Blockstack – Developer Tutorial: Micro-blogging App Using Multi-Player Storage

Welcome to the Stack CafeTM — We recently read about a new tool for developers (a developer Alpha launch) that was presented today on Blockstack re: Multi-Player StorageThe team at Blockstack believes that multi-player storage is the next logical step in the evolution of the Blockstack ecosystem.  The first two seminal steps involved:

  • Blockstack Auth, which provided you with a single-sign on you could use with apps to privately access them without any 3rd parties involved
  • Single-Player Storage, which gave you the ability to store all of your app data privately.(e.g., managing your own private token portfolio app).

Multi-Player Storage will provide the Blockstack Browser user the ability to not only own and control access to the user’s own data, but will also give the user the ability to share the user’s data with the user’s friends without the need for a third party.  Remember, it is the user’s (your) data, and the user (you) and only the user (you) should determine the fate of the data created by the user (you).

Blockstack has provided some helpful items for the developer community as shown below:

And, once you have been through the tutorial and feel emboldened to create on the Blockstack ecosystem, Blockstack encourages all developers to go and check the latest bounty being offered for decentralized application (s) (dApp, dApps, Web 3.0) in the communications space – Community Messaging App and a P2P Encrypted Messaging App (See also – $50K).

1.26.2018 Update: dApps (dApp, decentralized application, web 3.0) currently utilizing multi-player storage include:

  • Graphite – the decentralized application (dApp) that empowers you to create and write something new (documents or sheets) without giving up your privacy (think of Graphite as a privacy-focused replacement for Google Docs—something that lets you own your writing).   Please visit our post on it here, and by all means, visit Graphite, Blockstack (@blockstack) and go try out Graphite with the blockstack browser too.

Note: If you do not have the Blockstack browser, please see this link (note – to enable the full functionality of any dApp built for the Blockstack ecosystem (e.g., building a new internet, a decentralized internet, re-decentralizing the internet) you need to use the Blockstack browser).

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