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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This video overviews many of our specifications and other initiatives:

The Blockchain Commons projects are built atop the Gordian Architecture, the Gordian Specifications, and our Gordian Use Cases. They include developer support and reference apps, plus events, educational projects, advocacy projects, and open infrastructure projects.

See the complete list of Blockchain Commons’ projects.

More Info

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

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.