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Blockusign- Secure Document Signing & Verification Powered by Blockchain

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 341 views • 2019-06-24 14:56 • data from similar tags

 

 
 
New Features:

(1) Import pdf's from Graphite Docs
(2) Save Digital Signatures to the Blockchain
(3) Verify signature on chain (Proof of Document Signing).
 
Blockusign official website:  https://blockusign.co
github :  https://github.com/ntheile/blockusign
 
how to use Blockusign? we have video tutorial now !
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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New Features:

(1) Import pdf's from Graphite Docs
(2) Save Digital Signatures to the Blockchain
(3) Verify signature on chain (Proof of Document Signing).
 
Blockusign official website:  https://blockusign.co
github https://github.com/ntheile/blockusign
 
how to use Blockusign? we have video tutorial now !
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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Graphite Publishing is a decentralized blogging platform with full site design in addition to authoring tools.

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 344 views • 2019-06-24 00:03 • data from similar tags

 
 
 
 
What the  founder said:


My name is Justin Hunter and I'm the creator of Graphite Publishing. This app was a fun little side project that extended from my main work as the founder of Graphite, a decentralized and encrypted productivity suite.

I've told this story a million times, but it's always worth telling again , I did not grow up wanting to be a developer. I grew up wanting to be a writer. I started blogging when I was young, wrote short fiction, wrote novels. I received my MFA in creative writing. And about the time I was finishing my graduate program, I started worrying about where I was storing my writing (Google Docs at the time). So I set out to build a system where I could experience the same convenience as Google Docs, but know that I actually owned my data, not Google. Graphite Publishing is an extension of that same desire.

Sure, you can self-host a WordPress or Ghost blog, but in the end, you are still relying on the security of the hosting provider you choose. If there is a breach, you in-progress content (whether you ever intended to publish it or not) would be available to the world. With Graphite Publishing, your in-progress content is encrypted with encryption keys that you, and you alone, own. You can choose to use the free, default storage or you can connect your own storage hub for your content. In either case, if the hub you are using is ever breached, you in-progress content is still secure because it's encrypted and only you can decrypt it.

Ok, enough about that! Let's talk features. Here's what you get with Graphite Publishing:

 
Rich text editor for your blog posts (with full HTML editing if you want to get fancy with your designs)Focus mode allows you to enter a full-screen view with no toolbar and just your wordsNight mode gives you a dark background for those nights of peacefully writingAn HTML editor for designing your site and your blog posts for a truly custom experienceEncryption of everything until you publish it and say the world can see itCustom back-end branding including your account name or logo instead of a Graphite Publishing logoDecentralized identity anchored to the bitcoin blockchain (but don't worry, it's not complex and happens behind the scenes)True ownership of your content (like owning a house instead of renting)

This is still very much a beta product, but I hope you'll give it a shot and provide feedback. There are sure to be bugs and there is a lot on the roadmap including:
 
Team publicationsCustom domainsIntegrations (both inbound and out)
 
 
Graphite Publishing official website:      https://publishing.graphitedocs.com/
github :     https://github.com/Graphite-Do ... shing view all

 
 
 
 
What the  founder said:


My name is Justin Hunter and I'm the creator of Graphite Publishing. This app was a fun little side project that extended from my main work as the founder of Graphite, a decentralized and encrypted productivity suite.

I've told this story a million times, but it's always worth telling again , I did not grow up wanting to be a developer. I grew up wanting to be a writer. I started blogging when I was young, wrote short fiction, wrote novels. I received my MFA in creative writing. And about the time I was finishing my graduate program, I started worrying about where I was storing my writing (Google Docs at the time). So I set out to build a system where I could experience the same convenience as Google Docs, but know that I actually owned my data, not Google. Graphite Publishing is an extension of that same desire.

Sure, you can self-host a WordPress or Ghost blog, but in the end, you are still relying on the security of the hosting provider you choose. If there is a breach, you in-progress content (whether you ever intended to publish it or not) would be available to the world. With Graphite Publishing, your in-progress content is encrypted with encryption keys that you, and you alone, own. You can choose to use the free, default storage or you can connect your own storage hub for your content. In either case, if the hub you are using is ever breached, you in-progress content is still secure because it's encrypted and only you can decrypt it.

Ok, enough about that! Let's talk features. Here's what you get with Graphite Publishing:

 
  • Rich text editor for your blog posts (with full HTML editing if you want to get fancy with your designs)
  • Focus mode allows you to enter a full-screen view with no toolbar and just your words
  • Night mode gives you a dark background for those nights of peacefully writing
  • An HTML editor for designing your site and your blog posts for a truly custom experience
  • Encryption of everything until you publish it and say the world can see it
  • Custom back-end branding including your account name or logo instead of a Graphite Publishing logo
  • Decentralized identity anchored to the bitcoin blockchain (but don't worry, it's not complex and happens behind the scenes)
  • True ownership of your content (like owning a house instead of renting)


This is still very much a beta product, but I hope you'll give it a shot and provide feedback. There are sure to be bugs and there is a lot on the roadmap including:
 
  • Team publications
  • Custom domains
  • Integrations (both inbound and out)

 
 
Graphite Publishing official website:      https://publishing.graphitedocs.com/
github :     https://github.com/Graphite-Do ... shing
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Blockvault - Decentralized password manager for teams on Blockstack

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 401 views • 2019-06-23 23:53 • data from similar tags

 

 
 
 
What the  founder said:


You're now wondering what makes BLOCKVAULT different from all the other password managers?

The short answer is: it's enhanced by the power of Blockstack.


Blockstack is a suit of tools to build DApps that offers 3 major advantages: Authentication, Encryption and Distributed Storage. On the Blockstack ecosystem users keep a single universal identity (a combination of username and key) registered directly on Bitcoin’s blockchain. All data associated with that identity stays with it, this means applications or central authorities do not keep or control access to your data. On top of that, users decide where to store their data and which applications can read or write to your.




This makes BLOCKVAULT:
Secure: the app runs exclusively on your device (client-side). There are no central servers that can be hacked or breached.Decentralized: you control where your data is hosted. We do not store or replicate user data.Encrypted: your data is end-to-end encrypted with keys that only you hold.Shareable: be sure that only you and your teammates have access to your passwords and logins.


Give it a try and fire away any questions you may have in the comments.
 
Blockvault official website:  https://blockvault.site/ view all
 

 
 
 
What the  founder said:


You're now wondering what makes BLOCKVAULT different from all the other password managers?

The short answer is: it's enhanced by the power of Blockstack.


Blockstack is a suit of tools to build DApps that offers 3 major advantages: Authentication, Encryption and Distributed Storage. On the Blockstack ecosystem users keep a single universal identity (a combination of username and key) registered directly on Bitcoin’s blockchain. All data associated with that identity stays with it, this means applications or central authorities do not keep or control access to your data. On top of that, users decide where to store their data and which applications can read or write to your.




This makes BLOCKVAULT:
  • Secure: the app runs exclusively on your device (client-side). There are no central servers that can be hacked or breached.
  • Decentralized: you control where your data is hosted. We do not store or replicate user data.
  • Encrypted: your data is end-to-end encrypted with keys that only you hold.
  • Shareable: be sure that only you and your teammates have access to your passwords and logins.



Give it a try and fire away any questions you may have in the comments.
 
Blockvault official website:  https://blockvault.site/
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Encrypt My Photos-End-to-End Encrypted Photo Storage

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 316 views • 2019-06-23 23:21 • data from similar tags

 

 
 
 
 
 
Encrypt My Photos official website: https://encryptmyphotos.com/
github: https://github.com/Pierre-Gilles/encryptmyphotos
 
 
Key Features

Drag & Drop your pictures to upload them
End-To-End Encryption thanks to Blockstack technology
Delete all files if you want to reset your account


Stack

Encrypt My Photos is fully open-source and use open-source dependencies:

Blockstack for authentication and storage.
Preact as front-end library. It's a tiny version of React with the same API.
Preact-router for app routing.
immutability-helper to mutate a copy of data without changing the original source




FAQ
 
What is Encrypt My Photos

Encrypt my Photos is an app which allows you to store pictures in the cloud (like Google Photos), but in a privacy-friendly and decentralized way thanks to Blockstack technology.
 
