About RIAT Institute

RIAT is an institute for research, development, communication, and education in the fields of cryptography, privacy technologies and the future of decentralization.

RIAT is an independent organization established in Vienna in 2012. The institute has partner institutions and offices in Vienna/Austria, Larnaca/Cyprus, Berlin/Germany and Zurich/Switzerland. The Institute consists of an international network of researchers, developers, and experimentalists who seek to advance the adoption of research methodology, open source, cryptography, and privacy technology across disciplines.

RIAT utilizes experimental technology and open hardware to explore and actively stress-test the role of research and development in the age of zero-trust. Through novel forms of presentation, discussion and publication, RIAT examines the global “cryptoeconomic condition” and its effects on culture and society. RIAT fosters an open and interdisciplinary discourse that improves crypto-literacy for the decentralized society of tomorrow.

You can read about our history on Wikipedia or get an overview of event-based work on the GitHub archive. Publications can be found on Keybase and via academia.edu.