Lightning Talks: New Discoveries Session 1

August 1st, 10:30am-12:00pm
Decentralized Web Summit 2018
Hyper Room

John Light, Aragon, Community Lead 

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.


Mikey Williams - a tour of the Scuttlebutt ecosystem

Paul Lindner - Decentralized Perkeep

Barbara Yamaguchi and Jim Pick - The "Pear-to-Pear" web: Recipe sharing

Jeremy Rand - Status of Namecoin integration with DNS, TLS, Tor, ZeroNet, Monero, Zcash, and YaCy; status of lightweight clients; statistics+anecdotes on real-world Namecoin usage.

Edward Silverton - I will demonstrate how to combine IIIF with P2P technologies (IPFS and Dat)

Christian Tschudin - Information Centric Networking

Maria Bustillos - I'm the editor of Popula, a publication on the Ethereum-based Civil publishing platform

Andy Atkin - Privacy ERC20 token trustlessly redeemable for BTC

Noah Thorp - Techniques for scalable decentralized collaboration

Jeremy Rand
Lead Application Engineer, Namecoin


Jeremy is Lead Application Engineer and Community Organizer of Namecoin, a naming system (currently used for DNS and identities) which backs authenticity of records with the same algorithms and code used to back financial transactions in Bitcoin. Jeremy wears many hats at Namecoin but spends much of his time working on applications which enhance online privacy.


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John Light
Co-founder, Author, Bitseed

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 startups and investors.

John has helped organize many crypto-community events including EIP0 Summit in 2018, the Decentralized Web Summit in 2016, and Blockstack Summit NYC in 2015. He also hosted the P2P Connects Us podcast, founded the Buttonwood SF cryptocurrency trading meetup in San Francisco, and is an avid reader and writer on the topics of peer-to-peer technology, philosophy, and culture.

You can find John's website at


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Mikey Williams
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

Mikey is working to solve group coordination problems. He's currently building, a hosted Scuttlebutt pub-as-a-service platform. Every week in Wellington, New Zealand, he organizes, a local gathering to open space for creative energy.


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Paul Lindner

Paul Lindner is a Software Engineer at Google and a contributor to the Perkeep personal archiving project.  Paul is a long-time Internet and open-source developer and was one of the founders of the Internet Gopher and a key contributor to Apache Shindig and the OpenSocial Foundation.


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