A short introduction
There is an unfathomable amount of untapped value stored in unconnected entities. Whether they are objects, humans, companies, organizations or countries. Connecting them to the internet enables them to participate in an emerging economic system, potentially reaching their own goal while increasing the value of the overall system. While most unconnected entities are at the small end of the scale (there is plenty of room at the bottom), larger entities such as humans also often have difficulty participating in economic transactions that enable them to realize their full potential.
Recent technological advances enable the connection of a fastly increasing number of entities and enable them to exchange value autonomously, transparently and securely. Combined with the fact that this ever more finer grained internet is increasingly permeating the physical world, its value and importance is growing at an exponential rate. A website being down might not be such a big deal, but access and control over your heart rate monitor is a different story. You want that to be as secure as possible and not in the hands of commercial companies. The stakes are getting higher.
Past technologies led to an internet that depends on an ever shrinking number of centralized, power-hungry authorities. This had a number of seriously negative consequences with regards to security, privacy, transparency, dependency, scalability and maintainability. It takes a decentralized network to tap into the collective value of the smallest connections and unleash its emergent power on large scales. Recent technological developments make this possible. Benefits that used to require central authorities are now achievable in peer to peer networks without relying on third parties. Decentralized trust, accountability, identification, allow for transactions that cannot be accommodated centrally because of privacy concerns, latency issues, large-volume but low-value or complex one-of-a-kind transactions, etc. The result is a (re)decentralized internet consisting of autonomous entities that can securely transact in a peer to peer fashion. That is what we call Web11.
For more insight please read the Web11 flyer and the Kunnis manifesto.
With the winter in full fling but with the season to be jolly just about over, it’s a great time for the Web11 seasonal edition! On a smaller scale than the yearly Web11 conference, in a Web11 seasonal edition we will spend an evening on the practical side of Web11, focused around a certain theme.[…]
We are extremely proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker: Mr. Andreas M. Antonopoulos! Mr. Antonopoulos the author of the standard book on bitcoin technology, Mastering Bitcoin, and probably the best thinker in the field of cryptocurrencies and their possible impact. Backed by a deep technical understanding of blockchains he has provided the world with[…]
Behind the scenes we’re hard at work giving Web11 a ‘face’. The logo was the first step, but we’re working on something awesome to bring it even more alive. Here’s a sneak peak, but be sure to keep an eye open!
If you still don’t have enough of all the awesomeness during the day at Web11 why not go to the GRoningen Reasearchers’ Night (GRRN.nl)! The best part is that with your E-ticket to Web11 you will get a 50% discount to GRRN.nl so it will only cost you 5 euro! GRRN.nl Friday the 25th of[…]