Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis

4. - 6. 10. 2019 / Prague

About HCPP19 - Opt-out

World mandatory passportization celebrates its 100th anniversary.

A nasty dehumanization, carefully marking all people by their governments, stealing their biometrics, strengthening the power of territorial states and suppressing the liberty of individuals.

There remains however the possibility to choose a suitable permanent residency, to create international companies, to get a better passport and to use state cheats to hack the tyrant.

Use cryptographic technology to regain privacy, to save freedom, to step up from the first constrained realm and to build the second one.

Achieve new freedom using globality and flexibility.

Opt-out of the system!

Discussions

FREEDOM
& CRYPTOANARCHY

Workshops

DECENTRALIZED ECONOMY
& CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Exhibitions

POLITICAL ART
& HACKING

Ideas

SCIENCE
& TECHNOLOGY

Speakers

Every year we invite speakers and opinion leaders from various fields such as the freedom movement, cryptoanarchy, sharing economy, cryptocurrencies, economy, sociology, political art, hacking and much more.

Nick Middleton

An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist (Livestream)

Nick Middleton
Geographer, writer, educator

Robin Hanson

Who Vouches For You?: A Radical Crime Law Proposal

Robin Hanson
Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Reinaldo Escobar Casas

Freedom shortcuts to information highways

Reinaldo Escobar Casas
Cuban independent journalist, Founder and Editor in Chief of 14ymedio.com

Paul Rosenberg

Opting-Out, To Precisely What?

Paul Rosenberg
Co-founder of Cryptohippie and author of the Freeman’s Perspective newsletter

Josef Šlerka

TBA

Josef Šlerka
Head of New Media Studies at the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship

Ken Schoolland

The Oldest and Most Feared Opt-Out Strategy: Migration

Ken Schoolland
Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Hawaii Pacific University

Li Zhao Schoolland

TBA

Li Zhao Schoolland
Director of External Relations—Asia Pacific for the Acton Institute and the Founder of TFT Events

Tone Vays

Bitcoin - There Can Only be One

Tone Vays
Crypto Analyst & Derivatives Trader

Matthias Tarasiewicz

TBA

Matthias Tarasiewicz
Director of RIAT - Institute for Future Cryptoeconomics, Researcher and Technology Theorist

Petr Lupač

Constructing parallel opt-out infrastructures: A sociological contribution

Petr Lupač
Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Charles Univerzity (CZ)

Park Jung Oh

Hacking the North Korean Regime via the Ocean

Park Jung Oh
North Korean defector activist

Spyros Dovas

Crypto-Enabled Time Travel

Spyros Dovas
Entrepreneur, crypto enthusiast.

Jiří Horáček

Things which matter the most: reality, brain and consciousness

Jiří Horáček
Deputy director for RαD, National Institute of Mental Health & Professor of Psychiatry, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague

Harry Halpin

Code is a Weapon

Harry Halpin
CEO of Nym Technologies and anarchist

Inbar Preiss

The revolution of decentralized journalism and its role in conflict zones

Inbar Preiss
Writer, journalist, SalamTalk co-founder

Juraj Bednár

Financial surveillance and crypto utopias

Juraj Bednár
Hacker and entrepreneur

Michal Postránecký

TBA

Michal Postránecký
Autonomous Architect and Urbanist

Sondre Bjellås

TBA

Sondre Bjellås
Co-founder of Liberstad

Olga Ukolova

NAP for artificial agents: will AI knock before slamming the humanity's door?

Olga Ukolova
COO at Pandora Core and Co-creator of The FreeAI Manifesto

Travin Keith

The Dehumanizing Process of Immigration Systems

Travin Keith
Cryptocurrency, Freedom, and Open Source Advocate and Former Digital Nomad

František Vrábel

TBA

František Vrábel
Founder & CEO, Semantic Visions

Josef Tětek

TBA

Josef Tětek
Analyst at DEBNK

Martin Habovštiak

UX challenges of the Bitcoin ecosystem

Martin Habovštiak
Voluntaryist, Programmer, Bitcoiner, tech enthusiast

Michalis Kargakis

A view on Grin

Michalis Kargakis
Software engineer by trade, cypherpunk at heart

Amin Rafiee

The Age of Decentralization: Society 3.0

Amin Rafiee
Advocate of Cryptoanarchy, Decentralization, Privacy and Bottom-up Strategies. Entrepreneur, Consultant, Journalist, Designer & Public Speaker.

