Crypto Castle Symposium 2022
2nd to 4th September 2022
Depolarize – Keep Communication
Everything has changed with the Internet, which has greatly decentralised the media space. Communities tied to a physical place or nation have lost their importance, and their function has been replaced by parallel virtual communities.
People who might never have met in the past are now forming powerful digital tribes. As in the past, tribes that did not communicate or spoke different languages used to fight or hate each other. Conversely, communication, common language and trade maintained friendly relations between tribes.
Communication was key, providing feedback and needed explanations. Its absence or censorship causes tribes to lose touch with each other, become radicalized and locked in their own opinion bubble.
In the 21st century, Western states believe that it is censorship that can reduce the polarization of society. Not realising the completely opposite effect. For by blocking information, it stops vital communication between tribes. Causing a further deepening of the opinion bubble. And radicalisation without feedback.
Which at best leads to collective madness, at worst to dehumanisation and war. And then there will be no one left to say it was all a big mistake.
At a time when information exchange is at its easiest, we need to listen the most. Keep the communication (going).
Author of the Freeman’s Perspective newsletter
Hacker and entrepreneur
Founder of Bittopia University
He is a passionate supporter of human creativity and volunteer actions that lead to social harmony. To this end, he travels relentlessly to discuss the impact of institutions and public policy on human liberty and dignity.
He has been Visiting Professor of Economics in the Escuela de Negocios at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala (since 1998). He is also Academic Advisor of the Amagi Institute (Buenos Aires), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (Delhi), Academic Advisor of Instituto Fernando de la Mora (Asunción, Paraguay), International Political Economic Advisor for the Asian Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (Nepal), Research Fellow at Advocata (Sri Lanka) & member of the Advisory Council of Academeya Foundation (Romania).
Dr. LINGLE’s research interests: Political Economy and International Economics with a focus upon emerging market economies and public policy reform in Europe, East Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa. His work has appeared as chapters in books, the international media, and scholarly journals.
His books include the political economy of Singapore’s development was entitled, Singapore’s Authoritarian Capitalism: Asian Values, Free Market Illusions, and Political Dependency (1996) and The Rise and Decline of the ‘Asian Century’: False Starts on the Road to the ‘Global Millennium’ (May 1997).
Mrs. Schoolland survived 26 years through the horrors of Mao’s regime in China. This motivated her to a lifetime of promoting freedom and liberty globally through the organization of Austrian economics and entrepreneurship conferences and summer camps over two decades in Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, and North Africa. She arranges translation and publication of libertarian literature in China and coaches parents in raising liberty-minded youth.
He was engaged in military and special research and development during his military career. He represented Slovakia in several NATO research and standardization groups. After leaving the civil service, he focused on military research and development in several companies. In addition to research and development, his responsibilities included product certification and production management.
He followed the field of Renewable Energy Sources(RES) development for a long time. Since 2008, he is entirely devoted to this area. Since 2011, he has had his own company with activities in renewable and alternative energy sources. He obtained several certificates in the field of standard and alternative energy. In addition to photovoltaics, there are also supporters of other types of RES, be it wind, biomass or water.
In 2010, he became a founding member of the association “Society of Reasonable Consumers” www.sporops.sk and a member of the Slovak Photovoltaic Industry and RES Association – SAPI (www.sapi.sk). He was also its director for two and half years. Currently, in addition to working in his consulting firm Pavel ŠIMON s.r.o. is a member of the Energy Commission of the VHZ NR SR.
During his short career, he participated in preparing and implementing more than 90 MW of photovoltaic power plants with capacities from 1.5 kW to 30 MW. These power plants are operational in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania and Japan. In addition to photovoltaics, he also deals with consultations for implementing biogas power plants and small hydropower plants, as well as overall energy efficiency. He lectures on this topic at Slovak and international conferences and teaches in several courses.
In recent years, he believed that a state is an unrepairable machine, so looking for other ways of life in society is necessary.
Founder of the World’s first Decentralized Autonomous University, Bittopia University. An advocate of decentralization, P2P economies, privacy, and bottom-up strategies. Netexplo UNESCO Grand Prix award winner, international speaker and educator. A regular speaker at Paralelni Polis and Anarchapulco.
Amin is now focused on teaching people about privacy and decentralization while building Bittopia University, to disrupt the education industry and create a fully decentralized university where students are incentivized for the successful acquisition of knowledge.
Pavol Luptak is a cryptoanarchist and voluntaryist focused on technology and society hacking. He started his career as a computer hacker with many prestigious IT security certifications. In 2007 he founded IT security company Nethemba focused on penetration tests & ethical hacking, few years after, he co-founded a bug bounty company Hacktrophy.
As a hacker enthusiast, he co-founded Progressbar hackerspace in Bratislava and Parallel Polis in Prague and Bratislava. In addition to technologies, Pavol loves contemporary art as well. He became a member of the famous Czech contemporary art group Ztohoven which is responsible for many hacktivist contemporary ‘media sculpture’ projects and started with his friend the digital art company Satori.
With the development of Parallel Polis, Pavol decided to achieve his vision – completely opt-out of the system. Thanks to globality and flexibility he decided to give up his permanent residency, switched from bank accounts to crypto-currencies, started to use global health care and mobile phone companies, becoming a global citizen.
Paul Rosenberg is the author of the Free-Man’s Perspective newsletter and was the co-founder of Cryptohippie, as well as CEO of Cryptohippie USA. He is also the author of A Lodging of Wayfaring Men, Production Versus Plunder and The Breaking Dawn. He is the co-author of The New Age of Intelligence.
