Investing in female and non-binary crypto founders

Today, she256, Women in Blockchain (WiB), Kinjal Shah, and allies are excited to announce Komorebi Collective, a fund focused on investing in exceptional female and non-binary crypto founders.

Fundamentally, we believe that blockchain will shape our future financial and governance structures, and it’s crucial that those building these systems represent the global, diverse population that the industry aims to serve.

Komorebi is a poetic, almost untranslatable, Japanese expression that describes sunlight filtering through trees. These rays of light illuminate the forest undergrowth which is otherwise difficult to see. …


Nebulous rebrands to Skynet Labs with decentralized internet as the cornerstone of our mission

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With the launch of Skynet, Nebulous’s focus shifted from building the leading decentralized data storage platform to enabling a user-controlled, truly decentralized internet. As we embrace the rich legacy and the solid foundation of Sia and assimilate our new mission, it is important that our brand evolves.

“We believe that having a single name for both the company and the product will simplify the experience for users and make the ecosystem more accessible.” — David Vorick in Skynet: The future of Nebulous

We are beyond excited…


Store your videos on D.tube using Skynet

Back in March 2020, D.tube announced support for Skynet as a decentralized file storage solution for your videos. If you aren’t familiar, D.tube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform. In short, it is decentralized YouTube. D.tube is a censorship-resistant, ad-free, and fair platform with no hidden algorithms controlling the visibility or monetization of certain videos over others. Simply, these qualities make D.tube a better platform than YouTube.

While uploading videos to D.tube, choose the source as Peer-to-Peer, then choose Skynet and paste a Skylink generated using SiaSky.net or any other portal. That’s it!


Beyond Hackathons — Fellowships, Accelerators, Incubators

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Next-generation applications will be built on Skynet. Decentralized Twitter, Instagram, Messaging platforms, Live-streaming apps, Blogs, Dropbox, you name it! While we are working hard on the enabling infrastructure, we are very grateful to the community for building truly exceptional applications and bringing us closer to the vision of a Free Internet.

Hackathons are fertile ground for developers to ideate, iterate, and create minimal viable products (MVP). We have loved seeing your ingenuity and passion through the products you have built so far. And now we want to support you in taking them to the next level - from MVPs to…


Hackathon begins today and lasts through Nov 23

We are excited to announce the partnership with Ceramic for our latest SkyDB Hackathon.

SkyDB database allows developers to build any feature that requires a decentralized, mutable key-value store. IDX provides a universal cross-platform identity (DID) for users that can be used everywhere across the Web3 ecosystem. We cannot wait to see what you build with these two complementary tech stacks.

The following is an excerpt from the blog post by Michael Sena about SkyDB + IDX.

In recent months, the Web3 ecosystem has seen an explosion of of new tools and platforms that allow developers to build mature, sophisticated…


The number one question we receive from people new to blockchain technology is “Where do I start?”.

Blockchain encompasses wide-ranging disciplines including economics, computer science, law, finance, and mathematics. For a technology that has far-reaching implications for our financial systems and other aspects of society, the learning curve is often steep. Even people already working in the industry struggle to keep up with the fast-paced and ever-evolving crypto landscape. With the wealth of resources out there, it can often be overwhelming to figure out where to begin.

Today, after months of iterations, Women in Blockchain Boston (WiBB) and she256 are excited to launch our ‘Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain’. You can find the guide here or here.

Preview of Page 1/3 of the Guide

People new to the blockchain space usually get overwhelmed with the wealth of…


Written by Elena Giralt and Manasi Vora

A Smarter Way to Market while Respecting User Privacy

Digital marketing has become synonymous with invasive data-tracking and surveillance. Microtargeting, a digital marketing practice that segments people based on consumer data and demographics, has been on the rise. Marketers are hyper-focused on personalizing content with the goal of increasing the bottom line. Every video watched, post liked, term googled is used to create exacting digital personas and predictive models. The Marketing Analytics industry has exploded over the past decade and is estimated to be a $4 billion industry by 2022.

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While this revolution…


Skynet Hackathon Projects and Winners

Last month we launched Skynet, a decentralized file-sharing and web hosting platform for application developers. Skynet enables high speed, low cost, and superior infrastructure to serve as the storage foundation for a Free Internet.

With a simple API and SDKs for popular programming languages, Skynet empowers developers to easily integrate decentralized storage into their applications. Importantly, end-users can directly access files on Skynet without needing to run full nodes or deal with cryptocurrencies.

“Science & technology progress usually happen incrementally. But once in a while, a jaw-dropping milestone is reached where everybody realizes the result…


We are pleased to announce the Siacoin and Carbon integration. Now you can use your credit or debit card to purchase Siacoin with just a few clicks!

Renters on the Sia network buy storage space with Siacoin and hosts are paid in Siacoin for selling their storage space. Hosts also post collateral in Siacoin. Essentially, Siacoin is the network currency that powers Sia. With that in mind, we are constantly striving to increase ease of accessibility to Siacoin for our users.

Currently, there are a broad range of crypto exchanges where you can purchase Siacoin. However, most of them require…


Tokens Unlikely to Democratize Access

MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) conducts research to support the development of digital currency and blockchain technology. Together with collaborators, DCI works with interdisciplinary groups of faculty, students, as well as research scientists. These teams author research papers, run pilot use cases of the technology, and develop relevant open-source software.

Over the past few months, I was fortunate to be part of one such cross-functional team within DCI’s Working Group Program with Fidelity Labs as our sponsor. The project began as a comprehensive industry study on Stablecoins, Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs) and Security Tokens. Preliminary research allowed us to…

Manasi Vora

E. Eng and MBA (or some combination of that). Trying to wrap my head around blockchain.

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