dat

dat:// is a peer-to-peer protocol for building decentralized tools. It is a community-driven project powering a next-generation Web.
Thanks to your financial contributions, we are operating on an estimated annual budget of $1,202
Today's Balance
$757.59
Estimated Annual Budget
$1,202

About

dat:// is a peer-to-peer protocol for building decentralized tools. It is a community-driven project powering a next-generation Web.

Core pieces of the web shape how we communicate and organize. However, these pieces are increasingly controlled by large monopolies. In building Dat, we envision a future of community-driven tools backed by nonprofit organizations.

What is a web protocol?

Whether you know it or not, you probably use at least one web protocol everyday โ€” HTTP! Similar to HTTP, the Dat Protocol uses the Internet to transfer data between computers (plus a lot more, read on!). Dat leverages existing infrastructure while making the web more user-centered.

Who runs the Dat Project?

Dat is an open source project with community governance through a set of working groups. Dat has largely been funded by donations and grants, with sponsorship by Code for Science & Society, a US nonprofit.

Why create a new protocol?

The next-generation web includes public & private places for communities, without selling data to advertisers. Designed initially for research data, Dat builds on the existing web while providing more user control. Dat allows users to share directly and establish new models for digital collaboration.

Team

Meet the awesome people that are bringing the community together! ๐Ÿ™Œ
Joe Hand
Collective Admin since December 2017
Danielle Robinson
Collective Admin since January 2018
mafintosh
Collective Admin since November 2018
Karissa McKelvey
Collective Admin since November 2018

Budget

Current balance: $757.59

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