Can I delete my data

Yes. If you wish to start again and clean your account, you can wipe all pictures stored.
 
How much storage can I use

We use Blockstack Gaia storage to store files, so there is no limit in the amount of pictures you can upload. It's unlimited!
 
Is it really free

Yes! Encrypt My Photos is sponsored by Blockstack App Mining challenge, therefore we don't charge our user and the app remains free to use!
 
Why do I need to create a Blockstack account

As we use Blockstack technology to store pictures, you need to create an account on their platform to use Gaia storage. You can read more on their website about how their technology works.
 
What is different from Google Photos or other alternative

Both products allows users to store pictures online, but our technology is completely different. We respect the privacy of our users by encrypting their picture before storing them online. It means that if you store pictures in our app, you and only you will be able to see them. We won't even know that you are storing pictures on our platform, because we don't have any centralized database. view all

 

 
 
 
 
 
Encrypt My Photos official website: https://encryptmyphotos.com/
github: https://github.com/Pierre-Gilles/encryptmyphotos
 
 
Key Features

Drag & Drop your pictures to upload them
End-To-End Encryption thanks to Blockstack technology
Delete all files if you want to reset your account


Stack

Encrypt My Photos is fully open-source and use open-source dependencies:

Blockstack for authentication and storage.
Preact as front-end library. It's a tiny version of React with the same API.
Preact-router for app routing.
immutability-helper to mutate a copy of data without changing the original source




FAQ
 
  • What is Encrypt My Photos


Encrypt my Photos is an app which allows you to store pictures in the cloud (like Google Photos), but in a privacy-friendly and decentralized way thanks to Blockstack technology.
 
  • Can I delete my data


Yes. If you wish to start again and clean your account, you can wipe all pictures stored.
 
  • How much storage can I use


We use Blockstack Gaia storage to store files, so there is no limit in the amount of pictures you can upload. It's unlimited!
 
  • Is it really free


Yes! Encrypt My Photos is sponsored by Blockstack App Mining challenge, therefore we don't charge our user and the app remains free to use!
 
  • Why do I need to create a Blockstack account


As we use Blockstack technology to store pictures, you need to create an account on their platform to use Gaia storage. You can read more on their website about how their technology works.
 
  • What is different from Google Photos or other alternative


Both products allows users to store pictures online, but our technology is completely different. We respect the privacy of our users by encrypting their picture before storing them online. It means that if you store pictures in our app, you and only you will be able to see them. We won't even know that you are storing pictures on our platform, because we don't have any centralized database.
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Sigle -A beautiful, decentralized and open source blog maker

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 382 views • 2019-06-23 23:14 • data from similar tags

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Sigle is free to use and open source, it allows you to create beautiful and decentralized blogs. We built it with blockstack so it means that you own your data, we only rely on Gaia for the storage so you can decide to use the default blocktack storage or run your own storage (S3, Dropbox and more).

When you create a draft the story is private, it means that only you can decrypt it and other people can't see it. If you decide to publish it will be stored decrypted so you can share the link and everybody will be able to see it!

A lot of new features are coming in the next weeks :

- New themes
- Improved experience
- More settings
- SEO
- And more!


Since it's an open source project if you want to propose a new feature or report a bug feel free to open an issue on our github
 
Sigle official website: https://www.sigle.io/
github: https://github.com/pradel/sigle
 
 
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Sigle is free to use and open source, it allows you to create beautiful and decentralized blogs. We built it with blockstack so it means that you own your data, we only rely on Gaia for the storage so you can decide to use the default blocktack storage or run your own storage (S3, Dropbox and more).

When you create a draft the story is private, it means that only you can decrypt it and other people can't see it. If you decide to publish it will be stored decrypted so you can share the link and everybody will be able to see it!

A lot of new features are coming in the next weeks :

- New themes
- Improved experience
- More settings
- SEO
- And more!


Since it's an open source project if you want to propose a new feature or report a bug feel free to open an issue on our github
 
Sigle official website: https://www.sigle.io/
github: https://github.com/pradel/sigle
 
 
 
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Lannister- Encrypted personal wealth manager and financial planner

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 296 views • 2019-06-23 23:09 • data from similar tags

 


 
 
 
Here are the founder said: what Lannister is and why we built it.
 
Inspiration

We started building Lannister because we needed a way to keep track of our holdings both in crypto and fiat (banks, deposits, savings, etc). It was also fundamental to have security and privacy in mind. No central server that could compromise our identity and financial data.
 
What it does

Lannister allows anyone to keep track of their holdings, follow its progress and easily analyze their distribution. It's simple to use for anyone who wants to take control of their financial life.
 
Unique features

Convenient: crypto and fiat, all-in-one place (supporting now 12 fiat and 2 crypto currencies with more to come)

Secure: runs locally on your phone, supports biometric access, optionally syncs with secure end-to-end encryption and decentralized storage via Blockstack infrastructure

Open: completely open-source (https://github.com/lannister-cap...)
 
Platforms

We're building Lannister for iOS and web, though only iOS is available at the moment. Both platforms will be able to sync information via Blockstack's infrastructure and keep information securely stored.

Android is also coming in the next months.

 
Future plans
 
Besides releasing a web version, here's a list of some of the features we're planning:

- Predictions
- Retrospective analysis
- Financial goals and recommendations

Take a look at our roadmap to know more about these: https://github.com/orgs/lanniste...
 
Syncing with Blockstack. Why

Blockstack offers a suite of tools that allows users to have a single universal identity (a combination of username and key) registered directly on Bitcoin’s blockchain. All data associated with that identity stays with it, meaning applications or central authorities do not keep or control access to their data. All files on Blockstack are stored encrypted with users identity key. Data is end-to-end encrypted with this key that only the user holds and therefore it is impossible to decrypt the information stored in each file.
 
Final considerations:


We believe that users should have each day more control over their identity and data. In traditional applications the information and authentication system is closed behind companies’ servers. Today, we're beginning to have a set of tools at our disposal that makes it possible for users to still access their data anywhere without compromising their privacy and security.

With Lannister we're providing a way for users to access and manage all their financial data, in a platform they can trust, that is open-source and secure.


Give it a try and fire away any questions you may have in the comments.
 
 Lannister official website: https://lannister.capital/
github :  https://github.com/lannister-capital
 
 
 
 
 
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Here are the founder said: what Lannister is and why we built it.
 
  • Inspiration


We started building Lannister because we needed a way to keep track of our holdings both in crypto and fiat (banks, deposits, savings, etc). It was also fundamental to have security and privacy in mind. No central server that could compromise our identity and financial data.
 
  • What it does


Lannister allows anyone to keep track of their holdings, follow its progress and easily analyze their distribution. It's simple to use for anyone who wants to take control of their financial life.
 
  • Unique features


Convenient: crypto and fiat, all-in-one place (supporting now 12 fiat and 2 crypto currencies with more to come)

Secure: runs locally on your phone, supports biometric access, optionally syncs with secure end-to-end encryption and decentralized storage via Blockstack infrastructure

Open: completely open-source (https://github.com/lannister-cap...)
 
  • Platforms


We're building Lannister for iOS and web, though only iOS is available at the moment. Both platforms will be able to sync information via Blockstack's infrastructure and keep information securely stored.

Android is also coming in the next months.

