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Montréal CRYPTOCAT SUMMIT - Techno-Activism 3rd 'Monday'(TA3M) meetup

On Thursday 24 April 2014 from 18h00 to 21h00.

5605 de Gaspé, suite 204, Montréal, Montréal

Due to the Easter holidays, we have shifted this month's TA3M to thursday. The timing is fortuitous, however...

For several years now, the holy grail of a secure group chat protocol revolved around ways to implement OTR in a multi-party chat room scenario. The mathematical complexity and computational requirements have kept this issue out of reach till now. eQualit.ie and Cryptocat have joined forces to create the first specifications for mpCAT - an OTR like protocol for multi-party chat. Next week, a team of renowned cryptographers will be in town to review and make recommendations on the initial draft.

This week's TA3M will be dedicated to presenting the work on this issue to date, discussing problems and challenges moving forward. We invite everyone interested in provable cryptography, OTR, secure chat, Cryptocat, TextSecure and those who like the idea of Montreal becoming an important hub for crypto in 2014. Tell your friends, tell your profs, don't miss this one!