Episode 15: FIDA, BIGIF and others Carried Out a Peaceful Election Rally

Podcast: FIDA, BIGIF and others carried out a peaceful election rally in Ekiti On Friday, 27th of April, 2018, Balm in Gilead Foundation for Sustainable Development (BIGIF) and Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA), carried out a peaceful election rally in Ekiti State. Charity Connect Podcast was there to support and gather useful information.

The peaceful election rally was carried out to sensitise the public to get their permanent voters’ card (PVC) and go out to cast their votes.

According to one of the respondents, Barrister Blessing Ajileye, women and children are usually at the receiving end of violence during and after election.

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Bitcoin Censorship Resistance Explained

Bitcoin Censorship Resistance ExplainedCensorship Resistance

One of the greatest features of a decentralized blockchain is censorship resistance. With the money in your bank account, a third party has control over where and when you can send it. With Bitcoin, you can send money to whatever address you like without fear of government interference. However, freedom is not the natural order of the world. The fight against oppression and censorship is a constant battle. While Bitcoin has an important history of circumventing censorship, we’ll look at the omnipresent threats against the cryptocurrency and its level of resistance.

Wikileaks

In 2010, the US government pressured payment processors such as Visa and Mastercard to block payments to Wikileaks. In response, Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, wanted to accept Bitcoin payments instead. However, at the time, Satoshi Nakamoto did not want Wikileaks using the Bitcoin network. Satoshi said “the project needs to grow gradually so the software can be strengthened along the way. I make this appeal to Wikileaks not to try to use bitcoin. Bitcoin is a small beta community in its infancy.”

Assange agreed not to use Bitcoin at the time but donations eventually opened up in 2011

Wikileaks ended up receiving over 4000 Bitcoins to the consternation of the American government. Given the increase in price since 2011, the credit card processing ban against Wikileaks no doubt had the opposite intended effect. Assange certainly was happy with the result, giving thanks to the US government.

Wikileaks and Coinbase

In 2018, Coinbase blocked the Wikileaks Shop account from making transactions on the cryptocurrency exchange. Coinbase said they are “legally obliged to implement regulatory compliance mechanisms.” Coinbase also said that Wikileaks is “in violation of our terms of service and we regret to inform you that we can no longer provide you with access to our service.”

It was said that Coinbase would help destroy censoring payment companies, not join them. Bring balance to censorship resistance, not leave it in darkness. But Wikileaks feels they have the moral high ground, calling for a “global blockade of Coinbase next week as an unfit member of the crypto community.” The irony here is astounding as Wikileaks, a website that popularized Bitcoin is attacked by Coinbase, a company popularized by Bitcoin.

Coinbase’s ability to ban a specific company is just one of many possible attacks against Bitcoin. While Wikileaks still accepts donations in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Zcash, Monero, and Ethereum, it looks like they will need to look elsewhere for liquidating cryptocurrency assets.

Bitcoin ATM

If you are blocked from using exchanges, you can always turn to your closest Bitcoin ATM. While not ideal for large sums of money, no one can stop you from receiving Bitcoin and heading to a Bitcoin ATM to turn coins into cash. In this way, Bitcoin battles back against censorship by allowing payments that might otherwise be impossible.

Unfortunately, until there is greater competition in the Bitcoin ATM market, the machines often have the problem of rapacious fees and exchange rates worse than the market rate.

Anonymity

A Bitcoin ATM used anonymously helps with Bitcoin censorship resistance. If you make a wallet without providing personal information, you should be able to send and receive Bitcoins while concealing your true identity. However, if you acquire Bitcoin on an exchange that follows KYC, you can be sure that governments can track down all of your transactions on the blockchain.

When compared to Monero and Zcash, Bitcoin places much less emphasis on anonymous transactions, opening up the possibility for more censorship. While governments cannot stop Bitcoin transactions, they can certainly come after you after the transaction is complete.

Governance Model

Another way to potentially censor a cryptocurrency is through governance. The updating of software, changing of rules, or forking of a blockchain are all ways to control transactions. The disappearance of Satoshi provides a massive advantage to Bitcoin in this area. Developers and miners must reach an overwhelming consensus before they can make any changes to the Bitcoin protocol. While centralized development teams swiftly deploy updates, it comes at a cost of censorship, potentially in the form of a hard fork.

Censorship resistant cryptocurrencies should possess an immutable blockchain. Unlike Ethereum, which rolled back transactions with a hard fork, Bitcoin’s history is firmly written in its blockchain. If a fork can reverse your transactions, it opens the door to censorship.

