paul Veradittakit

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.
Jul 8, 2020

Episode 5: Jehan Chu

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.
Jul 1, 2020

Episode 4: Roger Ver

In our fourth episode, we go down the rabbit hole with Roger Ver, Executive Chairman of 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.
Jun 24, 2020

Episode 3: Jyri Engestrom

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.
Jun 17, 2020

Episode 2: Vinny Lingham

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.
Jun 3, 2020

Episode 1: Interview with Rich Staropoli

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.

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