LBRY

LBRY

Click HERE for slides from Jeremy’s talk

Wednesday, September 28
7pm-8pm
Room 4-270

LBRY is a decentralized digital marketplace that uses blockchain technology to fix two of the biggest flaws of BitTorrent: discovery and monetization. Via an entirely peer-to-peer network, LBRY maps URLs like lbry://itsadisaster to the Hollywood film starring David Cross and Julia Stiles (film company Oscilloscope Laboratories is one of their early partners).

Come meet the CEO, Jeremy Kauffman, for an introduction to the LBRY protocol. LBRY is offering paid internships both this semester and next. LBRY is entirely open source. You can explore the source here or read more here.

LBRY will also be offering beta invite codes and credits to anyone who attends (though if you’re even moderately clever there’s no need to wait for a code to start using it ;)

Electronic Frontier Alliance

Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Alliance is a grassroots network of community and campus organizations across the United States working to educate our neighbors about the importance of digital rights. As a member organization of the EFA, MIT Bitcoin Club believes that technology should support the intellectual freedom at the heart of a democratic society. In the digital age, that entails advancing:

Free Expression:

People should be able to speak their minds to whoever will listen.

Security:

Technology should be trustworthy and answer to its users.

Privacy:

Technology should allow private and anonymous speech, and allow users to set their own parameters about what to share with whom.

Creativity:

Technology should promote progress by allowing people to build on the ideas, creations, and inventions of others.

Access to Knowledge:

Curiosity should be rewarded, not stifled.