David Stainton

Security researcher and cypherpunk; strongly believes in privacy enhancing technology, especially mix networks. Advancing anonymity networks for the purpose of enabling greater freedom of communication. Currently I work on the Katzenpost mix network free software project, designing and developing the Katzenpost decryption mix network. I have also on occasion made some volunteer code contributions to Tahoe-LAFS, Subgraph OS and the Tor Project.

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This talk will introduce the fundamental concepts of mix networks as well as the Katzenpost mix network free software project. We are not just implementing a new mix network but starting a new anonymity movement and we welcome others to join us! Like Tor, mix networks protect metadata by using layered encryption and routing packets between a series of independent nodes. Mix networks resist vastly more powerful adversary models than Tor though, including partial defense against global passiveā€¦ Read more


  • Aug. 12, 2019, 4 p.m. - Aug. 12, 2019, 5 p.m.