This article is about cryptography advocates. Cypherpunks have been engaged in an active movement since the bitcoin wiki itar 1980s. In the late 1980s, these ideas coalesced into something like a movement.

1992, and by 1994 had 700 subscribers. At its peak, it was a very active forum with technical discussion ranging over mathematics, cryptography, computer science, political and philosophical discussion, personal arguments and attacks, etc. 30 messages a day from December 1, 1996 to March 1, 1999, and suggests that the number was probably higher earlier. The number of subscribers is estimated to have reached 2000 in the year 1997.

At its peak, the Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer included at least seven nodes. In mid 2013, following a brief outage, the al-qaeda. The CDR architecture is now defunct, though the list administrator stated in 2013 that he was exploring a way to integrate this functionality with the new mailing list software. This was usually done as a prank, in contrast to the style of terrorist referred to as a mailbomber.