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Friday, July 19 • 12:00pm - 12:10pm
⚡️Lightning Talk: Multiple Transport Layers for the Decentralized Web

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The decentralized web is nothing without decentralized storage. That being said, developers and users of the decentralized web are often then burdened with deciding which decentralized storage provider(s) they should work with. Well, in decentralized fashion, the likely answer is not one single provider or even a predetermined set of providers, but rather ANY provider. The decentralized web will be powered by multiple transport layers, and that decision should be left up to the user.

The Safaris and Chromes of the world were built for and currently dominate the centralized web. These centralized apps, however, yield total autonomy of how and where data is stored and retrieved to developers instead of users. The decentralized web, however, must adopt browsers and apps that return this control back to the user. Therefore, developers must be given tools and standards that enable the development of apps that direct the transport (i.e. storage and retrieval) of data without being able to control this data.

I believe this must be achieved through development of a multiple transport layer that has open and transparent standards. The basic concept underlying this idea is already present and being demonstrated in the Internet Archive dweb.archive.org internals. At Wolk we implemented the Internet Archive's transport layer API so that we could be included and incorporated into it's multi-transport vision.

What will You learn?
We would like to share our learnings in wiring Wolk's decentralized blockchain to the Internet Archive's Multiple Transports Layer, to see how we can extend this important idea with other active participants (multiple browser/extension devs, decentralized storage providers, and application devs)




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Rodney Witcher

VP Product, Wolk


Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:10pm
Lightning Salon Universal Access Hall

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