This enables direct communication, without the need for corporate web servers.
For any particular use case, developers can create fit-for-purpose solutions that strike the right balance between minimizing risks, reducing costs, and optimizing speed.
Relative to other distributed application infrastructures such as Blockchain (Bitcoin, Ethereum), Holochain applications operate exponentially faster and cheaper. Our lightweight architecture is perfect even for mobile phones and other low capacity devices.
Today the web doesn’t let us connect directly
The web requires users to communicate through centralized servers that act as “middle men.”
Holochain applications let us send messages, share pictures or order a rideshare without having our information pass through a corporate web server.
Admit it, the web is kinda creepy
When all our activity flows through corporations, not only are we watched, but our experiences are shaped by their terms.
With Holochain, every user can be a host, and this enables us to run applications on our own terms, without being watched by some all seeing eye or having our information sold to advertisers. Content can be encrypted to ensure privacy and is always spread randomly across the community.
Most global computing capacity lies idle
Globally, we have massive unused processing capacity, and yet software developers are spending $200 billion per year on hosting.
In a Holochain application, a bit of your spare processing power is used to host other people’s content. Your computer does the work. You reap the benefits.
Hosting costs make web developers vulnerable
For web developers, more users mean big hosting bills, which create a need for investor dollars. But taking those dollars often requires giving up control of the company, or even being forced out.
In Holochain applications, more users means more hosting capacity. There is no need to risk losing your life’s work to predatory investors just to pay for hosting.