 
  • Future plans

 
Besides releasing a web version, here's a list of some of the features we're planning:

- Predictions
- Retrospective analysis
- Financial goals and recommendations

Take a look at our roadmap to know more about these: https://github.com/orgs/lanniste...
 
  • Syncing with Blockstack. Why


Blockstack offers a suite of tools that allows users to have a single universal identity (a combination of username and key) registered directly on Bitcoin’s blockchain. All data associated with that identity stays with it, meaning applications or central authorities do not keep or control access to their data. All files on Blockstack are stored encrypted with users identity key. Data is end-to-end encrypted with this key that only the user holds and therefore it is impossible to decrypt the information stored in each file.
 
  • Final considerations:



We believe that users should have each day more control over their identity and data. In traditional applications the information and authentication system is closed behind companies’ servers. Today, we're beginning to have a set of tools at our disposal that makes it possible for users to still access their data anywhere without compromising their privacy and security.

With Lannister we're providing a way for users to access and manage all their financial data, in a platform they can trust, that is open-source and secure.


Give it a try and fire away any questions you may have in the comments.
 
 Lannister official website: https://lannister.capital/
github :  https://github.com/lannister-capital
 
 
 
 
 
 
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BlackHole File Transfer- faster than dropbox! Blockchain-based file transfer. Designed for everyday use.

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 426 views • 2019-06-23 22:54 • data from similar tags

 

 
BlackHole 1.0 , a platform for fast and private file transfer that works over blockchain technology.

As we keep hearing about data breach news of big companies like Dropbox or WhatsApp, it is harder for us to keep trusting them with our file and personal data, and it made us think about finding a better way. We think the best way to keep data secure is not having them in the first place. That’s why we choose the server-less solution, in other word, blockchain.

The most challenging part for us was designing a blockchain app that doesn't look like a blockchain app! We wanted to make the transition from centralized to decentralized solution as smoothly as possible. That is where Blockstack comes in to help us with a secure and decentralized authentication service, working on Bitcoin blockchain.

BlackHole is a fully native app – no clunky Node.js –; as a result, it has so much less system usage (10MB of ram!) and great user experience. Being native also provides multiple layers of encryption with excellent performance. BlackHole lives in your menu bar and lets you send files with only one click.

Your shared file split into parts, encrypt, and then upload to a random hub of your choice. It gives you a private share link that plays the role of a key. No one can access the file without this link. Unlike traditional centralized services, BlackHole doesn't know about who, whom, what, and where the file shared! That’s the reason we name it BlackHole

Here is where BlackHole shines:

Secure as Crypto Money. Blockchain ,plus industry-standard AES CBC with 256 bits key ,plus PKCS7 padding pattern.

Data streaming. No need to waste time on uploading progress, links are generated and shareable instantly, and receiver can also see how uploading goes!

Designed for everyday use. Press Command/Ctrl + B on any file or folder, you now have a private share link in your clipboard. Hold the Shift key while doing this, and add your defined password as extra protection. If you are a mouse guy, you can drag-n-drop one or more files at the same time into the BlackHole tray icon as an alternative way.

Transfer compression. With the smart compressor along with multipart upload, it can save up to 90% of transfer time.

BlackHole is available for Windows and Mac, and more is on the way. Also, to hold our security claim, we released the source as open to anyone. Take a look at it in GitHub link.
 
official website:  https://blackhole.run
 
github source code: https://github.com/blackholeorganization 
 
Q&A:
What is BlackHole How much does it cost
 
 BlackHole is a file transfer application built on top of blockchain for the new internet. You can share any super security file with ease and be sure the data is yours forever. You can use BlackHole for free, with no storage or bandwidth limit, but for files bigger than 512 MB, there is an upcoming PLUS plan. You can signup for PLUS plan news here.
 
 How is BlackHole for everyday use
 
No need to organize files before sending, select any number of file or folders then upload them right from where they are with Cmd+B (or Ctrl+B if you are on Windows). Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop a file on the tray icon.
 Why does decentralization matter
 

Centralization often means providers are gaining access to your data without you knowing or approving. Decentralization makes that impossible. Read more about it here.
Where are my uploaded files

BlackHole encrypt the files and then send them to a random hub in your chooses provider. It came with a free unlimited provider, thanks to Blockstack, but you can change it to your own if you want. No matter what provider you are using, all the files will be encrypted anyway.
How do you protect my personal information
 
BlackHole operates a transparent, secure system based on IPFS and the blockchain. No matter what provider you are using, BlackHole will always encrypt everything using ECIES and AES256. It can only be decrypted by the specific receiving user's private key. And the code base is an open source project hosted on GitHub. You can check it out here.
 
How can I transfer a file with password protection
 
Press Cmd+Shift+B (or Ctrl+Shift+B if you are on Windows) on any selected file, then BlackHole will pop up and be waiting for your password. Alternatively, you can hold shift and drag-and-drop a file on the tray icon. view all
 

 
BlackHole 1.0 , a platform for fast and private file transfer that works over blockchain technology.

As we keep hearing about data breach news of big companies like Dropbox or WhatsApp, it is harder for us to keep trusting them with our file and personal data, and it made us think about finding a better way. We think the best way to keep data secure is not having them in the first place. That’s why we choose the server-less solution, in other word, blockchain.

The most challenging part for us was designing a blockchain app that doesn't look like a blockchain app! We wanted to make the transition from centralized to decentralized solution as smoothly as possible. That is where Blockstack comes in to help us with a secure and decentralized authentication service, working on Bitcoin blockchain.

BlackHole is a fully native app – no clunky Node.js –; as a result, it has so much less system usage (10MB of ram!) and great user experience. Being native also provides multiple layers of encryption with excellent performance. BlackHole lives in your menu bar and lets you send files with only one click.

Your shared file split into parts, encrypt, and then upload to a random hub of your choice. It gives you a private share link that plays the role of a key. No one can access the file without this link. Unlike traditional centralized services, BlackHole doesn't know about who, whom, what, and where the file shared! That’s the reason we name it BlackHole

Here is where BlackHole shines:

Secure as Crypto Money. Blockchain ,plus industry-standard AES CBC with 256 bits key ,plus PKCS7 padding pattern.

Data streaming. No need to waste time on uploading progress, links are generated and shareable instantly, and receiver can also see how uploading goes!

Designed for everyday use. Press Command/Ctrl + B on any file or folder, you now have a private share link in your clipboard. Hold the Shift key while doing this, and add your defined password as extra protection. If you are a mouse guy, you can drag-n-drop one or more files at the same time into the BlackHole tray icon as an alternative way.

Transfer compression. With the smart compressor along with multipart upload, it can save up to 90% of transfer time.

BlackHole is available for Windows and Mac, and more is on the way. Also, to hold our security claim, we released the source as open to anyone. Take a look at it in GitHub link.
 
official website:  https://blackhole.run
 
github source code: https://github.com/blackholeorganization 
 
Q&A:
  • What is BlackHole How much does it cost

 
 BlackHole is a file transfer application built on top of blockchain for the new internet. You can share any super security file with ease and be sure the data is yours forever. You can use BlackHole for free, with no storage or bandwidth limit, but for files bigger than 512 MB, there is an upcoming PLUS plan. You can signup for PLUS plan news here.
 
  •  How is BlackHole for everyday use

 
No need to organize files before sending, select any number of file or folders then upload them right from where they are with Cmd+B (or Ctrl+B if you are on Windows). Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop a file on the tray icon.
  •  Why does decentralization matter

 

Centralization often means providers are gaining access to your data without you knowing or approving. Decentralization makes that impossible. Read more about it here.
  • Where are my uploaded files


BlackHole encrypt the files and then send them to a random hub in your chooses provider. It came with a free unlimited provider, thanks to Blockstack, but you can change it to your own if you want. No matter what provider you are using, all the files will be encrypted anyway.
  • How do you protect my personal information

 
BlackHole operates a transparent, secure system based on IPFS and the blockchain. No matter what provider you are using, BlackHole will always encrypt everything using ECIES and AES256. It can only be decrypted by the specific receiving user's private key. And the code base is an open source project hosted on GitHub. You can check it out here.
 
