September 20, 2016 Print

Cryptography enables a wide array of digital freedom, from decentralized online currency like Bitcoin to enhanced privacy in communication and collaborative technology. Paralelní Polis, an Atlas Network partner based in the Czech Republic, is dedicated to using digital tools to build parallel social, economic, and political structures that are independent from the central authority of governments. Its annual flagship event, Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis, is a premier gathering for freedom activists, tech-lovers, and crypto-enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate digital freedom and decentralization. It will be held for the third year in a row from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 in Prague, and is expected to double the attendance of last year’s Hackers Congress with about 500 participants.

“This year’s HCPP16 is going to bring together the biggest names from the cryptocurrency world, such as Andreas Antonopoulos, Paul Rosenberg, Sam Patterson, and Jamie Bartlett,” said Pavol Fukatsch, project coordinator for the Paralelní Polis Institute of Cryptoanarchy. “Besides that, there will be movie screenings, virtual reality games, drone racing and presentation, a 3D-printed fashion show, and workshops. And, of course, several great afterparties. All freedom lovers are cordially welcome to join this amazing gathering in the heart of Europe!”

The Hackers Congress will feature more than 40 speakers, who represent the freedom movement, cryptoanarchy, tech entrepreneurs, the sharing economy, cryptocurrencies, academia, journalism, political art, hacking, and much more. The congress will also feature panel discussions, workshops, social events and other programs in collaboration with the event’s partners. In addition to Atlas Network, event partners include Uber, Bitcoin Pay, Coin Mate, Dash Pay, General Bytes, Keboola, Trezor, and more.

“New technology brings the possibility of choice — we are in a time that is defined by the manifesto of cryptoanarchy,” Paralelní Polis explains. “With a fast Internet connection, reliable anonymity, and decentralised currency, you preserve the freedom which we have been losing as a society.”