Version 1.5b Castle in the Sky

Speaker: Ryan Lackey


Cypherpunk. MIT dropout, then developed cryptographic software for anonymous electronic cash in the Caribbean to get around export controls (legally). Founded YC-funded trusted computing company in 2011, sold to CloudFlare, where he currently works.

Co-founder of HavenCo on Sealand back in the late 1990s. Worked in Iraq/Afghanistan on satellite/wireless/cellular networking. Started a trusted computing company working on cryptographic software and hardware; set up and shut down a consumer VPN service due to NSA concerns, and sold the company to CloudFlare, the performance and security cloud edge company.




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