My panel at IGF (moderated by Chiara Petrioli from Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza) went reasonably well, and a quite diverse set of perspectives were represented. I suspect that a lot of the attendees had never been exposed to the cypherpunk philosophy of “trusted third parties are security holes” (credit to Nick Szabo for that phrasing), and I hope I did a good job of providing that exposure so that maybe we’ll have some new allies. As with ICANN58, I continued my adherence to the Fluffypony way of answering questions: don’t hype things, and always be quick to admit disadvantages. This worked well at ICANN, and I think it worked well at IGF. (Special thanks to the guy from Verisign who asked a question in the Q&A that will shortly be immortalized in the Namecoin.org FAQ!)
The next day, I was on a panel hosted by Jean-Christophe Finidori. This one was a bit more in my comfort zone, as the attendees were mostly blockchain enthusiasts, and there were a lot of quite sophisticated questions about the details of Namecoin’s design. Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any recordings of this event.
Of course, I had lots of other meetings while I was in Paris, but as usual, I won’t be publicly disclosing the content of those conversations, because I want people to be able to talk to me at conferences without worrying that off-the-cuff comments will be broadcast to the public. That said, the result of one of those conversations is likely to be posted very soon.
Thanks to Chiara and Jean-Christophe for inviting me; I enjoyed visiting Paris!
 Reading the official transcript makes me realize how lucky I am that I’m not hearing-impaired. Hearing-impaired people are going to have a miserable time trying to understand the transcript.