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IN CRYPTO WE TRUST HACKATHON judging @DECENTRALca http://DECENTRAL.ca  - apply now for DECENTRAL ACCELERATE cohort01
24th Apr 201414:451 note
IN CRYPTO WE TRUST HACKATHON judging @DECENTRALca http://DECENTRAL.ca  - apply now for DECENTRAL ACCELERATE cohort01
24th Apr 201414:441 note

Created at DECENTRAL’s Hackathon IN CRYPTO WE TRUST:

‘DarkMarket’ Prototype, a Silk-Road-like Marketplace the FBI Can Never Seize.

READ THE RECENT WIRED MAGAZINE ARTICLE HERE

At a Toronto Bitcoin hackathon earlier this month, the group took home the $20,000 first prize with a proof-of-concept for a new online marketplace known as DarkMarket, a fully peer-to-peer system with no central authority for the feds to attack. If DarkMarket’s distributed architecture works, law enforcement would be forced to go after every contraband buyer and seller one by one, a notion that could signal a new round in the cat-and-mouse game of illicit online sales.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” said Amir Taaki, one of DarkMarket’s creators and the founder of the anarchist group Unsystem, in a short speech at the Toronto Bitcoin Expo unveiling the project. He compared DarkMarket’s improvements on the now-defunct Silk Road to the advent of Bittorrent, a decentralized technology that revamped Napster’s more vulnerable model of filesharing and flummoxed copyright enforcers. “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.”

pic-2014-04-11_DSC7786 on Flickr.IN CRYPTO WE TRUST HACKATHON
24th Apr 201409:36
pic-2014-04-11_DSC7805 on Flickr.IN CRYPTO WE TRUST HACKATHON - AMIR TAAKI presenting the birth of DARK MARKET
24th Apr 201409:35
pic-2014-04-13_DSC9116 on Flickr.BITCOIN EXPO 2014 TORONTO - DECENTRAL BOOTH
24th Apr 201409:34
pic-2014-04-12_DSC8467 on Flickr.BITCOIN EXPO 2014 TORONTO
24th Apr 201409:32
decentralca:

A good article was published on Coindesk, with some information on investment around Bitcoin startups, featuring some Bitcoin Accelerators. 
22nd Apr 201409:501 note

.@Redomondo @Mises_Canada visits @DECENTRALca booth with the slickest bowtie ever (@tamarahaasen (at Metro Toronto Convention Centre)

#Regram @tamarahaasen At the @DECENTRALca Sponsor booth @BitcoinExpoCA (at Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
Hey it’s @BrianJJackson from @itBusiness! @bitcoinexpoca look behind u Brian! @DECENTRALca booth! (at Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
13th Apr 201412:31

I escaped @DECENTRALca Booth @BitcoinExpoCA for a walk. Hey it’s @aantonop & more thought leading speakers wow. Proud to be a sponsor (at Metro Toronto Convention Centre)

Walking the @BitcoinExpoCA 2014 with the man himself @diilorioanthony @DECENTRALca #success #community #business #philanthropy #toronto #bitcoin (at Metro Toronto Convention Centre)

In Crypto We Trust Hackathon @DECENTRALca
12th Apr 201417:09
Thanks 4 the pic @EthereumProject - I typically have my phone above my head at Meetups (at DECENTRAL)
11th Apr 201402:13