Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis

6. - 8.10. 2017 / Prague

About HCPP17 - Liberate!

In the view of ongoing global war on cash and tightening financial regulations, we have chosen the topic of Hackers Congress Paralelni Polis 2017 to be the financial and economic freedom.

Real digital privacy starts with protecting your financial transactions. Leaving no traces. Making impossible to see or intervene your voluntary economic interactions. With the rise of anonymous cryptocurrencies, for the first time in our human history, we can do a global business and stay anonymous.
Anonymous prediction markets, anonymous anti-government insurance, anonymous crowdfunded whistleblowing, decentralized cryptomarkets, anonymous perfect corruption - all these crypto technologies will undermine the current authoritative systems.
And make the significant change. Silently. With no violence or politicians. It's time. Liberate yourself!

Join us at the 4th Hackers Congress Paralelni Polis with hundreds of freedom enthusiasts, tech-entrepreneurs, activists, artists and cryptoanarchists to celebrate the age of digital freedom and decentralization!

The congress program starts on Friday, 6th October at 13:00 and ends on Sunday, 8th October at 18:00. The venue opens at 9:00 each day. Official language is English.

Discussions

FREEDOM
& CRYPTOANARCHY

Workshops

DECENTRALIZED ECONOMY
& CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Exhibitions

POLITICAL ART
& HACKING

Ideas

SCIENCE
& TECHNOLOGY

Speakers

This year we are scaling the whole congress up! With more than 40 expected speakers from various fields such as the freedom movement, cryptoanarchy, sharing economy, cryptocurrencies, political art, hacking and much more.

Giacomo Zucco

Bitcoin: political attack vectors and common misconceptions

Giacomo Zucco
Theoretical Physicist and CEO of BlockchainLab

Pamela Morgan

Cryptocurrencies Live Forever. You Won't.

Pamela Morgan
Founder and CEO of Third Key Solutions, Board of C4, Attorney at Empowered Law

Tone Vays

Bitcoin's Price & Adoption Trends in a Geopolitical World

Tone Vays
Crypto Analyst & Derivatives Trader

Smuggler

The Fog of Crypto War

Smuggler
Cryptoanarchist and cypherpunk

Frank Braun

Dehumanizing Technology

Frank Braun
Cryptoanarchist and aspiring cypherpunk

Arto Bendiken

Coming soon

Arto Bendiken
Hacker, maker and cypherpunk

Jeffrey Tucker (via Skype)

Blockchain and the Technological Foundations of Civilization

Jeffrey Tucker (via Skype)
Director of Content, Foundation for Economic Education

Paul Rosenberg

CRISPR & Biohacking

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

Paige Peterson

Foundations of Internet Money

Paige Peterson
Community Outreach and Education at Zcash Company & Internet Security Trainer and Activist

Adam Back

Privacy, fungibility & scale in Bitcoin

Adam Back
Cypherpunk, inventor of Hashcash, and co-founder and CEO of Blockstream

Julien Guitton

More info

Julien Guitton
Cryptoanarchist and cypherpunk, contributor to bitcoin, lightning network and bitmessage, co-founder of Condensat technologies

Joerg Platzer

Freedom of transaction

Joerg Platzer
Crypto economist, author, consultant and heartfelt bartender

Alexa Martinez

Exploring Consensual Non monogamy

Alexa Martinez
Sex educator and researcher, focusing on love & relationships in the new millennia

Radim Kozub

Crowdfunding as an expression of financial freedom

Radim Kozub
Attorney at law and co-founder of Blockchain Legal

Pavel Urbaczka

Crowdfunding as an expression of financial freedom

Pavel Urbaczka
Attorney at law and co-founder of Blockchain Legal

Josef Šíma

Anarchy as a Conservative Program

Josef Šíma
President of CEVRO Institute and Director of its international PPE MA program

Chris Beams

How to bootstrap a DAO

Chris Beams
Developer, Bisq P2P crypto-fiat exchange and DAO

Vít Jedlička

Liberland state model for 21st century

Vít Jedlička
Founder and first President of Free Republic Liberland

Aleš Rod

FinTech vs. Traditional banking business models

Aleš Rod
Director responsible for research activities at Centre for Economic and Market Analyses

Martin Habovštiak

Comparing trade-offs of cryptocurrencies

Martin Habovštiak
Voluntaryist, programmer, crypto/security enthusiast

Pavol Lupták

Anonymous insurance

Pavol Lupták
Cryptoanarchist, CEO of Nethemba and Certified IT Security Professional

Pavol Rusnák

More info

Pavol Rusnák
Co-founder and CTO of SatoshiLabs

Juraj Bednár

Positive libertarianism

Juraj Bednár
Hacker and an entrepreneur

Ondřej Pilný

The Future of Crowd Funding

Ondřej Pilný
Co-Founder of ICOindex and Crypto Investor

Maksim Izmaylov

Welcome to the Recentralized World

Maksim Izmaylov
Founder and CEO of Winding Tree, hacker, entrepreneur and blockchain maximalist.

