We are now over three months into Homestead, and it has been an intense ride as we’ve seen increased mainstream media attention, massive ETH price increases, and witnessed the birth of “The DAO” as the largest crowdfunded project ever.
All these are reasons to celebrate and be grateful that we are lucky enough to participate in something so epic. Many people, myself included, were not expecting things to move quite so quickly.
The mind blowing part is that things don’t appear to be slowing down at all - on the contrary, the rhythm seems to be accelerating.
With all these exciting things happening in such a short while, it’s easy to get lost in this rush and forget why we started doing this thing in the first place. So, let’s take a few moments to look back and think about why we started this, where we are, and where we want to go as the only way to shape our future is by taking control of the present.Continue Reading
“The centralized ad-driven social networks are vulnerable and not focused on our rights. We need free, private, global communication! We need AKASHA!” - Juan Benet
Many things have happened since we unveiled AKASHA. On May 3rd, the announcement blogpost received a warm welcome and was the most upvoted thread on /r/ethereum and /r/ethtrader, which are the biggest Ethereum Reddit communities. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive across the community, leading to over 200 signups for the alpha release in the first 24 hours.Continue Reading
For the past year we have worked on AKASHA, a next-generation social media network powered by the Ethereum world computer and the Inter-Planetary File System. Today, May 3rd, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day by unveiling our project to the world at large and opening the signups for the alpha release.Continue Reading