Geert Lovink on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 15:32:07 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] Matt Corallo (Blockstream) op bezoek in Amsterdam <>

"Bitcoin: Privacy and Censorship Resistance Beyond the Web”
Blue Bitcoinference Sunday February 12th 16:00 - 20:00 hrs: Matt Corallo 

Matt is oprichter van Blockstream, welke zichzelf als doel heeft
gesteld om voor Bitcoin Blockchain te doen, wat Mozilla voor
webstandaarden heeft gedaan.

Het geheel cindt plaats in het Hofje van Wijs, aan de Zeedijk 43, zes minuten
wandelen vanaf Amsterdam CS. Toegang gratis, vooraf inschrijving

"In much of the western world, governments have developed the ability
to prevent individuals or organizations from accessing financial
services, with little or no court oversight or ability of those being
marginalized to challenge the rulings. Under the guise of “terrorism”
and "protecting reputations", individuals and organizations, from porn
stars, to advocates for those illegally detained in Guantanamo Bay have
found themselves unable to hold bank accounts, unable to accept
payments online, or even had their funds seized without warning by both
private and government actions. In the developing world, the situation
can be just as, if not more, extreme.

In the mean time, Bitcoin has been slowly shedding its anarchistic and
anti-establishment origins and finding places where it can provide
legitimate value within the current financial world. In this talk,
we'll cover both how Bitcoin is in a unique position to provide
activists and marginalized groups access to financial systems to ensure
they can continue their work, while still meeting requirements placed
on the financial system for reasonable law enforcement purposes. We'll
touch on a few cryptographic primitives which, when combined with
Bitcoin, can create incredibly practical and powerful tools to comply
with regulation without giving up privacy, and of course cover a few
common misconceptions about Bitcoin. "

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