  • How can I transfer a file with password protection

 
Press Cmd+Shift+B (or Ctrl+Shift+B if you are on Windows) on any selected file, then BlackHole will pop up and be waiting for your password. Alternatively, you can hold shift and drag-and-drop a file on the tray icon.
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Forms.id is a simple, privacy-focused alternative to tools like Google Forms and Typeform.

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 430 views • 2019-06-23 22:46 • data from similar tags

 
 
 
 
 
 
Forms.id is a simple, privacy-focused alternative to tools like Google Forms and Typeform. Users no longer have to risk sharing their data with a centralized service and can ensure that the privacy of both the creator and the respondent is upheld.
 
Forms.id was built because owner was displeased with the business model of large software organizations : the sale of private, user data. Every piece of data that passes through Google's tools is a piece of data that can be sold or used to control and/or affect your attention. It is time for users to regain control of their data by using software that values them. Forms.id is powered by Blockstack, a technology stack that assists in just that. The tool allows users to create simple forms and surveys that can be shared with a simple link. All responses are encrypted and only the owner of the form can decrypt and view the data. Data can currently be exported to an Excel file.
 
 
official website:  https://forms.id/
 
 
Is this your app or product? Claim it now. view all



 
 
 
 
 
 
Forms.id is a simple, privacy-focused alternative to tools like Google Forms and Typeform. Users no longer have to risk sharing their data with a centralized service and can ensure that the privacy of both the creator and the respondent is upheld.
 
Forms.id was built because owner was displeased with the business model of large software organizations : the sale of private, user data. Every piece of data that passes through Google's tools is a piece of data that can be sold or used to control and/or affect your attention. It is time for users to regain control of their data by using software that values them. Forms.id is powered by Blockstack, a technology stack that assists in just that. The tool allows users to create simple forms and surveys that can be shared with a simple link. All responses are encrypted and only the owner of the form can decrypt and view the data. Data can currently be exported to an Excel file.
 
 
official website:  https://forms.id/
 
 
Is this your app or product? Claim it now.
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Blockusign- Secure Document Signing & Verification Powered by Blockchain

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 341 views • 2019-06-24 14:56 • data from similar tags

 

 
 
New Features:

(1) Import pdf's from Graphite Docs
(2) Save Digital Signatures to the Blockchain
(3) Verify signature on chain (Proof of Document Signing).
 
Blockusign official website:  https://blockusign.co
github :  https://github.com/ntheile/blockusign
 
how to use Blockusign? we have video tutorial now !
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
  view all
 

 
 
New Features:

(1) Import pdf's from Graphite Docs
(2) Save Digital Signatures to the Blockchain
(3) Verify signature on chain (Proof of Document Signing).
 
Blockusign official website:  https://blockusign.co
github https://github.com/ntheile/blockusign
 
how to use Blockusign? we have video tutorial now !
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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Graphite Publishing is a decentralized blogging platform with full site design in addition to authoring tools.

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 344 views • 2019-06-24 00:03 • data from similar tags

 
 
 
 
What the  founder said:


My name is Justin Hunter and I'm the creator of Graphite Publishing. This app was a fun little side project that extended from my main work as the founder of Graphite, a decentralized and encrypted productivity suite.

I've told this story a million times, but it's always worth telling again , I did not grow up wanting to be a developer. I grew up wanting to be a writer. I started blogging when I was young, wrote short fiction, wrote novels. I received my MFA in creative writing. And about the time I was finishing my graduate program, I started worrying about where I was storing my writing (Google Docs at the time). So I set out to build a system where I could experience the same convenience as Google Docs, but know that I actually owned my data, not Google. Graphite Publishing is an extension of that same desire.

Sure, you can self-host a WordPress or Ghost blog, but in the end, you are still relying on the security of the hosting provider you choose. If there is a breach, you in-progress content (whether you ever intended to publish it or not) would be available to the world. With Graphite Publishing, your in-progress content is encrypted with encryption keys that you, and you alone, own. You can choose to use the free, default storage or you can connect your own storage hub for your content. In either case, if the hub you are using is ever breached, you in-progress content is still secure because it's encrypted and only you can decrypt it.

Ok, enough about that! Let's talk features. Here's what you get with Graphite Publishing:

 
Rich text editor for your blog posts (with full HTML editing if you want to get fancy with your designs)Focus mode allows you to enter a full-screen view with no toolbar and just your wordsNight mode gives you a dark background for those nights of peacefully writingAn HTML editor for designing your site and your blog posts for a truly custom experienceEncryption of everything until you publish it and say the world can see itCustom back-end branding including your account name or logo instead of a Graphite Publishing logoDecentralized identity anchored to the bitcoin blockchain (but don't worry, it's not complex and happens behind the scenes)True ownership of your content (like owning a house instead of renting)

This is still very much a beta product, but I hope you'll give it a shot and provide feedback. There are sure to be bugs and there is a lot on the roadmap including:
 
Team publicationsCustom domainsIntegrations (both inbound and out)
 
 
Graphite Publishing official website:      https://publishing.graphitedocs.com/
github :     https://github.com/Graphite-Do ... shing view all

 
 
 
 
What the  founder said:


My name is Justin Hunter and I'm the creator of Graphite Publishing. This app was a fun little side project that extended from my main work as the founder of Graphite, a decentralized and encrypted productivity suite.

I've told this story a million times, but it's always worth telling again , I did not grow up wanting to be a developer. I grew up wanting to be a writer. I started blogging when I was young, wrote short fiction, wrote novels. I received my MFA in creative writing. And about the time I was finishing my graduate program, I started worrying about where I was storing my writing (Google Docs at the time). So I set out to build a system where I could experience the same convenience as Google Docs, but know that I actually owned my data, not Google. Graphite Publishing is an extension of that same desire.

Sure, you can self-host a WordPress or Ghost blog, but in the end, you are still relying on the security of the hosting provider you choose. If there is a breach, you in-progress content (whether you ever intended to publish it or not) would be available to the world. With Graphite Publishing, your in-progress content is encrypted with encryption keys that you, and you alone, own. You can choose to use the free, default storage or you can connect your own storage hub for your content. In either case, if the hub you are using is ever breached, you in-progress content is still secure because it's encrypted and only you can decrypt it.

Ok, enough about that! Let's talk features. Here's what you get with Graphite Publishing:

 
  • Rich text editor for your blog posts (with full HTML editing if you want to get fancy with your designs)
  • Focus mode allows you to enter a full-screen view with no toolbar and just your words
  • Night mode gives you a dark background for those nights of peacefully writing
  • An HTML editor for designing your site and your blog posts for a truly custom experience
  • Encryption of everything until you publish it and say the world can see it
  • Custom back-end branding including your account name or logo instead of a Graphite Publishing logo
  • Decentralized identity anchored to the bitcoin blockchain (but don't worry, it's not complex and happens behind the scenes)
  • True ownership of your content (like owning a house instead of renting)


This is still very much a beta product, but I hope you'll give it a shot and provide feedback. There are sure to be bugs and there is a lot on the roadmap including:
 
  • Team publications
  • Custom domains
  • Integrations (both inbound and out)

 
 
Graphite Publishing official website:      https://publishing.graphitedocs.com/
github :     https://github.com/Graphite-Do ... shing
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Blockvault - Decentralized password manager for teams on Blockstack

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 401 views • 2019-06-23 23:53 • data from similar tags

 

 
 
 
What the  founder said:


You're now wondering what makes BLOCKVAULT different from all the other password managers?

