Meetup #4: Building Private, Censorship-Resistant Tech: A Chat With The Co-Founder of Tor

Dystopia Labs
Sep 17, 2019 · 2 min read

At our NY meetup, Roger Dingledine, the Tor Project’s co-founder and one of the original developers of Tor, talked about the history of their project and how they successfully built, implemented, and scaled their censorship-resistant tech across multiple markets IRL.

The goal of the event is strictly educational. Blockchain founders who are interested in privacy can learn about the challenges and implications of moving from the labs into the wild. You can check out the event details & pictures here.

Roger Dingledine is president and co-founder of the Tor Project, a nonprofit that develops free and open source software to protect people from tracking, censorship, and surveillance online. Roger works with journalists and activists on many continents to help them understand and defend against the threats they face, and he is a lead researcher in the online anonymity field, coordinating and mentoring academic researchers working on Tor-related topics. Since 2002, he has helped organize the yearly international Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Among his achievements, Roger was chosen by the MIT Technology Review as one of its top 35 innovators under 35, he co-authored the Tor design paper that won the Usenix Security “Test of Time” award, and he has been recognized by Foreign Policy magazine as one of its top 100 global thinkers.

DystopiaLabs NY Meetup: Building Private, Censorship-Resistant Tech

About the Tor Project
The Tor Project ( a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization developing free and open source software for privacy and freedom online. The Tor Project’s mission is to advance human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies, supporting their unrestricted availability and use, and furthering their scientific and popular understanding. Millions of people around the world use Tor Browser everyday to protect themselves from tracking, surveillance, and censorship online. Support the Tor Project (

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