On June 16th and 17th, the IoP Community and the Libertaria Project met in Berlin, Germany, to present the products that have been under development in the last year and that represents the beginning of the construction of the IoP network, a resistant network to censorship and with full control of personal data by users.
The welcome speeches were in charge of the leaders of each project, Markus Maiwald, and Dieter Klomfass, they wanted to remember the origins of both projects, how the collaboration between the two projects works, the products that have been working this year and what was expected for these two days in Berlin.
Oliver Janich from the Crypto Magazin “CryptoSpace” shared with the public what is the role of the blockchain and the cryptocurrencies in the social transformation, its potential of transformation before the traditional governments, and how the industry looks today and what can be expected for the near future.
Some IoP Chapters were introduced to the audience; from each presentation, we heard a sensational story of how they met the IoP Community, they liked the project so much that they got involved with it and today is an important part of their daily life; showing great commitment for the fulfillment of the objectives.
Roger from the Canadian chapter presented the strategies for marketing in a Digital and Decentralized Cooperative like ours; since after this Conference, a strong campaign will be developed to make our products known. It is worth mentioning that IoP has as a policy first to have the products ready and then carry out the campaigns for their promotion, unlike many projects in the crypto space.
Wigy, Coordinator of the Libertaria development team, told of the challenges that working in the construction of a new technology has meant, as is the architecture of the Libertaria Project, and how, thanks to them, not only IOP and Libertaria are being delivered, also to the Blockchain Industry new tools that will be of great benefit.
Pooja presented one of the flagship products in this Conference, the final version of the Titania Operating System, a unique operating system that will allow the creation of decentralized applications to work with blockchain and cryptocurrencies, without centralized servers so no one can make use of our data in its benefit, optimized especially for low-power devices including smartphones. Titania will be creating the first decentralized global network accessible to anyone. Users who support the network will be rewarded for providing storage and other functions. Presented the Titania boxes, plug-and-play devices based on Raspberry with the IoP full stack, ready to support the applications that run on our network.
The Members and chapters Division, represented by Janette and Camelia, talked about the activities they have been doing to support the growth of the Community, such as onboarding of new chapters and members to our great family. Future plans of the division were also presented, as well as mentioning the specific backgrounds they are actively looking for.
Their role is very important to help coordinate a team of more than 100 people working all over the world to make our project a success.
Camelia shared with us her personal path in the crypto world and how she entered the Internet of People. She also talked about her transition from a traditional job to a complete blockchain industry job with a higher quality of life.
Kevin from Panama and Roger from Canada presented the idea of what can be one of the first decentralized applications of our platform through a service to anonymously connect people to social relationships, without a doubt the Orcapad project has a great future.
To close the first day of work, presentations of the friends’ projects were made:
- Hashtag CF project
- SM2 Network
On Sunday 17 the Conference began with the launch of the Mercury Protocol, Wigy and István spoke about Mercury, which is a distributed network built on a revolutionary person-to-person protocol and identity model aiming maximal privacy. Our goal is to make the Internet again by secure decentralized communication, social networking and enabling peer-to-peer business and apps with no middlemen, even on your phone.
Mercury is somewhat similar to cellular mobile network, it provides features like SMS, calls, data connections, push notifications, etc, but built as an overlay network on top of any existing transport (s), could also use wire or mesh your own “cell tower” can join or leave the network any time selecting “provider” is the only trustful part of the system uses cryptographic keys instead of phone numbers for p2p encrypted communication, cell/provider and applications use the same kind of identity user data and calls are encrypted, you cannot be spied on or be cheated with contact identity you’re free to keep your identity and contacts moving to another provider or application supports you having different unrelated identities (family, professional, hobby, etc) within the system you can restore your identities from a “cold wallet” after lost/broken device the network is extremely resilient, dies only with the last cell built to support any decentralized/distributed application on top
Mercury is a redesigned and advanced version of the IoP Profile Server and IoP Connect which were a step in the right direction but lacked several features from this vision, were created by developers who left the community and were hard to fix and maintain.
To learn more about Mercury go to https://github.com/Internet-of-People/mercury-rust
I had to expose in the Conference the work of the newly created Division of Education, the initial works that will be developed, the progress in the project of creating a Local University University Community based in Blockchain in Nayarit Mexico; our objective markets in different countries and the strategy for the creation of content to be offered online for different audiences. All this while maintaining an economy around the strategy based on the tokens of our communities.
Imre from Hungary and Ben from Romania presented a proposal to securely store the private keys of the wallets in stable materials. The collaboration of the chapters in our community has become a particular feature of the Internet of People.
Chris from Canada, who recently led the IOP Legal Division, explained the challenges we face today in an increasingly regulated environment, which are the priorities for the Division and the support activities they will provide to IoP chapters and members.
Wigy and Byron explained on behalf of the core team the operation of the Open Social Graph, one of the main elements of our infrastructure, which will allow the users of our network to establish links with other users through the creation of different profiles, with which it will be possible to establish P2P communications for social or commercial relationships, without the need to share personal information.
Rafael from Brasil shared under the name of his conference “Believes in the first people” the experience of the work of the Chapter in Brazil, his work focused mainly on the Universities and on the creation of a university follow-up system for courses, students, and teachers based in blockchain with an emphasis on reputation.
Wigy and Arpad presented one of the most innovative products developed by the Libertarian Project, the implementation of the algorithm Algorand consensus in HYDRA (proposed by the Ph.D. Silvio Micalli of MIT). A third-generation product in Blockchain that comes to solve many of the current problems of scalability, computing power and governance of the ecosystem. The implementation already runs in simulations and is waiting for the implementation of the hydra blockchain to be incorporated.
Amon presented the basic principles of finding Byzantine-fault-tolerant consensus algorithms and how they can be improved by using a directed acyclic graph, or DAG. The DAG idea has been popularized by projects such as IOTA and HEDERA (Hashgraph) and soon IoP. It’s similar to the blockchain, but instead of working together to produce a single chain, nodes gossip with each other to produce a web of time-stamped messages, all linked through cryptographic hashes. But unlike the closed system at hedera hashgraph, IoP will be a free-to-join network.
Max from Argentina presented how IOP is related to entrepreneurship communities for having common values, which will help develop an environment conducive to the development of new decentralized applications running on our platform.
José Cardozo and Franklin Marcano de Colombia presented the exchange house project that is currently operating in Colombia, Excoinge, its characteristics, as well as the possibilities to create new services.
During the two days, Cryptosi from our sister community PIVX was interviewing and video recording some attendees of the Berlin Conference, speaking about their history with IOP.
To finish, the raffle for the first boxes of Titania was made; Markus Maiwald gave a small preview of the projects that will be developed in the coming months, thanked those present in Berlin for this important event, announcing that next year on the same dates the next Conference will be held.
The videos and presentations of the conference will be available soon on our social sites.
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