Schedule

Click the date to see the events happening in the Monero Village. We have a number of talks (highlighted green), workshops (yellow), and activities (blue) scheduled this year at Defcon. The time zone is Pacific Daylight Time, UTC -7.

9:50-10:00

Welcome Speech

Diego "rehrar" Salazar

10:00-11:30

Keynote: Monero: Sound Money Safe Mode

Dr. Daniel Kim

"Monero Means Money" - with updated data, new data on government budget deficits, and increased emphasis on Monero's importance in the current medical & economic crisis.

12:00-12:30

Proposed Mitigation Measures to Address a Disruption Such as The Economic Impact of COVID -19 on Transaction Capacity and Fees in Monero

Dr. Francisco "ArticMine" CabaƱas

Monero uses an adaptive block weight based upon the CryptoNote excess size penalty with a median over the last 100 blocks, cryptonote.org/whitepaper.pdf, to provide the capacity for increases and decreases in the number of transactions. In 2019 this adaptive block weight was modified by the introduction of a long term median over the last 100,000 blocks to mitigate against a sharp increase in the block weight, due to possible spam attacks. We will consider the scenario of external economic events causing a sharp decrease in he number of transactions after several years of growth, followed by a recovery and then further growth several months later. We will also consider the possibility of a sharp increase in the number of transactions, due to economic disruptions, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. and in its aftermath. We will propose changes to the Monero adaptive block weight in order to mitigate against a sharp increase in transaction fees and allow for a smooth recovery, and further growth in the block weight after a sharp drop in the number of transactions . The period between the initial drop in the number of transactions to the full recovery with further growth of the block weight would be in the order of months.

13:00-14:00

This Year's Village Badge

Michael Schloh von Bennewitz

Codenamed Bob, this year's electronic badge enjoys collaboration from several villages and is called the Intervillage Badge. In this hour, we review the construction and feature set of this unique electronic badge. We consider it's energy harvesting ability, hackable nature, and radio signature. This year's badge contains three RFID/NFC long range circuits, dome switches never seen before on badges, and a trapazoidal 13.56 MHz trace antenna. It is enclosed in a translucent colored plastic frame, a full colour front overlay, and back mounted color leatherette (to protect your phone lens.) The Opensource design is located on scm.monerodevices.com with several of your Monero friends participating in the project. The Intervillage Badge is distributed by well known sellers, please see shop.monerodevices.com for information. For more information about this year's village badge (and many others), please visit the Monero Village office hours. View the schedule at Monerovillage.org and look for 'Badge Clinic'.

14:30-15:30

Getting Started with the Intervillage Badge

Michael Schloh von Bennewitz

15:30-16:00

Monero Wallet Basics: Sending, Receiving, Proving

Diego "rehrar" Salazar

16:00-17:00

Meme Competition

Justin "sgp" Ehrenhofer

10:00-11:30

Keynote: Monero: Sound Money Safe Mode

Dr. Daniel Kim

"Monero Means Money" - with updated data, new data on government budget deficits, and increased emphasis on Monero's importance in the current medical & economic crisis.

12:00-13:00

Open Office Q&A w/ Monero Research Lab's Sarang

Dr. Sarang Noether

Ever wanted to have one of your Monero or cryptography related questions answered by the Monero Research Lab? Ask away!

13:00-13:30

Bitcoin-Monero Atomic Swaps

zkao, researcher/dev

Cash is a bearer, P2P, permissionless, and privacy-preserving form of money" (Brito 2019). Bitcoin lacks privacy, and currently Monero is more suitable as digital-cash. Using atomic swaps, Monero enables bitcoin users to exercise their right for privacy. At the same time these privacy-oriented users become Monero users. In addition, Monero will benefit from bitcoin's large liquidity pool, and will be more resilient, since there will always be a fluid path for trustless and permissionless entry into Monero.

13:30-14:30

Badge Clinic

Michael Schloh von Bennewitz

With the help of a close range circuit camera, Michael illustrates the circuits of several recent conference hardware devices, including prototype models. Devices in circulation and on display include: DC28 Intervillage Badge DC27 Rising Badge 35C3 Blockchain DC26/BCOS Badge HCPP19 Badge HCPP18 Badge This is not a speech presentation, rather it is an easy office hours with show and tell to invite questions and answers about low power electronic devices. Visit the Badge Clinic on any day of Defcon in the Monero Village channel (Discord:Defcon/mv-general-text).

15:00-15:30

Decentralization in a Centralized world

Diego "rehrar" Salazar

16:00-16:30

Tricky Bundles: Smarter Dependency Management for I2P-Bundling Applications

idk

We will explore the use of I2P distributions like Monero's own i2p-zero and how they can be used to create and distribute I2P applications that use I2P for networking in non-JVM languages, best practices for creating a tricky bundle, and how tricky bundles can help bridge the gaps between I2P and the applications that it can adapt. As part of this, we will examine the structure of I2P from a non-I2P developer's perspective, and explore it's relationships to the applications that use it with examples from the Java distribution and with third-party applications that use SAM.

16:30-17:00

Kahoot! Quiz

10:00-11:30

Keynote: Monero: Sound Money Safe Mode

Dr. Daniel Kim

"Monero Means Money" - with updated data, new data on government budget deficits, and increased emphasis on Monero's importance in the current medical & economic crisis.

12:00-12:30

You're not the money printer, or why we need to separate coinbase rings

Justin "sgp" Ehrenhofer

13:00-13:30

Locha Mesh: Monero off-the-grid

Randy Brito - Locha Mesh

13:30-14:30

Badge Clinic

Michael Schloh von Bennewitz

With the help of a close range circuit camera, Michael illustrates the circuits of several recent conference hardware devices, including prototype models. Devices in circulation and on display include: DC28 Intervillage Badge DC27 Rising Badge 35C3 Blockchain DC26/BCOS Badge HCPP19 Badge HCPP18 Badge This is not a speech presentation, rather it is an easy office hours with show and tell to invite questions and answers about low power electronic devices. Visit the Badge Clinic on any day of Defcon in the Monero Village channel (Discord:Defcon/mv-general-text).

15:00-15:30

Giving competition to Monero by ditching opt-in privacy

Reuben Yap

Reuben, the Project Steward of Zcoin discusses Zcoin's transition from an opt-in privacy model towards privacy by default with Lelantus is going to give Monero some long needed competition.

15:30-16:00

Closing Talk

Diego "rehrar" Salazar

About The Monero Village

The Monero Village is put together by the many members of the Monero community with the intent of teaching others about, and spreading awareness of, the cryptocurrency Monero, and what it adds to both the cryptocurrency space, as well as the global privacy conversation.

To learn more about Monero, please see getmonero.org.