DEF CON 21: Best in Show

DEF CON 21: Best in Show

Summary: In its 21st year, world-famous hacker conference DEF CON welcomed over 15,000 hackers to Las Vegas and featured hackers and their tools, a Bitcoin briefcase ATM, and more.

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  • DEF CON 21: The Bitcoin ATM briefcase

    A Bitcoin ATM briefcase made its way all over DEF CON and its attached parties. Pictured below at the extravagant, crypot-puzzle-for-access #LOLBitcoin party (thrown by Exploit Hub and Rift Recon), its maker led me through a demonstration while a small crowd of partygoers waited their turn to try the machine.

    Once the briefcase is plugged in and booted up, the customer inserts change through a coin slot located on the side of the case.

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    Once finished inserting change, the user presses the nearby button to complete the deposit. The case converts and processes the deposit.

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    The depositor is rewarded with a receipt bearing a hash that can then be used with the depositor's Bitcoin service of choice.

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    See more photos and read much more about the activities, outrageous parties and more mischief at DEF CON 21 in:

  • DEF CON 21 vendor: Dual Core

    Dual Core poses for an action shot on the DEF CON 21 vendor floor.

    Awarded and much-loved rap duo Dual Core and crew held court at a vendor table during the day at DEF CON 21, selling CD's and generally delighting everyone with their presence. At night, Dual Core lit up the con's parties, with a highlight performance at EFF fundraiser theSummit.

    Actor Will Smith briefly visited DEF CON for around 20-30 minutes researching a part for an upcoming film, and the loyal Scientology donor purchased two Dual Core CD's.

    See more photos and read much more about the activities, outrageous parties and more mischief at DEF CON 21 in:

  • DEF CON 21 vendor floor: lockpicking

    Kids of all ages learned the hobby of locksport on the vendor floor, from morning 'till closing. The sport is especially embraced by kids, and kept many of DEF CON's hacker munchkins busy learning how pin tumbler locks work, and practising careful hand-eye coordination. These demo 'doors' allow the hobbyist to practice on upright, real-life locks.

    See more photos and read much more about the activities, outrageous parties and more mischief at DEF CON 21 in:

    Photo by (c)HackerPhotos.com/AST Cell used with express permission via DEF CON Press Office.

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