Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis

30.9. - 2.10. 2016 / Prague

About HCPP16

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.

Discussions

FREEDOM
& CRYPTOANARCHY

Workshops

DECENTRALIZED ECONOMY
& CRYPTOCURRENCY

Exhibitions

POLITICAL ART
& HACKING

Ideas

SCIENCE
& TECHNOLOGY

Speakers

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.

Timothy C.May (US - via Skype)

Thirty Years of Crypto Anarchy

Timothy C.May (US - via Skype)
Author of The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

Paul Rosenberg (US)

How To Evolve and Hack Your Soul

Paul Rosenberg (US)
Founder of Cryptohippie and author of the Freeman’s Perspective

Andreas Antonopoulos (US)

Thoughts on the Future of Money

Andreas Antonopoulos (US)
Bitcoin evangelist and author of Mastering Bitcoin

Pamela Morgan (US)

Project DAMN- decentralizing law

Pamela Morgan (US)
Attorney, educator and entrepreneur with focus on cryptocurrencies

Smuggler (--)

How to organize a stateless world: RuleScaping

Smuggler (--)
Cryptoanarchist and cypherpunk

Frank Braun (DE)

Ideal digital currencies -- blockchain and beyond

Frank Braun (DE)
Cryptoanarchist and aspiring cypherpunk

Sam Patterson (US)

OpenBazaar: Free Trade Through Decentralized Commerce

Sam Patterson (US)
Bitcoin author and speaker, Operations Lead at OpenBazzar and co-founder of OB1

Danny Gasteiger (CH)

Switzerland’s Direct Democracy as the Foundation for the Crypto Ecosystem

Danny Gasteiger (CH)
Co-Founder of NexusSquared, catalytic blockchain-business platform

Philip Saunders (IE)

Decentralizing the Web

Philip Saunders (IE)
Founder of Pax, virtual nation and peer-to-peer legal system

Jamie Bartlet (UK)

Doing journalism about the dark net

Jamie Bartlet (UK)
Author of the book The Dark Net

Manfred Karrer (AT)

Bitsquare - The decentralized bitcoin exchange

Manfred Karrer (AT)
Founder of Bitsquare, decentralized Bitcoin exchange

Joerg Platzer (DE)

A negative blocksize for an honest digital money - the last talk about blocksize you will ever need to make up your mind.

Joerg Platzer (DE)
Hacktivist, founding member of the Crypto Economics Consulting Group

Lasha Antadze (UA)

Future of GovTech 4.0

Lasha Antadze (UA)
Business consultant, involved in Ukrainian blockchain backed government e-Auction system

Lucas Betshart (CH)

Switzerland’s Direct Democracy as the Foundation for the Crypto Ecosystem

Lucas Betshart (CH)
Co-Founder Blockchain Source, President of Bitcoin Association Switzerland

Peter Šurda (SK)

How not to be anonymous with Bitmessage

Peter Šurda (SK)
Software developer working on Bitmessage and author of Economics of Bitcoin blog

Juraj Bednár (SK)

Decentralization, anti-fragility, risk of ruin and asymetries

Juraj Bednár (SK)
Hacker and an entrepreneur

Juraj Karpiš (SK)

Bad Money

Juraj Karpiš (SK)
Economic analyst at INESS

Justin Drake (UK)

Building on OpenBazaar

Justin Drake (UK)
CEO of Duo Search

Katherine Oktober Matthews (US)

Photography, Art and Data

Katherine Oktober Matthews (US)
Artist, Chief Editor for GUP Magazine

Kevin Flanagan Coombes (IE)

Ancient Irish Anarchy

Kevin Flanagan Coombes (IE)
Local Coordinator Manager at European Students for Liberty

Conreality Team

Consensus Reality

Conreality Team
CONREALITY - A live-action, augmented-reality, tactical wargame platform

Amin Rafiee (AU)

Bio-Hacking -- Empower The Mind

Amin Rafiee (AU)
Crypto Enthusiast

MakersLab

FashionSTL

MakersLab
MakersLab is a 3D hub located in Paralelni Polis

Amanda B. Johnson (US - via Skype)

Can Any Blockchain-Based Network Remain Decentralized? A Study of Incentives

Amanda B. Johnson (US - via Skype)
Author of The Daily Decrypt and DASH: Detailed podcasts

Martijn Wismeijer (NL)

Beyond the blockchain

Martijn Wismeijer (NL)
IT-consultant, public speaker with a special interest in cryptocurrencies and IT-Security.