Mining

Due to ASIC mining, the level of centralization in Bitcoin mining is not ideal. With large players setting up expensive mining farms, fewer people participate in the mining process. However, as the mining becomes more centralized, the possibility of collusion and a 51% attack increases. Currently, miners have no reason to collude and attack the blockchain due to the profits achieved by simply mining Bitcoin. However, for censorship resistance, Bitcoin would want to be in a position where it cannot logistically succumb to overwhelming hashing power.

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An example of a coin with less censorship resistance would be Bitcoin Cash. As it uses the same mining algorithm as Bitcoin, large mining pools of Bitcoin could theoretically 51% attack Bitcoin Cash. However, a large mining farm’s main purpose is to generate profit. Attacking Bitcoin Cash, while feasible, would ultimately be a significant waste of money. Miners have no incentive to use time and energy destroying Bitcoin Cash. Although from the perspective of censorship resistance, Bitcoin Cash fails due to its vulnerability.

Fees

What if the fees for using the Bitcoin network become prohibitively expensive for many users? Is it a form of censorship to prevent payments from those with less money? When Bitcoin network fees spiked at the peak of popularity, many people started exchanging Bitcoin for Litecoin to move money around. However, such a transaction would once against cause the use of a third party, defeating the purpose of censorship resistance. Bitcoin will certainly need to continue exploring ways to scale transactions on the network while simultaneously keeping fees low. The lightning network is currently the best bet. Unfortunately, there are also worries about centralization and censorship with lightning.

Conclusion

When compared to other cryptocurrencies on the merits of censorship resistance, Bitcoin comes out ahead. No other coin can claim the same level of reliability and decentralization as Bitcoin. The governance model, immutable blockchain, and ability to liquidate through ATMs all contribute to the level of freedom Bitcoin provides. However, there is still work to do. Third-party exchanges, miners, fees, and governments all try and exude pressure on Bitcoin. However, in spite of all the potential threats, the coin keeps plugging along one block at a time, without interruption, and without third parties censoring your transaction.

This article is originally posted at Coincentral.com by Paul Andrew

Episode 14: How To Increase Your Productivity with DayoGreat

How To increase your productivity podcast In this episode of the Charity Connect Podcast, our Guest, DayoGreat, shares insights on how you can increase your productivity. Recall that DayoGreat talked on Youths and Plans for The Future on our previous episode. This is the second series.

I met Dayogreat Oyediwura during an event organized by Balm in Gilead Foundation For Sustainable Development (BIGIF) and after having a conversation with him, I feel it’s great if you too can gain from his wealth of Wisdom especially, on productivity.

You Would Learn:

  • How Dayogreat was sponsored to South Africa without spending a single penny
  • 3 Ways to Increase your productivity
  • Case Study on How To Increase Your Productivity Using a Pharmaceutical Company Method
  • How to accelerate your promotion in your organisation

You can reach DayoGreat on Facebook and through his number, 08033657839.

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Episode 13: Youths and Plans for the Future feat. Dayogreat

Personal development

Welcome to your own very podcast, Charity Connect Podcast. Thanks for listening to our previous episodes. In this episode, we have a guest, DayoGreat who shares 3 practical strategies for personal development with focus on youths.

This is the first part of this episode. DayoGreat also shares practical strategies on personal development and productivity which we would published on our next episode. 

DayoGreat is the Executive Director of Youth Programming with Family Health and Development Initiative.

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In episode, you will learn the following:

  • 3 Practical Strategies on How to plan for the future
  • Direction for the future
  • How to get multiple streams of income without affecting one another
  • How to save for the future
  • And more.

Please, listen and share with as many youths as possible.

Remember to drop a comment below after listening. Thank you.

 

Episode 12: We don’t live by excuse, a welcome back

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This is episode 12 of the Charity Connect Podcast. We don’t live by excuse. For some time now, we couldn’t published our podcast due to one reason or the other. We are so sorry about that. 

Our podcast has helped some people and we believe it would still help many more people. 

In this episode, we reinstated our commitment to connecting donors and donees, NGOs and Volunteers and publicising charity works and events. 

Please, listen and drop your feedbacks in the comments section below. 

Thanks. 

Episode 11: How to Make a Podcast in Nigeria and Make Money from it

Podcast in Nigeria Podcast is no doubt the new wave in Nigeria. In this podcast episode, you are going to learn how to make a podcast in Nigeria and make money from it. Either you want to make a podcast to promote your business or you just want to make a popular podcast to be popular, you can listen to this guide to learn from it. You can go ahead and click the play button or download to your mobile phone straight away. 

