To Beat Online Censorship, We Need Anonymous Payments

To Beat Online Censorship, We Need Anonymous Payments

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Richard Myers is an decentralized applications engineer at  goTenna’s Global Mesh Labs initiative, and previously a co-founder of Bytabit AB.

Online censorship and surveillance will persist as long as local fiat currencies are the only way to pay for telecommunication services.

The risk of internet censorship and surveillance is a growing concern in many parts of the world. a digital rights advocacy group, frequently detects both total and partial internet shutdowns caused by overt censorship, natural disasters and technical mishaps. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has found domestic communication is common not just in authoritarian countries like China, but also in . 

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