The short answer is: it's enhanced by the power of Blockstack.


Blockstack is a suit of tools to build DApps that offers 3 major advantages: Authentication, Encryption and Distributed Storage. On the Blockstack ecosystem users keep a single universal identity (a combination of username and key) registered directly on Bitcoin’s blockchain. All data associated with that identity stays with it, this means applications or central authorities do not keep or control access to your data. On top of that, users decide where to store their data and which applications can read or write to your.




This makes BLOCKVAULT:
Secure: the app runs exclusively on your device (client-side). There are no central servers that can be hacked or breached.Decentralized: you control where your data is hosted. We do not store or replicate user data.Encrypted: your data is end-to-end encrypted with keys that only you hold.Shareable: be sure that only you and your teammates have access to your passwords and logins.


Give it a try and fire away any questions you may have in the comments.
 
Blockvault official website:  https://blockvault.site/ view all
 

 
 
 
What the  founder said:


You're now wondering what makes BLOCKVAULT different from all the other password managers?

The short answer is: it's enhanced by the power of Blockstack.


Blockstack is a suit of tools to build DApps that offers 3 major advantages: Authentication, Encryption and Distributed Storage. On the Blockstack ecosystem users keep a single universal identity (a combination of username and key) registered directly on Bitcoin’s blockchain. All data associated with that identity stays with it, this means applications or central authorities do not keep or control access to your data. On top of that, users decide where to store their data and which applications can read or write to your.




This makes BLOCKVAULT:
  • Secure: the app runs exclusively on your device (client-side). There are no central servers that can be hacked or breached.
  • Decentralized: you control where your data is hosted. We do not store or replicate user data.
  • Encrypted: your data is end-to-end encrypted with keys that only you hold.
  • Shareable: be sure that only you and your teammates have access to your passwords and logins.



Give it a try and fire away any questions you may have in the comments.
 
Blockvault official website:  https://blockvault.site/
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Encrypt My Photos-End-to-End Encrypted Photo Storage

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 316 views • 2019-06-23 23:21 • data from similar tags

 

 
 
 
 
 
Encrypt My Photos official website: https://encryptmyphotos.com/
github: https://github.com/Pierre-Gilles/encryptmyphotos
 
 
Key Features

Drag & Drop your pictures to upload them
End-To-End Encryption thanks to Blockstack technology
Delete all files if you want to reset your account


Stack

Encrypt My Photos is fully open-source and use open-source dependencies:

Blockstack for authentication and storage.
Preact as front-end library. It's a tiny version of React with the same API.
Preact-router for app routing.
immutability-helper to mutate a copy of data without changing the original source




FAQ
 
What is Encrypt My Photos

Encrypt my Photos is an app which allows you to store pictures in the cloud (like Google Photos), but in a privacy-friendly and decentralized way thanks to Blockstack technology.
 
Can I delete my data

Yes. If you wish to start again and clean your account, you can wipe all pictures stored.
 
How much storage can I use

We use Blockstack Gaia storage to store files, so there is no limit in the amount of pictures you can upload. It's unlimited!
 
Is it really free

Yes! Encrypt My Photos is sponsored by Blockstack App Mining challenge, therefore we don't charge our user and the app remains free to use!
 
Why do I need to create a Blockstack account

As we use Blockstack technology to store pictures, you need to create an account on their platform to use Gaia storage. You can read more on their website about how their technology works.
 
What is different from Google Photos or other alternative

Both products allows users to store pictures online, but our technology is completely different. We respect the privacy of our users by encrypting their picture before storing them online. It means that if you store pictures in our app, you and only you will be able to see them. We won't even know that you are storing pictures on our platform, because we don't have any centralized database. view all

 

 
 
 
 
 
Encrypt My Photos official website: https://encryptmyphotos.com/
github: https://github.com/Pierre-Gilles/encryptmyphotos
 
 
Key Features

Drag & Drop your pictures to upload them
End-To-End Encryption thanks to Blockstack technology
Delete all files if you want to reset your account


Stack

Encrypt My Photos is fully open-source and use open-source dependencies:

Blockstack for authentication and storage.
Preact as front-end library. It's a tiny version of React with the same API.
Preact-router for app routing.
immutability-helper to mutate a copy of data without changing the original source




FAQ
 
  • What is Encrypt My Photos


Encrypt my Photos is an app which allows you to store pictures in the cloud (like Google Photos), but in a privacy-friendly and decentralized way thanks to Blockstack technology.
 
  • Can I delete my data


Yes. If you wish to start again and clean your account, you can wipe all pictures stored.
 
  • How much storage can I use


We use Blockstack Gaia storage to store files, so there is no limit in the amount of pictures you can upload. It's unlimited!
 
  • Is it really free


Yes! Encrypt My Photos is sponsored by Blockstack App Mining challenge, therefore we don't charge our user and the app remains free to use!
 
  • Why do I need to create a Blockstack account


As we use Blockstack technology to store pictures, you need to create an account on their platform to use Gaia storage. You can read more on their website about how their technology works.
 
  • What is different from Google Photos or other alternative


Both products allows users to store pictures online, but our technology is completely different. We respect the privacy of our users by encrypting their picture before storing them online. It means that if you store pictures in our app, you and only you will be able to see them. We won't even know that you are storing pictures on our platform, because we don't have any centralized database.
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Sigle -A beautiful, decentralized and open source blog maker

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 382 views • 2019-06-23 23:14 • data from similar tags

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Sigle is free to use and open source, it allows you to create beautiful and decentralized blogs. We built it with blockstack so it means that you own your data, we only rely on Gaia for the storage so you can decide to use the default blocktack storage or run your own storage (S3, Dropbox and more).

When you create a draft the story is private, it means that only you can decrypt it and other people can't see it. If you decide to publish it will be stored decrypted so you can share the link and everybody will be able to see it!

A lot of new features are coming in the next weeks :

- New themes
- Improved experience
- More settings
- SEO
- And more!


Since it's an open source project if you want to propose a new feature or report a bug feel free to open an issue on our github
 
Sigle official website: https://www.sigle.io/
github: https://github.com/pradel/sigle
 
 
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Sigle is free to use and open source, it allows you to create beautiful and decentralized blogs. We built it with blockstack so it means that you own your data, we only rely on Gaia for the storage so you can decide to use the default blocktack storage or run your own storage (S3, Dropbox and more).

When you create a draft the story is private, it means that only you can decrypt it and other people can't see it. If you decide to publish it will be stored decrypted so you can share the link and everybody will be able to see it!

A lot of new features are coming in the next weeks :

- New themes
- Improved experience
- More settings
- SEO
- And more!


Since it's an open source project if you want to propose a new feature or report a bug feel free to open an issue on our github
 
Sigle official website: https://www.sigle.io/
github: https://github.com/pradel/sigle
 
 
 
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Lannister- Encrypted personal wealth manager and financial planner

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 296 views • 2019-06-23 23:09 • data from similar tags

 


 
 
 
Here are the founder said: what Lannister is and why we built it.
 
Inspiration

We started building Lannister because we needed a way to keep track of our holdings both in crypto and fiat (banks, deposits, savings, etc). It was also fundamental to have security and privacy in mind. No central server that could compromise our identity and financial data.
 
What it does

Lannister allows anyone to keep track of their holdings, follow its progress and easily analyze their distribution. It's simple to use for anyone who wants to take control of their financial life.
 
Unique features

Convenient: crypto and fiat, all-in-one place (supporting now 12 fiat and 2 crypto currencies with more to come)

Secure: runs locally on your phone, supports biometric access, optionally syncs with secure end-to-end encryption and decentralized storage via Blockstack infrastructure

Open: completely open-source (https://github.com/lannister-cap...)
 
