Blockchain Commons advocates for the creation of open, interoperable, secure & compassionate digital infrastructure
To enable people to control their own digital destiny and to maintain their human dignity online

Blockchain Commons works with developer communities to design, build, and maintain secure & compassionate decentralized architectures & tools for digital assets & digital identity based on responsible key management; based on our Gordian Principles of independence, privacy, resilience, and openness; and based on our Self-Sovereign Identity Principles. Our goal is to reclaim human dignity & authority in the digital world. We also strive to educate & grow the blockchain community through online courses and our work with legislators and regulators.

Blockchain Commons is proudly a “not-for-profit” social benefit corporation, domiciled in Wyoming but operating world-wide. We have a strong commitment to open source and a defensive patent strategy: anyone can use or improve our tools, and no one can take them away.

Read more about Blockchain Commons’ vision & objectives.


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Our current projects include:

This video overviews many of our specifications and other initiatives:

We also offer services to the improve the security and infrastructure of the larger blockchain ecosystem:

  • Infrastructure — support of Tor exit nodes and other blockchain infrastructure & software.
  • Security Reviews — risk-based assessments of custody methodologies, operational security procedures, and layer-2 protocols such as payment channels.
  • Project Support — contractual support of our open-source projects such as Gordian Seed Tool and for our specs and libraries.

If you are interested in working with us directly on a Security Review or Support for using a project with your business, please contact us.

These are just the beginning! Blockchain Commons is also working on other cryptographic research, cryptographic & privacy protocol implementations, architecture & code reviews, industry standards, and documentation. Our more future-looking research includes work on identity wallets, social-recovery techniques, zero-knowledge curve-operation proofs, advanced cryptographic primitives such as Schnorr, MuSig, and scriptless scripts, and in general establishing multi- and cross-blockchain standards.

If you support the goals and projects of Blockchain Commons, please consider becoming a Sponsor.

More Info

For more information, see our Posts and GitHub, including the following discussions areas:

Sustaining Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors who have become sustaining sponsors of Blockchain Commons.

Learn more about them.

Please support Blockchain Commons by becoming a GitHub sponsor or making a BTCPay donation.

Organization Membership

We are a member of COPA , the Crypto Open Patent Alliance. We believe in open software and open access to patents covering foundational cryptocurrency techniques.