Holo

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Description

Arthur Brock et al.:

"Holo​ lets people use their web browser and existing payment systems to interact with decentralized crypto-apps and currencies, providing a bridge from Holochain's fully peer-to-peer world of the future back to the semi-centralized world of today.

Early adopters can use a Holo​ hosting box to host their own apps and data and earn Holo​ ​fuel​ for sharing extra space and computing power to host apps for others. Instead of burning computation on mining, Holo​ ​Hosts​ get paid for providing hosting to mainstream users who just use their browser instead of installing Holochain.

Most crypto projects tout the fulfillment of crypto-anarchist ideals of total decentralization and automation of agreements, yet fail to provide an easy path for normal people to reach those ideals.

Holo​ is a pragmatic compromise — a bridge for people to transition toward greater and greater decentralization and autonomy. But since Holo​ must interface with the centralized systems of today, some parts of it are also centralized. So this is not a typical crypto project or paper. We've already built a fully distributed platform in Holochain. Now we want to take it to the mainstream. Holo​ is the bridge to get there." (https://files.holo.host/2017/12/Holo-Green-Paper.pdf)

Discussion

Four Reasons to support the Holo / Holochain project

By Jean Russell:

They are both "Inspired by natural systems and living ecology principles. Biomimicry applied to crypto-technology.

  • Holo rewards people for sharing hosting capacity with the most minimal transaction fees because it is designed to serve hosts and those hosted rather than a central office that controls the flow. It solves the challenge of managing minuscule bits of data and tracking the accounting of them without adding to the complexity.
  • Holochain is agent-centric not data-centric, meaning that it is putting the participant at the center of control and ownership. I own my data. I control permissions for others to access it. And by starting with the person at the center and then connecting them to a larger system, Holochain manages the dance between identity as something I control and something I am situated in (my reputation and activity engaging with others).
  • I can imagine the applications this structural design makes possible, and they excite me. I can imagine applications that honor my lived experience as it truly is. I can imagine markets that help companies address risks by funding nonprofits to address those concerns. I can imagine applications and even currencies that help us make visible the value flowing in our communities, giving dignity to all contributions and contributors."

(https://medium.com/h-o-l-o/thrivabletechnology-3371a6a9ff8b)


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