• Jolocom's 5th birthday!

    betahaus | Kreuzberg

    5 YEARS OF... ✅ Iterating on our code base to generate our protocol for self-sovereign identity, our library for devs to access it, and our SmartWallet for people to use it ✅ Decentralizing identity systems across an array of industries (don’t believe us? Take a look → http://bit.ly/DWebBLN_usecases) ✅ Hosting events for the identity, blockchain & decentralized web community ✅ Building our team to what it is today Join us in celebrating what we’ve achieved these past five years, and more importantly - let us thank you for being part of the community that’s powered those achievements - at our 5th birthday. We’ll be celebrating this year in ✨LIGHTS ✨ Sip and snack under sunshine, meet the people powering Jolocom’s decentralized identity tech, and get introduced to the partners that make our work possible. The party will continue after the sun sets as we take a quick look back at where we’ve been and what we’ll be working on in the months ahead. PARTY PLAN 18:00-19:00 Doors are open, get to know the guests 19:00-19:15 A big thanks to our partners as we take a look back over the past 5 years 19:15-19:30 Look ahead at what we’re working on While we’ll be light on talks this year, the day will be filled with other informal activities: ⭐A chance to get your hands dirty and set up your own SSI and run through a variety of demo services ⭐A place to pick up gifts ⭐Opportunity to give your input on the next DWeb Berlin event(s) RSVP ON MEETUP OR EVENTBRITE: http://bit.ly/5birthday_eventbrite

  • Identity Stammtisch ☀️Defining Identity for Things with Heather Vescent

    When we think of identities, our first inclination might be to think of ourselves, as humans, and the identities we carry with us every day. But what if we think for a moment about objects, IoT devices, companies and machines? What does identity look like for things? Visiting us all the way from sunny California, join Heather Vescent for an ☀️Identity Stammtisch (sundowners! happy hour!) ☀️and explore what identity looks like for non-person entities (NPEs) on Saturday, 18 May from 16:00-17:30 on the Betahaus Kreuzberg rooftop. Here, she'll be touching on answers to these questions: ✅What is a non-person entity (NPE)? ✅How is an NPE both different and similar to human identity? ✅What is the relationship humans have with NPEs? ✅How is NPE identity more complex than the identity we know today? ✅What considerations do we need to make when developing identity solutions for the future? ✅Can NPEs have self-sovereign identities? 🍻Drinks will be served from 16:00 🍻 A bit about Heather: Heather Vescent owns and operates The Purple Tornado, a foresight and strategic intelligence consultancy (https://thepurpletornado.com/). Heather has delivered research insights to governments and corporations in digital identity, military learning, payments, transactions, and new economic models. She is also the writer/producer of 14 documentaries and short films about future technology, an author of the Cyber Attack Survival Manual (https://www.amazon.com/Cyber-Attack-Survival-Manual-Apocalypse/dp/1681881756), and a member of the group Women in Identity (https://womeninidentity.org), supporting the inclusion of women identifying people in the identity universe. SIGN UP ON MEETUP OR EVENTBRITE: http://bit.ly/Stammtisch_eventbrite

  • DWeb.Design Typonight w/ Monotype, CDLX, Raureif, #WomenInType &...

