Institute of Cryptoanarchy

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= "a (Czech) think tank and hackerspace focused on cryptotechnologies".




"Institute of Cryptoanarchy is a think tank and hackerspace focused on cryptotechnologies, decentralized solutions and their role in society today and in future. Following the idea of free and independent cyberspace based on human values and freedom IoC organizes events like Hackers Congress Paralelni Polis (2014, 2015), regular meetups (Bitcoin meetup, Machine Learning meetup, Hackerspace meetups, Education Freedom meetups, Kino 43 etc.) and covers activities external to Paralelni Polis." (


"The term cryptoanarchy describes the growing environment of the unregulated Internet, where unlimited data sharing and the development of the free market became possible by using anonymous tools such as decentralized currencies like bitcoin, and anti-spyware encryption tools.

The aim of the Institute of Cryptoanarchy is to make available tools for unlimited dissemination of information on the Internet and encouraging a parallel decentralized economy, crypto-currencies and other conditions for the development of a free society in the 21st century.

We understand the connection between the arts, science and technology as a tool to highlight the authoritarian tendencies which entered into our daily lives with the development of modern technologies. For this reason, we decided to join the international Paralelni Polis network and to establish a local branch in Vienna, Austria where we can hold talks, meetups, and hackathons around these themes.

The main motive for us is the belief that censorship is not a phenomenon only in “the distant dictatorial world”. States and their security agencies globally control access to information and use the protection of intellectual property as an excuse to apply total censorship to control the available resources.

The State on a global level processes private mail and personal data, even though the European Court of Justice decided on the illegitimacy of “data retention”. The State and corporations have data on economic behavior, and through legislation they have received complete access to all payment transactions and consumer habits.

New technology brings the possibility of choice – we are in a time that is defined by The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto. With a fast internet connection, reliable anonymity and decentralized currency, you preserve freedom which we have been losing as a society." (