The new year announced itself with an abundance of both chaos and opportunity.
After an armed insurrection at the United States Capitol was organized on mainstream social media, renewed scrutiny is on the operations of Facebook, YouTube (Google), and Twitter. Many are desperate to find peer-to-peer alternatives to these walled gardens which have come to trap billions of people around the world into an increasingly dangerous simulation of the open web.
Building the future where individuals own their personal data, share in the value they create, and seamlessly enjoy the benefits of decentralization is easier said than done. Thankfully there are now serious efforts and, more importantly, serious results which are bringing the new decentralized Internet closer to reality.