Tim May Memorial

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Description Memorial for Tim C. May, Cypherpunks co-founder
Website(s) https://www.facebook.com/lucky.green.73/posts/10155498914786706
Type Meeting
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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, 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. The event is organized by Lucky Green <shamrock@cypherpunks.to>, early Cypherpunk and long-time personal friend of Tim.