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Tim May co-founded the Cypherpunks, perhaps the single most effective pro-cryptography grassroots organization in history, together with Eric Hughes and John Gilmore in 1992. Throughout the 1990s, governments, and in particular the government of the United States, attempted to restrict cryptography through export controls, key escrow proposals, crippled algorithms, and other means, and the Cypherpunks countered this through software, activism, and litigation.  Among other things, the Cypherpunks mailing list was where anonymous digital currency, unregulated cryptographic markets, smart self-enforcing contracts, anonymous communications networks, and other applications of cryptography were and discussed in detail and designed. Tim passed away earlier this month. This event will enable his friends and those influenced by his many writings to share in a remembrance and celebration of Tim's life and work.
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Tim May co-founded the Cypherpunks, an effective pro-cryptography
The event is organized by Lucky Green <shamrock@cypherpunks.to>, early Cypherpunk and long-time personal friend of Tim.
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grassroots organization, together with Eric Hughes and John Gilmore in
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1992.
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Throughout the 1990s, governments, and in particular the United
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States government, attempted to restrict cryptography through export
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controls, key escrow proposals, crippled algorithms, and other means.
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The Cypherpunks countered this through research, community,
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free software, activism, litigation, publicity, and educating the debate worldwide.
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The Cypherpunks email mailing list held detailed discussions and debates
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among about a thousand people, averaging 100 messages per day.  Tim and
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the Cypherpunks held online public discussions of the technologies and
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social and political aspects of privacy, anonymity, computer security,
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cryptography, anonymous digital currency, unregulated cryptographic
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markets, smart self-enforcing contracts, and anonymous communications
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networks.
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Monthly Cypherpunks physical meetings occurred in the San
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Francisco Bay Area and other cities for many years, inspiring many
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Cypherpunks to learn, teach, write, and code about cryptography.  
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Tim passed away in early December, 2018. This event will enable his friends and
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those influenced by his many writings to share in a remembrance and
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celebration of Tim's life and work.

Latest revision as of 11:51, 25 December 2018

Description Refreshing Memories of Tim C. May, Cypherpunks co-founder
Website(s) https://www.facebook.com/lucky.green.73/posts/10155498914786706
Type Meeting
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Keyword(s) social
Person organizing
Language en - English
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Subtitle Remembrance event for Tim C. May, Cypherpunks co-founder & Cryptoanarchist who passed away earlier this month.
Starts at 2018/12/29 21:30
Ends at 2018/12/29 22:30
Duration 60 minutes
Location Room:Seminar room 14-15

Tim May co-founded the Cypherpunks, an effective pro-cryptography grassroots organization, together with Eric Hughes and John Gilmore in 1992.

Throughout the 1990s, governments, and in particular the United States government, attempted to restrict cryptography through export controls, key escrow proposals, crippled algorithms, and other means. The Cypherpunks countered this through research, community, free software, activism, litigation, publicity, and educating the debate worldwide.

The Cypherpunks email mailing list held detailed discussions and debates among about a thousand people, averaging 100 messages per day. Tim and the Cypherpunks held online public discussions of the technologies and social and political aspects of privacy, anonymity, computer security, cryptography, anonymous digital currency, unregulated cryptographic markets, smart self-enforcing contracts, and anonymous communications networks.

Monthly Cypherpunks physical meetings occurred in the San Francisco Bay Area and other cities for many years, inspiring many Cypherpunks to learn, teach, write, and code about cryptography.

Tim passed away in early December, 2018. This event will enable his friends and those influenced by his many writings to share in a remembrance and celebration of Tim's life and work.