Embrace Crypto, Protect Your Liberty
Sept. 3-5, 2021 @SCHLOSS ZEIT #CCS21 #CryptoCastle
Connection Science Fellow at MIT
Co-founder of Cryptohippie and author of the Freeman’s Perspective newsletter
Co-Founder at Pandora Core and Co-creator of The FreeAI Manifesto
Founder of Aeternity
Denis “Jaromil” Roio
Amin Rafiee (remote)
Founder of Bittopia University – lover of privacy and decentralization
Max Hillebrand (remote)
Free Software Entrepreneur
Voluntarist, Programmer, Bitcoiner, tech enthusiast
Developer, Educator & Bitcoiner
Ivan “Parazyd” Jelincic
Educator and Researcher
Hacker and entrepreneur
Founder of Electrum
Coder and Writer
Blockchainhotel + CryptoCastle Core Team
Art director and visual strategist
Co-founder Bliss Digital
Artist, creator of Bythology
Henning invented the perfomative language Lexon, a human-readable programming language that can be compiled to smart contracts.
He is a master of expressive programming, a bestselling writer and performing artist; the original technical architect of IBM’s Hyperledger and Anglo American’s Diamond blockchain, a blockchain consultant for the European Commission, the blockchain panel of Wyoming, and the Singapore SWF Temasek.
Henning’s latest contribution is a live proof of the future of the firm, the Oversimplicated DAO LLC, the automated private hedge fund with legal personhood, programmed in Lexon.
Involved with contemporary and experimental arts since the early nineties as creator and curator. Cyberpunk and counterculture since the start of my career. Exploring our relation to reality and our shared experience as human beings, past, present and future through modern and traditional techniques. bythology.org
Maxim Orlovsky is a CEO and founder at Pandora Core AG, a Swiss company focusing on building scalable decentralized technology on top of LNP/BP. He and the company are contributors to RGB development and rust-bitcoin project. He is also an author of Prometheus (technology for scalable computing on LNP/BP), Storm (L2/L3 messaging and storage with economic guarantees), Typhon (trustless one-peg sidechains) proposals, co-author of The #FreeAI Manifesto (https://manifesto.ai) and a founder of BICA Labs, working on new cognitive architectures.
Benoît Ferran is an art director and visual strategist at Dark Renaissance Technologies. He develops new narratives and syncretic mythologies through visual and philosophical explorations.
Blockchainhotel + CryptoCastle Core Team
Thomas created the Electrum Bitcoin wallet in 2011 and became founder and CEO of Electrum technologies in 2014. He previously worked as a researcher in machine learning and computational neuroscience. He earned a PhD in computer science from the University of Lyon in 2002 and was a Post doc at Humboldt University in Berlin from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 to 2014 he served as a research scientist at INRIA, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics.
Denis “Jaromil” Roio develops free and open source software since 1999, made headlines with ASCII art and projects like dyne:bolic, Devuan GNU+Linux and the forkbomb.
Leads dyne.org think&do tank within Europe flagship digital innovation projects and scanning the horizon of future developments.
Intrigued by tech, minimalism and environmental sustainability, cryptography and the elegance of algorithms.
Seeks to be inspired and surrounded by team players, to facilitate the shift to a commons-based society and work hard for purposes that are worth it.
Having exchanged ideas and pursued blockchain endeavors with many of the greatest minds, Yanislav is a true veteran of the blockchain space. The ‘Godfather of Ethereum’ envisioned in 2013 to have powerful algorithms on blockchains. Now, with æternity, a new version of his vision is becoming reality.
Olga Ukolova, MD, is a Co-Founder and COO at Pandora Core, the company building privacy-focused Layer 2 and 3 technologies on top of Bitcoin, and is one of the creators of the FreeAI Manifesto. Combining the development of censorship-resistant technologies (RGB, Prometheus) with biohacking and neuroscientific activities, Olga has spent last 8+ years working with academia, geeks, cypherpunks and developers in order to bring privacy, self-sovereignty and decentralisation to the highest priority of today and tomorrow.
Meinhard founded SatoshiPay, a blockchain-based instant payments platform, allowing businesses to transfer money across borders and to accept micropayments. SatoshiPay is also leading development of Pendulum, a new blockchain connecting the DeFi ecosystem to fiat networks. As an open source developer, social entrepreneur and avid shoestring traveller with over 50 countries under his belt, Meinhard experienced the need for open, global and decentralised payment technology first-hand. He already experimented with different alternative payment systems for years when Bitcoin and its ground-breaking blockchain technology crossed his path in 2011. As developer, entrepreneur and speaker he pushes the blockchain ecosystem forward ever since.
Rachel-Rose O’Leary is a coder and writer at Dark Renaissance Technologies. She specializes in DeFi and anonymity tech. She has a background in digital art and philosophy, and has been writing about crypto since 2015.
