The Cypherpunk Labs Manifesto

The basic human right of privacy is suffering due to the proliferation of the internet and smart phones. If you take no steps to protect your privacy then your browsing history will be tracked and sent to 3rd parties, every photo you take on your iPhone will be uploaded to to the iCloud and potentially accessible to 3rd parties, everything you have ever purchased with a credit/debit card on the internet or in real-life is tracked, all of your communications with friends via social media, e-mail, texts, or instant messenger apps are uploaded to servers and potentially accessible to 3rd parties, and even the cameras on your computer and smart phone can be compromised by malicious hackers and used to take pictures and videos of you in real-time. Essentially, the same devices that help you lead a more efficient life can be used by corporations, governments, and hackers to spy on every facet of your life.

A privacy crisis like this has never before occurred in human history. Less than 100 years ago the government and corporations did not have much, if any, capability to track what you were doing, what you were thinking, and what you were buying, but now governments and corporations can easily track and store this vital personal information and possibly use it against you.

Cypherpunk Labs has been created in order to solve the privacy crisis of our era, by providing users with the knowledge and technology needed in order to encrypt their life. With the proper tools a person can fully encrypt their online communications, their internet activity, and their payment history, leaving no trace for corporations and the government. Cypherpunk Labs is dedicated to investigating every possible tool that can protect your privacy, and telling you how to use it.

Aside from the fact that privacy is a basic human right, it is critically important to protect privacy in order to sustain freedom. With the way things are now, corporations and governments could attack anyone who is thinking or doing something they consider dangerous, even if it is completely legal. Censorship of thought and information in our modern era is crippling the freedom of the people, giving more and more power to the government-industrial complex that is in control of society.

For example, imagine if the Founding Fathers of the United States had all of their texts and purchase history being tracked by the British government. The Founding Fathers would have been arrested, publicly labeled as a terrorist group, and dismantled before having a chance to create the United States

Another example is if someone creates the cure for cancer, and they want to distribute this cure at a low cost. Since everything they are doing is tracked, their cure could be stolen and copyrighted by a major corporation, and then sold for an exorbitant price. Even worse, the scientist could be locked away or killed, and their cure deleted from history, in order to protect the massive chemotherapy industry.

Essentially, Cypherpunk Labs has the same goals as those detailed in the Cypherpunk Manifesto, which was published 26 years ago: 

“We must defend our own privacy if we expect to have any. We must come together and create systems which allow anonymous transactions to take place…  We the Cypherpunks are dedicated to building anonymous systems. We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money.”

In order to achieve the goal of protecting privacy and freedom worldwide, Cypherpunk Labs will cover all relevant cryptography news, investigate useful cryptography and privacy technology for every facet of life, as well as keep track of the regulations and actions of corporations and governments that are infringing on privacy. Further, we are cryptocurrency experts, and will cover fundamentally important cryptocurrency news.

Additionally, at Cypherpunk Labs we are cryptography scientists, and we aim to write code for new programs and apps that will enhance privacy. As it says in the Cypherpunk Manifesto:

“Cypherpunks write code. We know that someone has to write software to defend privacy, and since we can’t get privacy unless we all do, we’re going to write it. We publish our code so that our fellow Cypherpunks may practice and play with it. Our code is free for all to use, worldwide. We don’t much care if you don’t approve of the software we write. We know that software can’t be destroyed and that a widely dispersed system can’t be shut down.”

Join us on this journey of obtaining true privacy and freedom via cryptography and cryptocurrency technology, in order to make a better future and a better world.