A curated list about the decentralized technologies and tools to develop decentralized applications.
Safety copy with links below the fold.
Protocols and Technologies
Tools for building a decentralized web.
Thanks to the Decentralized Web Summit for the inspiration.
Projects inactive for a while are marked as discontinued!.
- ForgeFed – a decentralized federation protocol provides a server to server API for pull request, forking and subscription.
- Matrix – an open standard for decentralised persistent communication over IP. Matrix wants to connect together all the various communication services and make them interoperate.
- BitTorrent – protocol for distributed file sharing.
- Dat Protocol – versioned, encrypted, peer-to-peer protocol for distributed file sharing.
- IPFS – or InterPlanetary File System, is a distributed file storage system that aims to replace HTTP.
- ActivityPub – open, decentralized social networking protocol based on Pump.io’s ActivityPump protocol.
- Blockstack – Blockstack is a new fully decentralized internet that comes with a full stack of open-source developer tools to build and bootstrap decentralized applications and protocol ecosystems.
- Interledger – it interconnects disparate cryptocurrencies and financial systems.
- libdweb – a community effort to implement experimental APIs enabling dweb protocols in Firefox.
- Mysterium Network – open sourced network allowing anyone to rent their unused Network traffic, while providing a secure connection for those in need.
- Solid – a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles.
- WebRTC – W3C drafted standard for browser-to-browser data transfer.
Things built with decentralized protocols and technologies.
- Backfeed – a technology to enable decentralized and user-owned governance and reputation management for a community. Discontinued!
- bitnation.co – the World’s First Virtual Nation – A Blockchain Jurisdiction.
- git-ssb – Decentralized git repo hosting and issue tracking on secure-scuttlebutt.
- PeerPad – a realtime P2P collaborative editing tool, powered by IPFS and CRDTs.
- Radicle – secure peer-to-peer code collaboration without intermediaries.
- BitMessage – anonymous encrypted message broadcasting.
- disaster.radio – a disaster-resilient communications network powered by the sun.
- LevelNews – a leftist news aggregator designed for an open web, and dedicated to journalism without censorship.
- LibreMesh – a modular framework for creating OpenWrt/LEDE-based firmwares for wireless mesh nodes.
- Mobilizon – a federated tool that helps you find, create and organise events.
- Ricochet – completely anonymous and potentially metadata-free chat Discontinued!
- Bitcoin – it is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator.
- Ethereum – blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. It provides a decentralized Turing-complete virtual machine
- Monero – aims to improve on existing cryptocurrency design by obscuring sender, recipient and amount of every transaction.
- Zcash – a cryptocurrency built for total privacy. Zcash encrypts transactions so that they can be validated while still private.
- Awesome-cryptocurrencies – a curated list of cryptocurrencies.
- Curated list of blockchain and crytocurrency resources in general
- BigchainDB – a scalable database that layers blockchain technology over decentralized data.
- Dat Base – future-friendly apps for your research data pipeline.
- IPDB – a federated database network built on BigchainDB and IPFS. It is maintained by a network of caretakers around the world, at least half of which are nonprofits.
- OrbitDB – p2p database engine on top of IPFS.
- AvionDB – mongodb-like database on top of OrbitDB.
Data Storage and Sharing
- Arweave – A Protocol for Economically SustainableInformation Permanence.
- CacheP2P – a distributed caching platform. Discontinued!
- Cryptosphere – an open-source P2P web application platform for decentralized, privacy-preserving software. Discontinued!
- Holochain – a validating monotonic DHT backed by authoritative hashchains for data provenance.
- Filecoin – a decentralized storage network based on IPFS, powered by a blockchain and a native token.
- instant.io – streaming file transfer over WebTorrent.
- OnionShare – hosts the selected files as a hidden service on the user’s computer
- ORC – the Onion Router Cloud, a distributed, anonymous, object storage platform owned and operated by all of us. Discontinued!
- Peergos – end-to-end encrypted, peer-to-peer file storage, sharing and communication network.
- Perkeep – set of open source formats, protocols, and software for modeling, storing, searching, sharing and synchronizing data.
