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Awesome Decentralized Web Awesome

A curated list about the decentralized technologies and tools to develop decentralized applications.
Thanks to the Decentralized Web Summit for the inspiration.

Projects inactive for a while are marked as discontinued!.

Protocols and Technologies

Tools for building a decentralized web.


  • ForgeFed - a decentralized federation protocol provides a server to server API for pull request, forking and subscription.
  • Matrix - an open standard for decentralised persistent communication over IP. Matrix wants to connect together all the various communication services and make them interoperate.


  • BitTorrent - protocol for distributed file sharing.
  • Dat Protocol - versioned, encrypted, peer-to-peer protocol for distributed file sharing.
  • IPFS - or InterPlanetary File System, is a distributed file storage system that aims to replace HTTP.


  • ActivityPub - open, decentralized social networking protocol based on's ActivityPump protocol.
  • Blockstack - Blockstack is a new fully decentralized internet that comes with a full stack of open-source developer tools to build and bootstrap decentralized applications and protocol ecosystems.
  • Interledger - it interconnects disparate cryptocurrencies and financial systems.
  • libdweb - a community effort to implement experimental APIs enabling dweb protocols in Firefox.
  • Mysterium Network - open sourced network allowing anyone to rent their unused Network traffic, while providing a secure connection for those in need. Whitepaper
  • Solid - a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles.
  • WebRTC - W3C drafted standard for browser-to-browser data transfer.


Things built with decentralized protocols and technologies.


  • Backfeed - a technology to enable decentralized and user-owned governance and reputation management for a community. Discontinued!
  • - the World’s First Virtual Nation – A Blockchain Jurisdiction.
  • git-ssb - Decentralized git repo hosting and issue tracking on secure-scuttlebutt.
  • PeerPad - a realtime P2P collaborative editing tool, powered by IPFS and CRDTs.


  • BitMessage - anonymous encrypted message broadcasting.
  • - a disaster-resilient communications network powered by the sun.
  • LevelNews - a leftist news aggregator designed for an open web, and dedicated to journalism without censorship.
  • LibreMesh - a modular framework for creating OpenWrt/LEDE-based firmwares for wireless mesh nodes.
  • Ricochet - completely anonymous and potentially metadata-free chat Discontinued!


  • Bitcoin - it is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator.
  • Ethereum - blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. It provides a decentralized Turing-complete virtual machine
  • Monero - aims to improve on existing cryptocurrency design by obscuring sender, recipient and amount of every transaction.
  • Zcash - a cryptocurrency built for total privacy. Zcash encrypts transactions so that they can be validated while still private.
  • Awesome-cryptocurrencies - a curated list of cryptocurrencies.
  • Curated list of blockchain and crytocurrency resources in general


  • BigchainDB - a scalable database that layers blockchain technology over decentralized data.
  • Dat Base - future-friendly apps for your research data pipeline.
  • GUN - a small, easy, and fast data sync and storage system that runs everywhere JavaScript does.
  • IPDB - a federated database network built on BigchainDB and IPFS. It is maintained by a network of caretakers around the world, at least half of which are nonprofits.
  • OrbitDB - p2p database engine on top of IPFS.

Data Storage and Sharing

  • Arweave - A Protocol for Economically SustainableInformation Permanence.
  • CacheP2P - a distributed caching platform. Discontinued!
  • Cryptosphere - an open-source P2P web application platform for decentralized, privacy-preserving software. Discontinued!
  • Holochain - a validating monotonic DHT backed by authoritative hashchains for data provenance.
  • Filecoin - a decentralized storage network based on IPFS, powered by a blockchain and a native token. Whitepaper
  • - streaming file transfer over WebTorrent.
  • OnionShare - hosts the selected files as a hidden service on the user's computer
  • ORC - the Onion Router Cloud, a distributed, anonymous, object storage platform owned and operated by all of us. Discontinued!
  • Peergos - end-to-end encrypted, peer-to-peer file storage, sharing and communication network.
  • Perkeep - set of open source formats, protocols, and software for modeling, storing, searching, sharing and synchronizing data.
  • Rotonde - commonly agreed upon specifications of a JSON object shared between members of the network.
  • Tahoe-LAFS - a private, encrypted file storage system that decentralizes data across multiple servers.
  • Tribler - Privacy enhanced BitTorrent client with P2P content discovery.
  • Sia - a decentralized private cloud. Whitepaper
  • Storj - a blockchain-based, end-to-end encrypted, distributed object storage. Whitepaper
  • Swarm - a distributed storage platform and content distribution service of the ethereum stack.
  • WebTorrent - an in-browser torrenting that works without requiring users to install anything extra.
  • Wikipediap2p - a p2p version of wikipedia. Discontinued!