Platforms

We're building Lannister for iOS and web, though only iOS is available at the moment. Both platforms will be able to sync information via Blockstack's infrastructure and keep information securely stored.

Android is also coming in the next months.

 
Future plans
 
Besides releasing a web version, here's a list of some of the features we're planning:

- Predictions
- Retrospective analysis
- Financial goals and recommendations

Take a look at our roadmap to know more about these: https://github.com/orgs/lanniste...
 
Syncing with Blockstack. Why

Blockstack offers a suite of tools that allows users to have a single universal identity (a combination of username and key) registered directly on Bitcoin’s blockchain. All data associated with that identity stays with it, meaning applications or central authorities do not keep or control access to their data. All files on Blockstack are stored encrypted with users identity key. Data is end-to-end encrypted with this key that only the user holds and therefore it is impossible to decrypt the information stored in each file.
 
Final considerations:


We believe that users should have each day more control over their identity and data. In traditional applications the information and authentication system is closed behind companies’ servers. Today, we're beginning to have a set of tools at our disposal that makes it possible for users to still access their data anywhere without compromising their privacy and security.

With Lannister we're providing a way for users to access and manage all their financial data, in a platform they can trust, that is open-source and secure.


Give it a try and fire away any questions you may have in the comments.
 
 Lannister official website: https://lannister.capital/
github :  https://github.com/lannister-capital
 
 
 
 
 
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Here are the founder said: what Lannister is and why we built it.
 
  • Inspiration


We started building Lannister because we needed a way to keep track of our holdings both in crypto and fiat (banks, deposits, savings, etc). It was also fundamental to have security and privacy in mind. No central server that could compromise our identity and financial data.
 
  • What it does


Lannister allows anyone to keep track of their holdings, follow its progress and easily analyze their distribution. It's simple to use for anyone who wants to take control of their financial life.
 
  • Unique features


Convenient: crypto and fiat, all-in-one place (supporting now 12 fiat and 2 crypto currencies with more to come)

Secure: runs locally on your phone, supports biometric access, optionally syncs with secure end-to-end encryption and decentralized storage via Blockstack infrastructure

Open: completely open-source (https://github.com/lannister-cap...)
 
  • Platforms


We're building Lannister for iOS and web, though only iOS is available at the moment. Both platforms will be able to sync information via Blockstack's infrastructure and keep information securely stored.

Android is also coming in the next months.

 
  • Future plans

 
Besides releasing a web version, here's a list of some of the features we're planning:

- Predictions
- Retrospective analysis
- Financial goals and recommendations

Take a look at our roadmap to know more about these: https://github.com/orgs/lanniste...
 
  • Syncing with Blockstack. Why


Blockstack offers a suite of tools that allows users to have a single universal identity (a combination of username and key) registered directly on Bitcoin’s blockchain. All data associated with that identity stays with it, meaning applications or central authorities do not keep or control access to their data. All files on Blockstack are stored encrypted with users identity key. Data is end-to-end encrypted with this key that only the user holds and therefore it is impossible to decrypt the information stored in each file.
 
  • Final considerations:



We believe that users should have each day more control over their identity and data. In traditional applications the information and authentication system is closed behind companies’ servers. Today, we're beginning to have a set of tools at our disposal that makes it possible for users to still access their data anywhere without compromising their privacy and security.

With Lannister we're providing a way for users to access and manage all their financial data, in a platform they can trust, that is open-source and secure.


Give it a try and fire away any questions you may have in the comments.
 
 Lannister official website: https://lannister.capital/
github :  https://github.com/lannister-capital
 
 
 
 
 
 
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BlackHole File Transfer- faster than dropbox! Blockchain-based file transfer. Designed for everyday use.

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 426 views • 2019-06-23 22:54 • data from similar tags

 

 
BlackHole 1.0 , a platform for fast and private file transfer that works over blockchain technology.

As we keep hearing about data breach news of big companies like Dropbox or WhatsApp, it is harder for us to keep trusting them with our file and personal data, and it made us think about finding a better way. We think the best way to keep data secure is not having them in the first place. That’s why we choose the server-less solution, in other word, blockchain.

The most challenging part for us was designing a blockchain app that doesn't look like a blockchain app! We wanted to make the transition from centralized to decentralized solution as smoothly as possible. That is where Blockstack comes in to help us with a secure and decentralized authentication service, working on Bitcoin blockchain.

BlackHole is a fully native app – no clunky Node.js –; as a result, it has so much less system usage (10MB of ram!) and great user experience. Being native also provides multiple layers of encryption with excellent performance. BlackHole lives in your menu bar and lets you send files with only one click.

Your shared file split into parts, encrypt, and then upload to a random hub of your choice. It gives you a private share link that plays the role of a key. No one can access the file without this link. Unlike traditional centralized services, BlackHole doesn't know about who, whom, what, and where the file shared! That’s the reason we name it BlackHole

Here is where BlackHole shines:

Secure as Crypto Money. Blockchain ,plus industry-standard AES CBC with 256 bits key ,plus PKCS7 padding pattern.

Data streaming. No need to waste time on uploading progress, links are generated and shareable instantly, and receiver can also see how uploading goes!

Designed for everyday use. Press Command/Ctrl + B on any file or folder, you now have a private share link in your clipboard. Hold the Shift key while doing this, and add your defined password as extra protection. If you are a mouse guy, you can drag-n-drop one or more files at the same time into the BlackHole tray icon as an alternative way.

Transfer compression. With the smart compressor along with multipart upload, it can save up to 90% of transfer time.

BlackHole is available for Windows and Mac, and more is on the way. Also, to hold our security claim, we released the source as open to anyone. Take a look at it in GitHub link.
 
official website:  https://blackhole.run
 
github source code: https://github.com/blackholeorganization 
 
Q&A:
What is BlackHole How much does it cost
 
 BlackHole is a file transfer application built on top of blockchain for the new internet. You can share any super security file with ease and be sure the data is yours forever. You can use BlackHole for free, with no storage or bandwidth limit, but for files bigger than 512 MB, there is an upcoming PLUS plan. You can signup for PLUS plan news here.
 
 How is BlackHole for everyday use
 
No need to organize files before sending, select any number of file or folders then upload them right from where they are with Cmd+B (or Ctrl+B if you are on Windows). Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop a file on the tray icon.
 Why does decentralization matter
 

Centralization often means providers are gaining access to your data without you knowing or approving. Decentralization makes that impossible. Read more about it here.
Where are my uploaded files

BlackHole encrypt the files and then send them to a random hub in your chooses provider. It came with a free unlimited provider, thanks to Blockstack, but you can change it to your own if you want. No matter what provider you are using, all the files will be encrypted anyway.
How do you protect my personal information
 
BlackHole operates a transparent, secure system based on IPFS and the blockchain. No matter what provider you are using, BlackHole will always encrypt everything using ECIES and AES256. It can only be decrypted by the specific receiving user's private key. And the code base is an open source project hosted on GitHub. You can check it out here.
 
How can I transfer a file with password protection
 
Press Cmd+Shift+B (or Ctrl+Shift+B if you are on Windows) on any selected file, then BlackHole will pop up and be waiting for your password. Alternatively, you can hold shift and drag-and-drop a file on the tray icon. view all
 

 
BlackHole 1.0 , a platform for fast and private file transfer that works over blockchain technology.

As we keep hearing about data breach news of big companies like Dropbox or WhatsApp, it is harder for us to keep trusting them with our file and personal data, and it made us think about finding a better way. We think the best way to keep data secure is not having them in the first place. That’s why we choose the server-less solution, in other word, blockchain.

The most challenging part for us was designing a blockchain app that doesn't look like a blockchain app! We wanted to make the transition from centralized to decentralized solution as smoothly as possible. That is where Blockstack comes in to help us with a secure and decentralized authentication service, working on Bitcoin blockchain.