Tomáš Marada

Trustless loan backed by BTC

Tomáš Marada
Mathematician

Patrik Tjokorda

Bitcoin peer banking

Patrik Tjokorda
Co-founder DEBNK

Stay tuned for more confirmed speakers

Schedule

Upcoming talks

Friday 13:30

Opening Speech

Studio 1
Smuggler Smuggler

Friday 14:00

The Forgotten Art of Anonymous Digital Cash: Opting-out of complexity and tracking in the sharing economy and beyond

Cypherpunks and cryptoanarchists have always dreamt of truely anonymous financial systems. This lead to Bitcoin and other blockchain cryptocurrencies. One episode of this development is widely overlooked today: Digital Cash, eCash, eCache and other Digital Bearer Certificate (DBC) systems.

DBCs enable blazing fast, anonymous and untraceable transactions that resemble cash transactions much closer than cryptocurrencies. They are conceptually simple and require much less complex infrastructures. Nevertheless they have been ignored by cryptoanarchist researchers over the last decade.

In this talk we shall explore the necessary properties of government-independent value transfer systems, how to decentralize DBCs, and what a future with digital anonymous micro-transactions means for the realization of cryptoanarchist ideas.

Studio 1
Jiří Horáček Jiří Horáček

Friday 14:00

Things which matter the most: reality, brain and consciousness

Linking physical reality, brain activity and consciousness still stands as one of the most interesting and elusive problems of neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and philosophy. Finding their mutual relationships represents the first step toward explanation how the brain process external information and how the picture of reality in our mind relates the world.

In this lecture, I deal with two central questions of consciousness: how and why? “How” refers to the theoretical and empirical approach to reveal the neural correlates and mechanisms that form consciousness. On the other hand, “why” refers to both the evolutionary origin and the question why is there conscious experience at all.

The extraordinary states of consciousness elicited by the psychedelics, such as DMT, psilocybin and LSD, represent one of the most powerful tools for understanding neurobiology of consciousness and answering both “why” and “how” questions. The results of brain neuroimaging studies on the effect of psychedelic drugs on structure of consciousness provide an explanation for its phenomenological features, including unconstrained cognition, meaning of concepts of reality and a sense of expanded consciousness awareness. We will discuss how psychedelics, and other modern techniques such as neurostimulation, may increase cognitive flexibility and creativity, elucidate our understanding of the structure of external physical reality and enhance human potential in general.

Institute of Cryptoanarchy

Call for Participation

The Call for Participation closed on August 15, 2019.

We received an incredible amount of interesting proposals which are in the process of evaluation.

If you proposed a talk, we will be in touch with you soon. If you haven’t submitted a talk, try next year! We are interesting in knowing what’s on your mind or who may be a good suggestion for the speakers lineup.

Tickets

We are releasing the very last ticket for the public sale. By becoming the owner of this very special and donor type of ticket you will support the existence of OPT-OUT and its program. As a recognition for the donation the owner will gain the full access to the 6th Annual Hackers Congress Paralelni Polis, but also a free guest pass to all HCPP events in the future.

All regular tickets are sold-out. We will not sell any tickets on the spot.

Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket, you can still buy additional merchandise in our shop.

HCPP19 Very Last Ticket & HCPP Life-Time Access

1 BTC

Previous years

Since the beginning in 2014, the congress brought together hundreds of freedom lovers, technology enthusiasts and artists. Catch a glimpse of its amazing atmosphere or check out HCPP18 - New Order, HCPP17 - Liberate!, HCPP16 - Decentralized, HCPP15 - Blackout and HCPP14.

Partners

Official partners of this year's Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis

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Organizer

Paralelní Polis is a one-­of-­a-­kind nonprofit organization that brings together art, social sciences, and modern technologies. The ideas of liberty, independence, and innovative thinking and development of society are the main underlying foundations the whole project is built upon.

The project intends to remain state free as it operates entirely without support from the government, and most of the funds come from voluntary contributions of our donors and partly from commercial activities such as running a unique co­working space and the world's first bitcoin-­only cafe.

It was founded by members of a contemporary-­art group Ztohoven, and Slovak and Czech hacker­spaces. Its main goal is to promote economic, social and digital freedom. We try to be a vocal voice of freedom in order to shape the public discourse, and ultimately work towards a freer future.

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