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    Cryptocurrency is a digital form of peer-to-peer money that is exchanged on decentralized networks independent of any central authority and is cryptographically secured. Networks operate under a set of programmatic rules, which maintains the immutability of a public ledger and ensures against double-spending. Although Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin are the most well-known cryptocurrencies, other projects like Monero seek to address scalability, privacy, and censorship resistance in innovative ways.


    The Cryptocurrency Village brings together leading experts in the area to explore substantive issues regarding the current state of blockchain technologies, regulatory landscape, and the general cryptocurrency ecosystem. The village hosts keynote talks, panels, workshops, networking events, and parties.
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    ChangeLog : what I've altered in the user's post:
    * add image, top-center: Jun 5, 2021
    Disclaimer: I do not run or control any villages, contests, events, parties, etc. at DEF CON. Any announcements or updates about Villages, Contests, Events, Parties, etc. posted by me include content from the people running it. I am not responsible for their content or claims. Any answers provided by me about these are best-effort with information i have available at the time of posting/edit but are NOT authoritative. For official answers, contact the organizers. I grant permission to any DEF CON Forum admins to alter announcements for these as needed.
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    6: "I am not a number!..."

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    • #3
      The Cryptocurrency Village brings together leading experts in the area to explore substantive issues regarding the current state of blockchain technologies, regulatory landscape, and the general cryptocurrency ecosystem. The village hosts keynote talks, panels, workshops, networking events, and parties.
      Party??? Hmmm...well. What are the pre-reqs to finding the entrance to this land of milk and honey..uhhh, I mean beer and booze?

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      • Michels
        Michels commented
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        If you visit the village, then just ask any staff person (one of the fellows with a village badge) about the party.

        If you cannot visit the village (because you failed to attend any village staff meetings and got locked out of Defcon capped attendence this year) then you can try asking on IRC #monero-events.

        Does that help?

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      The Cryptocurrency Village at Defcon 29 (5-8 August 2021 in Las Vegas) speaking schedule is published.

      Please view the website (click the link above) for details.

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      • #5
        The Cryptocurrency Village at Defcon 29 (5-8 August 2021 in Las Vegas) speaking schedule is published.

        Please view the website (click the link above) for details.

        Friday 06 August 2021

        11:00-11:30
        Storj: Getting Started with Decentralized Object Storage
        Storj Team
        Join Storj for this brief demo. The team will be available most other times in the village to answer questions.
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        12:30-13:00
        Secret Network: Privacy on Public Blockchains with SGX
        Secret Network Team
        Bringing privacy to smart contracts by leveraging intel SGX to compute over data without node operators seeing the underlying information.
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        14:00-15:00
        Hardware Wallet Show and Tell
        Michael Schloh von Bennewitz
        Michael will show off a variety of village badges and hardware. Michael will also be available at other times in the village for various other hardware activities.
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        16:00-16:30
        State of Cryptocurrency Ransomware AMA
        Guillermo Christensen
        Guillermo will give an overview of the state of cryptocurrencies and ransomware, focusing on what he hears in the national security/law Enforcment sector plus incident response and then work on what options are there for addressing the proliferation of ransomware tied to cryptocurrencies but avoiding some of the global solutions like banning.

        Saturday 07 August 2021

        10:00-10:15
        What Is Zero Knowledge
        Dr. Sarang Noether, Ph.D.
        Lightning overview of the basics of zero knowledge proofs and transaction protocols, and how they relate (or don't) to each other. A Q&A session will follow.
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        13:00-13:15
        Monero Scaling Opportunities and Challenges
        Francisco Cabañas
        This is a short 15 minute talk followed by an open Q&A session. We will cover the impact of technology, business models and protocols on payment ledgers starting with the advent of general purpose payment, credit and debit cards since the 1940’s followed by the advent of de centralized blockchain based ledgers such as Bitcoin (2009) and Monero (2014). The critical distinction between technological limitations and protocol / business model limitations and the impact of technological limitations at a given point in time on the development of protocols and business models. We will consider how various protocols and business models can compete with each other and in particular what the Monero scaling protocol has to tell us about the limitations of scaling in Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies.
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        15:00-15:15
        Triptych
        Dr. Sarang Noether, Ph.D.
        Sarang is giving a short 15 minute status update on Triptych. Q&A time follows.
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        16:30-17:00
        Cryptocurrency Trivia!
        Justin Ehrenhofer
        Join us for cryptocurrency-themed trivia! Each player competes using their phone or computer on topics relating cryptocurrency news, lore, history, research, and development. This will be a super fun time!
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        17:00-17:15
        Monero After Party
        Monero Sound
        Quick reminder for the Monero Party that will begin later that evening. Previous Monero parties have been so excellent that they made the news. Tickets available at monerosound.com

        Sunday 09 August 2021

        11:00-12:00
        DEX trading without leaking your identity: RAILGUN
        Railgun Team
        Railgun is a tool that offers additional privacy on Ethereum.

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        • #6
          I noticed that it says this is a hybrid but when I went to the discord channel....so is there any way I could get permission to comment, just to get the conversation even started?

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          • number6
            number6 commented
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            Many channels for villages, contests, events, etc will close down at night. If you get a permission denied message, it is probably closed.

            I think there were a few channels setup with permissions to not allow Human but allow HumanPlus . I do not know if that is this case here.

            Usually, those channels for HumanPlus but not Human have a small diamond/gem to indicate difference in access.

            This suggests the channel is closed until the organizers are awake and available to staff it.
            They have a schedule on their website: https://cryptocurrencyvillage.net/#schedule
            Try joining the channel when they have a scheduled event happening.

            If that does not work, and they do not respond here, try contacting them using the email or twitter contact information on their web page: https://cryptocurrencyvillage.net/



            For other people:
            if you cannot see it or other channels, please locate the channel "Roles" (Under the "Info / News" section, near the top of the list of the channels.
            The "Roles" channel (DEF CON 29) allows you to check a "key" which is a vertical list of Discord "Reaction" images and text describing each one, then a horizontal list of Discord "Reaction" images with numbers next to them. In this horizontal list of Discord "Reactions" you can enable viewing the described "class" of channels. You can select them all, to view them all. Note: choosing to view channels does not allow you to join them when they are closed, but it can make it easier to find them and other channel when you want to, especially if they were masked from view due to no having selected your roles.
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