Jonathan Brown

MIX Acuity Decentralized Social Media 2020 Update

MIX Acuity is a decentralized publishing platform in development since 2015.

Posted May 13, 2020 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 58 min read

Decentralized Browser MIX Acuity 1.0 Released

MIX Blockchain has been in operation for more than 2 years. It was created as a platform for uncensorable publication.

Posted August 5, 2019 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 8 min read

June 2019 MIX Update

Online censorship is accelerating. The need for a stable release of MIX Acuity — the MIX desktop browser for Mac, Windows and Linux — grows by the day.

Posted June 16, 2019 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 46 min read

Paying content creators on MIX Blockchain

As the Acuity browser is nearing completion, users will soon be able to post content on MIX.

Posted December 26, 2018 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 7 min read

How illegal and immoral content will be handled on MIX Blockchain

There are certain kinds of content that you do not want on your device because it is against your morality, can land you in jail, or is just not socially acceptable.

Posted May 1, 2018 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 6 min read

Announcing dWeb / April 2018 MIX Update

dWeb will be the first dapp built on MIX Blockchain. It will take the form of a desktop application installable on Mac, Windows and Linux. The package will include:

Posted April 18, 2018 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 19 min read

January 2018 Update

I thought I would give you a short update on what is happening with MIX Blockchain over the next few months.

Posted January 17, 2018 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 4 min read

Introducing MIX Browser

MIX is a content publication platform, therefore a key component is a browser to be able to view any item and to serve as a reference implementation for other software to follow.

Posted December 19, 2017 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 15 min read

Introducing LINK Blockchain

LINK is an uncontrolled linked data ecosystem living on the blockchain. It is fully public. It cannot be censored and no one can be prevented from participating. It is fully programmable at every level. It is a development platform for interconnected distributed content apps that empower the individual.

Posted December 17, 2016 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 9 min read

BlobStore: immutable storage on Ethereum blockchains

BlobStore is an Ethereum smart contract I have been developing on and off for about a year. In January I wrote a blog post about the properties of various decentralized storage technologies. BlobStore specifically targets Ethereum log storage. The premise is simple — store a blob (Binary Large OBject) and get an identifier for it (blobId). For the rest of time that blob can be retrieved using that blobId.

Posted November 19, 2016 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 2 min read

Text publishing technologies for Ethereum dapps

Building something like a Reddit or Twitter dapp (distributed app) on Ethereum is certainly an attractive idea, but the obvious question is "where do the messages get stored?" If an autonomous Git or Wikipedia were built on Ethereum the storage requirements would be even greater.

Posted January 18, 2016 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 13 min read

Storing compressed text in Ethereum transaction logs

There are a lot of good reasons to store blobs of text in Ethereum. For example, a decentralized Reddit clone could store all the messages in the blockchain. These messages would be uncensorable and archived for eternity. In theory IPFS could be used, but it does not guarantee the availability of the messages unless someone is actively storing them.

Posted October 29, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 6 min read

Introducing Glofile

Glofile (Global profile) is essentially a clone of Gravatar for Ethereum.

Posted September 18, 2015 by Jonathan Brown ‐ 5 min read