cypherpunk & 
crypto-anarchism

 

 

 

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Intro

 

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2018

 

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​2009 
Peer-to-Peer 
cash system
​1989 
global hyperlinked information system
1960
 Hacker movements around personal computers

 

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Common Motivation

Technology to shape humanity

 

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General Idea

 

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Mass surveillance 

 

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Is Facebook the problem? Will we still care in 3 months?

 

 

Fear

 

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“Privacy is the fountainhead of all other rights. Freedom of speech doesn’t have a lot of meaning if you can’t have a quiet space. A space within yourself, within your mind, within the community of your friends, within your home, to decide what it is you actually want to say."

Edward Snowden, 2016

 

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Post-truth

 

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Population control 

 

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"Without the ability to talk about government power, there's no way for citizens to make sure this power isn't being misused."

Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013

 

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Crypto

anarchism

 

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crypto > kruptós

 

"concealed, private, hidden, secret."

Form of anarchism that operates in secret using cryptographic methods

 

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anarchy > anarchia

 

"not/without; ruler, leader, authority"

condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person that rejects hierarchy

 

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"The technology for this revolution — and it surely will be both a social and economic revolution — has existed in theory for the past decade. The methods are based upon public-key encryption, zero-knowledge interactive proof systems, and various software protocols for interaction, authentication, and verification. (…) But only recently have computer networks and personal computers attained sufficient speed to make the ideas practically realizable. And the next ten years will bring enough additional speed to make the ideas economically feasible and essentially unstoppable"

 Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, 1993

1992

 

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What is right? Where do you live? 

 

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Freedom of speech vs. Facilitate dark behaviour 

 

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Cypher

punk

 

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cypher > cipher

 

algorithm used for encrypting

 

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Crypherpunks write code.

 

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Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn't want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. (...)  Privacy in an open society also requires cryptography.

Cypherpunk's Manifesto, 1993

 

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"Therefore, privacy in an open society requires anonymous transaction systems. Until now, cash has been the primary such system. An anonymous transaction system is not a secret transaction system. An anonymous system empowers individuals to reveal their identity when desired and only when desired; this is the essence of privacy."

 

Cypherpunk's Manifesto, 1993

 

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Current

state

 

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What happens if you say the truth in todays society?  

 

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"Bitcoin is now in that crucial balance where it can either find itself, like the other technology movements that have come before it, confined to irrelevance, or people can start to gather together to try to really, truly think about, on a social level, what bitcoin is really about." Amir Taaki, 2018
 

 

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Ethereum - the world computer, 2014

 

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"... so it (web3=the new internet) empowers the individuals, the operators. With that there is some responsibility, but it is important to know that the possibility exists ... of that empowerment! We can only provide the opportunity, it’s up to the people to use it and to help themselves."

Gavin Wood, 2014
 

 

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"If all that we accomplish is lambo memes and immature puns about "sharting", then I WILL leave.

Though I still have a lot of hope that the community can steer in the right direction.

Vitalik Buterin, 2017
 

 

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Resumée

 

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They and many more dedicated their lives to make a change in the world.

 

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Freedom

 

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Responsibility

 

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"When the next Holocaust comes,

it will be our fault

not having stopped it."

 

Jacob Appelbaum, 2017 

 

 

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​thanks. 

CRYTPYO-ANARCHISM & CYPHERPUNKS

By Sandra Becker

CRYTPYO-ANARCHISM & CYPHERPUNKS

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