Most "decentralized" apps and "web3" projects are not decentralized. They still rely on centralized domains, storage and browser extensions, all of which can be censored and hacked.
Point Network decentralizes everything, becoming the first ever full web3 implementation. See for yourself and enjoy the web3 experience!
Normal domains can be taken away from dApps by governments at any moment or compromised. Domains on blockchain cannot.
AWS shut down Parler, you think it won't shut down your dApp frontend? Decentralized storage network Arweave ensures it is uncensorable and always stays up
Google can delete Metamask, Phantom Wallet and other extensions at their whim. How will the users access your dApp then? Point Browser successfully replaces the need for extensions.
Instead of millions of passwords, use the same seed phrase on Point Network to instantly log into all dApps on Point, Ethereum, Solana and other chains
Tor, Bittorrent, Bitcoin, Ethereum - all these projects were stepping stones on the way to the Holy Grail — decentralized internet, also known as web 3.0. Open for everyone, censorship-resistant, permissionless, privacy-oriented internet with programmable money built right in.
We are not there yet. There are many projects calling themselves "web3", but they still use:
• centralized domains which can be taken away by domain registrars
• centralized storage which can and does get censored by cloud providers
• and browser extensions like Metamask which can be pulled by Google at any moment.
Point Labs has invented and built Point Network, the first of its kind network which decentralizes every major component of the legacy internet: decentralized domains, decentralized storage, decentralized identities. Which makes this architecture the only network deserving to be called "web3", fulfilling the dream of a fully decentralized internet.
We invite you to learn about how we do this, try the alpha, and explore why everyone should migrate to this next generation of the internet.
Explore all the ingredients of Point Network and unlimited possibilities they deliver
Just like you would download Tor Browser to get access to Deep Web, you need Point Browser, next-gen software to get access to real web3.
After you register a web3 identity on the blockchain, you get a .point domain, and all subdomains. Unlike normal domains, it cannot be censored or taken away.
dApps on Point can only load files and assets uploaded onto decentralized storage (powered by Arweave), to ensure censorship-resistance, privacy and uptime.
Log into Point with one seed phrase, and you will instantly have addresses and be logged into every dApp on Point, Ethereum, Solana and other chains.
One of our flagship dApps, uncensorable web3 social network on Point Chain. No more Big Tech censorship, personal data abuse, or profit-maximizing algorithms.
Decentralized end-to-end encrypted email on web3. The architecture safer than ProtonMail delivers a big blow to mass-surveillance by governments.
Point Network is capable of connecting to multiple chains at once, allowing you to use your favorite dApps on other chains right from Point Browser.
The network is in its early stages and we are eager to see what other ideas can be implemented. Click Download Alpha above to test it for yourself and enjoy web3.
Point Network is a collection of software tools allowing you to get access to Web 3.0: a new generation of the internet, which is free of censorship, mass-surveillance, permissionless, open for everyone and privacy-focused.
Point Network decentralized all main components of the modern internet:
Unfortunately, almost all apps that currently market themselves as "decentralized" and "web3.0" do not stand up to the scrutiny when you examine them. Most of them have only smart contracts decentralized.
Meanwhile, they still rely on web 2.0 infrastructure for everything else:
Despite this, we do not disparage teams and projects and we support their efforts in moving closer to the Holy Grail of Web 3.0. However, we categorize them as "Web 2.5": they're almost there, but they're not ready for the fight with the final boss: a coalition of Big Tech companies and governments when they decide to attack web3. But when those projects do upgrade to an architecture like Point Network, they can finally become completely decentralized and truly unstoppable.
POINT token sale is now live! See https://sale.pointnetwork.io. The mainnet starts on September 1, 2022, and after that token holders will be able to use it on Point Network mainnet.
Point Network will launch on its own, L1 (Layer 1) Proof-of-Stake chain called Point Chain, based on Polygon Edge technology, with POINT as its native token.
However, because Point is not just a blockchain, but a whole software suite, we can make it support as many chains as we want. Point Browser is multi-chain by default. This not only means that you would be able to store, receive and send Bitcoin (including via Lightning Network), Ethereum, Solana, and other tokens in your Point Wallet (while using only one seed phrase to get access to all of the wallets), but it means you can access dApps like Uniswap in a decentralized way (their UI would be on Point Chain), but the liquidity and the final transactions would happen on the original chain (Ethereum in Uniswap's example, etc.)
No. Just like Tor Browser uses a Firefox fork internally, and doesn't compete with any of them, but is instead in its own niche and used for a specific purpose: to provide access to Deep Web.
Similarly, Point Browser is also using a Firefox fork internally, and is in its own category: just like you would use Tor Browser to access Deep Web, you would use Point Browser to access web 3.0.
On top of that, Point Browser specifically prohibits any connections to the old internet (you cannot open facebook.com in Point Browser for example, and dApps cannot ping any analytics servers via their IP addresses), making sure that all dApps on Point are sufficiently decentralized, secure and developers cannot cheat by still relying on web2 infrastructure.
If there is any link to the old internet, Point Browser will suggest to open it in your normal legacy browser instead.
Please consult our roadmap website to see what our overall big goal is and where we are in achieving it.