This episode features an email interview with Kuma, the pseudonymous administrator of, a site showing a real-time crowd-sourced map of protests in Hong Kong, which Kuma believes is the first Hong Kong protest organization to accept cryptocurrency. Although I read his answers, Kuma talks about the controversy around the rejection of the app from the Apple App Store, why started accepting cryptocurrencies, why they chose those particular cryptocurrencies, and what the site does with the funds. We also discuss decentralization and how the Hong Kong protesters use this as a guiding philosophy, what practices he follows in terms of communication and finances to be able to keep protesting, and what improvements he thinks crypto businesses and entrepreneurs need to make.

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Episode links: 

HKmap.live on Twitter:

Where HKmap accepts cryptocurrency donations:

Quartz article:

Article about university clashes: tweet storm I referenced in the show:

Apple App Store kerfuffle:

China’s revenue by geographical region, according to Statista:

News recap: