Liberty Events

Join the international movement of libertarians, agorists and volutunaryists who are working to create both online and real-world freedom.
Find a liberty event near you and attend in person.
To add to this list of events, email punks at volitionlabs.io

USA

January – The Greater Reset, Mexico – https://thegreaterreset.org/

February – Anarchapulco, Acapulco, Mexico – www.anarchapulco.com

February – Agorapulco, Acapulco, Mexico – www.agorapulco.com

25-28: March: Tribalize, Tulum – https://tribalize.life/

31 March – April 4: Vonu Fest – https://paznia.com/vonufest

6-9 April – Bitcoin 2022 https://b.tc/conference

23-24 April – Midfest, Spavinaw - https://midfest.info/

29 April – May 1 – Paleo FX, Austin Texas – https://www.paleofx.com/

29 April – May 3 – Flotefest, Texas – https://flotefest.com/

18-21 May – Exit & Bulid, Bastrop, TX – https://livefree.academy/op/exit-and-build-land-summit-ii/

27-30 May – Advanced Medicine Conference – San Antonio, Texas – https://advancedmedicineconference.com/

28-30 May – Childerberg Vier, Mule Shoe Bend, Austin Texas – https://chillderburg.com/

2-5 June – Solarpunk Summit – Austin, Texas – https://solarpunksummit.com/

7-8 June – Decentral Austin, Texas – www.decentralcon.com

9-12 June – Consensus Austin, Texas – www.coindesk.com/consensus2022

24-26 June – Rebel Capitalist Live, Miami – https://rebelcapitalistlive.com/

20-26 June – Porc Fest – New Hampshire - https://porcfest.com

9-10 July – Redpill Expo – Indiana - https://redpillexpo.org/

14-17 July – Mallorca Blockchain Days – https://mallorcablockchaindays.com/

13-16 July – Freedom Fest, Las Vegas – www.freedomfest.com

21-25 July – Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest – Flint, Michigan – https://www.mplfest.org/

5-7 August: Anarcon – Gore, Virginia //www.anarcon.com/

1-14 August – Jackalope Freedom Festival – Forest Lakes, Arizona – https://jackalopefreedomfestival.com/

12-16 August – Midwest Liberty Festival: Flint, Michigan - https://www.mplfest.org/

25-28 August – Bit Block Boom – Dallas, Texas www.bitblockboom.com

26-28 August – ECash Conference, Prague – https://2022.be.cash/ttps://alternativeview.co.uk/

4 September – Alternative View Conference, Online – www.alternativeview.co.uk

3-5 September – Crypto Castles, Germany – cryptocastlesymposium.com

10-11 November – Democracy 4 All, Barcelona, Spain – www.d4a.io

25-27 November – Mariposa Freedom Fest, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – www.mariposafreedomfest.com/

30-Dec 1 November – Dcentral Con Miami – www.dcentralcon.com/?mc_cid=c72c1a684f

9-10 December – Superspreader, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – https://sayulitasuperspreader.eventsmart.com


Key Texts

Suggested reading


Useful Links

Key resources

The Cypherpunk Mailing List – Subscribe to the Cypherpunk Mailing List

Cypherpunks Legacy Archives – Archives of the original Cypherpunk Mailing List 1993-2013

The Cryptography Digest – Subscribe to the mailing list at cryptography@metzdowd.com

BItcoin Talk Forum – Bitcoin community forum

Hackernoon – Cypher Tech community forum

Nakamoto Institute – Repository of Satoshi Nakamoto's code, writings and resources

Github – Open-source development platform

Tor Project – Free privacy browser

Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) – Enabling Smarter Privacy Tools for the Web

The Darknet LInks – Directory of onion sites

Agorist Market – An on-line, counter-economy marketplace

Agorist NexusAn on-line, counter-economy marketplace

Cryptome – Documents prohibited by governments on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology

Cryptoparty – global meetups on the subject of encrypted communication

Take Back Our Tech – Open-source tech guidance

Internet Defense League – Defending internet privacy and freedom


Noteworthy Cypherpunks

Volition Labs pays homage to the contributions of cypherpunks past and present to the defense of privacy and the pursuit of freedom.

Cypherpunks list participants included many notable computer industry figures. Most were list regulars, although not all would call themselves “cypherpunks”.

