6 April 2017


"Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world."

Definiton of a Cypherpunk

A Cypherpunk is any activist advocating widespread use of strong cryptography as a route to social and political change.

Eric Hughes

- A Mathematician and one of the founders of cypherpunk
- Wrote a program that could encrypt emails
- Created the cypherpunks mailing list
- The slogan "Cypherpunks write code"


Name:Phil Zimmerman


Created pretty good privacy(PGP) 1.0
VoIP encryption protocols
President Silent circle Closed 2013
Usa government claimed he violated the arms export control act
Website: https://motherboard.vice.com/read/encryption-pioneer-phil-zimmerman-people-want-their-privacy-for-fsee

The Cypherpunks Group and List

In the 1990`s monthly meetings IRL began and the Cypherpunks electronic mailing list was established.
Other Members of the group was John Gilmore and Jude Mihon who invented the name Cypherpunks.
 Jude Mihon aka St. Jude
Name:Timothy C May

- Author of The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto - November 22, 1992
-  Author of The Cyphernomicon - September 10, 1994
-  Author of Crypto Anarchy and Virtual Communities - December 1994 Libertaria in -  -  Author of Cyberspace - September 1, 1992
-  Author of Crypto Glossary - November 22, 1992
2 German boys making a paper-plane of worthless Reichsmark
Other Cypherpunks
Adam Back:Inventor of HashCash and created NNTP-based Eternity networks
Derek Atkins: Authorized RSA-129
Jim Bell: Assasination politics
Steven Bellovin: Professor at Columbia university
Matt Blaze:Professor at Pennsylvania university
Eric Blossom: Founder GNU Radio
Stefan Brands:  Released earlier versions of technology to DigiCash & Zero-Knowledge Systems.
Jon Callas: Blackphone,Open PGP
Bram Cohen: Creator of BitTorrent
Lance Cottrell: Anonymizer and Mixmaster remailer
Matt Curtin:Interhack
Barry Downey, :attorney and one of the creators of E-gold in 1995
Alex FowlerAAAS, EFF, Zero-Knowledge Systems, PwC 
Eva Galperin:Privacy education and malware research
Hal Finney: Author of Pretty Good Privacy  2.0,also creator of Reusable Proof of Work
Ian GoldbergOff-the-record messaging protocol
Rop Gonggrijp:XS4ALL, Hack-TIC
Tim Hudson: author of SSLeay, the precursor to OpenSSL
Douglas Jackson: Oncologist who created E-gold in 1995, the private international currency was backed by actual gold bullion. But was closed in 2009, after Jackson who the currency depended on was charged with running an unlicensed money-transmission service
Paul Kocher: Co-author of SSL 3.0
Ben Laurie: OpenSSL & Cryptographer
Moxie Marlinspike: Founder of Open Whisper Systems (predevelopment of Signal)
Julian Olivier:The critical engineer
Steven Schear: Creator of the concept of the "warrant canary" now at https://stashcrypto.com/
Bruce Schneier: Famous security author blog: Schneier on security founder
Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn: DigiCash developer, Founder of Zcash
Asher Wolf: Founded cryptoparty
John Young: Cofounder Cryptome
Bitcoin core developers declaring themselves Cypherpunks
Jonas Schnelli
Peter Todd

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