What is podcast? 

Podcast is any digital audio file which you can download from the internet. This could be in audio or video format. 

Last week, I wrote a Guest Post on How to Make a successful Podcast in Nigeria on Pulse.ng. You might want to check it here. 

Examples of Podcast in Nigeria 

Below are some of the podcasts in Nigeria that I have listened to. 

How to Make Money with Podcast in Nigeria 

Making money from Podcasting shouldn’t be your priority as a beginner but it’s great if you could make money podcasting. 

In this episode, I talk about how you can make money podcasting in Nigeria. 

Go ahead and listen to the Podcast now. 

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Episode 10: Podcast Interview With Taiwo Adesoba, the Founder of Global Youth Coalition Against Cancer – GYCC

Interview with Taiwo Adesoba

This is Episode 10 of the Charity Connect Podcast. Joining us today on this Podcast Interview is Taiwo Adesoba, the Founder of Global Youth Coalition Against Cancer – GYCC. On this episode, Taiwo talks on how he started his NGO, Challenges faced and how he overcame, what is cancer and ways to prevent cancer. He also talked about how he started his life journey knowing what he wanted to do from age 16. He further talked on channels to get funds for your NGO apart from getting them from family and friends. Click on the play button to listen straight away.

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Taiwo Adesoba Profile

Taiwo is a public health professional from Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Ado Ekiti (now Ekiti State University, Nigeria) and has attended advanced training on Development Evaluation in different countries. He is a member of African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), International Society for Urban Health (ISUH), and the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN).

What to expect on today’s episode

  • What motivated Taiwo to starting Cancer Awareness Campaign
  • What Cancer is
  • What is Cervical Cancer and how it is contracted
  • Ways to Prevent Cancer
  • How he got to have the idea of what he is doing now even at age 16
  • How to register and present your papers in international conferences (His first conference was in Ghana)
  • Tawio’s most embarrassing moment in life
  • How his undergraduate seminar presentation on Ebola helped during the last ebola outbreak in Nigeria
  • What Global Youth Coalition Against Cancer is about
  • The past projects of Global Youth Coalition Against Cancer in Nigeria and other countries
  • The Use of Social Media in Cancer Awareness and how
  • Taiwo Adesoba also talks on GYCC’s quarterly tweet chat
  • You would learn about Taiwo’s Centre for Knowledge, Learning and Evaluation
  • How a busy Taiwo balances his activities, carrier, relationship, etc
  • The major challenge of Taiwo Adesoba when he started his NGO
  • How to source for fund apart from family and friends
  • His advice for the youths and listeners
  • How to connect with Taiwo Adesoba on facebook, twitter and blog
  • and finally, Taiwo’s take on Charity Connect Podcast

LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Tawio Adesoba Facebook

Taiwo Adesoba twitter

Taiwo Adesoba LinkedIn

Tawio Adesoba Blog

The Link to the post on his blog where he talks about Being a Man of Conviction

Global Youth Coalition Against Cancer Facebook Page

Global Youth Coalition Against Cancer Blog

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Episode 9: Interview with Odunayo Aliu, the Mother of 36 and the President of Love Letters Child Support Initiative

Love Letters Child Support Initiative, podcast, Charity

Love Letters Child Support Initiative, podcast, Charity Odunayo Aliu, the Mother of 36, our Guest on Charity Connect Podcast, is the president of the Love Letters Child Support Initiative and the Minister for Education and Advocacy at The Green Institute. Click on the PLAY BUTTON above to listen to the podcast straight away. 

As Minister at The Green Institute, she advocates for Environmental Education in Secondary Schools, teaching children about environmental science and help fight climate change.

On the other hand, as the president of the Love Letters Child Support Initiative (a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, she founded in September, 2016), Odunayo Aliu believes that every child deserves and has right to education. The NGO connects children in marginalized areas and with sponsors.

Beyond that, “We don’t only send them to school but bring out and refine their potentials” said Odunayo.

Odunayo, a Mother of thirty-six (36) children said her passion is fueled by these children.

Challenges of the Love Letters Child Support Initiative as an NGO

On the podcast, Odunayo shares the challenges face by NGOs which include integrity, trust and finance being the least or no challenge.  She added that many people thought that you already have finance since you want to help others.

