BCB087_MATT HILL: Taking Back Digital Sovereignty
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BCB087_MATT HILL: Taking Back Digital Sovereignty

8 Dec • 1hr 45m
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Matt Hill, CEO of Start9 Labs, does a deep dive into what’s gone wrong in the digital age, why the conventional computing model is broken, and what needs to be done to fix it.
Opting out of the 3rd party computing paradigm
What’s wrong with today’s internet 
Bitcoin as the bedrock of digital freedom & privacy
What’s being built at Start9 Labs w/ Embassy and why it’s important
Running your own personal server
The importance of Bitcoin nodes

Start9 Labs 
Atlas Shrugged 

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An insane amount of knowledge in this rip fellas. Do you know if it will be possible to run embassyos on a desktop computer in the future? They are more abundant than pi's right now.
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great show passionate guest
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great partnership with Start9!