Session
FOSDEM 2021 Schedule
Beyond Blockchain - Distributed Web

Ecosystem Introduction, A Scuttlebutt Walkthrough

A helpful hand inviting you into the ecosystem, teaching you the ropes and navigation through real life examples of projects from the scuttleverse!
D.blockchain
zelf
Welcome to Scuttlebutt! A walkthrough and introduction to the Scuttleverse. Here we explore real life projects and guide you in connecting with the main network. A hands on workshop for those looking to try out Scuttlebutt. Like other social platforms, you can send messages to your friends and share posts onto a feed. The cool thing is that the underlying technology here means that messages are passed directly between friends via a peer-to-peer (p2p) gossip protocol. As a decentralized social network, Scuttlebutt passes the data from friend to friend, without any central server. The data is localised and distributed so it also happens to work offline!

Additional information

Type devroom

More sessions

2/6/21
Beyond Blockchain - Distributed Web
Evgeny Ponomarev
D.blockchain
Fluence is an open application platform powered by peer-to-peer computing protocol and a decentralized licensing system. Fluence enables developers to host applications in the decentralized network and collaborate on live applications, reusing components and data. The protocol creates an open marketplace of compute capacity, so availability and pricing are not controlled by a single company and instead are driven by competitive market forces. Applications are faster to build, easier to ...
2/6/21
Beyond Blockchain - Distributed Web
Pavel Murygin
D.blockchain
Fluence is an open application platform where apps can build on each other, share data and users. Fluence not only allows hosting services inside p2p network but also provides JS SDK for building web applications, which communicate with the services. After the introductory talk, we will dive right into something very practical. We will demonstrate the process of making a web application with Fluence JS SDK. We will start with an empty create-react-app project and work our way towards the fully ...
2/6/21
Beyond Blockchain - Distributed Web
Dmitry Kurinskiy
D.blockchain
Aquamarine is the multi-process composition medium based on pi-calculus, designed for distributed applications/backends, both in private deployments and open networks. Aquamarine scripts define the topology of the execution (when and where to move control flow) and data dependency graph (what results and what arguments to pass where), essentially describing the composition of (micro)services, e.g. using one service's output as another service's input. The language primitives are based on ...
2/6/21
Beyond Blockchain - Distributed Web
Neil Alexander
D.blockchain
Matrix (https://matrix.org) is an open protocol for secure, decentralised communication - defining an end-to-end-encrypted real-time communication layer for the open Web suitable for instant messaging, VoIP, microblogging, forums and more. We introduced P2P Matrix at FOSDEM 2020, and throughout 2020 we've been working on improving P2P Matrix. This includes massively improving Dendrite, our next-generation Matrix homeserver implementation, implementing P2P Element for genuine mesh networks on iOS ...
2/6/21
Beyond Blockchain - Distributed Web
D.blockchain
Today computer systems are often built with an implicit hierarchy. It can be seen as a way to enforce existing power structures. The very act of making software entails describing exactly how the system can be used and for what. Furthermore, ever more data about the usage of systems is gathered. This combined with machine learning has given rise to a whole new class of systems that can be very hard to reason about. Especially given that the data or the algorithms can be controlled or bought by ...
2/6/21
Beyond Blockchain - Distributed Web
Nicolas Gailly
D.blockchain
drand and the associated league of entropy network is delivering periodically unbiasable and verifiable randomness over the internet. This talk presents how drand works, what is the current network, and the applications that can be realized using it. More info at https://drand.love.
2/6/21
Beyond Blockchain - Distributed Web
Guillem Córdoba
D.blockchain
Holochain is an open-source development framework and distributed P2P networking protocol. It allows you to create truly serverless applications with high levels of security, reliability, and performance. Every user runs the application on their own device, creates and stores their own data, and talks directly to other users.