Game Changers

25 November 2021

The Decentralists – Game Changers: Can Decentralization and Blockchain technology help Refugees? with special guest Sadaf Ahmadbeigi, UBC Masters Student

How do we guarantee safety and transparency of personal identities and records in an ever-rising number of unstable states and economies worldwide?

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Game Changers

18 November 2021

The Decentralists – Game Changers: A new approach to Self-sovereign Identity on a Blockchain, with special guest, Ali Farahbakhsh

A design for a purpose-built blockchain using a new, self-sovereign consensus model for digital identity.

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Identity

11 November 2021

Why Decentralization Matters: A conversation with Transitional Justice advocate Dr. Jon Unruh

This week on The Decentralists we have a very special guest, Dr. Jon Unruh, Transitional Justice advocate and Associate Professor of Geography at McGill University in Montreal.  Dr. Unruh has over…

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Cryptocurrency

28 October 2021

Crypto or not to Crypto? Fundamental questions for Economic-Sociologist Dr. Nigel Dodd

How can Sociology help us better understand traditional money, and its digital counterpart, Cryptocurrency?

Join us on this episode of The Decentralists as we explore what money means to society – and what cryptocurrencies mean to money.

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News

7 October 2021

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Proton Torpedoed

ProtonMail is used by journalists whistle blowers and activists all over the world precisely because its is secure, private and untraceable.

Until recently that is.

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Identity

22 September 2021

The Decentralists – Identity is a Ticking Time Bomb

We talk a lot about digital identity on The Decentralists. What is Identity? What makes Identity self-sovereign? Why is decentralized identity better than centralized like that offered by Single Sign-On? 

This week we talk about another important risk of centralized identity, the linking of personally identifiable data (PII). 

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Technology

16 September 2021

The Decentralists – Decentralization Education Episode 7: Single sign-on

This episode, we define Single sign-on (SSO) solutions for identity management, and we’re thrilled to get some help from a very special guest. Dr. Geoffrey Goodell is a senior research associate in the financial computing and analytics group at the department of computer science at University College London.

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