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Burst is based on NXT and therefore inherited, all of NXT’s features :

NXT itself, is probably one of the most “feature-packed” cryptos around today. These are some of NXT’s Features :

  • Decentralized Exchange (AE)
  • Alias System
  • Decentralized Marketplace
  • Arbitrary/P2P Messaging
  • Smart Contracts (Upcoming Feature)
  • Distributed Computing (Upcoming Feature)

It is indeed a mixture of everything, but all of those features have been built from the ground up. NXT is based on new source code, and not forked from Bitcoin or any other coin’s source code. It’s more of an ecosystem with the actual NXT coins being the fuel for the system.

In essence it can be compared to Ethereum, however the key difference between NXT and Ethereum is that Ethereum is modular, meaning developers can create their own “apps” to function with Etheruem and add extra functionality to the ecosystem. NXT on the other hand is more closed off, the only “apps” that can function within the NXT system are those developed by the developers themselves. Ethereum has an SDK for developers to build programs/apps to function within the Ethereum ecosystem, NXT on the other hand has none.


All right, that increases their chances of success (it’s not a bunch of different components).

It reminds me a bit of Bitnation in the sense that it offers a number of services built on one platform (they use different blockchains and offer different apps, but I’m not talking about that).

Who knows, maybe one of such apps will become some sort of new Yahoo.

IMHO the biggest question about these non-bitcoin platforms is how long will the underlying blockchain last and be safe.
Do you know how many mining nodes are there on the Nxt network?

Most (like 70%) of the projects are just blockchains with smart contracts. Same technology, different wrapping


A collection of interesting new networks and tech aiming at decentralization (from redecentralize)


Jeeze what a list, but they missed one, :wink:



Thanks for this! - It is a very useful list and should reduce my Googling time a lot!

Much appreciated!



Eris by Project Douglas
Status: Something on github

  • decentralised application “framework” that can sit on any blockchain (targetted at Ethereum / Bitcoin but not tied)

  • uses the blockchain’s own currency

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Read about it here

I skimmed a lot so may have missed it, but I didn’t see them mention privacy, security, anonymity, censorship or surveillance. It seems only to talk about decentralised storage (though no sense of who stores or why) and routing. They also seem to have no plan for adoption. Otherwise it sounds great! :slight_smile:


“MasterCoin” above, is its former name. Now is Omni or “Omni Layer” though “MasterCoins” by name ==MSC are still the related coin. The link bounces now to

That said, the similarity to SAFE is not immediately obvious… Omni formerly MasterCoin is very much more similar to CounterParty, so include calls for also including the other.

I don’t know clearly where the boundary of the OP’s list is but taking it to be any project looking to support defence of privacy; security; and freedom then I’ll suggest these then for OP to consider:

“IPFS is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identities. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open.”

Fixing the mobile Internet. Together. … More than 5 million people use Open Garden today. … Open Garden allows all devices… to work together and find the best connections at any time. The more people use it, the better it gets.

A New Kind of Instant Messaging
Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers.

Darkleaks: The blackmarket running on the bitcoin block chain for leaking confidential secrets, hollywood movies, software exploits and so on.

Also potentially BitShares will later also have distributed DNS and crypto-ID and messaging.

and lastly a mention of Mumble for encrypted voice and later perhaps also video

Looks like there’s a simulator available to play around with NDN concepts

Also covered in this post:

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Just saw this project popping up:

“Blockchain Can Make the Internet a Safer and Faster Place” - Coin News Asia:

Any comments on this?

Just found a direct competitor to MAIDSAFE

they are using what they call: hashgraph
wich might be just as good as data chain in term of scalability and security.

they are saying they have a working product already.

it would be nice if a tech savvy guy from here can tell us they are really a threat for @maidsafe ?


First thing to find out is, is this a truly autonomous network? So find out how you gain access. Do you need somebody’s permission - for example do you create an account on a server somebody owns? How do you become authenticated etc

Start there and report back.


I’m not sure if this belongs under this topic. Please move this post if it doesn’t. Comment if it does. Anyway, here is a link: seems to belong to the same project.

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I find this video informative. I think it touches some problems related with data chains: CESC2017 - Leemon Baird - Hashgraph Security and Attack Resilience - YouTube

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Do you mean blockchains?

He also says why HashGraph is better then blockchain, but when he speaks about the Hashgraph it starts with explaining Gossip protocol etc, and Gossip I’ve heard here in relation to data chains. Better just watch the video, it is not that complicated. Maybe this is not such an innovative solution, I don’t know enought about it. But the guy explaining is a professor, who is used to do that properly and that I like.
EDIT: A more complicated explanation, which I didn’t see (yet) but seems really to the point technically: Dr. Leemon Baird: How Hashgraph Works - A Simple Explanation w/ Pictures - YouTube
It is also patented and closed sourced: