Blockstack Releases Blockchain-Powered, Tokenized Internet Browser

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Blockchain startup Blockstack has released a decentralized browser aimed at making apps more easily accessible.

In a way, the release is a kind of Netscape for the decentralized internet, running apps on a plethora of blockchains.

But news of the browser’s release, revealed today at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2017 blockchain conference in New York, represents just a piece of the progress made by the venture funded startup. Blockstack, the New York-based firm that has raised over $5m to date, is expected to release a full developer stack aimed at letting coders build apps in much the same way that Apple facilitates its own app development.

How Blockstack plans to power that ecosystem is perhaps just as intriguing.

The startup is revealing plans for what might be considered a kind of initial coin offering, or ICO, using its own technology that sits on top of several other blockchains.

Blockstack co-founder Ryan Shea positioned the series of announcements as the symbolic beginning of a new internet as decentralized as the blockchains it supports, including bitcoin, ethereum and zcash.

He told CoinDesk:

“We built it in such a way that it will outlive us and any of the participants in the network. This is the idea behind the design of the Internet and the Web, it’s something that could be a

Read more ... source: CoinDesk

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