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Thursday 25th January 2018, 6.30pm - late, JuJu’s Bar & Stage, 15 Hanbury St, E1 6QR

How has 2018 treated you so far? Struggling with your new year's resolutions? Is digital anxiety troubling your sleep? Are the spectres of a digital meltdown making you nervous? Fear not, we can cure that - together! Join us at Juju's Bar & Stage on 25th Jan. Same venue, same schedule - kick off at 630pm, seizing the means of encryption at 7pm, saving the world by close of play at 1130pm.


I have never been to a CryptoParty, what are you even talking about!? CryptoParties are free events where you can upskill, learn how to use digital privacy tools and discuss current topics on surveillance and digital rights. CryptoParties are free, friendly and open to everyone. Our guiding principle is be excellent to each other. All welcome, total beginners as much as experts.

I am a regular at CryptoPartyLDN, what should I expect in 2018? Participation to our January CryptoParty is mandatory if you want your 2018 end-to-end encrypted, lol! Join us to welcome a new year full of fun, friends, music, and crypto-resistance. As usual, we'll have lightening talks and workshops about privacy and digital rights, encryption, cryptocurrencies. We'll recommend best practices on how to use digital devices and online services that are inseparable part of our lives.


JuJu’s Bar & Stage, 15 Hanbury St, E1 6QR


Thursday 25th January 2018, 6.30pm - late. No registration is necessary. Free entry.


To get the most out of the workshops you may wish to bring

  • your laptop and charger
  • your phone
  • a spare, clean USB/external drive can be handy

To get the most out of the bar, you may want to bring some cash


6.30 - 7pm: Entry, welcome!

7.30pm - 8.15pm: WORKSHOPS - Round 1

  • Digital trail chasing: using open source intelligence techniques to find how much information is public about you and your friends. (SpyBlog @spyblog)
  • Encrypted communications: how to use GnuPG, Signal, and other privacy enhancing technologies to protect your communications; includes a gentle intro to public-key cryptography. (Damien @gouttegd)
  • Web scraping and intro to coding for journos: learn how to extract information from web pages in a safe, efficient (and fun!) way with Python. (Valerio @ValerioCamp, Tom @cijournalism)
  • 1-2-1 sessions: a series of 1-2-1, ask-us-anything sessions - for all those questions left unanswered by your favourite infosec tutorial. (Marios @misaakidis, Silkie @silkiecarlo, Fabio @fnstudio)


  • On the governance of cryptocurrencies: Decentralised cryptocurrencies promise a radical shift away from traditional financial institutions. It is unclear, however, to what extent this theoretical promise of decentralization and transparency has been achieved in practice. The enforcement and creation of the rules may not be as decentralized and transparent as originally intended. This talk will give an overview of the current structure of governance of cryptocurrencies and discuss their centralisation level with a few historical examples. Sarah Azouvi @sarahazouvi
  • Technopolicing: Dystopian policing in the age of technology. The police are using new ‘smart’ technologies to watch us, find us, predict crimes, and decide whether we go to prison and for how long – and there is huge potential for even more increased bias, leading to over-policing, wrongful arrests, and unjust sentences. Griff Ferris, @g__ferris

9 - 9.45pm: WORKSHOPS - Round 2

  • Choose another session to participate in - all workshops repeat in round 2!

10pm: MUSIC

  • DJ set by rjhode


CryptoPartyLDN is organised by Fabio Natali (Reckon Digital) and Silkie Carlo (Big Brother Watch), with the help of excellent venues and trainers.


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