The following is a list of noteworthy cypherpunks and their achievements (sorted by current relevance, then alphabetically):

Currently held on a double life sentence for an e-commerce website called Silk Road, Ross is an entrepreneur passionate about free markets and privacy. No victim was named at trial.
Lend your support at www.freeross.org.
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The founder of Wikileaks is currently jailed for exposing the crimes of global imperialism. Lend your support at https:assangedefense.org.

Adam Back: inventor of Hashcash and of NNTP-based Eternity networks, co-founder of Blockstream.

Bram Cohen: creator of BitTorrent. and lecturer at The Ohio State University.

Bruce Schneier: well-known security author.

Dave Del Torto: PGPv3 volunteer, founding PGP Inc. employee, longtime Cypherpunks physical meeting organizer, co-author of RFC3156 (PGP/MIME) standard, co-founder of IETF OpenPGP Working Group and the CryptoRights Foundation human rights non-profit, HighFire project principal architect.

David Chaum: Pioneer of cyber cryptography, inventor of digital money E-cash.

Derek Atkins: Computer scientist, computer security expert, and one of the people who factored RSA-129.

Eric Blossom: designer of the Starium cryptographically secured mobile phone, founder of the GNU Radio project.

Eric Hughes: Author of The Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

Eva Galperin: Malware researcher and security advocate, Electronic Frontier Foundation activist.

Hal Finney (deceased): cryptographer, main author of PGP 2.0 and the core crypto libraries of later versions of PGP; designer of RPOW.

Hugh Daniel (deceased): former Sun Microsystems employee, manager of the FreeS/WAN project (an early and important freeware IPsec implementation).

Ian Goldberg: professor at University of Waterloo, designer of the Off-the-record messaging protocol.

Jacob Appelbaum: Tor developer, is at the Mailing List Archives

Jillian C. York: Director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Johan Helsingius: creator and operator of Penet remailer.

John Gilmore: Sun Microsystems’ fifth employee, co-founder of the Cypherpunks as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, project leader for FreeS/WAN.

John Young: anti-secrecy activist and cofounder of Cryptome.

Jon Callas: technical lead on OpenPGP specification, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of PGP Corporation, co-founder with Philip Zimmermann of Silent Circle.

Julian Oliver: Artist, privacy advocate, critical engineer. Co-founder of Critical Engineering.

Len Sassaman (deceased): maintainer of the Mixmaster Remailer software, researcher at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and a biopunk.

Marc Horowitz: author of the first PGP key server.

Michael Froomkin: Distinguished Professor of Law University of Miami School of Law.

Mike Godwin: Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer, electronic rights advocate.

Nadia Heninger: assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania, security researcher.

Nick Szabo: Computer scientist, inventor of smart contracts and Bit Gold, laying the foundations for Bitcoin.

Paul Kocher: president of Cryptography Research, Inc., co-author of the SSL 3.0 protocol., Principal Cryptographic Engineer for PGP Corporation, Co Founder of Silent Circle., Co Founder 4th-A Technologies, LLC.

Peter Junger (deceased): Law professor at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr Pieter Wuille: Author of BIP32 hierarchical deterministic (HD) wallets

Philip Zimmermann: original creator of PGP v1.0 (1991), co-founder of PGP Inc. (1996), co-founder with Jon Callas of Silent Circle.

Robert Hettinga: Founder of the International Conference on Financial Cryptography and originator of the idea of Financial cryptography as an applied subset of cryptography.

Rop Gonggrijp: founder of XS4ALL, co-creator of the Cryptophone.

Runa Sandvik: Tor developer, political advocate.

Sameer Parekh: former CEO of C2Net and co-founder of the CryptoRights Foundation human rights non-profit.

Satoshi Nakamoto: anonymous creator(s) of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and inventor(s) of the blockchain technology.

Sean Hastings: founding CEO of Havenco and co-author of the book God Wants You Dead.

Steven Schear: Creator of the warrant canary, and GNURadio, team member Counterpane, former Director at data security company Cylink and MojoNation, current Vice President at StashCrypto.

Suelette Dreyfus: co-author of Rubberhose, a deniable encryption archive.

Tim Hudson: co-author of SSLeay, the precursor to OpenSSL. Creator of the stealth technology used in Stuxnet, virus author, programmer.

Timothy C. May (deceased): Author of The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto (1992) and The Cyphernomicon (1994)

Wei Dai: Developer of the Crypto++ cryptographic library, created the b-money cryptocurrency system, and co-proposed the VMAC message authentication algorithm. 

Werner Koch: Author of GNU Privacy Guard.