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== Basics ==
 
* Decentralizing the internet; The main problem Urbit intends to solve is the reliance of internet users on servers they do not control.
 
* Decentralizing the internet; The main problem Urbit intends to solve is the reliance of internet users on servers they do not control.
 
* “A personal server is a virtual computer which stores your data, runs your apps, and manages your connected devices.
 
* “A personal server is a virtual computer which stores your data, runs your apps, and manages your connected devices.
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* “While Urbit currently is still centralized, it's managed and developed by Tlon and all galaxies are basically “[[Premine|pre-mined]]” (though there is no actual [[mining]] in Urbit) – the galaxies and stars are designed to become independent and self-governing. Ship owners will be able to vote through a sort of [[Proof-of-Stake (PoS)|proof-of-stake]] system to determine the policy and future of their “digital cities.”
 
* “While Urbit currently is still centralized, it's managed and developed by Tlon and all galaxies are basically “[[Premine|pre-mined]]” (though there is no actual [[mining]] in Urbit) – the galaxies and stars are designed to become independent and self-governing. Ship owners will be able to vote through a sort of [[Proof-of-Stake (PoS)|proof-of-stake]] system to determine the policy and future of their “digital cities.”
 
* Being created by Tlon; Urbit is [[Open Source|open source]] ([[MIT]] license) and patent-free. Tlon (named after a Borges story) is a vehicle for using the potential value of the Urbit address space to make Urbit real. Tlon owns about 40% of the address space (95 galaxies). Another 50 galaxies are reserved for a future nonprofit. Tlon's long-term goal is to become a boring real-estate investment trust, and shift development control to a Mozilla-style foundation / community. This will not happen any time soon.
 
* Being created by Tlon; Urbit is [[Open Source|open source]] ([[MIT]] license) and patent-free. Tlon (named after a Borges story) is a vehicle for using the potential value of the Urbit address space to make Urbit real. Tlon owns about 40% of the address space (95 galaxies). Another 50 galaxies are reserved for a future nonprofit. Tlon's long-term goal is to become a boring real-estate investment trust, and shift development control to a Mozilla-style foundation / community. This will not happen any time soon.
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== Team, investors, etc. ==
 
* Wolfe-Pauly, Galen; Founder & CEO
 
* Wolfe-Pauly, Galen; Founder & CEO
 
* Yarvin, Curtis; Founder (in his garage in 2008) and CTO
 
* Yarvin, Curtis; Founder (in his garage in 2008) and CTO
 
* Investors: [[Andreessen Horowitz]], FF Angel, [[Tim Draper]], Jaan Tallinn, [[Ben Davenport|Ben Davenport,]] [[ZhenFund]]
 
* Investors: [[Andreessen Horowitz]], FF Angel, [[Tim Draper]], Jaan Tallinn, [[Ben Davenport|Ben Davenport,]] [[ZhenFund]]
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* Is a sponsor of [[Coin Center]]
 
[[Category:Companies/Organisations]]
 
[[Category:Companies/Organisations]]

Revision as of 11:10, 25 June 2019

Basics

  • Decentralizing the internet; The main problem Urbit intends to solve is the reliance of internet users on servers they do not control.
  • “A personal server is a virtual computer which stores your data, runs your apps, and manages your connected devices.
  • Urbit is a secure peer-to-peer network of personal servers, built on a clean-slate system software stack.“
  • “While Urbit currently is still centralized, it's managed and developed by Tlon and all galaxies are basically “pre-mined” (though there is no actual mining in Urbit) – the galaxies and stars are designed to become independent and self-governing. Ship owners will be able to vote through a sort of proof-of-stake system to determine the policy and future of their “digital cities.”
  • Being created by Tlon; Urbit is open source (MIT license) and patent-free. Tlon (named after a Borges story) is a vehicle for using the potential value of the Urbit address space to make Urbit real. Tlon owns about 40% of the address space (95 galaxies). Another 50 galaxies are reserved for a future nonprofit. Tlon's long-term goal is to become a boring real-estate investment trust, and shift development control to a Mozilla-style foundation / community. This will not happen any time soon.

Team, investors, etc.