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Thursday, August 2 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Lightning Talks: New Discoveries

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Wonder what's bubbling up in Tokyo or Helsinki? What the Budapest bootstrapper has been working on under the radar? The latest decentralized concept with only a white paper...so far?  Then this track is for you.  We'll turn the stage over to those with up-and-coming ideas to demo their code and DWeb concepts for you in 4 minute bursts.

Line-up

Travis Hairfield - The fundamental challenge of online communities is that success leads to growth, yet excessive population size leads to destruction of trust and community. What are our choices for overcoming this?

Michelle Lee - "Who cares about decentralized storage?" or "Crossing the chasm: how adoption will work for the decentralized web"

Eddan Katz - Decentralized governance methodology @ WEF.

Duy Huynh - Decentralized Autonomous Dataset

Kei Kreutler - "DAO Zero?" A talk on what full decentralization means for platforms like decentralized exchanges, questioning how to make the first decisions in a decentralized ecosystem.

Benjamin Goering - I can talk about https://activitypub.com and my implementation of it https://github.com/gobengo/distbin

Jehan Trembeck - I will speak about Althea. This is a project that lets communities form decentralized ISPs by integrating payments directly into a mesh routing protocol.

Dan Posch - Wikipedia over Dat. Happy to give a crash course on serving peer-to-peer hypertext using Dat and Beaker.

Moderators
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John Light

Community Lead, Aragon
John Light is the Community Lead at Aragon, a project that is building tools for the governance of organizations and open source projects. He is also a co-founder of Bitseed, author of Bitcoin: Be Your Own Bank, free software advocate and contributor, and advisor to cryptocurrency... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniel Buchner

Decentralized Identity, Microsoft
Leading technical product development for Microsoft’s decentralized identity efforts, previously worked at Mozilla driving Web standards and open source, developer-focused tools, services, and SDKs. Daniel represents Microsoft in the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and is working... Read More →
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Travis Hairfield

Founder, Doxa
Travis is the founder of Doxa, a curation network for the decentralized web being built on Ethereum. Before Doxa, Travis was a software engineer at 23andMe.
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Duy Huynh

Founder, Ninja
Duy is the founder of Ninja, an anonymous peer-to-peer exchange, more casually known as the crypto version of Craigslist.  Prior to that, Duy was the founder of Autonomous, which creates smart office products based on AI and Robotics technologies.Offline, Duy lives in NYC and enjoys... Read More →
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Eddan Katz

Protocol Design Networks, World Economic Forum
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Kei Kreutler

Strategy Director, Gnosis
Kei Kreutler is a researcher, designer, and developer interested in how cultural narratives of technologies shape their use. As Strategy Director at Gnosis, she oversees messaging and direction as the company builds open, blockchain-based prediction market platforms, decentralize... Read More →
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Michelle Lee

Product Lead, Protocol Labs
Michelle Lee is a software maker, startup founder, and inventor of Google Forms. From 2012-2016, she sought to make government technology suck less — first at Code for America, as cofounder and CEO of government texting company Textizen, and at GovDelivery building messaging technology... Read More →
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Jehan Tremback

CEO, Althea
Jehan has a background in software consulting and has been developing blockchain software since 2013, including an early wallet for Tendermint, the Avocado state channel framework, and the RPR payment channel routing protocol. He has volunteered with the PeoplesOpen.net mesh network... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[1] Hyper Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Attendees (40)