- Rotonde – commonly agreed upon specifications of a JSON object shared between members of the network.
- Tahoe-LAFS – a private, encrypted file storage system that decentralizes data across multiple servers.
- Tribler – Privacy enhanced BitTorrent client with P2P content discovery.
- Sia – a decentralized private cloud.
- Storj – a blockchain-based, end-to-end encrypted, distributed object storage.
- Swarm – a distributed storage platform and content distribution service of the ethereum stack.
- WebTorrent – an in-browser torrenting that works without requiring users to install anything extra.
- Wikipediap2p – a p2p version of wikipedia. Discontinued!
- Bit451 – decentralized / distributed anonymous p2p media network. YouTube meets BitTorrent meets Bitcoin. Discontinued!
- DTube – decentralized video platform, built on top of the STEEM Blockchain and the IPFS peer-to-peer network.
- ferment – Peer-to-peer audio publishing and streaming application.
- Mediachain – a media library built on IPFS that makes it easy to publish, track, and discover creative work.
- Mediagoblin – a free software media publishing platform alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud.
- PeerTube – Decentralized federated video streaming platform using P2P, ActivityPub and WebTorrent.
- Funkwhale – Funkwhale is a community-driven project that lets you listen and share music and audio within a decentralized, open network.
Microblogging and Social Network
- Dat Medium – Dat Medium is markdown blog system for Beaker inspired by Medium. Discontinued!
- diaspora* – decentralized and federated social media platform.
- Friendica – decentralized and federated social media platform.
- Hubzilla – decentralized and federated social media platform.
- Mastodon – decentralized alternative to twitter, with servers federation.
- Patchwork – a decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt.
- Pleroma – a federated social networking platform.
- Scuttlebutt – a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform.
- Socialhome – decentralized and federated profile builder with social networking features.
- Tahrir – looks and feels like twitter but encrypted and anonymized and decentralized and only you hold the keys. Discontinued!
- trsst – looks and feels like twitter but encrypted and anonymized and decentralized and only you hold the keys. Discontinued!
- Twister – a fully decentralized P2P microblogging platform leveraging the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.
- Jolocom – a decentralised digital identity for everyone.
- magic-wormhole – get things from one computer to another, safely.
- OpenTimeStamps – OpenTimestamps aims to be a standard format for blockchain timestamping.
- StrongLink – a searchable, syncable, content-addressable notetaking system Discontinued!
- Dark Crystal – set of protocols, libraries, techniques and guidelines for secure management of sensitive data such as cryptographic keys.
- Beaker – Beaker is a peer-to-peer Web browser, made for users to run applications independently of hosts.
- Freenet– a network aimed at activists and people living in repressive regimes. It uses a web of trust in high security mode, which allows users on the network to be effectively undetectable.
- GNUnet – GNUnet is a new network protocol stack for building secure, distributed, and privacy-preserving applications. With strong roots in academic research, our goal is to replace the old insecure Internet protocol stack.
- Handshake – decentralized certificate authority and naming.
- I2P – anonymous network with hidden services.
- IPWB – an interplanetary wayback machine.
- Loki – Loki creates privacy tools that enable untraceable, secure transactions and anonymous communication.
- MaidSafe – a soon-to-be-released decentralized internet and app infrastructure which rewards users for participating in the network.
- Namecoin – a replacement for the existing domain name system that registers identities on a blockchain, rather than a centralized DNS authority.
- Onename – domain registar for Blockstack.
- OpenBazaar – marketplace, with store fronts and moderators.
- Samizdat – Samizdat is a platform for the self-hosted, peer-to-peer, cryptographically-secured internet. Discontinued!
- Shift – Decentralized hosting infrastructure for dApps.
- Steemit – blogging and social networking website on top of a blockchain database.
- Tor – anonymous network proxy.
- yacy – Distributed Peer-to-Peer Web Search Engine and Intranet Search Appliance.
- ZeroNet – a peer-to-peer web built on the Bitcoin cryptography for addressing, and identity and Namecoin for .bit domains.
- ArcBlock – a decentralized platform to build, run and deploy DApps, blockchains and websites on any infrastructure with integrated decentralized identity and multi-chain support.
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