Digital Freedom Now.
Swarm is a decentralised data storage and distribution technology. Ready to power the next generation of censorship-resistant, unstoppable, serverless dapps.
“If Ethereum is the world’s CPU, Swarm is the world’s Hard Drive” - Viktor Tron
Privacy for individuals ↔ Trust for the data economy
Swarm continues where the blockchain ends, making the world computer real.
Open & Borderless
Swarm is open source code, limited only by the people who use and maintain it - Join a community building the future of the web.
Redundant storage with local replication ensures data availability even in the face of node dropouts or data loss.
Swarm is decentralised and distributed, and so it’s also always up, making it stable and reliable.
Swarm nodes provide cryptographic support enabling you to use network in an unrestricted way while building blocks like “Single-owner-chunks” enable extraordinary zero-leak privacy.
Swarm network is fully decentralised peer-to-peer network while it’s resilience against DDoS grows with every additional node in the network.
Swarm is built to not discriminate - it’s in the very nature of our design, and permeates throughout our mission.
In the spotlight
Wikipedia Prize has successfully concluded. More bounties to follow soon!
Develop fast and free
Swarm provides a complete stack of essential base layer components for developers. Create and host dApps, NFT meta-data, and media files decentralised!
Bee is a peer-to-peer client that connects you with other peers all over the world to become part of Swarm network, a global distributed p2p storage network that aims to store and distribute all of the world's data.
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What is happening
#Events · 3 min read
Swarm network’s storage rewards go live as it moves towards a Web3 PC
The Swarm Foundation announced exciting updates at its recent semi-annual solstice event. Phase 2 of its ambitious network upgrade is now live on mainnet, allowing Swarm’s storage node operators to be compensated for their contributions.
#development · 3 min read
The Mechanics of Swarm network’s Storage Incentives
An economically self-sustaining mechanism to gather storage operators. Historically, people had two choices when it came to hosting their data: they could either store it themselves or upload it to a trusted third party computer. Regarding the latter, the source of this trust is typically that the host — usually a corporation — is conducting a long term business requiring them to be reliable and reputable. On the other hand, self-hosting requires that one’s computer is online at all times, which is often not feasible.
#Development Updates · 4 min read
Monthly Development Update – December 2022
December was a big month for releases. Bee 1.10 was released on the mainnet and with it Storage Incentives Phase 2. The latter allows node operators to participate in the redistribution of storage fees. Over the next few weeks, the research team will be watching closely to see how the new mechanism performs as it brings Phase 3 closer to release.
Your decentralised web3 dapp in 4 steps
1. Fork on GitHub
Find a forkable project that should be decentralised or extended.
2. Connect to FDP
Extend it with the Fair data protocol so that users have their data saved in their private data store.
3. Upload to Swarm
Once hosted on Swarm it becomes accessible to all, with essentially zero hosting costs for developers.
4. Grow through FDP
Submit requests to be added in Fairdrive’s dapp store and make it available to existing Fairdrive users.
Interoperability and data sovereignty
Fair Data Protocol
Fair data protocol enables a fairer data economy that promotes human rights through privacy, digital sovereignty, and data interoperability, and allows developers to focus on building their dapps rather than reinventing data stores.
One Swarm, united in PLUR, guided by virtue
Build on Swarm
Swarm grants and online events support many interesting projects that are already building their products on top of Swarm.
Etherna is a transparent video platform FOR EVERYONE where freedom of speech is incentivized, not convicted.
Dapplets aims to leverage target websites’ search results to pull data previously uploaded to Swarm, providing an interface for data interchange between the Dapplet and the search result provider.
Copyright Delta is building the Digital Rights Exchange & Network (DRX) which allows users to control their data and decide who has access to it. DRX also enables tokenised management of royalties, licensing and ownership.
Metaprovide has implemented a Nextcloud plugin that enables users to interact with Swarm storage directly in Nextcloud Files bringing Nextcloud users closer to the vision of a decentralized future.
BUILDING A BRIGHTER, UNSTOPPABLE WEBZ
Imagine a society where human rights are respected and your data is not used against you to influence what you think.Explore the power of art, blockchain, and games and help create a fair, ethical, private, censorship-free, permissionless and unstoppable Web3. Join other like-minded artists, gamers, developers, activists, and crypto-enthusiasts, as well as curious and knowledgeable souls.
Moving from knowledge to engagement
Bounties for impact
Swarm Bounties are a call to action for experts from various fields to contribute their knowledge and expertise, so we can move closer to a fairer data society.
Develop a censorship resistant blog architecture.
Implement a subgraph to obtain BZZ price data.
Integrate Social Archive and Dapplets to allow data to be found.
Integrate WinAMP with Fairdrive.