How to Generate Fund as an NGO

Odunayo shares how they generate fund at the Love Letters Child Support Initiative.  They generate fund from team members, network of family and friends and from partnership with other organisations.

At Love Letters Child Support Initiative, the children stay with their parents/guidiance while the NGO takes care of their education.

How to Join Love Letters Child Support Initiative

Follow them on Facebook or call +2348036276672 for further enquiries.

Also Listen: Episode 6: “It can shatter one’s dreams” a Sickle Cell Disease Survivor says 

Advice from Odunayo Aliu to Youths

When asked for advice, Odunayo says we cannot continue to sit and fold our hands about things not working. “Stand up and do that you wished is done or should be done” she advised. Pursue purpose. Money is not the major challenge. According to her, your connections and integrity among others can help you achieve what you think is unachievable.  “Be creative and innovate” she added.

Past Projects at Love Letters Child Support Initiative and the Green Institute

Odunayo shares some of the past and on-going projects which include:

  • #WhatDoesLoveLookLike 
  • Provision of school supplies for about 30 children
  • Holiday Kid’s Time, a 3-day power packed training/workshop for their kids which majored on ART and CRAFTS
  • And lots more. 

How to Recommend a Child to Love Letters Child Support Initiative 

Send the following details to her email or phone number:

Name of the child 
Age
Class
Address 

Odunayo also talks about Charity Connect Podcast. 

Show Notes/Links

Odunayo’s email: [email protected]
Love Letters Child Support Initiative Facebook Page
Instagram Page: @loveletterscsi
Phone Number: 08036276672

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Episode 8: TK talks on NYSC, NCCF and Takum Rural Rugged

 

EP8 charity connect podcast This is episode 8 of the Charity Connect Podcast. Tochucku Agbugba aka TK, the Evangelism Secretary of Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF), Takum Taraba State talks on National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), NCCF and Rural Rugged.

NYSC is a compulsory one year service by graduates of Nigeria Universities and Polytechnics.

Recommended: EPISODE 4: WHERE AND HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY?

NCCF on the other hand is an organisation to of Christian Corpers. One of the chore things NCCF is involved in is Rural Rugged — visiting rural environments with the Gospel of Christ and reaching them with gift items and charitable services. 




In this episode, TK shares the following:

  • About NYSC
  • What NCCF is about
  • Rural Rugged
  • How people can participate in the Rural Rugged

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Music: Ambassadors of Light by Shalom Daniel ft. Folorunso, Jobs & Debbie El

Ambassadors of Light

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Ambassadors of Light

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It is astounding that the main problem of man is that of IDENTITY CRISIS.

Only few people really or fully identify with Christ. 

They want to enjoy the pleasures of the Lust of the World yet they want to identity with Christ.

They tend to betray Jesus with a kiss while hugging the devil.

But how imperative it is for man to know that he is not just an accident in a location, rather he is on a journey to a destination.

We all need to take responsibility for our individual lives,and this can be done through accountability.

In other words, true responsibility is accountability.

We never chose or decided to come to the earth by ourselves, rather it pleases God to send us here. It,  therefore, implies that there is a purpose for which we were sent here which we must all individually fulfill.

Isaiah 60:1-3, Matthew 5:13-16 and 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 give us insights with regards to our purpose on earth.

We are pilgrims and ambassadors here on earth to shine our light for the world to see, to reconcile men back to God and to represent our Father in heaven here on earth.

Albeit we live in the world, we are not of the world.

We must shine our light via virtues and character that the world might be drawn to Christ through us.

And as ambassadors we are to dominate any territory we find ourselves. In other words, we to expand the kingdom of God on earth.

Christianity is not a religion but a lifestyle.

Every born-again man is a Christian.

Every Christian is an ambassador.

But the salient question is;
Are you truly living as an ambassador of Christ?

Are you truly living as an ambassador of Light?

Are you truly shining as light?

Are you representing Christ well?

The song ♪AMBASSADORS OF LIGHT♪ is just one of the right songs that we need to download and keep listening to.

Download the Song Now 

The lyrics are powerful.

The song is a good reminder of our purpose on earth.

Even though “…the darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people…” we will still shine as light to illuminate the world and the people that they might receive deliverance and salvation of Christ through us.

No matter how decadent the world becomes, God will always have remnants.

You must be sure you are one of the remnants who are standing for God.

Download ♪THE AMBASSADORS OF LIGHT♪ song, Share it with as many people as you can,

Keep listening to it. 

Build up yourself on your most holy faith.