Juraj is an educator, book author, coder, cryptoanarchist and biohacker. He helps people turn off statism in their own heads and disconnect their brains from the hierarchies of the world. He is a co-founder of Paralelná Polis.
Alexander Bard is a philosopher, futurologist, and political and spiritual activist, based in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the author of five books: “The Netocrats, “The Global Empire”, “The Body Machines”, “Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age” and “Digital Libido – Sex, Power and Violence in The Network Society” with his co-writer Jan Söderqvist. Bard is a radical process philosopher, merging Hegel and Nietzsche with Whitehead and Deleuze, using humanity as the constant and technology as the variable while working toward the deepest possible understanding of human history, contemporary society, and the intensely technology-driven future that humanity is facing. Bard has also enjoyed a highly successful 25-year-career as a producer and artist in the international music industry, followed by ten years as a tough love, reality-checking judge on TV shows “Swedish Idol” and “Sweden’s Got Talent”, and is an outspoken and provocative You Tube and Twitter celebrity.
In the middle of Germany Schloss Zeit is creating a place that is exemplary for sustainable, social and culturally diverse coexistence and work. Together with the residents, actors from the region and impulses from Berlin international, we are transforming an iconic castle in Sachsen-Anhalt region from a forgotten relic into a modern Utopia
One of the goals is to use the castle and its outbuildings as a co-living platform for travelers.
Castle stays can be booked from 3 hours (for meetings) up to 3 months for those wanting to immerse themselves in the vibrant tech community and retreat from the city, with a onsite chef and program of activities to keep the members entertained.
Welcome to the second edition of the Crypto Castle Symposium #CCS21 – Depolarize!
The event starts on Friday, September 2 at 2:30pm and ends on Sunday, September 4 at 3:30pm.
This may be subject to change as we approach the dates of the event.
Below, some FAQ’s. We didn’t answer your question? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly do so.
We look forward to seeing you at this crypto weekend getaway!
What does the ticket include?
All tickets include access to the main stage and full castle premises, delicious food and beverages (soft and alcoholic) and shuttle from Kirchscheidungen Train Station.
In case of staying at the castle premises, make sure to purchase the ticket with the kind of accommodation you prefer.
Can my kids come to the event?
Yes, of course! Kids under the age of 16 can come for free with the purchase of a ticket from the responsible parent.
What kind of accommodations are available at the Crypto Castle?
1. Camping Zone or Caravan: You can bring your own tent and set it up in the beautiful courtyard of the castle. Alternatively, we also count on space to park your home on wheels!
NOTE: Glass bottles/containers, open fires, and camping stoves are prohibited. Please keep the area clean, no cigarette butts on the ground. Trash bins and ashtrays will be nearby at your disposal.
2. Shared Castle Room: Sleep in a single bed in one of the castle’s shared room, max. capacity is 10 people. Bathrooms are shared within castle guests. Assigned room, but first-comes first-served for bed.
3. Private Rooms: We have a very limited amount of private rooms for one or two people.
NOTE: Since the castle is currently in its enhancement/construction stage, be prepared for it. Bathrooms and showers are shared with all castle guests. They are properly and regularly cleaned.
Make sure to purchase the event ticket with the preferred kind of accommodation at the Crypto Castle.
What are the alternative accommodations to the Crypto Castle?
There are few hotels within a 22-min drive from the venue:
Hotel Schloss Nebra und Hotel Himmelsscheibe
Waldschlösschen Wangen “Hotel-Restaurant & Café”
Berghotel Zum Edelacker
How do I get to the Crypto Castle?
The closest airport is in Leipzig, then you can take a train or drive to the venue.
1. By train: The closest train station is Kirchscheidungen, from where we can arrange a shuttle service (included in the ticket price) if needed. Just write us an email at email@example.com with your ticket order and travel itinerary.
2. By car: Input the following address in your navigation system Schloßbergstraße 56, 06636 Laucha an der Unstrut, Germany.
How about food and drinks?
This is an all-inclusive event, a variety of meals for your breakfast, lunch and dinner, including vegan friendly options, will be available during the event, as well as soft and alcoholic drinks.
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or as a note at the moment of ticket purchase in case of any food restriction/allergy we may need to take in consideration.
What should I do upon arrival?
Upon entry, your valid ticket will be exchanged for a wristband. It is non-transferable and if damaged, please reach a crew member at the info point. Lost wristbands will not be replaced.
If staying at the castle, you will be instructed towards your room. Then you can just relax and enjoy this magical place 🙂
In case of an emergency, is there going to be a helping hand?
Yes! We will have an onsite paramedic and first aid kit available 24-hours. Don’t hesitate to reach us in case of any discomfort.
Call for participation
Would you like to become a speaker? Great!
We are reaching our community and we are opening a Call for Speakers
- Deadline for submissions: August 12, 2022.
- You will be notified via email if your talk has been accepted or declined by August 19, 2022.
CCS does not cover for travel, accommodation or honorary fees. If desired, we could accommodate you for 3 nights in a bed in a shared castle room.
- Food and beverages are included during the event in the castle premises.
- You agree that the information provided on this form can be shared on our different platforms (EXCEPT for personal contact information).
#CCS22 main topic is Depolarize – Keep communication. You can find the manifesto on the home page. We appreciate addressing this topic from your point of view.
- Speaking slots are 45 minutes, including Q&A.
- By submitting your proposal, you are accepting these terms.
- If you have any question, please contact us at email@example.com