Freenet

Declare your digital independence


The internet has grown increasingly centralized over the past few decades, with a handful of corporations now controlling most of its infrastructure. This privatization of the public square threatens freedom of speech and democracy.

23 years ago, we created Freenet - the first distributed, decentralized peer-to-peer network. Freenet pioneered technologies like cryptographic contracts and small-world networks and still has an active community of users and developers today.

But the Internet has changed a lot since those early days, and so have people's expectations. That's why, to meet today's challenges and expectations, we're building Locutus.

Locutus makes it easy for developers to create and deploy decentralized alternatives to today's centralized internet services, like instant messaging, social networking, email, and online stores. These decentralized apps will be easy to use, scalable, and secured through cryptography. Locutus will put control back in the hands of the user.

Latest News

September 5, 2022: Ian gave an interview (YouTube) to Louis Rossmann about Locutus
July 16, 2022: Ian gave a talk (YouTube) on Decentralized Reputation and Trust in Locutus
July 7, 2022: Ian gave an introductory talk (Youtube, Vimeo) on Locutus
July 6, 2022: Locutus makes the front page of r/cryptocurrency
April 18, 2022: Locutus makes the front page of the r/programming subreddit
April 10, 2022: Locutus makes the front page of Hacker News
March 27, 2022: Locutus makes the front page of r/privacy

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