“KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK” – Sir Tim Berners Lee

How does today’s web look like?

“It controls what people see, creates mechanisms for how people interact,” says Berners Lee. “It’s been great, but spying, blocking sites, repurposing people’s content, taking you to the wrong websites — that completely undermines the spirit of helping people create.”

Similar than the inventor of The Web also Jolocom wants to give power back to the users. Other than conventional platforms Jolocom decouples database, application and identity (user profile) from each other using decentralized technologies like Blockchain and Solid to help organize data in a strictly user-centric way.

With a multipurpose app Jolocom is putting personal data back in the control of the person it belongs to. Within the EU fundend project AGILE Jolocom provides the data sharing element that helps the Internet of Things (IoT) to be compliant with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
During the Decentralized Web Summit in San Francisco we were very excited to present Jolocom and AGILE to Tim Burners Lee, Brewster Kahle and Nicolai Greco.


What a moment to be invited into this special circle and to hear: “… Keep up the good work” from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web. This certainly further stirred our motivation and commitment to help build a truly decentralized app in the spirit of an open web.

LOCKING THE WEB OPEN – by Jeremy Gillula and Noah Swartz

“The current Web is not private or censorship-free.” That matter-of-fact bug report provides the reason for the first ever Decentralized Web Summit, taking place this week at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. EFF is participating in the festivities, and whether you’re following along in person, on the live stream, or online, we hope these highlights can bring a bit more of the conversation to you.

The day started with a kickoff by Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, welcoming all of the “great builders of the next decentralized web.” She then handed the stage to Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation.

Discussing the hottest topics of the decentralized web at GETD – by Alex Corbi

„If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” is a more than adequate motto chosen by GETD‘s organisers to give character to this event, a conference aiming to explore the status, possibilities and challenges of the decentralized web. In its first edition, GETD took place between the 17th and 19th of September in the amazing Agora Collective space in Berlin-Neukölln.