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Poster: Alison OK Date: Aug 6, 2018 1:31pm
Forum: news Subject: Computing: Decentralising the web

The Decentralized Web Summit plays host to a gathering of web luminaries such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Brewster Kahle and Vint Cerf. On top of that, activists and authors such as Jennifer Stisa Granick, Emili Jacobi and Corey Doctorow will be appearing, alongside cryptocurrency pioneers like Zooko Wilcox, blockchain developers, and academics.

Then, there's what the Guardian's John Harris calls the Punk Rock Internet - companies like MaidSafe and Blockstack who play by their own decentralised rules.

Oh, and there's a sprinkling of techies from Microsoft, Google (Vint Cerf and others) and Mozilla in attendance too, along with a handful of venture capitalists looking for opportunities.

Uniting this diverse selection of delegates is the challenge of fixing the centralising tendencies of the internet and web.

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This post was modified by Alison OK on 2018-08-06 20:31:44