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What is an internet protocol? It is at its core a set of rules. These rules come in many forms, the security is mostly through the subset of rules concerning time or encryption.
What is blockchain? Blockchain is merely encrypted data, that requires certain information to unveil itself.
Combine these two ideas and you get the core of what projectliberty or bluesky is.
If you can make a blockchain internet protocol you allow the flow of information between computers as it is on the internet now WHILE you allow a level of handshaking between computers that is "unhackable" by most conventional means.
To that end, Frank McCourt/ the CEO of Twitter / side many others are investing money on a way to use blockchain with internet protocols or other tools for a simple objective, make a more secure way while still media saturating way to be online.
The web. Email. RSS feeds. XMPP chats. What all these technologies had in common is they allowed people to freely interact and create content, without intermediaries.
We're focusing on re-building the social web by connecting disconnected silos and returning control of the social experience to users. Our mission is to develop and drive the adoption of technologies for open and decentralized public conversation.
We're recruiting a small team of developers and technologists for this first stage, starting with a protocol developer < https://blueskyweb.org/Bluesky-Protocol-Developer.pdf > and a web developer < https://blueskyweb.org/Bluesky-Web-Developer.pdf > . Email your resumes and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or participate in our contest. < https://blueskyweb.org/satellite >
A bluesky contest
Our digital identities are like satellites we launch into cyberspace. You may link one to another here and there, but how would you link all of them, systematically, in a way that proves to others they belong to you?
Let’s try an experiment: A contest to demonstrate how to link your accounts and content. $300 in BTC awarded to the top three submissions, to make it worth your time.
Choose at least 3 of the following. Link them in a way that anyone can verify you are the author/owner of all. Explain how you did it, and what properties you were designing for.
A Twitter account
A Reddit account
A website... or two
A Matrix account
A Mastodon account
An SSB account
A PGP key
A piece of content on IPFS
A cryptocurrency address
Another decentralized social network
Another service/platform of your choosing
Have an answer in something that already exists? Feel free to use it, but describe how it works, the tradeoffs, and how it can be improved. Implement your solutions as much as possible. If you don’t want to actually link two of your accounts, create a new one for this purpose. Include any documentation or code needed to explain it. We’ll be scoring on a rubric of: thoroughness, robustness, originality, decentralization. Download the rubric and template here. Email solutions to email@example.com. Multiple submissions allowed.
We’ll keep a leaderboard up with pseudonyms of the authors who submitted the top solutions, so you can check if you’re on it. At the end of the contest, we’ll publish the top solutions and reveal their authors. End date: Oct 15.
Billionaire Frank McCourt is building a new internet protocol — part of Project Liberty — to open the data economy & give social media users control.
Like the telecom revolution, he says government alone cannot fix the problem. "The private sector stepped forward and innovated."
Frank McCourt and @Twitter CEO @Jack are both creating #blockchain internet infrastructures to decentralize social media. While McCourt says he is unfamiliar with the @bluesky
details, he agrees in spirit. "If Jack Dorsey has a better product…I’ll be the first to support it."
He explains Non Fungible Tokens very well, for those that need to hear, or do not know. Basically like all crypto currencies this is data that has been put through a arithmetic algorithm designed to be too expensive too reverse <though computing power is vital to that, if a computer can computer beyond the binary to tirary or quadry their computing power can reverse the algorithm in time, anyway...> and the result becomes a unique element. The unique element can be represented as a coin or a currency. The problem here is, going forward, what happens if someone develops a computer that can reverse the algorithms in the block chains. If said computer can do it then it can present the data in the blockchains within the peer to peer system. Is this technology available? no but if a computer has the ability to test its coins in the block chain , it can deduce. It will definitely require grand speed, way more speed than currently available but not impossible if the machine can be made. But for now blockchain ledgers are safe to use, and thus a viable currency or collectable.