Scuttlebutt and a Decentralized Future
Zenna Fiscella @ Radical Networks 2018
This talk is about Scuttlebutt and how it can be transformative for society, decentralizing and enabling local community development free of big corp. Scuttlebutt is a fast growing decentralized social network. As an alternative to the large corporate social networks it enables autonomy for the users and a free zone from big data harvesting.
It’s based on a protocol (referred to as SSB) which connects the users via a blockchain base with each user functioning as a node. Since the information is collected via a 2 or 3 step social connection it’s completely usable while offline and syncs when connected to a local network, a friend or wifi.
Scuttlebutt has a large community of users who together develop the platform. Completely open-source there are many initiatives of projects, maintenance and initiatives as part of the Scuttlebutt ecosystem. Some of these projects range from local community on-boarding by @luandro in Quilombola - Brazil, git-ssb by @cel, or a chess interface!
As the Scuttlebutt interface is interchangeable, with the most widely used one being Patchwork, there is a possibility to utilize the same network with multiple applications. Perfect for local communities in rural areas or for environments which require offline workability, the potentials are grand. As of today the estimate is that the user base is beyond 10.000 individuals.
Reinvent the Social Web
André Staltz @ FullStackFest 2018
The times we live in have made it necessary to disrupt mainstream social networks. In this talk, Andre will present Scuttlebutt, a decentralized social network protocol from the Node.js hacker community. We will see how it works from a programmer's perspective, and specially how to build social apps using it. With fully offline browsing, new types of interactions, cryptographic authenticity, and data ownership, several opportunities for innovation are unlocked.
a tour of the Scuttlebutt Ecosystem
Mikey (dinosaur) @ DWebSummit 2018
What is the meaning of "decentralization"?
Dominic Tarr @ DWebSummit 2018
Taken literally, "decentralization" just means "not centralized", but what are the different ways something can be not centralized? Are there different types or flavors of decentralization that can be meaningfully distinguished?
It's time to build our own Internet
André Staltz @ TEDxGeneva
The world is beginning to learn about problems of the smartphone era that affect everything from our minds to our politics. But the smartphones are not to be blamed. The infrastructure of the Internet, often hidden from our sight, provided the technological foundational for the problems we are seeing today. It is possible to build an alternative Internet made with modern wireless technologies and new software, that make a new foundation for freedom in the digital era. André is developing software for the new Internet, and blogs about the current macroscopic changes in Cyberspace. He wrote viral blog posts such as "The Web began dying in 2014", "A plan to rescue the Web from the Internet", and "Layers of the Internet Economy". He works as an open source programmer funded by donations, and is developing a free and decentralized social network for phones, together with other pioneers. André also teaches programming through workshops and conference talks, having had spoken at dozens of conferences around Europe.
O fim da Internet
André Staltz @ BrazilJS Conf 2017
The Decentralized Web
André Staltz @ Hack\Talks in Helsinki, 2017
Mix Irving @ nz.js(con); New Zealand JS Conference 2017
Cast central authorities aside and take a tour of a inter-net conceived subjectively. Learn about the challenges and benefits of not having singlular sources of truth, and take a tour of the Scuttleverse - an actively growing decent community (of code and humans).
Signed Merkel Logs
Paul Frazee @ Decentralized Web Summit
Signed merkle logs: What are they, and Why they're so useful in decentralized systems.
SecureScuttlebutt: A Secure Gossip Protocol
Dominic Tarr @ New Zealand Internet Research Forum
Design Challenges of Decentralized Systems
Dominic Tarr @ Data Terra Nemo 2015
Decentralized Databases, and the End of the Web Host
Paul Frazee @ JS.LA April 2015
How do we synchronize user devices without using servers or central coordination? Join us for a discussion of content-addressing, secure data structures, the web of trust, and apps-development in a post-host Web.
Secure Database Games
Dominic Tarr @ nodeconf.eu 2014
Mad Science Architectures
Dominic Tarr @ Realtime Conference 2013
The puzzle pieces of secure-scuttlebutt are being assembled.
Colouring with crayons and playing with Duplo blocks
Dominic Tarr @ node Dublin 2012
On replication, eventual consistency, scuttlebutt and crayons.