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Let’s have a warm welcome to the Crypto Castle Symposium – Depolarize. An introduction to Schloss Zeit’s mission and vision, a Crypto Castle with infinite potential and opportunities for the cryptocommunity.
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Humanity has always been on the edge. Between those few willing to die for progress and the society eager to maintain the status quo whatever the cost is. A few decades ago, we have entered a new technological Era. But has the physical world changed? Is it ready for what’s going to happen to it? Is the world ready to die and be reborn in a new form, where the impossible happens due to the technological advancements being crafted by the few?
We will install the repository and desired apps together and make sure everything works. You will be able to verify PGP fingerprints in person and if there’s time left we may do additional tweaks according to your desires. You can get best experience by using dedicated hardware (please install Debian 10 – Buster beforehand or bring a USB stick) but virtual private server is OK if you don’t mind privacy and security implications. The required hardware for the repository is ordinary kind of 64bit Intel or AMD computer (technical term is x86_64) – NOT Raspberry Pi, but adventurous skilled Linux users may try experimental RPi builds. You need decent storage, 1TB (ideally NVMe) SSD and at least 8GB of RAM is recommended. You can also use oldish laptop with SSD and RAM upgraded, but make sure it’s not very old. If you would like to test it on less performant hardware first (even a virtual machine) you can try Bitcoin low-load testing network (regtest) which is fully supported.
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Installing various Bitcoin software is notoriously difficult task that involves doing dozens of steps in command line including compiling and editing various configuration files. There exist various hacked-together scripts and tools that don’t put much effort into security. Cryptoanarchy Debian repository is a unique project that does NOT sacrifice security while being easy to use. So easy, that several people couldn’t believe it and proceeded trying additional unnecessary “installation” steps. The talk will explain foundational principles of the project, security measures implemented as well as give general overview of available features and their usage.
Aaron Swartz had a powerful vision to oppose the privatization of knowledge. In his quest for this goal, he was met with powerful forces. Knowledge holds the key to our freedom, our ability to make better decisions, to change our lives, and overcome the boundaries set in place by the tyrants forcing their myopic concepts onto a society desiring to be free from control and restrictions. Join me on a journey on how the decentralization of education and knowledge paves the way to the narrow gates of liberty.
Decentralized finance is gradually taking over the tasks of the “old world” and making banks, stock exchanges and human decisions obsolete.
The world of finance is changing and where banks used to manage customer funds and calculate interest with a high level of human resources, these tasks are now handled fully automatically with contracts over the blockchain.
To get a deeper insight into this automated world we will take a closer look at the following aspects and situations in this workshop:
* AMM – (A)utomated (M)arket (M)aker.
What task do they perform, how are they built and over which servers do they run ?
* DEX – Decentralized Exchanges
What types are there ? how do they work and what is the difference to AMM ?
* Lending & Borrowing
What is the meaning of Lending & Borrowing ? Where does the security come from ?
* Yield Aggregators
What types of aggregators are there ? How do they work ? and what is the benefit ?
“To change something,” wrote Buckminster Fuller, “build a new model and make the existing obsolete.” And he was right; it’s the only thing that has actually worked historically. We’ve been doing this already, but the current rush toward dystopia demands that we do it better. We’ll examine precisely how that is accomplished.
The age of anonymity is upon us. ZK proofs encode relations. An unexplored design space opens up. Simultaneously fiat liquidity pours into crypto networks. In this crucible the concept of DarkFi is born. A language of abstract mathematical pictographs used by a secret alliance of democratic forces organizing through cyberspace.
While surveillance tightens its grip on populations internationally, privacy-enhancing technologies are increasing in tandem. This talk discusses the rise of crypto’s anonymous underground- a growing wealth of techniques empowered by zero-knowledge cryptography.
In the pandemic era of 2021, we are witnessing a radical erosion of freedoms and rights, a total loss of financial privacy, restrictions on the movement of people, and widespread spying on them. And no, we are not talking about China, Russia, or the Arab world. We are talking about the West, which used to be a bastion of freedom.
During the panel discussion, we’ll talk about new pandemic interventions to our privacy related to the massive surveillance of all movements, the upcoming ban of anonymous cryptocurrencies in the EU, FATF travel rules, omnipresent mandatory KYC threatening the privacy of billions of people.
The operating agreement of the Oversimplicated DAO is written in Lexon, a controlled English. It is readable by any English speaker and at the same time the smart contract of the DAO itself. Lexon will be useful for any smart contract or DAO and demonstrates a new form of computational law, which allows everyone to read what a smart contract does. Oversimplicated showcases the future of the firm: its operating agreement cannot be violated, because they are a blockchain smart contract. Member votes and actions are executed perfectly, as described in the operating agreement, with no further human intervention.
