Let me present a thought experiment: Imagine you are a dissident fighting for democracy in Venezuela. The government controls access to financial services through state institutions. Those loyal to the regime have access to the nation’s scant resources. Dissidents like yourself are locked out. The government monitors your every move, tracking what financial transactions you are allowed to make and chasing your footprints (both digital and physical) everywhere they can. What’s more, the government even manipulates the national currency, printing money at whim and trying –– like Nero declaring war against Neptune –– to wage war against economics. What can you do? How can you survive and continue to speak out?