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Content Layer

The core protocols of the internet and web were designed to enable peer-to-peer (p2p) communication, but client-server architectures still dominate today. Many of the biggest issues of Web 2.0 (winner-take-all economics, the attention economy, and censorship) can be traced back to the dynamics created by this architecture. For the Geo Web to fulfill its promise as a permissionless, egalitarian network, its full stack must be and remain decentralized.

We've experimented with numerous non-blockchain p2p architectures to these aims, but with reductions in transaction fees/storage cost (L2s, EIP-4844) and improved tooling for ambitious applications we are actively transitioning the default Geo Web content layer onchain with MUD. IPFS and Filecoin offer complementary large media p2p file storage and retrieval.