Urza

Liberate education from the state

Urza
Anarchocapitalist author, member of Svoboda učení (Freedom to Learn), head of Ludwig von Mises Institute CZ/SK, author of Urza.cz

Juraj Karpiš

We Gotta Take the Money Back!

Juraj Karpiš
Economic analyst at INESS

Matej Held

Innovations in education

Matej Held
White market agorist, educator and gamer, CEO of Hemisféra

Ido Kaiser

Particl: A Private and Decentralized Marketplace

Ido Kaiser
Cypherpunk, security researcher and open source developer - Particl

Amin Rafiee

Bio-Hacking - Overcoming Programmed Ideologies

Amin Rafiee
Advocate of decentralisation. Cryptoanarchist, Bio-hacker, Entrepreneur & Public Speaker

Sam Patterson

OpenBazaar 2.0: Now is the Time to Shift to a Decentralized Marketplace

Sam Patterson
Operations Lead of the decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar and co-founder of OB1

Peter Todd

Coming soon

Peter Todd
Applied Cryptographer, Bitcoin Core developer

Zdeňka Staňková

Liberate education from the state

Zdeňka Staňková
Activist against the compulsory schooling, anarcho-capitalist, a member of the initiative SvobodaUčení.cz (Freedom to Learn)

James Tooley (via Skype)

First steps to educational emancipation

James Tooley (via Skype)
Education professor, writer and entrepreneur

Sva

p≡p ≡ pretty Easy privacy; Privacy by Default

Sva
Privacy extremist, floss & alternative routing ambassador, event organizer and radical connector

Daniel Krawisz

How to Nap the Most

Daniel Krawisz
Director of Research at the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute

Tim Menapace

How to hack a blockchain

Tim Menapace
Researcher at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, member of the Blockchain Education Network

Justin Smith

The future of Swiss private banking: Monero

Justin Smith
Cryptofinance technologist, CEO of XMR Systems

Noud van Gemert & Reynier Jonkers

Criminal Law 101: On Cryptocurrencies and Encryption

Noud van Gemert & Reynier Jonkers
Cyber crime lawyers

Julia Tourianski

What Bitcoin taught me about people

Julia Tourianski
Author of The Declaration of Bitcoin's Independence, YouTuber

Alžběta Moreno

Fashion STL

Alžběta Moreno
Fashion&Tech designer, Experimenter with interactive clothing

Schedule

Upcoming talks

Paige Peterson Paige Peterson

Friday 14:00

Foundations of Internet Money

Confidentiality in financial systems is a core property for maintaining fungibility and protecting fundamental human values. While financial privacy is a key tool in protecting against surveillance and censorship in oppressive situations, it is also a basic necessity for day to day business activity. The privacy features in Zcash set a foundation for Internet money that benefits all.

Paper Hub
Juraj Bednár Juraj Bednár

Friday 14:00

Positive libertarianism

Most libertarians will go through several phases. Seeing the inefficiency or injustice of the state is one of them. I want to suggest that there is another phase: Taking your liberty into your own hands. Hate taxes? Go to tax haven! Don't like public schools? Unschool your kids. Do you want banking privacy? Cryptos! Don't like traditional models of relationships? Invent and build your own.

Studio 1
Ondřej Pilný Ondřej Pilný

Friday 14:00

The Future of Crowd Funding

In 2017 almost 2 Billion USD has been raised in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Why do so many start-ups raise capital in ICOs and why people participate in ICOs? We will look at ICOs from both perspectives - ICO start-ups and investors. Differences between Venture Capital and ICOs. Opportunities and risks of participating in ICOs.

Slévárna

Tickets

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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 and sign up to experience it on your own! Walk throught the gallery below or continue to HCPP16 - Decentralized, HCPP15 - Blackout and HCPP14.

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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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