The concept of authoritative state is gradually becoming obsolete. The rise of sharing economies with reputation models, digital contracts and cryptocurrencies makes the role of central governments useless. In this era, you might share more with random people from other parts of the world than you do with your neighbors.
Come and join us at the 3rd Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis with hundreds of technology enthusiasts, tech-entrepreneurs, activists and cryptoanarchists to celebrate the age of digital freedom and decentralization!
The congress starts on Friday, 30th of September at 13:00 and ends on Sunday, 2nd of October at 18:00. The venue opens at 9:00 each day. Official laguange of HCPP16 is English.
This year we are scaling the whole congress up! With more than 40 expected speakers from various fields such as the freedom movement, cryptoanarchy, sharing economy, cryptocurrencies, political art, hacking and much more.
Art Collective Ztohoven, creator of Paralelní polis, introduces it's newest project "Decentralization of Power" following last year presented action (replacement of presidential flag on Prague Caslte by red underpants). What happened with the original presidential flag? How is it connected to bitcoin? How we used bitcoin's blockchain as an artwork's certificate system? Members of Ztohoven will talk about all of this a more.Slevarna
Steem is a blockchain-based social media platform where users can earn crypto-currency by posting and voting for articles. Behind this blogging platform there is a whole economic system including internal exchange and in the future also a marketplace. The reward system enables financing contributions even beyond the Steem platform - e.g. other open source projects, or generally any work which is valued by voters. One of the projects enabled by Steem is the AI Squat which is a blend of a community and a startup aimed at the research of Artificial Intelligence.Paper Hub
"The first popular cryptomarket (Silk Road) was of course unique, but relatively simple - a single server with no decentralization, no multi-sig or anonymous cryptocurrency support. The goal of the presentation is to show that government financial dictatorship leads to significant improvement of cryptomarket security. Police and government agency raids were the main reason all cryptomarkets had to improve their overall security to survive and keep their business running. A new generation of cryptomarket uses multi-sig to prevent governments from seizing it's users deposits by utilizing integrated webmail PGP clients, I2P anonymization networks in addition to ""the government well-known"" Tor. They are fully decentralized (e.g. Axis Mundi, Bitmarkets, Shadow Markets), and therefore practically impossible to shut down by government agencies.The new anonymous, untraceable cryptocurrencies (e,g, monero, zcash) are ready for cryptomarket adoption with no possibility of revealing transaction history. The weakest point - cryptocurrency exchanges that governments can regulate and shut down can be reinforced by the use of decentralized crypto exchanges (e.g. bitsquare)."Slevarna
Talk will review the current trends of blockchain (distributed ledger technology) use in Gov. Highlight the problems and myth associated with them. Will review the Ukraine as a perfect blockchain community and ground for experiments, present my project of Decentralised Auction 3.0 for state property privatisation and lease.Institute of Cryptoanarchy
For thousands of years Ireland lived under a native set of laws and customs, known today as the Brehon Law. During this time, Ireland was ‘stateless’, there was no central authority making laws, issuing decrees or collecting taxes, there were no police force or prisons, and judges did not have the authority to enforce their decisions. But still, at this time, Ireland was seen to be a great centre for advanced learning, the arts, and spirituality, so much so that it earned the title: Insular Sanctorum et Doctorum – the Island of Saints and Scholars; not a bad title for what was in effect ‘anarchy’. In this discussion Kevin will be making the case that principles of anarchy have been tried, there are historical examples that worked, and there are valuable lessons for today's world to be learned from the past.Slevarna
Are the open source, digital commons enabling the kind of radically decentralised and democratic society foreseen by pioneering ecological economist, E.F. Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful.Slevarna
During my time with Bitmessage I encountered many cases of Bitmessage users unintentionally disclosing their identity. This affected my understanding of the concept and plans for the future. The lessons learned can be applied to other situations where anonymity is important.Paper Hub
Apart from intensive presentation schedule, the congress will be accompanied by panel discussions, 3D printing workshops, social events and other program in collaboration with our partners.
In particular, we are looking forward to have events like 3D printed fashion show by FashionSTL, hacker talent competition by Ultrahack, several drone shows and movie screenings. There will a presentation of Virtual Reality devices with owesome applications by Inloop and you will be able to shoot a selfie in a Matrix movie style with Bullettime technology.
In days before our congress, Paralelni Polis will host SatoshiLabs Trezor 2.0 Hackathon mentored by Andreas, Johoe, Slush and Stick. We strongly encourage all the hackers to join and enrich their Prague experience.
The ticket sale for #HCPP16 is up and running. Full Ticket for full three congress days is 1490CZK (~55EUR). Beside tickets, you can also preorder cool discounted cryptoanarchic merchandise.
To promote cryptoanarchy and decentralization in practice, we have decided to enhance paying with bitcoin, the first decentralized virtual currency. For those who don't have any bitcoins yet, we provide a guide on getting them fast and easy. We also provide an option of paying with PayPal or credit card and we charge 5% transaction fee for centralized payment solution.
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The congress brought together hundreds of crypto and freedom lovers in the past two years. Catch a glimpse of its amazing atmosphere and sign up to experience it on your own! Continue to HCPP15
Being a partner has its perks as we offer a great chance to discover the parallel world of new technologies. Our partner can look forward to interesting workshops on 3D printing, digital privacy, or blockchain & Bitcoin which can serve also as teambuilding activities.
Special thanks to the following Paralelní Polis fans and donors: Daniel Gasteiger, Sleighdogs GmbH
Paralelní Polis is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization that brings together art, social sciences, and modern technologies. The ideas of liberty, independence, and innovative thinking and development of society are the main underlying foundations the whole project is built upon.
The project intends to remain state free as it operates entirely without support from the government, and most of the funds come from voluntary contributions of our donors and partly from commercial activities such as running a unique coworking space and the world's first bitcoin-only cafe.
It was founded by members of a contemporary-art group Ztohoven, and Slovak and Czech hackerspaces. Its main goal is to promote economic, social and digital freedom. We try be a vocal voice of freedom in order to shape the public discourse, and ultimately work towards a freer future.
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