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I've implemented a naive p2p system which can be both federated or fully decentralized, something in-between and maybe :

github.com/adzialocha/beep-bee

Added many comments in the source-code itself if you want to check it out.

The main ideas are:
* Not invent a new protocol but patch something together of great components
* Keypairs live in the clients, where messages get signed and then posted to the "home-server"
* Home servers are the actual nodes of the network, find each other and replicate data with each other
* All data is stored in append-only-logs of every managed key (github.com/AljoschaMeyer/bambo)
* Clients can be simple browser-based interfaces without any heavy crypto-crunching or file system access needs (which forces us to live in Electron etc.)
* .. still one could simply build a client which comes together with the Node itself

Happy to hear any comments/ideas or projects which already do something similar in this direction?

Thank you!! 🎈

@liaizon and @320x200 do you know about anything similar to this in the fediverse?

Ha, stumbled upon this old post again ☺️ after 1,5 years this whole thing is called github.com/p2panda/handbook and just received the NGI Pointer grant to realize our first version!

@adz I don't know how it works but @matrix is aiming for (i.e. not in production atm) some weird mix between federation and p2p.

@adz @liaizon not to my knowledge, but let's try to amplify this post so you get more eyeballs!

@adz
tagging a few eyes who might have some good feedback for my friend here
@neauoire, @xj9

@adz npm knocks it down a couple points but at a glance it looks pretty cool.

@ari Haha agreed. I would love to build it in Rust actually

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