Thursday, August 2 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
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.


Jaycen Horton - We'll talk about our use of upgradeable smart contracts at Nori.

Pegah Vaezi - Exploring and developing decentralized/distributed digital ecosystems for cross-cultural creative economy: overcoming political barriers to collaboration for the art communities across the world

Jenny Ryan - Participating in the People's Open Network - a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network based in Oakland, CA. We'll discuss the history, present status, and future roadmap of the network and how it works.

John Kunze - Decentralized persistent identifiers

Alberto Elias - Simbol, an easy way to create social immersive sites, with new ways of expression and self-sovereignty

Peter Todd - OpenTimestamps cryptographic timestamping.

Fennie Wang - Decentralized impact marketplace for sustainable development goals

Feross Aboukhadijeh - WebTorrent

Antonio Tenorio-Fornés - Introducing P2P Models, a large research project to build Blockchain-powered organizations which are decentralized, democratic and distribute their profits, in order to boost a new type of Collaborative Economy.

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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 →

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Feross Aboukhadijeh

Founder, WebTorrent
Feross is building WebTorrent , the first torrent client that works on the web in the browser. He is bringing P2P to the masses with accessible, WebRTC-based P2P protocols.
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Alberto Elias

Founder, Simbol
Alberto is the founder of Simbol, the social layer for WebXR. It easily makes WebXR sites a multi user experience where people can interact and move between experiences with their self-sovereign identity. He has been interested and researching decentralization and XR for many years... Read More →
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Jaycen Horton

Co-Founder, Nori.com
Coming from a background focusing on peer to peer and distributed technical architectures, Jaycen Horton has worked as a Lead Software Engineer for Dell, ASU Decision Theater, and MapStory. Additionally, he worked as an Information Security Engineer for companies including Wells Fargo... Read More →
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John Kunze

Identifier Systems Architect, University of California
John Kunze is an Identifier Systems Architect at the California Digital Library. With a background in computer science and mathematics, he wrote BSD Unix software that comes pre-installed with Mac and Linux systems. He created the ARK identifier scheme, the N2T.net scheme-agnostic... Read More →
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Jenny Ryan

Co-founder, Community Organizer & Treasurer, Omni Commons, People's Open Network
Jenny Ryan is co-founder, community organizer & treasurer of both the Omni Commons and the People's Open Network. She works alongside organizations to build human and communications infrastructure. She connects grassroots communities and global initiatives rooted in the shared struggle... Read More →
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Antonio Tenorio-Fornés

Software Developer and Researcher, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Antonio Tenorio-Fornés is a free software developer and researcher. He holds a 5 years CS/Eng degree and a Master in Research in Computer Science. He is currently developing his PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, funded by an institutional scholarship, and working for... Read More →
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Peter Todd

Founder, OpenTimestamps
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Pegah Vaezi

Designer & Curator, University of Toronto
Pegah Vaezi is an interdisciplinary curator, artist and designer. She is exploring decentralized/distributed digital ecosystems as a way to overcome political barriers to collaboration for the art communities across the world, and to foster a cross-cultural creative economy. She is... Read More →
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Fennie Wang

Cofounder, ixo
Fennie is a lawyer turned entrepreneur in the blockchain field, as cofounder of ixo, which is a blockchain protocol for scaling impact measurement and tokenizing any project’s impact data into digital assets that can be funded, traded or exchanged. Fennie is a US-qualified securities... Read More →

Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[1] Hyper Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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