    Please, register through Eventbrite: https://typonight.eventbrite.com ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ In February we launched a series of events for designers to bring back the variety in design & typography and to secure the upcoming digital industries from the visual sameness. The first edition “Embrace variety” went out as Dribbble Berlin meetup, where we announced that ...next event would happen in mid May ...with a topic around typography and ....that the series of events will continue as DWeb.Design. ___________________________ Agenda: 18:00 - intro “Hey, it's a blockchain! Why we talk typography?” 18:20 - opening keynote by Hugo Göldner "Radical Simplicity" 18:50 - Frank Rausch “Interactive Text” 19:20 - Bernd Volmer “Variable” fonts and identities with the limited browser" 19:50 - Yulia Popova “Women in Typography” book pre-launch introduction 20:20 - closing keynote by Jürgen Siebert "Helvetica Now: Rethink the world’s most famous typeface" ___________________________ 🔥Event heroes 🔥 Hugo Göldner… … shapes culture and attitude of organizations and translates into brand and digital experiences. He is a founder, management partner and a creative director of a digital design studio CDLX/Codeluxe (https://cdlx.de/). Among teaching »Complex Design« at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Hugo is a part of several design juries and also a member of DDC Deutscher Designer Club. For his (mostly type focused) work he received several national and international awards. More about Hugo: https://www.ddc.de/de/mitglieder/hugo-goeldner.php ___ Frank Rausch… .. is a user interface designer, app developer, and typographer. He is co-founder and managing partner at Raureif, an award-winning interaction design consultancy based in Berlin. In his work, Frank Rausch explores how technology and code can shape high-quality digital reading experiences. He teaches app design and typography at design schools in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. More about Frank: https://frankrausch.com one of videos: https://www.typotalks.com/videos/the-new-typography/ ___ Bernd Volmer… ... is a Type Designer who currently works as Font Engineer for HvD Fonts in Berlin. Together with Olli Meier he designed the identity for TypoLabs Conference 2018, which has been recognized with the Red Dot Design Award. It was the first visual identity that made an extensive use of variable fonts on the web and in print. More about Bernd: https://www.berndvolmer.com/ What to expect? ⟶ https://www.instagram.com/berndvolmer ___ Yulia Popova… …is a graphic designer and researcher specializing in printed matter and typography. Yulia worked in the field of branding and web design in Russia and Germany for several years. Recently, she graduated with distinction from the MA program in Visual Communication in Art Academy Weißensee, Germany and is currently working as a graphic designer at Pentagram in Berlin. More about Yulia: http://yulia-popova.com teaser of the talk: http://yulia-popova.com/women-in-type ___ Jürgen Siebert … … is dedicated to graphic design, typography, technology & culture, and how it all fits together. Director Marketing at Monotype in Berlin, Host of Brand Talks by Monotype; CEO FontShop (2001–2014), TYPO Conference Director (1996–2018), Fontblogger, Founder Member of FontFont Typeboard, Editor FontBook, Co-founder of PAGE magazine; Host of CreativeMornings Berlin since 2011. More about Jürgen: https://www.fontblog.de/ one of interviews: https://orbanism.com/blog/interviewreihe-menschenvernetzer/2018/juergen-siebert-monotype-die-vorteile-persoenlicher-begegnungen-sind-unbezahlbar/ Join Creative Mornings: https://creativemornings.com/cities/ber ___________ DWeb.Design is a part of DWeb. DWeb is a series of events driven by local communities toward a global goal - building the web we deserve. In Berlin (powered by Jolocom https://jolocom.io/ ) and in San Francisco (powered by Internet Archive).

