Mosaic

bringing people together to build the next generation Web

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To create a better world we need a better Web
It’s time to design our technologies to elevate humanity

Mosaic connects teams, technologies, and investors, to build decentralized and user-centric Web applications.


Teams

Mosaic’s network includes some of the best software engineers and thinkers in the decentralized Web movement. They have extraordinary command of key technologies. Years of experience innovating has resulted in the most elegant, scalable, and resilient solutions available.

Technology

The technologies to build the next generation Web are finally here! We have identified the most robust emergent technologies capable of enabling the free and open Web it was always meant to be.

Investors

Mosaic partners with investors who want to have a lasting positive impact on society by funding systemic solutions. Mosaic’s funding models aim for substantial short term investor returns and maximum long term benefits to the common good.

Two Important Terms

Self Sovereign Identity

SSI is digital identity that gives people independence from any centralized registry, identity provider, or certificate authority. SSI is made possible through the advent of a new type of Web identifier called decentralized identifiers. Decentralized identifiers can’t be taken away; you are in control.

Peer-to-Peer

A method of communicating from one person to another without an intermediary. Disintermediation, or removing unwanted middle-men, is critical to protecting civil liberties, like freedom of association and privacy, as well as enabling more equitable economic exchange.

We’re leveraging self sovereign and peer-to-peer frameworks to build next generation:


Social Networks

The Mosaic ecosystem enables developers to more easily build social apps that put people in control of their data and digital relationships. A new paradigm of networks is possible.

Economies

Mosaic supports new economic models that empower creators to fully benefit from the value they produce. We support efforts to create a more just and competitive economy.

Governance

We enable more direct, democratic, and secure participation in governments, organizations, and networks. We build efficient and elegant governance models that protect individual liberties.

App Concepts

Decentralized Facebook

Decentralized and user-centric social networks are not only possible, they are necessary for the health of global society.

Interorganizational Collaboration

Mosaic will enable modern collaboration tools to replace email and phone, for working with people outside your team or organization.

Platform Cooperatives

Platform cooperativism is a growing international movement joining the values of co-ops with sharing economy apps.

Open Music

A decentralized music distribution network is potentially more efficient, flexible, and could empowers both musicians and fans.

Citizen-Centric Identity

Citizen-centric identity management is more efficient, privacy-preserving, and secure, benefiting citizens, governments, and the private sector.

Municipal Cryptocurrency

Municipal cryptocurrencies can save cities a fortune on transaction costs as well as incentivize economic activity.

Decentralized Facebook

With nearly 2.5 billion users, Facebook is almost as ubiquitous as the Web itself, and yet the algorithms that filter the information of a third of the planet are secret. Issues with the centralized social media model, like data breaches, fake news, and their influence on elections, are increasingly apparent. Using the Mosaic framework we can build social networks that protect personal data, have transparent and customer selected algorithms, and enable sources of information to be cryptographically verified.

Interorganizational Collaboration

Mosaic will enable modern collaboration tools to communicate with anyone — sales prospects, vendors, clients, job applicants, and customers. Modern workers expect functionality like real-time text/video chat and progress tracking for work within their teams but settle for decades-old technology (email and phone) for external communication. Today's best collaboration tools (Slack, Basecamp, etc.) are centralized and difficult to use for communication outside of one’s own team, but Mosaic can help bring every conversation into the 21st century.

Platform Cooperative

Platform cooperativism is a growing international movement that builds a fairer future of work. It’s about social justice and the bottom line. Rooted in democratic ownership, platform cooperatives are a concrete near-future alternative to the extractive sharing economy. Making good on the early promise of the Web to decentralize power, platform co-ops enable workers to benefit from the capabilities of the Web. The model is poised to vitalize people-centered innovation by joining the values of co-ops with emerging Internet technologies.

Open Music

Decentralizing music distribution enabled by blockchain and other technologies can provide a more connected and streamlined music distribution supply chain. Blockchain immutability ensures artists are properly compensated and receive their revenue in real-time. A peer-to-peer music distribution network enables musicians to have control over their music while giving listeners all of the benefits of a centralized service. Micropayments and flexible business rules create space for innovation and empower lesser known musicians to more easily access fans who want to contribute to their success.

Citizen-Centric Identity

The Mosaic ecosystem enables governments to deploy privacy preserving citizen identity management that work seamlessly across all government and private sector services that opt-in to the ecosystem. Putting identity management into the hands of citizens not only empowers them to determine when and with whom their identity data is shared, it removes the burdensome task of identity management from business and eliminates redundant identity management tasks for government. Interoperable citizen-centric identity is more efficient and secure than existing methods.

Municipal Cryptocurrency

Stable municipal cryptocurrencies provide cost efficient transactions, saving millions of dollars a year in transaction costs. These savings, along with merchant discounts, incentivize commerce within city limits, resulting in greater economic activity. City administration can coordinate deployment to achieve network effect. Stable value is achieved by pegging the currency to fiat money, avoiding all the risks and instability associated with speculation while maintaining the primary benefits of cryptocurrencies.

One Technology Approach

Centralized

Centralized networks require people to go through a single intermediary to communicate with their connections. If you are banned you lose the ability to communicate with the people you’ve connected with through that app.

Decentralized

It is only with decentralized networks that people have direct contact with peers without an intermediary. Users have total control over their data and are not vulnerable to the whims, or solvency, of hub administrators.

Technologies

These are some of the technologies that we are utilizing to build user-centric and P2P apps. They are all based on Web Standards.

Solid

Solid is set of conventions and tools for building decentralized Web applications which enables people to move from app to app without losing data or social connections. This is achieved by decoupling data from applications. The Solid project is led by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.

Activity Pub

Activity Pub is a decentralized social networking protocol and open Web standard that provides client to server and federated server to server APIs for creating, updating, and deleting content. It is implemented by Mastodon, the most successful decentralized network to date.

Beyond Blockchain

Blockchain’s more advanced cousins, Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG), are distributed ledgers that can be utilized for a variety of P2P networks. Our partners possess high performance DAG technology that can be tailored to address a wide variety of blockchain and distributed ledger use cases.

Decentralized Identifiers

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs), are a new type of Web identifier that users control rather than a centralized registry, identity provider, or certificate authority. It is the fundamental building block that enables user-centric identity management, aka Self Sovereign Identity.

Verifiable Credentials

Verifiable Credentials are cryptographically secured digital claims generated by one party about another. They can take the form of digital driver's licences, health records, or any other type of data that needs to be issued and then verified by a third party.

Object Capabilities

Object capabilities (OCAPS) enable programmable delegation and access management within digital networks. They are built on a proven security model. The OCAP framework can support access management rules for companies, online democracy, and many other use cases.

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