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June 8-10, 2021
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Thursday, June 10 • 17:05 - 17:30
Keynote: Trustless Truth: How Private and Public Ledgers can Take on Misinformation —and Win - Jonathan Dotan, Founding and Director of the Starling Lab, Stanford University + USC Shoah Foundation

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For 78 days, culminating in the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, teams at Stanford and USC’s Starling Lab worked together with Reuters to document the transition from Donald J. Trump to Joe Biden with an array of new open source image authentication technologies and decentralized web protocols. The prototype archive the team created is a time capsule for both this historic moment in U.S. politics and a microcosm of the difficulties reporters face in our digital age.

In this keynote, Jonathan covers the tools and methods used in this case study, including Hyperledger Fabric, Hedera Hashgraph, IPFS, Filecoin, and GUN. Each is at the frontier of open source image standards, encryption, and Web 3.0 publishing technology. By orchestrating together these decentralized technologies, the Starling Lab sought to test a viable alternative to the mainstream web infrastructure of today. Joined us to learn more about this important milestone for Hyperledger Fabric and the fight against misinformation.

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Jonathan Dotan

Founder and Director of the Starling Lab, Stanford University + USC Shoah Foundation
Jonathan Dotan is a fellow at the Stanford Compression Forum and Stanford’s Center for Blockchain Research, and the USC Shoah Foundation. He researches and lectures on applied strategy and policy for the decentralized web. For the last two years, he has led the creation of the Starling... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 17:05 - 17:30 CEST
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