  • Your decentralized identity

    betahaus | Kreuzberg

    Today’s digital environment puts our identities at tremendous risk. Modern consumer data breaches expose sensitive information about consumers in mass quantities, and regular internet users combat intrusive online advertising and malicious redirects that target their data. What makes these conditions even worse for our digital identities is the climate of non-disclosure and misinformation on how our data is being used. Any way you look at it, the way we practice and model identity management in the digital world isn’t working. Self-sovereign identity is an emerging solution to this challenge. The idea is to put users in control of their data. Blockchain technology makes this next generation of identity management possible: you can store, access, and choose which credentials to share with services autonomously. The applicability of a decentralized identity is vast — from government services, to e-commerce, mobility, housing, healthcare, and more — there are countless ways we can or will be able to use our self-owned, self-managed, self-sovereign personal data. Join us at Betahaus Berlin on 4 April 2019 to explore some of these emerging use cases in a relaxed atmosphere with the passionate people powering SSI solutions across a wide range of industries. This meetup will be casual, highly interactive, and open to all levels of expertise. Come demo your own self-sovereign identity, talk shop with developers working on the open source protocols that make it possible, and learn how your industry could move away from centralized solutions and toward this future decentralized ecosystem. __________________________ FORMAT 18:00-18:30 Doors open, 🍷drinks 🍷served 18:30-18:40 Welcome and introduction 18:40-18:50 Interactive introduction to self-sovereign identity 18:40-19:20 ⚡Industry lightning talks & live demos ⚡ 19:20-19:30 🎤Open mic 🎤 1-minute turns on the mic for any comments, or use case ideas from the audience 19:30-20:00 Question and Answer with speakers 20:00-21:00 🍻Drinks 🍻and discussions __________________________ SPEAKERS >> Ricardo Garcia of ScanTrust will be joining us to explore how decentralized systems are able to create a more secure coffee supply chain with enhanced traceability. For more >> https://www.hyperledger.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Hyperledger_CaseStudy_ScanTrust.pdf >> Viktor Peter at GIZ Blockchain Lab will describe ways that self-sovereign identities are being used in an international development environment. Decentralized IDs are one way in which the Lab is exploring blockchain for good. >> Stefan Adolf works with Turbine Kreuzberg but is also one of the minds behind Buy By ID, a tool that combines self-sovereign identity in an ecommerce use case to enable customers to check out with the simple click of a “submit my data” button. For more >> https://stories.jolocom.com/where-you-can-or-will-use-your-decentralized-identity-d97c1402858b#d065 >> Alexander Manecke and Benjamin Bauer from Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories *T-Labs* will be showing off the Magenta Scooter - an innovation in e-mobility that allows users to ride share while using this new system of decentralized digital ID. See John Calian's presentation during Mobile World Congress here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYzGKHUqKas&list=PLwtfCRJGaGvG_63AmoJBcJvn5Hkw4eNQ8 >> Jörg Rückrieman from Bundesdruckerei was also key in pushing forward the winning T-Labs Berlin Hackathon idea for PiDee – an e-ID built on Raspberry Pi capable of interacting with passport and ID card credentials. Read up here >> https://stories.jolocom.com/where-you-can-or-will-use-your-decentralized-identity-d97c1402858b#e2cc >> From the Jolocom team, Ellie Stephens will be acting as moderator, and Sean Li will be providing a brief overview of self-sovereign identity basics.

  • IPDB Hackathon #1: Code for Purpose - Decentralize the Web

    ⚡What is IPDB hackathon? ⚡ As a part of Revision Summit 2018, IPDB is hosting a one-day hackathon in collaboration with Jolocom, Riddle&Code, and Ocean Protocol. Over 50 developers, UX/UI designers, hackers and makers from the Web3 will build an answer to the question: How do we reach a more human-centric and purpose-driven society in the digital age? Our chief aim is to work together to turn talk into working code with a particular focus on: 🌍- promoting democratic values in the digital age by advocating for basic freedoms and rights, and lowering the barrier to entry for democratic participation on the internet; 🔥- expanding data protection by promoting data sovereignty for all citizens; 🌟- improving social safety by supporting initiatives that embrace resilient, decentralized social safety nets adapted to respond to the challenges of the future; and 💪- sustainable economic growth that supports transition from profit-oriented economic systems to purpose-driven models. __________________________ 🏆 Why participate? 🏆 IPDB Hackathon #1 features among the various meetups, workshops and other events taking place on 19 November for Revision’s Co-Creators day. Participation in the hackathon is not only FREE, but all hackathon participants will also receive free entry to the Revision conference at Kraftwerk the following day. Free food and drinks + additional giveaways will be provided. At the end of the day, a grand prize winner will be selected by YOU! The coolest idea will be voted on by hackathon participants and the winning team will have the option to participate in one of our future DWeb meetups – either by presenting what they’re working on, or simply getting more familiar with the community. 😎 Mentors 😎 We are excited to have a cohort of experienced mentors and speakers for our #codeforpurpose hackathon, there throughout the day to work closely with hackers providing guidance and support where needed: - Eugeniu Rusu, Jolocom, Full Stack Developer - Iryna Nezhynska, Jolocom, UX/UI designer - Joachim Lohkamp, Jolocom, CEO - Jürgen Eckel, Riddle&Code, CIO - Marcus Jones, Ocean Protocol, Data Scientist - Natascha Wittenberg, Jolocom, Full Stack Developer - Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gajek, Ocean Protocol, Advisor - Tom Fürnster, Riddle&Code, Founder and IPDB, General Secretary 💪🏽Challenges 💪🏽 👉🏽Challenge 1: How can IPDB infrastructure help you to realize your innovative ideas and use cases? 👉🏽Challenge 2: How can you improve user privacy with IPDB infrastructure so that it acts as an immutable reference point for credential validity? 👉🏽Challenge 3: How can you build and use a Token Curated Registry (TCR) to allow decentralized politics (voting), network permissions, whitelist of good actors, library for user data marketplace, or more? Challenges will be presented by our speakers in greater detail the morning of the hackathon. See the program 👇🏽 __________________________ Program: 09:30 — Participant registration opens 10:00 — Introduction > Keynote by Tom Fürstner (IPDB) > Challenges presentation by Riddle&Code, Ocean Protocol, Jolocom 11:00 — Hackathon begins! 18:00 — Team presentations 19:00 — Jury review (and drinks for participants!) 19:30 — Presentation of winner by jury + closing remarks 20:00 — 🍻+ networking __________________________ ✅ How to apply ✅ Applications are now being accepted! If you are interested in hacking away at our challenge, click [RSVP / Register] to begin the registration process. Our team will get in touch with you directly with instructions on completing your registration. *** Participation in the hackathon requires completion of the registration process. An RSVP alone is not sufficient. *** __________________________ 👉Follow our social channels for event updates and announcements. Powered by teams from: https://ipdb.io/ https://jolocom.io/ https://oceanprotocol.com/ https://riddleandcode.com https://revision.io/ __________________________ #codeforpurpose

