New decentralized internet build on old foundations?

#1

First of all I’m a big fan of this initiative and I think that you are working in the right direction.

I have been designing complex systems running on-prem and cloud native for a while and I would love to see new decentralized internet. I read technical whitepaper and found following challenges unsolved:

  1. application hosting - applications are still going to be hosted on a few “centralized” platforms (i.e. netlify); I hope that you plan to implement some kind of peer to peer decentralized hosting solution for applications in the future,
  2. classical DNS servers - to “find” an application you use old “centralized” DNS servers; this is connected to the point about hosting - in order to create decentralized internet you should address this issue,
  3. support for mobile devices - I think that you should provide browser for mobile devices as soon as possible; I am sure that you have this point on your road-map, in my opinion this is mandatory for mass adoption of blockstack.

@muneeb I would love to get your thoughts on above points. Once again - I’m a big fan of this initiative!

#2

Great points, id also love to hear responses to this.

#3

@pursuitexcellence.id

  1. There is runkod that uses the gaia storage for app hosting. Have a look at runkod.com
  2. I started a BNS lookup service at https://app-launcher.runkodapps.com/ using the DIF foundation standard for linking blockstack ids and domain names. See Towards App launch via BNS for more discussions
  3. There is an early POC for Android here: https://github.com/blockstack/blockstack-app-android