Thank you to the HRF for a Bitcoin Development grant for our continued support of FROST. We will be holding FROST events on September 18 & December 4 for library implementers, cryptographers, and wallet developers. Sign up to our announcements lists to be sure you’re notified. (6/5/24)

Advocating 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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Top Articles

The following blog posts are among our most important:

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Major Projects

Current projects include:

  • Collaborative Seed Recovery. CSR was a major topic for our Gordian Developers community in 2023, and is now advancing with initial work on our Depo server.
  • dCBOR. We worked with the IETF and CBOR communities throughout 2023 to advance dCBOR and are now finalizing a draft.
  • FROST. Our first FROST Implementer’s Round Table was in late 2023, with more to come.

See the complete list of Blockchain Commons’ projects, its Developer resources and our Technology Overview video for more.

More Info

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If you are interested in actively developing our interoperable specs such as Collaborative Seed Recovery and Gordian Envelope, please also join our Signal groups or mailing lists.

Sustaining Sponsors

Thank you to the following companies who have become sustaining sponsors.

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.