Lightning Talks: New Discoveries Session 6

August 2nd, 2:00pm-3:15pm
Decentralized Web Summit 2018
Hyper Room

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 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.

John Light, Aragon, Community Lead 

Line Up:

Matilda Wysocki - Activist models of decentralization and their relevance for web theorists

Chris Gebhardt - Unity and Interoperability Among Decentralized Systems -> How adopting infocentric architecture and design patterns opens up broad new possibilities for decentralized networks and "post-application" software. (and related business models..)

James Prestwich - Riemann: Cryptocurrency development for Humans

Ainsley Sutherland - Privacy protocol, which offloads private computation for blockchains, and teach guests how to write "secret contracts". We will discuss use-cases like voting that benefit from both data privacy and decentralization.

Tantek Çelik - IndieWeb. Taking back your content with practical decentralization steps

Gordon Mohr - Bringing "Petnames" to the @-Names Era

Eva Beylin - Mechanics and impact of decentralized financial networks

Charles Lehner - Scuttlebutt apps. Demoing git-ssb, patchfoo, scuttle-shell, and ssb-npm.






Charles Lehner
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

Charles builds and maintains applications on Secure Scuttlebutt, with a focus on integrating external systems and protocols into the platform; current projects include git-ssb, ssb-npm-registry, and patchfoo.


Videos from the summit:

Chris Gebhardt
Software Researcher, The InfoCentral Project

Chris Gebhardt is a software researcher with diverse tech background and specialization in distributed systems and databases. In the last couple years, he's been working on formalizing a comprehensive architecture for decentralized information systems and dynamic software environments to make best use of them. He is especially passionate about how decentralized technologies can make the internet more civil, collaborative, and community-oriented.


Videos from the summit:

Gordon Mohr
Advisor, Internet Archive & Zcash

Gordon is a veteran developer of internet and peer-to-peer 
systems, the originator of the 'magnet' link, and was the founding 
technical lead for open-source work at the Internet Archive that's used 
by libraries worldwide to archive the web. He'd like technology to make 
deception and distraction costly, rather than profitable.


Videos from the summit:

Eva Beylin
Strategy Guru, OmiseGO

Eva is fascinated with human behavior and how it impacts economic activity and incentive systems. She supports strategy development and research at OmiseGO, to build accessible financial infrastructure based on the Ethereum blockchain, while ensuring that all necessary components exist to on-ramp diverse, global users into web3.


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