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DarkWallet & the next generation of uncensored markets

What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. The early attempts at shutting down centralised file sharing services ended up spawning stronger technology. Like a hydra, those of us in the community that push for individual empowerment are in an arms race to equip the people with the tools needed for the next generation of digital black markets.

We will take a tour of various technological components; some old, some new that we can use to piece together the next generation of resilient uncensored markets. We will also wander into bigger questions about the role of technology, and efforts under way to carve out spaces of the future where we can survive, and thrive as freedom loving people.

Technology is power, and a new front has opened in the struggle for freedom. These tools are for resource management, digital governance and new finance. Technology is not, and never will be neutral. Software is art.

Tuesday 7pm. Potluck - bring some food, take some food. Open doors event (bring your friends). Big wooden doors, at the corner of Prince of Wales Rd, and Kentish Town Rd.

Guests:

* Birgitta Jonsdottir (Icelandic politician, Wikileaks) - 3pm to 6pm
* Smari McCarthy (Iceland PirateParty, MailPile, cryptographer, free software/internet activist)
* Vinaj Gupta (creator of Hexayurt)
* Amir Taaki
* Tomer (iamsatoshi.com)
* David Stark (admin)
* Svein Valfells
* Michael Parsons (ex-banker and charter accountant)
* Hakim Mamoni (Bitcoin Entrepreneur, dealco.in) * Mevan Babakar (BiteTheBallot)

This will be a great opportunity to gather a roundtable on the topic of creating a Bitcoin haven in Iceland. Birgitta (chair for IMMI), Smari and Sveinn are from Iceland. Michael Parsons has experience on tax havens and has made progress pursuing this angle for Bitcoin for some time now.

About the place:

http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2014/jan/former-pizza-express-building-kentish-town-set-be-turned-new-cinema

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  • Margus W.

    Thanks for Coming everyone! : ))

    February 4, 2014

  • Harry P.

    Good meetup. Learned a lot on the application of Bitcoin and it's potential uses.

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Amir T.

    wow thanks for the donations! $2600 - money will be invested to support various social projects. it will go far thank you.

    January 29, 2014

  • Louis C.

    Great discussions with great people, good to talk about bitcoin not focused solely on wealth.

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Viktor T.

    sorry all I missed this, I was hoping i could make it as early as 4. hopefully see most of you on AA talk next week

    January 28, 2014

  • Justin D.

    (Shameless plug.) Live near Cambridge? Join us!

    http://www.meetup.com/CambridgeBitcoin/

    January 28, 2014

  • Paul F.

    Very sorry, I cant make this at the revised time.

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For some reason my comments seem to b double posting. Apologies for the annoyance. I blame my p.o.s. phone. See you tonight i hope.

    January 28, 2014

  • BrianM

    Sorry. I hadn't noticed that the meeting was set for 4pm. I will be at work. I am unable to make this meeting.

    January 28, 2014

    • Iain C.

      Sorry for chopping & changing times, doors will be open from 4 pm onwards as Birgitta will be there then. There is no specific finishing time as it will end when it ends.

      January 28, 2014

  • Amir T.

    One of the organisers changed my title. The original title was:

    "DarkWallet & the next generation of uncensored drug markets"

    January 27, 2014

    • Amir T.

      Iceland roundtable will be at 4pm.

      January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Maybe that's because the closure of Silk Road et al was the best thing to ever happento Bitcoin, and the last thing its backers want is further association with the black market, Not so much because they have anything against the black market as much as it provides ammunition to Bitcoin and alt-coin detractors, some of whom are saying such currencies should be outlawed. So when coming up with names for meetups, try and imagine how it will sound if read out loud at a congressional hearing.

      January 27, 2014

  • Iain C.

    Due to the unexpected interest in this and for the purpose of setting expectations. Just to explain that this meetup is NOT under the usual format of our usual business networking CoinScrum & pub meetups and will have a whole different "feel" all together. This meetup is meant more as a social gathering for the "underground" activist as opposed to any official presentations or business networking, so we appreciate if this is not to everyone's liking and may take people out of their comfort zone. However, this is not always such a bad thing and we want to keep the group open for all to share their views & projects in the Bitcoin space. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions around this.

    See you there!

    Iain Cresswell -[masked]
    [masked]

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    3pm-6pm is that a typo, or does the event start before 7pm?

    January 26, 2014

    • Amir T.

      Birgitta is leaving England at 8pm, so she cannot be around long. We'll have the Iceland roundtable at 4pm.

      January 27, 2014

  • Tyler W.

    Is this a beer-friendly event?

    January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      BYOB - Bring your own bitcoin.

      January 25, 2014

    • Amir T.

      Beers will be available after 8pm

      January 27, 2014

  • Iain C.

    "And now time for something completely different!"

    January 24, 2014

    • Tomer K.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

      5 · January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      @iamsatoshi GonzoCoin?

      1 · January 27, 2014

  • Jez S.

    would've loved to be there. am on a plane coming home from the miami bitcoin conference (which was excellent). a shame i can't be there as i live just around the corner..! do more please in kentish/camden! would've loved a bit more notice next time!

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's tomorrow. You can still make it. Unless. .. unless you're writing this... from the FUTURE!

      January 27, 2014

  • Dan

    anything giving control back to citizens is interesting. mostly interested in digital economics and social inclusion.

    January 26, 2014

  • Aleks N.

    Would like to have made this but cannot.

    January 26, 2014

  • Harry

    Recent bitcoin convert

    January 24, 2014

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