Skynet is the foundation for a new, decentralized internet

Skynet is an open protocol and toolkit for creating a better web — one built on decentralized storage and applications.

Skynet apps transform what’s possible on the web. Beyond protecting privacy, decentralization enables application, integration, and innovation that simply cannot be replicated by the centralized world. Now, we can break free of the walled gardens and data silos that have constricted invention and interoperability. Key features of decentralization such as user-owned personal data, persistent identity across apps, and censorship-resistance will be the new standards of the digital world.

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What does the decentralized future look like?

Own your data

No one owns or controls your account data except for you. Ownership extends to original blogs, music, and videos too. This is all possible through decentralized apps built on decentralized storage.

Censorship-resistant content

Today, censorship can come arbitrarily, top-down, and as a tool to silence expression. Post and share content on Skynet, or use Skynet as a fail-over for your website if a service provider goes down.

One universal digital identity

Log into any Skynet app with just one ID. Once logged in, your storage and data can follow you across the ecosystem. Access your friend lists, followers, and content from any Skynet app.

Innovation built for users

All Skynet apps are open-source. If you dislike an app’s feature or want to make your own improvements, you’re welcome to do so. (We of course encourage collaboration and hope you chat with the developer first!) Existing users can then consent to the migration of all their account data to the latest version.

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Control your content feed

We believe that users, not tech platforms should fully control how content is moderated. A decentralized internet is not an information free-for-all. It means that the individual holds the power to personalize their online experiences. For example, users will decide what content appears in their social media feeds, not a corporate algorithm.

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Developer and Creator-centric monetization

As a content creator, set your own terms and price for your art. You and your collaborators can get paid directly, fairly, and automatically in crypto without relying on advertising as a sole source of income.

Own your data

No one owns or controls your account data except for you. Ownership extends to original blogs, music, and videos too. This is all possible through decentralized apps built on decentralized storage.

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Skynet Labs builds uncompromising software infrastructure for the decentralized internet

Skynet Labs is the core contributor to Skynet, an application development and hosting platform built on Sia, the leading decentralized cloud storage network.

Skynet is more than the members of the Skynet Labs team. We are a community and movement of global citizens who believe in the positive power of decentralized technology for humanity. No one person or organization should censor or deny access to data — not miners, not developers, nor any government. Through our technology, we seek to build a better and more equitable internet ecosystem. Users, developers, and content creators deserve to be in full control of their data, not monopolistic corporations.

Decentralization isn’t just what we do,
it’s how we do it

Our commitment to decentralization is at our core. With this ethos in mind, we believe in empowering local leaders to decide what is best for their communities in adoption of this technology. Individuals and communities deserve self-determination.

Team

Skynet stands with you in the fight for a free future

David Vorick
David VorickCEO and Lead Developer
Chris Schinnerl
Chris SchinnerlVP of Technology
Steve Funk
Steve FunkHead of Support
Matt Sevey
Matt SeveyEngineering Manager
Manasi Vora
Manasi VoraVP of Strategy and Ops
PJ Brone
PJ BroneCore Developer
Marcin Swieczkowski
Marcin SwieczkowskiCore Developer
Karol Wypchlo
Karol WypchloFull Stack Developer
Ivaylo Novakov
Ivaylo NovakovCore Developer
Filip Rysavy
Filip RysavyTesting Developer
Nicole Tay
Nicole TayHead of Marketing
Daniel Helm
Daniel HelmDeveloper Evangelist
David Vorick
David VorickCEO and Lead Developer
Chris Schinnerl
Chris SchinnerlVP of Technology
Steve Funk
Steve FunkHead of Support

Join us! We're looking for talented & passionate individuals to join our team. Check out our job postings today.

Investors

Support for the Skynet Vision

A.Capital Ventures
Bain Capital
Bessemer Venture Partners
Collab
Dragonfly Capital
Fenbushi Capital
First Star Ventures
Hack VC
INBlockchain
Paradigm
SV Angel