BlackHole is a fully native app – no clunky Node.js –; as a result, it has so much less system usage (10MB of ram!) and great user experience. Being native also provides multiple layers of encryption with excellent performance. BlackHole lives in your menu bar and lets you send files with only one click.

Your shared file split into parts, encrypt, and then upload to a random hub of your choice. It gives you a private share link that plays the role of a key. No one can access the file without this link. Unlike traditional centralized services, BlackHole doesn't know about who, whom, what, and where the file shared! That’s the reason we name it BlackHole

Here is where BlackHole shines:

Secure as Crypto Money. Blockchain ,plus industry-standard AES CBC with 256 bits key ,plus PKCS7 padding pattern.

Data streaming. No need to waste time on uploading progress, links are generated and shareable instantly, and receiver can also see how uploading goes!

Designed for everyday use. Press Command/Ctrl + B on any file or folder, you now have a private share link in your clipboard. Hold the Shift key while doing this, and add your defined password as extra protection. If you are a mouse guy, you can drag-n-drop one or more files at the same time into the BlackHole tray icon as an alternative way.

Transfer compression. With the smart compressor along with multipart upload, it can save up to 90% of transfer time.

BlackHole is available for Windows and Mac, and more is on the way. Also, to hold our security claim, we released the source as open to anyone. Take a look at it in GitHub link.
 
official website:  https://blackhole.run
 
github source code: https://github.com/blackholeorganization 
 
Q&A:
  • What is BlackHole How much does it cost

 
 BlackHole is a file transfer application built on top of blockchain for the new internet. You can share any super security file with ease and be sure the data is yours forever. You can use BlackHole for free, with no storage or bandwidth limit, but for files bigger than 512 MB, there is an upcoming PLUS plan. You can signup for PLUS plan news here.
 
  •  How is BlackHole for everyday use

 
No need to organize files before sending, select any number of file or folders then upload them right from where they are with Cmd+B (or Ctrl+B if you are on Windows). Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop a file on the tray icon.
  •  Why does decentralization matter

 

Centralization often means providers are gaining access to your data without you knowing or approving. Decentralization makes that impossible. Read more about it here.
  • Where are my uploaded files


BlackHole encrypt the files and then send them to a random hub in your chooses provider. It came with a free unlimited provider, thanks to Blockstack, but you can change it to your own if you want. No matter what provider you are using, all the files will be encrypted anyway.
  • How do you protect my personal information

 
BlackHole operates a transparent, secure system based on IPFS and the blockchain. No matter what provider you are using, BlackHole will always encrypt everything using ECIES and AES256. It can only be decrypted by the specific receiving user's private key. And the code base is an open source project hosted on GitHub. You can check it out here.
 
  • How can I transfer a file with password protection

 
Press Cmd+Shift+B (or Ctrl+Shift+B if you are on Windows) on any selected file, then BlackHole will pop up and be waiting for your password. Alternatively, you can hold shift and drag-and-drop a file on the tray icon.
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Forms.id is a simple, privacy-focused alternative to tools like Google Forms and Typeform.

Othersblockstack app store posted the article • 0 comments • 430 views • 2019-06-23 22:46 • data from similar tags

 
 
 
 
 
 
Forms.id is a simple, privacy-focused alternative to tools like Google Forms and Typeform. Users no longer have to risk sharing their data with a centralized service and can ensure that the privacy of both the creator and the respondent is upheld.
 
Forms.id was built because owner was displeased with the business model of large software organizations : the sale of private, user data. Every piece of data that passes through Google's tools is a piece of data that can be sold or used to control and/or affect your attention. It is time for users to regain control of their data by using software that values them. Forms.id is powered by Blockstack, a technology stack that assists in just that. The tool allows users to create simple forms and surveys that can be shared with a simple link. All responses are encrypted and only the owner of the form can decrypt and view the data. Data can currently be exported to an Excel file.
 
 
official website:  https://forms.id/
 
 
Is this your app or product? Claim it now. view all



 
 
 
 
 
 
Forms.id is a simple, privacy-focused alternative to tools like Google Forms and Typeform. Users no longer have to risk sharing their data with a centralized service and can ensure that the privacy of both the creator and the respondent is upheld.
 
Forms.id was built because owner was displeased with the business model of large software organizations : the sale of private, user data. Every piece of data that passes through Google's tools is a piece of data that can be sold or used to control and/or affect your attention. It is time for users to regain control of their data by using software that values them. Forms.id is powered by Blockstack, a technology stack that assists in just that. The tool allows users to create simple forms and surveys that can be shared with a simple link. All responses are encrypted and only the owner of the form can decrypt and view the data. Data can currently be exported to an Excel file.
 
 
official website:  https://forms.id/
 
 
Is this your app or product? Claim it now.
      Blockstack is a full-stack decentralized computing protocol that enables a new generation of applications where developers and users can interact fairly and securely while curing the ills of centralized Internet design. Blockstack builds protocols and developer tools designed to enable a fair and open Internet that returns digital rights to developers and consumers. 
 
 
  • Blockstack Technical FAQ





This document lists frequently-asked questions and answers to technical questions about Blockstack.

If you are new to Blockstack, you should read the non-technical FAQ first.

If you have a technical question that gets frequently asked on the forum or Slack, feel free to send a pull-request with the question and answer.


 
  • Who should build on Blockstack





Everyone! But more seriously, if you are building an application in JavaScript that requires sign-in and storage you should look at using Blockstack. The APIs we provide are not only decentralized (No dependency on Google, Facebook, or other OAuth provider) but easier to use than traditional OAuth. Also you no longer have to maintain and secure databases with all your user information. That data is stored securely with the people who created it.


 
  • What is a "serverless" app





The application itself should not run application-specific functionality on a server. All of its functionality should run on end-points. However, the application may use non-app-specific servers with the caveat that they must not be part of the trusted computing base. This is the case with storage systems like Amazon S3 and Dropbox, for example, because Blockstack's data is signed and verified end-to-end (so the storage systems are not trusted to serve data). Serverless can also mean applications where some amount of server-side logic is still written by the application developer but unlike traditional architectures is run in stateless compute containers that are event-triggered, ephemeral (may only last for one invocation)


 
  • How are Blockstack domains different from normal DNS domains





Blockstack domains are not registered on the traditional DNS run by an organized called ICANN. Instead they're registered on a blockchain in a fully decentralized way. This means that Blockstack domains are truly owned by their owners and cannot be taken away. All Blockstack domains have public keys by default (public keys are required to own the domains), unlike the traditional DNS where a small fraction of domains get the (optional) public key certificates.


 
  • What is a virtual chain





Blockstack is designed around a "virtual chain" concept, where nodes only need to reach consensus on the shared "virtual chain" they're interested in. Virtual chains do not interact with one another, and a single blockchain can host many virtual chains. These virtual chains can live in any blockchain for which there exists a driver, and virtual chain clients only need to execute their virtual chain transactions (i.e. Blockstack only processes Blockstack virtual chain transactions).


 
  • What is Blockstack Core and who is working on it





Blockstack Core is the reference implementation of the Blockstack protocol described in our white paper. It consists of a couple of parts:

Virtualchain implementation: This is a python library that parses the underlying blockchain (Bitcoin) and builds the state of the Blockstack DNS.
Blockstack Core: Uses the Virtualchain to build the DNS state and comes to a consensus on that state in a peer network (Atlas).
Blockstack API: Indexes the data stored by Blockstack Core and makes it available in a performant way to applications.

The project is open-source and anyone can contribute! The major contributors are mostly employees of Blockstack PBC. You can see the full list of contributors here: https://github.com/blockstack/ ... utors





 
  • How is Blockstack different from Ethereum for building decentralized apps





You can think of Ethereum as a "heavy" blockchain that does everything for you. All the complexity is handled on-chain, computations are run there, and all scalability and security concerns need to be handled at the blockchain level. It amounts to a "mainframe" that runs all the applications in the ecosystem.

