Watch this series on the cypherpunks. Who are the cypherpunks? What motivated them? Who were some of their influences? What technologies did they invent, promote, and defend?
Before the Web: The 1980s Dream of a Free and Borderless Virtual World (Pt.1)
Cryptography vs. Big Brother: How Math Became a Weapon Against Tyranny
When Encryption Was a Crime: The 1990s Battle for Free Speech in Software
Bitcoin and the End of History
Source: Jim Epstein and ReasonTV, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBuns9Evn1w-T2RwqMhUnTZbTTe-M-g42
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