Future Game-changers

In-development apps that might someday change the way we use the internet. Sorted from most promise to least.


  • FileCoin

    Free Web Website

    The cryptocurrency companion to IPFS which will incentivize users to provide storage and bandwidth.

     

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  • IPFS

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted Website

    A decentralized, global filesystem intended for hosting web content. Content published using IPFS is accessible from anywhere as long at least one person has downloaded the files and is running an IPFS node. Currently the software works very well, and several sites are already taking advantage of it. However, it currently is not in mainstream use.

     

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  • Brave

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Website

    A Chrome-based web browser designed for privacy and blocking ads. It can automatically donate cryptocurrency to websites.

     

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  • Follow My Vote

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    Follow My Vote's ambition is to build a secure online voting platform that will allow for greater election transparency.

     

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  • Storj

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    A cheap, cloud storage solution that allows anyone to securely store data by encrypting and distributing it to other Storj users. It uses it's own cryptocurrency to allow individuals to sell unused disk space. Right now it has a friendly GUI for those who wish to rent their disk space, but with the available file-uploading clients I have not been able to make use of it yet. Supposedly it is integrated into FileZilla, but I the latest version installed on Ubuntu 16.04 and there is no such feature

     

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  • Steemit

    Free Web Website

    A non-censored social platform where users are incentivized to contribute and curate content. The users decide what is valuable by voting, and content regarded valuable is rewarded with money.

     

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  • Golem

    Free Web Website

    Golem is a global, open sourced, decentralized supercomputer that anyone can access. It's made up of the combined power of user's machines, from personal laptops to entire datacenters.

     

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  • Dat

    Free Mac Linux Electron / Atom Shell JavaScript Website

    It is very similar to IPFS and can be used as a decentralized web hosting platform, but it has a few different design goals.

     

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  • cjdns

    Free Mac Linux BSD Website

    A networking protocol that could support a decentralized internet infrastructure.

     

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  • uPort

    Free Android iPhone iPad Website

    Designed for secure, efficient, accessible, decentralized identification system that could be used for authentication without having to remember passwords or confirming an email address.

     

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  • Althea

    Free Linux OpenWrt Website

    Mesh-networking technology that would allow for a decentralized internet. Users could load their router with cryptocurrency, and it would automatically buy and sell bandwidth at competitive prices.

     

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  • OpenBazaar

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    It allows individuals to run their own online stores for free and buy goods from a decentralized online market without fees or limitations. Currently it seems that few people use it.

     

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  • Sia

    Freemium Web JSON JavaScript Go (Programming Language) Website

    A decentralized cloud storage platform like Storj.

     

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  • Blockstack

    Free Personal Web Website

    A new decentralized internet where you own your data and apps run locally without remote servers.

     

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  • Perkeep

    Free Mac Linux Website

    Like IPFS, but designed to be used like a free cloud storage solution where users can dump all their data, access it from anywhere, and not worry about losing it because it is distributed.

     

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  • git-annex

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... BSD Self-Hosted Website

    A distributable file-syncing and versioning system that works like git and supports multiple cloud storage platforms.

     

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  • Beaker browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux IPFS Electron / Atom Shell ... JavaScript Dat Website

    A web browser based on Chromium that allows anyone to publish to and modify the decentralized web for free. As far as I can tell, the decentralized web does not yet have much to offer.

     

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  • Ori File System

    Free Mac Linux BSD Website

    Would allow you to store your data on multiple systems and access it like a regular filesystem. Currently it relies on SSH and FUSE, and it doesn't work very well.

     

  • GNUnet

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    An anonymous, peer-to-peer network. It hasn't been updated since 2014, and I've never gotten it to work.

     

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