Layer 0 is always people.
Aaron was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist. As a programmer, Swartz helped develop the web feed format RSS; the technical architecture for Creative Commons, an organization dedicated to creating copyright licenses.
”Think deeply about things. Don't just go along because that's the way things are or that's what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think.”
Brewster is an American digital librarian, a computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, and advocate of universal access to all knowledge. Kahle founded the Internet Archive and Alexa Internet. In 2012, he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
“The opportunity before all of us is living up to the dream of the Library of Alexandria and then taking it a step further - universal access to all knowledge. Interestingly, it is now technically doable. We really need to put the best we have to offer within reach of our children. If we don't do that, we're going to get the generation we deserve.”
Eric is an American mathematician, computer programmer, and cypherpunk. He is considered one of the founders of the cypherpunk movement, alongside Timothy C. May and John Gilmore. He is notable for founding and administering the Cypherpunk mailing list, authoring A Cypherpunk's Manifesto, creating and hosting the first anonymous remailer, and coining the motto, "Cypherpunks write code".
“Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn't want anybody to know.”
Timothy May was an American technical and political writer, and electronic engineer and senior scientist at Intel. May was also the founder of the crypto-anarchist movement.
”Just as the technology of printing altered and reduced the power of medieval guilds and the social power structure, so too will cryptologic methods fundamentally alter the nature of corporations and of government interference in economic transactions.”
The Kurdish leader detained for more than twenty years in the Turkish island prison of İmralı.
Our fight has not been and cannot be against any race, religion, sect or group. Our fight has been against oppression, ignorance, unfairness, backwardness and all sorts of oppression and constraints.”
Vaclav was a Czech statesman, author, poet, playwright, and former dissident.
”I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions… The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.”
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information; Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute and a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.
“The great opportunity offered by ICTs comes with a huge intellectual responsibility to understand them and take advantage of them in the right way.”
Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Christopher Wylie
Full recording of The Nym launch event with Edward Snowden at Station F, 14th of April 2022, Paris. Nym is a mixnet that provides protection against mass surveillance by even the most powerful adversaries. It protects against traffic analysis at the network layer for any application, coin or wallet. Harry Halpin (CEO of Nym) in conversation with Edward Snowden and Roxanne Varza (Director of Station F).