Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2023

The road to freedom and privacy through security and user experience
09-30, 12:00–12:45 (Europe/Prague), Studio 1

Cypherpunks and allies want a new world of finance and technology — individual freedom, non-violence, permissionless innovation, and human flourishing. Replacing current systems (governments built for the world of the past, complex IT systems built with layer of layer of unmaintainable patches and spaghetti, and the omnipresent fear that those more willing to initiate force against those less powerful can impose their will) is desirable, and this weekend we’ve discussed a lot about what this world will be like, and why it is needed.

In order to remake the world as we would like it, we have to make some substantial contributions as technologists, activists, and supporters to solve some of the obvious and major roadblocks to broad adoption.

Ryan discovered the cypherpunks mailing list as a young teenager in the early 1990s, telephoned NSA to order the NCSC Rainbow Series of books, and became a true believer in cryptoanarchy and the power of cryptography to stand up to nation-states and other oppressors. He’s worked on projects and companies involving Chaumian digital cash systems, offshore data havens in the North Sea, seasteading, uncensorable hosting technologies, remote attestation-based tamperproof cloud computing, and now cryptocurrency insurance infrastructure. He is currently the Chief Security Officer of Evertas Insurance and lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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