Putting the "D" in DSNP by Wes Biggs

Presented by Wes Biggs

This talk is formatted to cover the following:

What is DSNP?

  1. Initial ideas, vision, and white paper
  2. "Protocols, Not Platforms"
  3. Protocols vs. Systems

Requirements for a DSNP system

  1. Three core problems
  2. Ethical
  3. Economical
  4. Scalable
  5. Three key criteria
  6. Decentralized
  7. Low Cost/Friction
  8. Business-Friendly

Technology evaluation and design decisions

  1. Alternatives considered
  2. Advantages and disadvantages of blockchain technology
  3. Proof of concept
  4. Learnings
  5. Frequency design
  6. Data-focused transactions
  7. Delegation
  8. Capacity

Conclusions and next steps

  1. Collaboration, adoption and innovation
  2. A beginning, not an ending


Wes Biggs
Speaker, Amplica Labs, Principal Software Architect

Wes (he/him) is a software architect working on DSNP (Distributed Social Networking Protocol, dsnp.org), the Frequency blockchain (frequency.xyz), and other parts of a fully decentralized, open source system to enable a free and equitable Social Web. Prior to his Web3 work, Wes was chief architect of Infospace Mobile, and CTO and founder of UK mobile advertising startup Adfonic as well as US mobile wallet marketing platform Popwallet, later a part of Snap, Inc. He is currently based in St. Louis, Missouri.


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