Blockstack puts minimal logic into a blockchain and handles scalability outside of the blockchain by re-using existing internet infrastructure. Our architectural design mirrors how computing has developed; moving from mainframes to smaller networked entities.

Read more about the differences between Blockstack and Ethereum dapps in the following forum post: https://forum.blockstack.org/t ... 781/2


 
  • Can Blockstack only run on Bitcoin





The model we're currently exploring is where Blockstack can process multiple blockchains to construct the global state where each namespace is tied to a single blockchain. Meaning that say the .id namespace is defined to run on Bitcoin and a .eth namespace is defined to run on Ethereum. Blockstack can process transactions from both blockchains and update the state of namespaces, but the consistency of any given namespace depends only on the underlying blockchain it was defined on.



 
  • Does Blockstack use a DHT (Distributed Hash Table)





It does not, as of November 2016. It uses a much more reliable system called the Atlas Network. Details here: https://blog.blockstack.org/bl ... lthdw



 
  • Can the Blockstack network fork




Yes, the Blockstack network can fork if the underlying blockchain encounters a deep fork. In this case, blockstack nodes on either side of the fork will diverge from one another.

We have yet to encounter a deep fork. If this does happen, then Blockstack will use the virtualchain state on the majority fork once the fork resolves.

We also hard fork the network once a year to make protocol breaking changes and upgrade the network. The last one of these happened on block 488500 on the bitcoin blockchain. There are more details about the fork in this forum post: https://forum.blockstack.org/t ... /1618





 
  • How is the Blockstack network upgraded over time What parties need to agree on an upgrade





We're working on an on-chain voting strategy similar to how mining works, where anyone can cast a vote proportional to the amount of Bitcoin burned. Similar to how Bitcoin upgrades, a new feature will activate if a certain threshold (e.g. 80%) of votes consistently request its adoption over a given time interval (e.g. a couple weeks).

Until then, we will publicly announce the availability of new software, with the promise that each release will bring highly-desired features to make upgrading worth the users' whiles.


 
  • Who gets the registration fees for name registrations





With the current design, names are purchased by paying tribute with Bitcoin mining fees.


 
  • Where are the current core developers based What are the requirements for being a core developer




Most of the core developers work in NYC and Hong Kong. Developers who've contributed to the core open-source software over a long enough time period, by default, get included in the list of core developers. There is no formal process for being part of this informal list. Core developers, generally, have the ability to write high-quality code, understand distributed systems and applied crypto, and share a vision of building a truly decentralized internet and are dedicated to that cause.



I heard some companies working on Blockstack have raised venture capital, how does that impact the project?


Blockstack, like Linux, is an open-source project with a GPLv3 license for the core technology. Just like different companies build apps and services on top of Linux and have different individual business models, there are companies who're building apps & services for Blockstack on top of the core open-source technology and these companies have various business models and funding sources respectively. Having more venture-backed companies join the ecosystem for a decentralized internet is a good thing for everyone participating in the ecosystem including users and developers.

 
  • Where is my data stored and how do I control who access it




You control where your data is stored (you could run your own server, or use your own cloud storage - Dropbox, Amazon S3, and keep backups across all). You then use those places as locations pointed to by the URLs in your Blockstack ID's zone file.


 
  • Why should I trust the information, like name ownership or public key mappings, read from Blockstack





Blockstack records are extremely hard to tamper with. This is because the bindings for name ownership (names on Blockstack are owned by public keys) are announced in a proof-of-work blockchain (Bitcoin) and to change these binding an attacker will need to come up with a blockchain with more proof-of-work than the current Bitcoin blockchain but with a different history. Bitcoin's current hash rate makes this task almost impossible for non-state actors.


 
  • Can anyone register a TLD








Yes, anyone can register a TLD. If a TLD has not been registered already and you're willing to pay the registration fee for it, you can go ahead and register that TLD. There is no centralized party that can stop you from registering a TLD.

What programming language can I use to build these apps?


To make apps that run in the web browser using Blockstack, you can use JavaScript and any of the same web frameworks or libraries you use today such as React, AngularJs, Vue.js or jQuery. The Blockstack Core is implementated in Python, but you can use any language you like for native apps as long as you are able to consume a JSON REST API.
 
 
  • Do I need to run a full Blockstack node to use Blockstack



You don't, but its very easy to.

To reduce the overhead involved in getting started we maintain a fleet of Blockstack Core nodes that your Blockstack applications connect to by default. If you want to run your own we provide detailed instructions on our install page. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to spin up your full node!


 
  • What is the capacity per block for registrations using Blockstack








Initial registrations can be done at an order of hundreds per block and once an identity is registered you can do “unlimited” updates to the data because that is off-chain. We’re also working on a more scalable solution where a very large number of identities can be registered but that’s not live yet and is in the pipeline as a rough benchmark. in summer 2015, Blockstack did 30,000+ identity registrations in a matter of few days live on the blockchain and Blockstack was actually throttling its servers and not taking up more than 100-200 transactions per block. It could’ve easily taken up more transactions without impacting the network.


 
  • What language is the Blockstack software written in





Python 2 and Node.js


 
  • What incentives are there to run a Blockstack node





Running a Blockstack node keeps you secure by ensuring that your app gets the right names and public keys. It's not expensive; it takes as much resources as a Chrome tab.


 
  • Can Blockstack apps scale, given that Blockstack uses blockchains which don't scale that well


Yes. Blockstack only uses the blockchain for name registration. Everything else happens off-chain, so apps work just as fast as they do on the Web.




 
  • What if the current companies and developers working on Blockstack disappear, would the network keep running





Yes, the Blockstack network will keep running. All of Blockstack's code is open-source and anyone can deploy Blockstack nodes or maintain the code. Further, Blockstack nodes don't need to coordinate with each other to function. Any node that a user deploys can function correctly independently.
 
  • Where does Blockstack keep my app data





As a Blockstack user, you can choose exactly where your data gets stored. Blockstack uses a decentralized storage system called Gaia to host your data. Gaia is different from other storage systems because it lets you securely host your data wherever you want---in cloud storage providers, on your personal server, or in another decentralized storage system like BitTorrent or IPFS.

When you register, you are given a default Gaia hub that replicates your data to a bucket in Microsoft Azure. However, you can configure and deploy your own Gaia hub and have Blockstack store your data there instead.

The [Blockstack Naming Service]({{ site.baseurl }}/core/naming/introduction.html) and the [Atlas network]({{ site.baseurl }}/core/atlas/overview.html) work together to help other users discover your app-specific public data, given your Blockstack ID.



 
  • What is a Blockstack Subdomain





This is also a Blockstack ID, and can be used for all the things a Blockstack ID can be used for. The only difference is that they have the format foo.bar.baz instead of bar.baz. For example, jude.personal.id is a Blockstack ID, and is a subdomain of personal.id.

Subdomains are first-class Blockstack IDs---they can be used for all the same things that an on-chain Blockstack ID can be used for, and they have all of the same safety properties. They are globally unique, they are strongly owned by a private key, and they are human-readable.

Subdomains are considerably cheaper than Blockstack IDs, since hundreds of them can be registered with a single transaction. The [BNS documentation]({{ site.baseurl }}/core/naming/introduction.html) describes them in detail.

Subdomains provide a fast, inexpensive way to onboard many users at once.





 
  • Can I get a Blockstack ID without spending Bitcoin





Blockstack subdomains can be obtained without spending Bitcoin by asking a subdomain registrar to create one for you.


 
  • Is there a Blockstack name explorer


Yes! It's at https://explorer.blockstack.org