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An end-to-end open source P2P app framework

Local circles of trust provide data integrity without centralized authorities.

Holochain delivers the promises of blockchain with a mashup of proven tech that provides self-owned data, a distributed database, and peer accountability.

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Why Holochain?

Because the world needs an upgrade

Holochain helps by creating an alternative to the dominant centralized systems of the Internet, protecting our ability to make our own choices, and giving trustworthy information we can act on. We call this 'digital agency', and we believe it will give us the power to face today's complex problems, together.

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Lightweight, secure, versatile: made for everyday apps
Think BitTorrent + Git + Cryptographic Signatures

How it Works

Secure and resilient, without servers or blockchains.

You install an app, which signs and stores your data on your device.
You share your public data with a random set of peers.
Your peers validate the data against the app’s rules before storing it.
Invalid data triggers a network-wide security response.

App Devs

The community is the infrastructure. Scale with the popularity of your app.
Access other Holochain apps as if they were part of your codebase. No HTTP client, just function calls with optional access control.
Compute and data live at the edges, which means there’s no infrastructure for you to maintain and defend. Holochain automatically adapts to disruptions and threats.
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Blockchain Devs

You choose your own terms. Set privileges, governance policies, and consensus rules according to your needs.
Fast, cheap, and truly peer-to-peer compute and data. No processing fees or block confirmation wait times.
Iterate to perfect. Hard forks aren’t governance crises but opportunities to play a new game.
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Powered by Holochain

A diverse community of developers, enterprises, and researchers are using Holochain to solve challenging, real-world problems. Learn how their applications are being #PoweredbyHolochain—or share how your project will be.

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The Internet of Energy (IoE) is a software protocol that can be integrated into devices that produce, consume, or store electricity.
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Social Impact
Junto​ is a new breed of social media designed to inspire authenticity and enable expression in its purest form.
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Data Ownership
No matter how much information you have, it may be worthless if you can’t join the dots to find a path forward.
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What the Community is Saying

The Holochain ecosystem is a really fun and exciting place to explore the possibilities and impact of fully distributed, scalable, and peer-to-peer applications!

Tatsuya Sato | Japan CEO, Yumeville
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The best apps of the 21st century will be built on Holochain.

Jamie Klinger | Canada
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Holochain is providing the opportunity for people to generate, hold and own their own data so that they can do what they want with it, for the first time ever.

Kathryn Alexander | Australia Founder of Health Commons
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Holochain enables collaborative, distributed apps that fit the needs of the communities they serve—without inserting any complicated consensus mechanisms or unnecessary coins to ensure integrity.

Alex Ocean | US
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I thought "agent-centric tech" was just marketing. But I realised this shift is actually fundamental in moving towards a world where individual and collective autonomy are honoured.

pospi | Australia
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Holochain is the vision holder for technology that is created to support core human values: agency, connection, and freedom.

Rūta Žemčugovaitė | Germany Humane Tech Advocate
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Holochain just feels right. Everything from the technical architecture, the approach to community, to the broader vision. It feels right and exciting to be playing with all of these wonderful humans.

Guillem Córdoba | Spain Holochain Architect & Community Member
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Holochain has a great collective of people who really want to see a paradigm shift to a more prosocial society and conscious peer-to-peer economic systems.

Thomas Cal | Western Europe Decentralized Community Driven Everything
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