  • What happens to privacy when we decentralize digital identity?

    DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

    ***PANEL BEGINS 18:30*** Decentralized and decentralizing technologies are challenging and changing how we manage our digital identities. In fact, a paradigm shift is already underway in the context of identity: the advent of blockchain has made possible novel systems for dealing with identity on the web that bring us closer to realizing self-sovereign identity in practice – but not without introducing new issues and risks. Privacy is a paramount concern when it comes to blockchains and the tools we build using distributed ledger technology. *What does privacy on the web look like today? *How do we envision privacy in the decentralized web? *How do we protect privacy as we bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0? *What risks to privacy do decentralized and decentralizing technologies pose? *What does privacy look like in a self-sovereign ecosystem for identity? Join us for a panel discussion (in English) on the state of privacy on the web today, what challenges we may face in a decentralized web, and potential solutions to protecting privacy as we bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. === Balázs Némethi (Panel) Taqanu -- Balázs is an invited expert for the World Economic Forum's Digital Identity Taskforce and has been in the blockchain digital Identity space for over 2 years. He has a passion for delivering real impact with the use of technology and blockchain. Taqanu, his company is focusing on creating public, mission-critical infrastructures in the identity space that can provide privacy by design for systems in both the developing and developed world. === Natalie Eichler (Panel) DWF -- Natalie Eichler is an attorney at DWF in Berlin specialising in e-commerce law, contract and data protection law. Her clients are mainly companies from the blockchain and distributed ledger area, which she supports with legal advice on token sales as well as on the realization of the respective business ideas. Before joining DWF, Natalie was legal advisor of an internet company based in Berlin and worked as a research associate in a large law firm. Natalie studied law in Munich and completed her legal clerkship in Berlin and in Windhoek, Namibia. === Greg McMullen (Panel) Blockchain Bundesverband -- Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and authored the BCCLA handbook on laptop and smartphone searches at the Canadian border. === Kai Wagner (Panel) Jolocom -- Kai drives business development & strategy at Jolocom. His commitment to self-sovereign identity extends outside the office as an active contributor to several working groups from the Blockchain Bundesverband, the German blockchain association. === Ellie Stephens (Moderator) Jolocom -- Ellie Stephens is an experienced communications strategist having worked in 16 countries, notably within Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Prior to joining Jolocom, she worked closely with activists from around the world to help build innovative solutions, often decentralized, to address their most pressing challenges, ranging from threats to data security to lack of access to funding. Pursuing her passion for privacy and digital identity, Ellie now supports Jolocom’s mission to bring the modern world closer to a modern identity solution. === 18:00 - Doors open 18:30 - Panel begins 19:30 - Casual discussion + networking (drinks provided) 21:00 - Close == A meetup event organized by Jolocom for Privacy Week Berlin 2018. www.jolocom.io www.privacyweek.berlin

  • How Blockchain Can Promote Financial Inclusion (Crypto4Good #3)

