Lightning Talks: New Discoveries Session 5

August 2nd, 9:00am-10:30am 
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.


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.

Feross Aboukhadjeh
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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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 the awesome P2P Models project. His research aims to provide decentralized governance tools for Commons-Based Peer Production communities. In the past, he was a core part of the technical team of the P2Pvalue European research project. He has been visiting researcher at the University of Surrey, the University of Westminster and Kozminski University. His experience developing decentralized web tools includes Teem, SwellRT and, using technologies such as Blockchain and IPFS. Recent related work also include the proposal a framework for decentralized applications using IPFS and Blockchain and the design and development of, a project that aims to disintermediate and open scientific publication. 



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Peter Todd
Founder, OpenTimestamps

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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, looking into how they intersect and can become mainstream. Simbol is the culmination of that work.


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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 to reclaim the commons, create public spheres through the cultivation of open spaces, and enable direct democracy through principles of federation and open source or Read/Write culture. Her past research includes an extensive ethnography of online social networking, the legal and ethical dimensions of problematic online content, and posthuman anthropological explorations of how the dead live on online.


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