Oversimplicated is a reference product of the Lexon Hub and shows off its innovative and crypto way to monetize open source by ways of smart contract-based micro fees.
When humans fell from the trees they looked to the ground and collected items. The stick was the first tool used by the human. A simple stick can be used to kill an animal to eat, kill another human or draw a picture in the dirt. Which of these utilities was the first we do not know, however, we do know that the human urge to collect items has followed us to the digital. As the parabolic growth of non-fungible token fanaticism explodes upon itself and then explodes again in many people’s brains, there are repeated arguments that need some simple and pure destruction. One main reason for this is that the message communicated about what NFTs are misunderstood and often the reverse of what is really going on. Join me as we explore the many NFT denier arguments and the source of their butthurt.
The biggest privacy risk for 2021 for offshore businesses is banks. This presentation will discover how it is possible to do international business without bank accounts, reporting, and massive surveillance. How to persuade your customers to accept crypto, pay your suppliers with crypto using crypto SEPA gateways, how to find a suitable country for your company, and permanent residency.
Spiced with citations from Fermat, Herbert, Stephenson & Simmons, “a talk which never took place” will take You on a curved ride through different narratives and narratives-within-narratives, both fictional, mathematical & spiritual as well as the one we all live and share. In Prologue, first 11 years of the crypto-finance movement will be recapitulated from a particular perspective of an early anti-adopter. The “first talk which never took place” entitled “Coinz, Religion, Power” the BTC movement will be thematized by means of terminology and methodology of religious studies. Subsequently, Your attention will be attracted to the “Achiless heel” of all secp256k1-based currencies (including BTC, ETH & DOGE) a so-called Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem. After an even more eyebrow-raising intervention “23 reasons why a BTC maximalist stance is not a symptom of lucid intelligence”, the talk will gradually get into more groovy & funky modus by introducing the solarpunk movement as a natural descendant of now somewhat senior cy(b|ph)er- punk movements. At last but not least, the Epilogue will establish a necessary association between responsible actors of the crypto- transformation and the community of Equity Lords, as known from the seminal work of nanopunk literature.
What is freedom? How does technology facilitate freedom? From the Gutenberg press to zkSnark private marketplaces, Joel Dietz (founding contributor to Ethereum and Metamask and fellow at MIT) offers a philosophical framework to evaluate new technologies that can facilitate human freedom and an overview of some of the key technologies that are making that change today.
Anonymous digital tokens were discovered and implemented in the early 1980s. The trade-off was full privacy of the end user, but with no ability to verify or enforce the rules of the network. Satoshi’s brilliant invention is to rely on merchants verifying the monetary rules, and enforcing them at the point of sale. But this comes with the trade-off that every transaction must be public knowledge.
Bitcoin privacy is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. WabiSabi is to embrace the broken pieces, to make them whole and beautiful. This, is what drives us to build Wasabi Wallet 2.0.
It took us years, to research, review, and implement, a privacy optimal centrally coordinated CoinJoin protocol. It is still imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. But that might just be why it is so breathtakingly beautiful.
Religious doctrines and political ideologies have always struggled with and promoted both utopian and dystopian visions of the future. We have constantly been told by boy-pharaohs and pillar-saints that we as humans must change according to their sudden whims and wishes. However what changes over time, what civilization is built on, is not human but technological development. And technological change is neither utopian nor dystopian by nature, but protopian, built on millions and millions of small incremental improvements over time that eventually emerge into tipping points we call paradigm shifts. To truly understand the times we live in, the properly protopian method, called paradigmatics, is totally superior to any other method, both for the construction of dreams and the awareness of potential pitfalls. Through paradigmatics, we for example discover that the current paradigm shift from industrialism to informationalism will be directly complemented with a shift from capitalism to attentionalism. The fight is no longer for or over our wallets, but about the direct access to our eyes, ears and senses. Welcome to the protopian struggle for the free and open algorithm!
Along with the covid pandemic has come a whole new class of data collection and cryptography use. Here we’ll look at how epidemiological data about you being collected and proven by track-and-trace schemes and vaccine passports, and what that means for surveillance and ultimately, your freedoms.
The Lightning Network is currently the best scaling proposal for Bitcoin. However, it has created a number of challenges for wallet
developers. To address those, very different solutions have been implemented. The line that separates custodial and non-custodial wallets is getting blurred.
Leveraging the Substrate framework to launch a testnet in days.
With coming regulations of “virtual asset service providers”, we are slowly moving to dystopian territory of regulatory capture. There is a way to unDystopia – look what other people in similar situations have been doing. I provide a recipe of a market structure for peer to peer transactions.