  • Bit451 - decentralized / distributed anonymous p2p media network. YouTube meets BitTorrent meets Bitcoin. Discontinued!
  • DTube - decentralized video platform, built on top of the STEEM Blockchain and the IPFS peer-to-peer network.
  • ferment - Peer-to-peer audio publishing and streaming application.
  • Mediachain - a media library built on IPFS that makes it easy to publish, track, and discover creative work.
  • Mediagoblin - a free software media publishing platform alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud.
  • PeerTube - Decentralized federated video streaming platform using P2P, ActivityPub and WebTorrent.

Microblogging and Social Network

  • Dat Medium - Dat Medium is markdown blog system for Beaker inspired by Medium. Discontinued!
  • diaspora* - decentralized and federated social media platform.
  • Friendica - decentralized and federated social media platform.
  • Hubzilla - decentralized and federated social media platform.
  • Mastodon - decentralized alternative to twitter, with servers federation.
  • Patchwork - a decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt.
  • Pleroma - a federated social networking platform.
  • Scuttlebutt - a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform.
  • Socialhome - decentralized and federated profile builder with social networking features.
  • Tahrir - looks and feels like twitter but encrypted and anonymized and decentralized and only you hold the keys. Discontinued!
  • trsst - looks and feels like twitter but encrypted and anonymized and decentralized and only you hold the keys. Discontinued!
  • Twister - a fully decentralized P2P microblogging platform leveraging the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.


  • Jolocom - a decentralised digital identity for everyone.
  • magic-wormhole - get things from one computer to another, safely.
  • OpenTimeStamps - OpenTimestamps aims to be a standard format for blockchain timestamping.
  • StrongLink - a searchable, syncable, content-addressable notetaking system Discontinued!


  • Beaker - Beaker is a peer-to-peer Web browser, made for users to run applications independently of hosts.
  • Freenet- a network aimed at activists and people living in repressive regimes. It uses a web of trust in high security mode, which allows users on the network to be effectively undetectable.
  • GNUnet - GNUnet is a new network protocol stack for building secure, distributed, and privacy-preserving applications. With strong roots in academic research, our goal is to replace the old insecure Internet protocol stack.
  • Handshake - decentralized certificate authority and naming.
  • I2P - anonymous network with hidden services.
  • IPWB - an interplanetary wayback machine.
  • Loki - Loki creates privacy tools that enable untraceable, secure transactions and anonymous communication.
  • MaidSafe - a soon-to-be-released decentralized internet and app infrastructure which rewards users for participating in the network.
  • Namecoin - a replacement for the existing domain name system that registers identities on a blockchain, rather than a centralized DNS authority.
  • Onename - domain registar for Blockstack.
  • OpenBazaar - marketplace, with store fronts and moderators.
  • Samizdat - Samizdat is a platform for the self-hosted, peer-to-peer, cryptographically-secured internet. Discontinued!
  • Shift - Decentralized hosting infrastructure for dApps.
  • Steemit - blogging and social networking website on top of a blockchain database.
  • Tor - anonymous network proxy.
  • yacy - Distributed Peer-to-Peer Web Search Engine and Intranet Search Appliance.
  • ZeroNet - a peer-to-peer web built on the Bitcoin cryptography for addressing, and identity and Namecoin for .bit domains.

Other Related Lists

  • Awesome-decentralized-id - Resources for creating a Decentralized, Vendor Agnostic, Self Sovereign Identity System for people organizations and things.





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