What is the perfect programming language? The perfect framework? The perfect CI tool or site generator?

For years my friends have been pushing me to adopt Typescript, but I resisted. It’s a great language, don’t get me wrong. I just didn’t think I needed it.

So when I converted a…


Get those writes right

As I have been thinking about a database design on Hypercore, I’ve been drawing from my experience on the now-closed CTZN project.

In that app, you had a simple model of the nodejs server speaking to the Hyperspace daemon. …


Lately I’ve been exploring data models on the Hypercore Protocol. In this post, I’m going to talk about approaches to schemas and semantics in a decentralized setting.

If you’re not familiar with Hypercore protocol already, it’s a peer-to-peer data network that’s similar to BitTorrent. …


Lately I’ve been thinking about how to represent data on the Hypercore protocol.

The protocol has a lot of interesting and useful primitives, and the challenge for applications is to combine them effectively — something we’re all still exploring. …


I work with the Hypercore protocol (formerly known as Dat). Previously I worked with Secure Scuttlebutt, which is a similar technology. If I weren’t using Hypercore, I’d probably be using IPFS (though I’m quite happy with Hypercore).

All of these technologies share common properties: they are BitTorrent variants which exchange…


Around the beginning of this year, I started on a new project called CTZN. It was a new attempt at decentralized Twitter that grew out of some ideas I had bouncing in my head.

Here’s what I published at the time:


Last year, the Beaker Browser team spent 6 months on a p2p social network. We dropped it when we realized that we hadn’t solved the hard problems. We had only solved, as I say in the thread below, “p2p tweets.”

Today I’m going to talk about those hard problems…


At Blue Link Labs, we’re creating a peer-to-peer browser named Beaker, and a super-peer service named Hashbase. In this post, we respond to a blogpost that questions the feasibility of decentralized storage due to some economic predictions.

Is decentralized storage sustainable?

TL;DR: Yes — because the goal is to…


We’re Blue Link Labs, the creators of Beaker, a peer-to-peer Web browser. Today we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve launched Hashbase, a fungible hosting service for the peer-to-peer Web.

At Blue Link Labs, we’re on a mission to enable independent publishing on the Web. We believe the Web should be…

Paul Frazee

Co-creator of the Beaker Browser and active core team-member of the Hypercore Protocol, building peer-to-peer networks.

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