With autumn just around the corner and the nights closing in, the team are continuing to steam ahead in delivering you the SAFE Network. Here’s a quick recap of some of the key events in September 2019.

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Front End

The Front End team gave us a glimpse into the future of the web by introducing the first of the Perpetual Web functionality. The updated browser (check out the features here), now arms you with the ability to check historic versions of all websites by simply toggling back and forth to see the differences. Download it here and try it out for yourself…


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We’ve got some very exciting news to share: we’ve released the first working version of the Perpetual Web browser!

What is it?

The Perpetual Web is a concept in which public data can live indefinitely, free from censorship and manipulation: a Network of truth. You may already be familiar with the wider principles surrounding the Perpetual Web. If not, take a look at this high-level overview video and Medium post which expands upon the reasons why permanency is such a key foundation for our future. …


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So you’ve come looking for some more information on what we’ve included in this Phase 1 Vaults release? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve tried to keep this fairly non-technical. However, if anything is unclear or you need any support, head over to the Forum where the team and community will be ready and waiting to answer your questions.

Data Types

We’ve implemented the 8 data types as defined in the Data Types RFC’s(0054 and 0055) which can, very simply, be categorised into Public (or Published) and Private (or Unpublished). …


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Last week we were beyond delighted to announce that we released real Vaults and therefore, we’d landed the Phase 1 milestone! But what are Vaults, what’s Phase 1, and why’s this such big news?

Going back to basics, the Network is essentially made up of three key components: Clients, Vaults and Routing. The work related to this release focuses on the first two: Clients and Vaults. But we’ll come back to Routing in a moment.

The SAFE Network is made up of nodes which run Vaults. A Vault is a program that runs on a device which connects the device…


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One of the SAFE Network Fundamentals is that we must store data in perpetuity. This is a key part of creating a web that prevents the alteration, manipulation or deletion of public data. Why? Because it means that it will then be impossible to rewrite history.

But instead of taking a broad-brush approach and only letting data be stored in perpetuity, we’ve looked at different use cases and thought about circumstances in which data needs to be stored differently. We have 8 different data types. Sounds overcomplicated? Don’t worry, it isn’t.

Let’s start breaking this down.

Unpublished/Published

First up, at a…


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Another month flies by and by golly, do we have some updates for you this month. Let’s go!

Phase 1 vaults (real vault)

The biggie this month: we released Phase 1 vaults (real vault)! What does this all mean you ask? Essentially, this is the basic framework for the Network. By downloading the release, you’ll get to experience the first stages of data types, test Safecoin and a CLI user interface (in other words, a simple command-line tool with some fundamental features). We’ll of course continue to build many additional features and we’re already well on the way to scoping out Phase 2. We’re super…


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Look up permission in the dictionary and you’ll find that it comes from the Latin word ‘permissio’. It means granting someone the liberty to do something. In other words, someone has agreed that you can act as you wish. That might be a boss, a leader, a ruler — whatever. But how is permission relevant when it comes to the Internet?

The Web today is very different

The early days of the Internet were permissionless. When Tim Berners-Lee began building the World Wide Web, he didn’t ask permission. He just did it. And the doors of the Internet remained wide…


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July — it’s been one hell of a month. With new releases and tasks getting the big green tick on the project plan, our team have been working and delivering non-stop. And there is no sign of us slowing down anytime soon. This month, we’ve taken the opportunity to restructure this monthly summary to better reflect the weekly updates, as well as grouping together projects that are either in-flight, or completed. As ever, we’d love to know what you think! …


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We’ve explored the Perpetual Web, Private Communications, Take Control of Your Data and now, the final one in the series, the New Digital Economy.

This is an exciting chapter for us, as a key part of the architecture of the SAFE Network. SAFE needs data to operate and data cannot be maintained without incentivising resource providers (known as Farmers). This incentive is Safecoin. You can see how Safecoin works on a technical level by checking out the latest iteration of the RFC which details out the build beautifully. …


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‘One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’.

It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong uttered those infamous words when he landed on the moon with Buzz Aldrin. And by gosh, haven’t we seen a blaze of technical achievements since then. Well, we’re delighted to announce our very own Eagle lunar — the very first SAFE mobile browser has landed!

Until today, browsing websites on the SAFE Network was only possible through the desktop browser, which of course isn’t the only way we access the internet. We use mobile for most of our internet browsing with data showing…

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