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As big tech continues to exploit our personal data—more than ever, people are demanding control of their digital lives and asserting their self-sovereign identity. The solution is a decentralized Internet—and we are here to talk about all things decentralized. The Decentralists is a podcast about social media, privacy, and self-sovereign identity. The Decentralists is hosted by Michael Cholod, Henry Karpus, and Geoff Glave. 

The Decentralists Mike Cholod, Henry Karpus & Geoff Glave

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As big tech continues to exploit our personal data—more than ever, people are demanding control of their digital lives and asserting their self-sovereign identity. The solution is a decentralized Internet—and we are here to talk about all things decentralized. The Decentralists is a podcast about social media, privacy, and self-sovereign identity. The Decentralists is hosted by Michael Cholod, Henry Karpus, and Geoff Glave. 

    Hot Topix: The Balance of Power

    Hot Topix: The Balance of Power

    The war in Ukraine is at a stalemate and a ‘new’ conflict has exploded in Gaza occupying the world’s attention. Partisan politics has tied up American funding in Washington, and Ukrainians are freezing in the dead of winter. To make matters worse, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are threatening the world more than ever before. There’s a palpable sense that we’re on the brink of something terrible, especially considering the spectre of a second Trump Presidency.To quote Malcolm Gladwell, the w...

    • 37 min
    Hot Topix: Microblogging - Holding on by a Thread

    Hot Topix: Microblogging - Holding on by a Thread

    It has now been a little over six months since Meta rolled out "Threads" - Their supposed X (Formerly known as Twitter) killer. Like Twitter, Threads is available as both an app and a desktop client, and it offers users the ability to post and share short text posts, images, and videos, as well as interact with other users' posts through replies, "reposts," and likes. Current estimates put total Threads users at around 160 Million accounts.The path that Threads is following is littered ...

    • 37 min
    Hot Topix: Was Russia involved?

    Hot Topix: Was Russia involved?

    On October 7th, full scale war broke out in Gaza between Hamas, a terrorist group and Israel. Thousands of rockets from Gaza pounded Israeli settlements killing 1200 people, Israeli retaliatory strikes have killed tens of thousands. The Israel / Hamas war has taken public attention away from the frozen conflict in Ukraine just as Winter sets in. Is the Israel / Hamas war a coincidence or is there someone in the background pulling the strings? Tune in to this episode of The Decentralists...

    • 25 min
    Hot Topix: X Marks the Mess

    Hot Topix: X Marks the Mess

    In October 2022, Elon Musk spent $44 billion buying Twitter which he subsequently renamed "X". Musk's purchase of Twitter took almost a year as the drama played out in front of our eyes. Elon first went public in early 2022, ironically on Twitter with a public spat with founder Jack Dorsey over what her perceived as a lack of free speech on the platform. When Jack didn't take the bait, Musk upped the ante by declaring that if he couldn't get satisfaction, he would buy Twitter and do it himsel...

    • 35 min
    Episode 13: Seizing Russian state assets to rebuild Ukraine: Will it end the war, or prolong it?

    Episode 13: Seizing Russian state assets to rebuild Ukraine: Will it end the war, or prolong it?

    International momentum is growing to seize Russian state assets, including central bank reserves to pay for the rebuilding of Ukraine. Otherwise, western taxpayers will end up footing the bill.Canada leads the world with Senator Ratna Omidvar's recent amendment to the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) allowing the seizure of Russian state assets and private assets to rebuild Ukraine. Other countries are poised to follow suit, but there’s concern that seizing assets could lead to a loss of ...

    • 46 min
    The Peace Coalition goes to Ottawa - Part 2

    The Peace Coalition goes to Ottawa - Part 2

    After being summoned by the Government of Canada, Mike’s about to walk into several meetings with some of the highest-ranking officials and Ministers in Ottawa. Learn all the details including ‘what it’s really like’ within the hallowed halls of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill. Mike was rather surprised!Please join us to learn who’s involved, what was discussed, and the next steps to move forward on this episode of The Decentralists.

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