    //INTRO// As part of Berlin Blockchain Week, JOLOCOM, DSTOQ, GIZ BLOCKCHAIN LAB, and TEMPO are partnering for the 3rd Crypto4Good panel discussion featuring experts from both the tech world and the international development sector. The aim is to define practical solutions to a pressing global issue - financial exclusion - and explore how DLT (distributed ledger technology) can bring positive change. //EVENT DESCRIPTION// Around two billion people worldwide do not have access to the financial services that meet their needs. Whether as individuals or small and medium enterprises (SMEs), many struggle to obtain sufficient financing to lift them out of poverty, establish a sustained source of income or gain the opportunity to obtain shares and invest in assets. DLT could alleviate some of these challenges thanks to its decentralized and tamper-proof infrastructure, with intermediary-free remittances, credit-history for micro-loans or innovative and accessible tokenized-assets investments. Though the features of blockchain-based solutions might sound very promising, there are several issues to be tackled. When it comes to financial inclusion, major challenges include poor financial and digital literacy as well as the lack of identification documents. However, DLT can also be leveraged to store sensitive data, such as identification, and empower users to participate in financial markets. This event will be an occasion to discuss both the opportunities the technology offers and its possible challenges, while assessing the conditions in which these solutions could be implemented and what might hinder their widespread adoption. //SPEAKERS// Moderator: Salomé Eggler (GIZ Blockchain Lab) Web: http://giz.de/ Salomé is a Blockchain Governance Expert at the GIZ Blockchain Lab. Before joining the GIZ she worked for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and UNHCR. === Jolocom (ID Management): Kai Wagner (Business Development) Web: http://jolocom.io/ Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/blockchain-and-identity/ Kai drives business development & strategy at Jolocom. His commitment to self-sovereign identity extends outside the office as an active contributor to several working groups from the Blockchain Bundesverband, the German blockchain association. === DSTOQ (Investing/Capital Distribution): Craig Mc Gregor (Founder) Web: http://dstoq.com/ Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/DSTOQ-Exchange-Without-Borders/ Craig comes from a background in Finance, with a postgraduate degree in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management. Craig got involved in cryptocurrencies in a personal capacity in 2013. As an entrepreneur in the cryptocurrency industry, he aims to cultivate innovation and rethink corporate responsibility. === Tempo (Remittance): Anthony Barker (CTO) Web: https://tempo.eu.com/ Anthony works as a CTO at Tempo Money Transfer. In addition to his role at Tempo, he is a blockchain visionary, entrepreneur and crypto influencer with more than 20 years of experience in the field of IT, banking, trading and fintech. === GIZ Blockchain Lab: Franz von Weizsäcker (Head of GIZ Blockchain Lab) Web: http://giz.de/ Franz heads the GIZ Blockchain Lab. He has been an advisor to several governments on digital and innovation policies including Germany, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. Previously he worked as a management consultant in the telecommunications industry. His background is in computer science from the Technical University of Berlin. === //TIMELINE 18:00-18:30: Arrival of attendees 18:30-18:45: 5-minute key notes 18:45-19:30: Panel discussion 19:30-21:00: Networking Food + Drinks (+ Wine!) provided! === Berlin Blockchain Week 2018 Calendar: https://blockchainweek.berlin/events/crypto4good-blockchain-for-financial-inclusion/

  • Jolocom Turns 4! Meetup & Celebration

    Ethereum Dev UG

    Come discuss blockchain and identity, celebrate Jolocom's 4th birthday, and wish a fond farewell to our co-working space in a hybrid meetup-party on May 22nd! Talks and live music fill out the schedule, along with food, drinks, and an opportunity to network. Our friends at Livepeer will be livestreaming the action at www.livepeer.tv. Join us for a final toast before we move offices and to the years ahead for both teams. ***EVENTBRITE TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.*** Register for your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jolocom-turns-4-meetup-celebration-tickets-45483671887 SCHEDULE 18:30 - Welcome to the office! 18:45 - Talks begin The Quest for A Useable Self-Sovereign Identity Solution -- Eugeniu, Jolocom On Steward Ownership -- Achim, Purpose 3 Steps of Visual Design Strategy to Differentiate Your Product -- Iryna, Jolocom A Look Back at Waldemarstr. 37a -- Ethereum Dev 20:30 - Networking, Food, Drinks *SUBJECT TO CHANGE.*