We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want an alternative world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.
We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our tools and organisations should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.
Got one question here: this seems to replicate data. Does it protect
against malicious updates too?
It creates a verifiable log only -- the content of the messages is an application concern. We're looking at CRDTs to deal with convergence, but the systemic model for security is the reputation system.
So if I wanted to build applications like that one on scuttlebutt...
possible? How would I make sure the wallet is always correct?
It is possible. Trust is the hard part in all of this. Once you have trust, then book-keeping is eventual consistency.
After you've distributed identities, you need to distribute data-structures as well,
This would be the easy part.
Exactly. Identity is the unsolved problem for decentralization.