Alex Lee is Co-founder of Bliss Digital an NFT production studio and consultancy with over 20 years of experience in various hardware and software technology driven sectors, encompassing DNS (Domain Name System) SaaS, digital media/marketing, and most recently blockchain/distributed ledger technology. In addition to holding corporate positions and founding several companies, he has spent more than 15 years advising and creating cross-border business partnerships and investments between China and the US. Mr. Lee is also the founder and CEO of liquidigy.com, a security token issuance and investment platform, an active digital assets portfolio manager and angel investor as well as CFO of Aetherium Aquisition Corp, a $100m SPAC focused on Education Technology. He also co-founded BITCV Foundation, a Singapore-based organization focused on the development of blockchain-powered technologies, solutions and applications that facilitates the management of blockchain assets. Prior to this, Mr. Lee worked in China for 13 years serving as Director of International Affairs at China Internet Network Information Center and was co-founder of two China-based start-ups: NameRich.cn, a domain name registrar (acquired 2012) and the Dot Trademark Registry, one of the world’s first Chinese language domain name registries. He was also Director of Strategic Partnerships at BlueFocus International in Silicon Valley where he was responsible for creating and managing synergies between BlueFocus International’s portfolio agencies and BlueFocus Communication Group headquartered in Beijing, China. Active in the blockchain/crypto space since 2017, he is an active investor in several high-profile ventures and numerous early-stage ventures, primarily focused on digital securities, Decentralized Finance and digital art & collectibles NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). During the internet v1.0 years, Mr. Lee worked at First MediaWorks where he led the company’s flagship account with ABC Radio Networks and spearheaded the launch of over 30 owned-and-operated radio stations’ first websites in 10 markets around the U.S., including WPLJ, KLOS, KSFO, KGO and WMAL. Mr. Lee graduated with a B.A. degree in Cultural Anthropology from Northeastern University and holds FINRA Series 63 and SIE qualifications.
Peter Todd is an applied cryptography consultant known for his work on the OpenTimestamps project, Bitcoin protocol research, and contributions to the Bitcoin Core project.
Theo is an NFT auctioneer, sports betting degenerate, martial artist, head of auction at mintgolddust.com, community manager for NYM, ex-chief of memetics at Proof Of Work Media, co-founder of the Rarepepe Foundation, long-time contributor to the World Crypto Network and co-founder of the Frankfurt Bitcoin Meetup
Jon started with computers, hardware as well as programming when he was a kid and has been exposed to different areas since then.
Web App’s, Smart Contracts, NFT’s, Blockchain Technology and Blockchain Research / Forensics are his current areas of work.
He is also an educator at the BlockchainHotel and holds seminars about Bitcoin, Crypto Currencies as well as Development and Mining.
Martin got excited about programming when eleven years old and since then he got also involved into security, cryptography, Bitcoin and voluntarism. He currently works as a freelancer and is an author of several Bitcoin/Lightning-related applications.
Founder of the world’s first Decentralized Autonomous University: Bittopia University. Advocate of decentralization, P2P economies, privacy, and bottom-up strategies. Specialized in product development & innovation pathways. Over 10 years of experience as a product engineer and designer.
Netexplo UNESCO Grand Prix award winner, Amin Rafiee, a regular speaker at Bitcoin and decentralization conferences throughout Europe, including The UNESCO House in Paris, The European Commission in Brussels, The Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Paralelni Polis in Prague, as well as other locations throughout America and Australia.
Bio coming soon
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.
Daniel is a solarpunk in love with secp256k1, ed25519 and other juicy curves. Founder of oldest existing slovak social network kyberia.sk and strong believer in perenniality of Academia, he earns his living as a juniorprofessor of Digital Education at Berlin University of the Arts / Einstein Center Digital Future. BTC proponent since 2010 and critic of BTC monotheism since 2013, “hromi” aspires to promote an equilibrium of higher order of complexity between cryptic laissez-faire forces of Silent & Mighty and socially and ecologically conscious behaviour of Wise & Responsible.
Cryptoanarchist building Bitcoin weapons. With an understanding of the importance of sound monetary principles, he is contributing to several free open source tools to defend individual property rights. Researching and designing advanced privacy techniques at Wasabi Wallet.
Paul Rosenberg is the author of the Free-Man’s Perspective newsletter and the co-founder of Cryptohippie. He is also the author of A Lodging of Wayfaring Men, Production Versus Plunder and The Breaking Dawn. He is a co-author of The New Age of Intelligence.
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. He is responsible for many public security projects (e.g. cracking of the most used Mifare Classic cards, hacking of public SMS transport/parking tickets, hack of e-Kasa).
As a hacker enthusiast, he co-founded Progressbar hackerspace in Bratislava and Parallel Polis in Prague and Bratislava (hackerspaces in Prague where he is responsible for organizing the international cryptoanarchist conference focused on liberation technologies.)
