Blockstack

Blockstack is a full-stack decentralized computing network that enables a new generation of applications where developers and users can interact fairly and securely.

Mission

Blockstack’s mission is to foster an open and decentralized Internet that establishes and protects privacy, security and freedom for all internet users.

What is Blockstack

Blockstack is a full-stack decentralized computing network that enables a new generation of applications where developers and users can interact fairly and securely. Blockstack’s core protocols and developer tools enable a fair and open Internet that returns digital rights to developers and consumers. Led by some of the world’s foremost experts on distributed systems, Blockstack allows users to own their own data that they can take with them from app to app in the ecosystem, along with their Blockstack ID that eliminates the need for password-based logins. The end result is privacy, security, and freedom.

Stats

  • 4+ years of R&D with publications in peer-reviewed conferences
  • More than 80 independent apps currently built on the network
  • Over 7,000 members in the community of enthusiasts and developer
  • 6,000+ Meetup Members in more than 40 groups on 6 continents

How Blockstack Works

The Blockstack team rethought internet applications from first principles: You should own and control your online identity, your identity should work with all apps, all your application data should be encrypted, and only you have the decryption-key to share that data.

Years have been spent building an architecture that would support these principles and provide a solid, scalable foundation. We use a dedicated Blockchain, designed for decentralized apps, to provision Blockstack IDs and execute smart-contracts. We use a purpose built decentralized storage network to hold encrypted data with performance comparable to the cloud. And we wrap all that infrastructure in simple javascript API that any developer can use.

From there, developers are free to build high-quality apps with no middlemen, no passwords, and no massive data silos to breach. There are many Blockstack apps already in production and more being built every day with the participation of the online open source community in App Mining and in partnership with VC Bounties Programs. Learn more about funding.

Get started by setting up a Blockstack ID

About Blockstack Public Benefit Corporation

Blockstack PBC is building core protocols and developer tools for the Blockstack network of decentralized apps. Blockstack PBC is committed to open-source, and fosters an open, decentralized internet. As a Public Benefit Corp, the company upholds specific commitments to the greater public good in addition to stockholder interests. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York City with offices in Hong Kong, Toronto, Barcelona and Washington state, Blockstack PBC is funded by Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Lux Capital, Digital Currency Group, Naval Ravikant and others.

More info:

https://blockstack.org/