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Wednesday, June 20 • 14:20 - 15:00
Building a Marketplace with a Censorship and Surveillance-Free Internet - Brian J. Fox, Orchid Protocol

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The internet is at risk. Internet access for over 75% of the world is restricted or censored and globally, ISPs harvest and sell users’ data. Orchid is an open source project to build a surveillance-free, decentralized network layer on top of the existing internet, allowing users to bypass restrictive firewalls, access information, and communicate freely. In addition, the Orchid protocol enables a marketplace, where members of the network can buy and sell resources, such as bandwidth, storage, and compute cycles.

Orchid’s founders are an established group of open source technologists, entrepreneurs, and blockchain experts that have been working in stealth since mid-2017 to bring the technology to life.

This session introduces the project and explains why the premise of a surveillance-free and censorship-free internet is increasingly at risk worldwide.

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Brian J. Fox

Co-founder, Orchid Protocol
Brian is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, author, and free software advocate. He’s the creator of the GNU Bash shell, which he wrote while working for the Free Software Foundation (FSF). In addition to GNU Bash, Brian also created GNU Makeinfo, GNU Info, GNU Finger... Read More →

Wednesday June 20, 2018 14:20 - 15:00 JST
Room 1
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