Our aim is to build a decentralized browser for dapps that run on arbitrary peer reviewed blockchains. Starting with Cardano.
Many today think pointing their firefox browser at a website like cryptokitties is interacting with a dapp in a decentralized manner. Sadly, the cryptokitties server is a centralized service that talks to a smart contract. It therefore becomes a centralized point of surveillance and censorship.
People understand the utility of decentralization, it allows one to have a bank in your back pocket.
In the future we will see more organizations running services as dapps. If we continue to use dapps that are presented via a company’s centralized web server, we’ll see more instances of companies tracking our spending habits and if needed, block our service. The more critical the services the more dire that censorship becomes.
A dapp isn’t just a smart contract executing on a blockchain. It needs a graphical user interface and all the dependencies of a fully functional application that encodes business logic. It absolutely doesn’t make sense to put all those dependencies on the blockchain. Fractalide allows you to run your dapp on your machine, meaning you won’t be tracked or censored.
Also, we’ve just started work on a new Cardano wallet. Keen to have feedback as we progress.
Thank you for your time.