Blockstack Browser

A gateway to a new, decentralized internet

#3 Product of the DayMay 23, 2017

Blockchain technology powers this new internet. With the Blockstack Browser, you’ll be able to access people, communities, apps, and services built on the blockchain from your browser. A gateway to a new, decentralized internet.

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Ryan Hoover
Hunter
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Blockchain/cryptocurrency space is heating up. 🔥 Today, YC-backed Blockstack's founders, @ryaneshea and @muneeb, announced their a new browser at Consensus 2017. Great opener in their blog post: The internet is broken. It has been for a while. Even the fathers of the internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf, say that it's broken. @albertwenger from USV wrote more about the announcement in the USV blog. Keep an eye on this space.
Muneeb Ali
Maker
@muneeb · Co-founder, Blockstack
@rrhoover @ryaneshea @albertwenger Thanks, Ryan! We're really excited about it. Can't believe that it's been 3 years since we were at YC together and just starting off :-)
Ryan Hoover
Hunter
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@muneeb @ryaneshea those group office hours with @ilikevests and @qasar feel like yesterday. 😊
Ryan Shea
Maker
@ryaneshea · Co-founder, Onename
@muneeb @rrhoover @albertwenger Yes we had an amazing YC class and an awesome weekly meeting group. Product Hunt, Checkr, Blockstack. Top draft picks.
joshua@thewrongjoshua · Student
after watching silicon valley, i thought this idea was great, and i'm glad others did too. look forward to welcoming blockstack
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
Hugely interesting movement here and I wonder how long it will be until we look back and think how crazy the broken Internet has been.
John Exley@johnexley · Sales, Yieldmo
Curious to hear from the founders if the Blockstack Browser is intended to protect our identities as we visit all of the web properties we currently visit on a day-to-day basis, or if their intention is for developers to reinvent many of the most popular web applications entirely, rewriting them with blockchain technology, to exist in a brand new Internet, powered by Blockstack. Thx!
Muneeb Ali
Maker
@muneeb · Co-founder, Blockstack
@johnexley On Blockstack people can register global usernames/identity that they directly own. So not registered with any company. Then users can login to any app using their own identity without passwords. This was simply not possible before on the traditional internet; no concept of a global username and user-owned data there.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@muneeb no mobile support?
Wesley Bevins@wesleybevins · Apple Developer
@muneeb like Steve Gibson's SQRL?
Pablo@cataplines
0.01 BTC to register a username? I understand that it is a developer's version but still...