IPR: My Digital Self

IPR: My Digital Self

The mixed blessing of the digital age has reached a turning point in what some have called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. My Digital Self, with host Matthew Foley, explores digital technology as it affects the interrelation of human rights, property rights, privacy, and money. Will emerging blockchain technologies enable us to take back our privacy, own our identity and use non-sovereign digital currency, known as cryptocurrency, to engage in commerce? Listen to discussions with guests who explain these cutting-edge technologies, tell us how they are currently being used and pull back the curtain to our possible futures. IPR Podcasts presents issues and analysis that matter to you from the world's thought leaders. The Institute for Policy Research [IPR] is an interdisciplinary policy research center of the Catholic University of America. ... Show More

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Snorre Lothar von Gohren Edwin, who goes by “Snow”, shares with host, Matt Foley, how Diwala is combatting rampant identity theft and certification fraud in Kampala, Uganda. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Diwala’s platform enables educational institutions and NGOs in Africa to issue a secure “skill-ID,” digitally verifying the educational and work history of students and young professionals. More generally, Snow shares with Ma... Read more

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Yael Tamar of SolidBlock talks with host, Matt Foley, about her advisory role for Terramaal, a Somaliland company with a mission to create a blockchain-based identity & land registry system. A former British protectorate that declared independence from Somalia in 1991, Somaliland's democratic government has partnered with Terramall to modernize its economy, starting with the creation of transparent and efficient land owner... Read more

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The global revolution of expanding the internet of information and communication to include the internet of value is underway in earnest. Governments and Corporations are jockeying for position to be frontrunners. Facebook's Libra Association has thrown down the gauntlet on digital currencies, triggering China to announce that it will release its central bank digital currency in November of 2019. Whereas precious metals on... Read more

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In Episode 3 of My Digital Self, Tobias Koch of the e-Estonia Briefing Centre explains how post-soviet Estonia became a borderless digital nation that fosters a high quality of life for its citizens, allows them to surveil their government and enables them to hold it accountable.

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Trailblazing tech attorney, Ziv Keinan, pulls back the curtain on the blockchain and explains how blockchain technologies such as self sovereign identity wallets, digital micropayments and zero knowledge proofs can help us reclaim our digital privacy.

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Guest Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Celcius Network, joins Matthew Foley to discuss what banks have done wrong that the blockchain economy gets right.

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