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.
Ivan Jelincic (nickname parazyd) is a long time free software operating system developer. He has worked on Linux kernel R&D, Devuan and most recently founded the Maemo Leste mobile OS. Currently he is working with Dark Renaissance Technologies on a new anonymous operating system paradigm, and unlocking the hidden potential of this untapped design space.
Joel Dietz is a serial entrepreneur and intellectual historian who helped found several key initiatives in the cryptocurrency space, including Ethereum, MetaMask, the first smart contract educational channel, and the first academic work on cryptoeconomics. His research interests focus on the confluence of blockchain network topologies and swarm intelligence, especially how the principles undergirding decentralized organizations can be used to fuel global innovation. He also works on holonic philosophy, the evolution of jurisprudence, data-driven approaches to innovation, and smart city data architecture.
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.
Schloss Zeit (previously Burgscheidungen Castle) rises majestically above the Unstrut valley between Freyburg and Nebra. The 9th century castle is a unique example of combined baroque architecture on the north and east wings; the south and west wings have been preserved from the Renaissance period to this day. The well-kept park with the terraced garden of the grotto in the middle, based on the Thetis grotto of Versailles, framed by the Unstrut canal with the tea house in the park, is part of the garden dreams “Historical parks in Anhalt”adorned by eleven statues by the Altenburg sculptor Joseph Blühme.
From 1956 until the fall of the Berlin Wall, the palace was owned by the Eastern CDU. Since 2008 the castle has been in private ownership.
Schloss Zeit’s mission is to be an example of sustainable, social and culturally diverse coexistence and work. Together with the residents, actors from the region, impulses from Berlin and the international Blockchain community, Schloss Zeit in Laucha is to be transformed from a forgotten relic into a modern utopia.
Join us in this unique venue and let’s experience together the first edition of the Crypto Castle Symposium in what would be an unDystopic world
Events General Info
Food & Drinks
- EVENT’S GENERAL INFO -
Welcome to the first edition of the Crypto Castle Symposium #CCS21 - unDystopia!
The ticket includes full access to the main stage + workshops, delicious food&drinks and shuttle from Karsdorf Train Station. Accommodation is taken care as a separate item, as we think you may have different needs.
The event starts on Friday, September 3rd at 2:30pm and ends of Sunday, September 5th at 4:30pm. This may be subject to change as we approach the dates of the event.
Please continue reading for more info on the event’s logistics.
- ACCOMMODATION -
At Schloss Zeit:
1. Camping Zone: You can bring your own tent and set it up in the beautiful courtyard of the castle. It costs 90 euro for two nights (Fri-Sun), for up to two people. Bathrooms are shared within castle guests.
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. It costs 140 euro per person for two nights (Fri-Sun). Bathrooms are shared within castle guests. Assigned room, but first-comes first-served for bed. 🙂
3. Private Rooms: No more available
NOTE: Since the castle is currently in its enhancement/construction stage, be prepared for it. Next year we hope to be able to show it in all its splendor.
NOTE2: Bathrooms and showers are shared with all castle guests. They will be properly and regularly cleaned.
Alternatives to Schloss Zeit:
1. Hotel Schloss Nebra und Hotel Himmelsscheibe
- TRAVEL -
1. By train: The closest train station is Karsdorf, from where we can arrange a shuttle service (included in the ticket price) if needed. Just write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ticket order and travel itinerary.
The closest airport is in Leipzig.
- FOOD & DRINKS -
We will have a variety of meals for your breakfast, lunch and dinner, including vegan friendly options.
We will have 24-hour snacks bars available from Friday until the end of the event on Sunday.
Soft and alcoholic drinks will also be available.
Please write us at email@example.com or as a note at the moment of ticket purchase in case of any food restriction/allergy we may need to take in consideration.
- LANYARDS -
Upon entry, your valid ticket will be exchanged for a lanyard. It is non-transferable and if damaged, please reach a crew member at the info point. Lost lanyards will not be replaced.
- COVID19 -
Find here the latest German regulations regarding traveling. A negative PCR/Antigen test may be requested at borders, depending on your means of entry.
We strongly believe in personal responsibility and value your privacy, therefore, there will be NO onsite testing, just bring your negative test from your preferred laboratory / proof of vaccination / proof of recovery and a mask.
- FIRST AID -
We will have onsite paramedics and first aid available 24-hours. Don’t hesitate on reaching us in case of any discomfort.
- KIOSK -
Forgot something at home? No worries! We will have for sale some essential items.
- PRIVACY -
Please, respect the privacy of our guests and be considerate with each other. Filming and taking photographs is strictly prohibited during talks and workshops.
Call for Papers
Call for Papers closed on August 15th!
If you submitted a talk, you must have received an email from us already.
If anything, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to volunteer? Have some question?
Don’t hesitate in contacting us through this form, we will reply as soon as we can.