Point Network is the newest holistic web3 framework on Solana, aimed at radical decentralization - only decentralized domains, only decentralized storage, only decentralized identities. Please try us out and send feedback!
Join us at https://t.me/pointnetworkchat for updates and any questions!
Instructions to use Point Network
Please see the steps here: https://pointnetwork.io/alpha
If you experience any issues, or want to post encouraging screenshots when you succeed in running it, join the alpha tester group: https://t.me/pointnetworkalpha
Don't lose your seed phrase you will generate in the Dashboard! When we launch mainnet in a few months, we are going to be very appreciative of the early testers who helped us through the alpha stage. You will always have "Early Adopter" signed badge attached as part of your web3 profile. Might come in handy e.g. for when you want to find a job on any of the DAOs.
Edward Snowden blew the whistle 8 years ago, sacrificing his career and endangering his life, yet the internet is still under mass-surveillance, virtually no security and no privacy, and big tech shamelessly dominating public discourse. We want web3.0, and we want it now, but there are still no projects implementing a holistic infrastructure for decentralized internet. If there were, we would have used them instead, but here we are. We believe we got closer to this Holy Grail and figured out the first version of the holistic web3 architecture, but you be the judge. Please, try us out and see for yourself!
What it does
We envision Web3 as a completely separate space from Web2, which is why instead of browser extensions, we have a whole Point Browser for accessing web3 (like Tor Browser for accessing Deep Web), where you cannot open facebook.com or ping any web2 server by IP address - the old internet is blocked - you can only open decentralized domains (hosted on Solana), and only the content uploaded onto decentralized storage (Arweave).
This forces developers of "decentralized" apps to stop cheating and use centralized domains that can be taken away or hacked into (like uniswap.org), or spy on users, or store NFTs on AWS, or, worse yet, store there the code for the website itself which can be silently modified by any number of parties. No, for the first time, on Point Network we enforce truly decentralized internet, in every aspect.
We also provide a number of built-in web3 tools we made: ZProxy, Point SDK with JS API, ZHTML backend language, routes files, and a deployer.
Try out several applications that are already working: Point Social (social network on Solana), Point Mail (decentralized end-to-end encrypted email), and others, including the websites users are deploying themselves!
How we built it
We bootstrapped the project with our own money and of some of our friends/connections, and started as a startup earlier this year, hacking away at a local demo. It was initially using Ethereum and we tried to roll out our own storage, but when we learned about the hackathon, we discovered Solana and Arweave, which simplified things a lot in terms of speed, fees and other things, and we've decided that the testnet of the first implementation of decentralized internet must be built on Solana!
What's next for Point Network
Winning the hackathon! To have more resources to accelerate web3.0 ecosystem sprawling on Solana. And then hello token sale and mainnet!
$SOLdiers, please support us! You can help us by becoming an alpha tester, voting for us, and participating in discussions. If we win this, the first completely decentralized internet will be on Solana! Learn more and join us at https://t.me/pointnetworkchat. See you there!