Greg Slepak is creating solutions for digital and economic security
5

patrons

$293
per month
I'm a researcher / engineer / educator / entrepreneur working to build a secure commons, both online and offline. Some of my work and accomplishments are listed here.

They include:


okTurtles is a non-profit that supports beneficial decentralization technologies. It conducts education, research, and development to that effect.


A new kind of decentralized software that empowers any group to provide itself with a basic income in a very efficient, secure, and low-overhead manner.

Group Income is a free, open-source project of the okTurtles Foundation.


Most people think the 🔒 icon in your browser's location bar means their connection to this website is secure, but that's not necessarily true.

In reality, the entire Internet's security relies on very flimsy protocols and questionable trust assumptions.

DNSChain, and especially DPKI, are the low-level plumbing the Internet needs for higher-level messaging apps (like email) to be secure.

DPKI is part of a collective effort called Rebooting Web of Trust, a group headed by Christopher Allen, co-author of SSL/TLS, and involves collaboration with blockchain startups like Blockstack and uPort.

You can see how this approach compares with others.

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All of these projects are synergistic. Group Income is able to do what it does because of my research and work on DNSChain and DPKI.

Your sponsorship will help me afford California rent so that I can give my full attention to Group Income and DPKI.

Once Group Income's 1.0 is released, my plan is to close this Patreon and switch to Group Income.


Living in California, in turn, helps me further these goals by allowing face-to-face collaboration with others who are working in these fields.

Prefer cryptocurrency? You can also support my work by donating to the okTurtles Foundation, which accepts BTC and ETH.
Rewards
Backer
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Your name + link will be added to BACKERS.md in both Group Income and DNSChain repos.
  • Exclusive updates for Patrons
Double Backer
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Early access to drafts of blog posts for Group Income.
Bronze Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Name + link added to "Donors" section on Group Income donation page.
  • A 'thank you' in okTurtles yearly status letter, which I post to the okTurtles blog and announce via newsletter.


Send me (@taoeffect) a DM with any link you'd like me to share.


Plus all previous tier rewards.

Silver Sponsor
$100 or more per month 1 patron
  • Name + link in the main project READMEs of Group Income and DNSChain for the duration of your sponsorship


Plus all previous tier rewards.

Gold Sponsor
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Logo on the Group Income website for the duration of your sponsorship
  • I'll tweet a 'thank you' with a safe-for-work link of your choice


Plus all previous rewards.

Platinum Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Your name/logo in the next video and newsletter okTurtles puts out, for the duration of your sponsorship.


Plus previous tier rewards.

Private Advisor
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Advice and guidance on anything, 5 hours a month guaranteed, and more if the questions are simple for me to answer.


Examples:


  • Need something complicated explained simply?
  • Should you invest in that cryptocurrency or is someone selling you BS?
  • Should you hold Bitcoin now, or sell it?
  • Will VICE news be writing about how your company's product compromised a bunch of toddlers?
  • Is your system / protocol / cryptocurrency / blockchain secure?


Plus, all the previous rewards.


Contact me beforehand.

"Part-time Cofounder"
$2,000 or more per month 0 patrons
10 dedicated hours per month (and more if I have free time or tasks are simple) to:


  • Design (not implement) a software system for you, including the software stack
  • Find and evaluate high-quality talent
  • Assist in the creation and direction of marketing materials
  • Provide the criticism that your project needs to survive the long-haul
  • Research solutions to solve hard problems
  • Transform a complex system that's about to fall apart into a simple one that will last


Plus all the previous tiers.


Contact me beforehand.

Goals
$293 of $2,000 per month
Successfully reached a "California Basic Income"!

If I have at least 600 patrons, I'll be able to immediately open source Espionage, whether or not the Group Income integration is ready.
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I'm a researcher / engineer / educator / entrepreneur working to build a secure commons, both online and offline. Some of my work and accomplishments are listed here.

They include:


okTurtles is a non-profit that supports beneficial decentralization technologies. It conducts education, research, and development to that effect.


A new kind of decentralized software that empowers any group to provide itself with a basic income in a very efficient, secure, and low-overhead manner.

Group Income is a free, open-source project of the okTurtles Foundation.


Most people think the 🔒 icon in your browser's location bar means their connection to this website is secure, but that's not necessarily true.

In reality, the entire Internet's security relies on very flimsy protocols and questionable trust assumptions.

DNSChain, and especially DPKI, are the low-level plumbing the Internet needs for higher-level messaging apps (like email) to be secure.

DPKI is part of a collective effort called Rebooting Web of Trust, a group headed by Christopher Allen, co-author of SSL/TLS, and involves collaboration with blockchain startups like Blockstack and uPort.

You can see how this approach compares with others.

—————————————————

All of these projects are synergistic. Group Income is able to do what it does because of my research and work on DNSChain and DPKI.

Your sponsorship will help me afford California rent so that I can give my full attention to Group Income and DPKI.

Once Group Income's 1.0 is released, my plan is to close this Patreon and switch to Group Income.


Living in California, in turn, helps me further these goals by allowing face-to-face collaboration with others who are working in these fields.

Prefer cryptocurrency? You can also support my work by donating to the okTurtles Foundation, which accepts BTC and ETH.

Recent posts by Greg Slepak

Rewards
Backer
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Your name + link will be added to BACKERS.md in both Group Income and DNSChain repos.
  • Exclusive updates for Patrons
Double Backer
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Early access to drafts of blog posts for Group Income.
Bronze Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Name + link added to "Donors" section on Group Income donation page.
  • A 'thank you' in okTurtles yearly status letter, which I post to the okTurtles blog and announce via newsletter.


Send me (@taoeffect) a DM with any link you'd like me to share.


Plus all previous tier rewards.

Silver Sponsor
$100 or more per month 1 patron
  • Name + link in the main project READMEs of Group Income and DNSChain for the duration of your sponsorship


Plus all previous tier rewards.

Gold Sponsor
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Logo on the Group Income website for the duration of your sponsorship
  • I'll tweet a 'thank you' with a safe-for-work link of your choice


Plus all previous rewards.

Platinum Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Your name/logo in the next video and newsletter okTurtles puts out, for the duration of your sponsorship.


Plus previous tier rewards.

Private Advisor
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Advice and guidance on anything, 5 hours a month guaranteed, and more if the questions are simple for me to answer.


Examples:


  • Need something complicated explained simply?
  • Should you invest in that cryptocurrency or is someone selling you BS?
  • Should you hold Bitcoin now, or sell it?
  • Will VICE news be writing about how your company's product compromised a bunch of toddlers?
  • Is your system / protocol / cryptocurrency / blockchain secure?


Plus, all the previous rewards.


Contact me beforehand.

"Part-time Cofounder"
$2,000 or more per month 0 patrons
10 dedicated hours per month (and more if I have free time or tasks are simple) to:


  • Design (not implement) a software system for you, including the software stack
  • Find and evaluate high-quality talent
  • Assist in the creation and direction of marketing materials
  • Provide the criticism that your project needs to survive the long-haul
  • Research solutions to solve hard problems
  • Transform a complex system that's about to fall apart into a simple one that will last


Plus all the previous tiers.


Contact me beforehand.