This newsletter includes: our latest blog post on Privy To, an immersive installation exploring the evolution of privacy rights; our participation at CoinDesk’s Consensus and the Digital Rights Jobs Fair; as well as our recent audit for Overlay and job openings.
Privy To and the Privacy Bill of Rights
Privy To is a series of immersive installations and XR projects aimed at exploring the evolution of privacy rights, sponsored by Least Authority. We wrote about the installation last year, when it was an official selection at the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival 2021. In our latest blog post, we look at an article by Privy To creator Michelle Leddon who examines the historical context of privacy rights and explains why the project dropped plans to create a Privacy Bill of Rights for XR. Read our blog post here.
Least Authority at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2022
Least Authority’s CEO Liz Steininger attended CoinDesk’s Consensus Conference (June 9-12). Although the sector is facing a bear market, the optimism continues that the technologies being developed in Web 3 have the capacity to be transformative. The importance of managing risk through the provision of security consulting services remains as important as ever. Read our published audits.
Overlay is a Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocol for trading positions based on data streams, enabling markets without the need for traditional counterparties or liquidity pools. The protocol accomplishes this through its native token, OVL. Least Authority performed a security audit of the Overlay Protocol V1 Core smart contracts. [Read report]
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Digital Rights Job Fair
On June 16, Least Authority held a virtual booth at Team Community’s first Digital Rights Job Fair. The event included some of the leading organizations at the intersection of technology, human rights, and social justice, working on the most important issues facing our world. We were thrilled to present our work to passionate individuals interested in advancing digital rights and internet freedom, as well as reconnecting with some of our exceptional community partners. See here for more details about the event.
If you’re passionate about privacy and internet security and are motivated to work in a remote-first environment, we encourage you to apply or to reach out to a member of our team to learn more about the exciting vacancies we currently have:
Zk-SNARKs offer a new paradigm for privacy and can deliver on the original promise of blockchain: decentralization, scale and security.
Our upcoming MoonMath Manual is a guide to zk-SNARKs aimed at those with minimal experience in cryptography and programming. It begins with a theoretical foundation, and builds up to a point where the reader is able to implement complex, real-world zk-building blocks.
As firm believers in the protection of our users’ privacy, we developed PrivateStorage as a private, secure and end-to-end encrypted storage solution that minimizes the collection of data related to its users. PrivateStorage implements privacy and security by design, not by policy. We cannot see your data when it is stored by us.
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