We are announcing that CryptoAUSTRALIA is stepping down as an organiser for the CryptoParty Melbourne Meetup group.

Just like in Sydney, we have been busy bringing you exciting workshops and speakers throughout the year. We have grown to cover a wide range of privacy topics in Melbourne including FOI requests, Matrix Chat and digital security for movement organisers. We would like to thank you for supporting us with your participation during these events so far.

We are currently planning a shift to a different style of events in Melbourne, and as a result, the ownership of the Meetup group is changing to be not connected to CryptoAUSTRALIA.

Over the course of this week, we have assigned full 'Organiser' rights to former volunteer, Peter Tonoli, while all CryptoAUSTRALIA members have stepped down in parallel. Today, we have disassociated the group from the CryptoAUSTRALIA Meetup Pro account, which now completes the transition.

We encourage the existing members of the Meetup group as well as the greater privacy community to get involved to keep the CryptoParty movement going in Melbourne.

As for CryptoAUSTRALIA, nothing has changed: our vision of a society where everyone in Australia possesses the necessary skills to defend their privacy. Keep an eye on our future announcements as we have some exciting plans for 2018 in our pocket!

We would like to thank everyone who has ever contributed to organising CryptoParty events in Melbourne since 2012. We also thank all the volunteers and guests who have helped us along the way to make the events happen. Our team look forward to seeing you all at future CryptoAUSTRALIA events.

For details of future events you can follow us on social media:

Kind Regards,
The CryptoAUSTRALIA Team