Matej Michalko (SK)

Crossing the Chasm of Blockchain Technologies

Matej Michalko (SK)
Founder, CEO, DECENT

Francisco Grau (CL)

Setting up a farmers’ market with values of sustainability and well being

Francisco Grau (CL)
Social entrepreneur, established "Green Fair"

Pavel Gruber (CZ)

Decentralized Doctors Without Borders

Pavel Gruber (CZ)
Director of Czech Doctors Without Borders

Pavol Luptak (SK)

How governments push forward the security of cryptomarkets

Pavol Luptak (SK)
Cryptoanarchist, CEO of Nethemba and Certified IT Security Professional

Peng! Collective (DE)

Intel exit

Peng! Collective (DE)
Group of culture jamming activists based in Berlin

Peter Hroššo (CZ)

Steemit (description+economy)

Peter Hroššo (CZ)
Founder of AI Squat

Adam Kaleb Ernest (US)

The Future of Voting: End-To-End Verifiable Blockchain-Based Voting Software

Adam Kaleb Ernest (US)
Co-Founder & CEO of Followmyvote, secure and transparent blockchain voting platform

Petr Rokusek (CZ)

Peer to Peer electricity supply - chance for blockchain

Petr Rokusek (CZ)
CEO of Nanoenergies and founder of the company

Anna Riedl (AT)

Impact thinking

Anna Riedl (AT)
Outreach director for Austria for the Effective Altruism Foundation

Přemysl Bosák (CZ)

Spontaneous order in law origination. How should creation of rules which really help look like. Dispute mediation project.

Přemysl Bosák (CZ)
Founder and developer of natural law based dispute mediation project

Jonathan Dawson (DE)

Is Small Still Beautiful?

Jonathan Dawson (DE)
Head of Economics at Schumacher College

Stick (SK)

Quo Vadis Hardware Security Tokens?

Stick (SK)
Co-Founder, Alchemist and Senior VP of SatoshiLabs

Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof (GB)

CREATING THE WORLD'S FIRST BLOCKCHAIN JURISDICTION

Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof (GB)
Founder and CEO of Bitnation

Julio Alejandro (MX - via Skype)

Liberating Technologies - Blockchain and decentralization

Julio Alejandro (MX - via Skype)
Founder and CEO of Humanitarian Blockchain and the current US & UK Foreign Correspondent of Excelsior

Tomáš Šebek (CZ)

More info coming soon

Tomáš Šebek (CZ)
Doctors Without Borders surgeon and entrepreneur

Vít Jedlička (CZ)

Liberland mobile app

Vít Jedlička (CZ)
Founder and first President of Free Republic Liberland

Yuval Orr (IL)

Down the Deep Dark Web screening

Yuval Orr (IL)
Tel Aviv-based filmmaker / writer / producer. Author of the movie Down the Deep Dark Web

Ztohoven (CZ)

Decentralization of Power

Ztohoven (CZ)
Founder of Paralelni Polis and a contemporary art group

Schedule

Upcoming talks

Ztohoven (CZ) Ztohoven (CZ)

13.00 PM

Decentralization of Power

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
Peter Hroššo (CZ) Peter Hroššo (CZ)

14.00 PM

Steemit (description+economy)

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
Pavol Luptak (SK) Pavol Luptak (SK)

14.00 PM

How governments push forward the security of cryptomarkets

"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
Lasha Antadze (UA) Lasha Antadze (UA)

15.00 PM

Future of GovTech 4.0

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
Kevin Flanagan Coombes (IE) Kevin Flanagan Coombes (IE)

15.00 PM

Ancient Irish Anarchy

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
Jonathan Dawson (DE) Jonathan Dawson (DE)

16.00 PM

Is Small Still Beautiful?

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
Peter Šurda (SK) Peter Šurda (SK)

16.00 PM

How not to be anonymous with Bitmessage

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

Programme

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.

Tickets

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.

The number of Full Tickets is limited. Buy now!

Trezor pack

Ticket + Trezor

Institute pack

Ticket + T-shirt + Notebook

Keynote speech pack

Ticket + Book

Last year

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

Partners

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

Organizer

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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