Open-source projects categorized as Decentralized

Top 23 Decentralized Open-Source Projects

  • GitHub repo ZeroNet

    ZeroNet - Decentralized websites using Bitcoin crypto and BitTorrent network

    Project mention: Browsing Reddit in Canada in 2022 | reddit.com/r/conspiracy | 2021-05-04
  • GitHub repo Nextcloud

    ☁️ Nextcloud server, a safe home for all your data

    Project mention: Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned | Signal was able to create super-targeted ads that were branded with the exact targeting specs from Facebook data | Facebook wasn’t a fan of this sort of transparency | reddit.com/r/Libertarian | 2021-05-05
  • GitHub repo gun

    An open source cybersecurity protocol for syncing decentralized graph data.

    Project mention: GUN - An open source cybersecurity protocol for syncing decentralized graph data. Used by Internet Archive and Hackernoon. | reddit.com/r/programming | 2021-03-03
  • GitHub repo diaspora*

    A privacy-aware, distributed, open source social network.

    Project mention: What’s the most likely eventual Facebook replacement? | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 2021-05-05

    Federated diaspora* servers.

  • GitHub repo PeerTube

    ActivityPub-federated video streaming platform using P2P directly in your web browser

    Project mention: Youtuber that has been making videos for over 13 years is scheduled to have his channel terminated over copyright disputes from a channel that stole his content | reddit.com/r/videos | 2021-05-03

    Garbage like this is why I've moved over to PeerTube.

  • GitHub repo lbry-sdk

    The LBRY SDK for building decentralized, censorship resistant, monetized, digital content apps.

    Project mention: Browsing Reddit in Canada in 2022 | reddit.com/r/conspiracy | 2021-05-04
  • GitHub repo beaker

    An experimental peer-to-peer Web browser

    Project mention: hypothetical redemption | reddit.com/r/dym_sh | 2021-04-05

    hyper://54f3dc1959dae356d0873a4243c7631f2453202ef4b4530c67be836c33a6286e /?

  • GitHub repo orbit-db

    Peer-to-Peer Databases for the Decentralized Web

    Project mention: some thoughts and a few nano projects | reddit.com/r/nanocurrency | 2021-03-07

    One of my favorite projects in the space is OrbitDB/IPFS, though Nano is quickly rising to the top. You probably haven't heard about it even though it's been around since 2014 because there is no money to be made off it directly. As a developer evaluating various distributed protocols to use in distributed systems, Nano is just about the only cryptocurrency project that fits my requirements for Record: a distributed system for audio files. Just some food for thought.

  • GitHub repo ipfs

    IPFS implementation in JavaScript

    Project mention: Uploading an image to IPFS from an Android phone? | reddit.com/r/ipfs | 2021-03-29

    I think the easiest would be to run a NodeJS API and use js-ipfs. Then simply upload to image to your API and upload the image to the IPFS network with their js lib.

  • GitHub repo tribler

    Privacy enhanced BitTorrent client with P2P content discovery

    Project mention: Has anyone tried Webtor and how safe is it vs traditional torrenting + VPN / DDL? | reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-05-03

    Do not torrent over Tor. Use VPNs, Tribler, or I2P instead.

  • GitHub repo yjs

    Peer-to-peer shared types

    Project mention: Kanban board in one HTML using localstorage | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-15

    For shared use and remote storage, I'd consider using CRDTs like yjs [1] for instance.

    Should be pretty easy, local-first, and allow synchronous as well as asynchronous collaboration and syncing. Even p2p over LAN, webrtc or whatever (I'm unsure how to do local peer discovery in a web browser, on the desktop you'd simply use link-local multicast/avahi (DNS-SD)).

    [1] https://github.com/yjs/yjs

  • GitHub repo Patchwork

    A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).

  • GitHub repo EthList

    The Comprehensive Ethereum Reading List

    Project mention: Daily General Discussion - April 18, 2021 | reddit.com/r/ethfinance | 2021-04-17

    /u/philtable starts EthList: a Comprehensive, Crowdsourced Ethereum Reading List.

  • GitHub repo embark-framework

    Framework for serverless Decentralized Applications using Ethereum, IPFS and other platforms

    Project mention: Daily General Discussion - January 11, 2021 | reddit.com/r/ethfinance | 2021-01-10

    Framework for serverless dapps Embark releases v2.2 with supports for IPFS Orbit and Swarm deployment.

  • GitHub repo ChatSecure-iOS

    ChatSecure is a free and open source encrypted chat client for iOS that supports OTR and OMEMO encryption over XMPP.

    Project mention: For Muslims and. On Muslims to interactively learn Islam and connect usa/Uk and abroad | reddit.com/r/MuslimLounge | 2021-04-07

    In this case, I would rather suggest others to use the likes of Element a Matrix client, or e.g. RetroShare, Briar, OnionShare, or e.g. XMPP with the clients like Dino, Conversations, Gajim, ChatSecure.

  • GitHub repo lbrycrd

    The blockchain that provides the digital content namespace for the LBRY protocol

    Project mention: How to recover LBC from old wallet.dat? | reddit.com/r/lbry | 2021-01-02

    What's the date on the file? It may be a test net wallet or an old lbrycrd full node wallet. You'd need to sync up a full node and then quit / replace the wallet file: https://github.com/lbryio/lbrycrd/releases/tag/v0.17.3.2

  • GitHub repo stacks-blockchain

    The Stacks 2.0 blockchain implementation

    Project mention: Stack Stacks ($STX) to earn Sats ($BTC) | reddit.com/r/stacks | 2021-02-22

    Reward cycles are 2100 blocks long -- 2000 blocks to pay 4000 BTC reward addresses, and 100 blocks for miners to vote to begin the next reward cycle. The reason for the 100 blocks that are necessarily PoB is quite technical, but there's an issue describing the problem it solves here: https://github.com/blockstack/stacks-blockchain/issues/1805

  • GitHub repo cargo-crev

    A cryptographically verifiable code review system for the cargo (Rust) package manager.

    Project mention: Hacker News top posts: Apr 8, 2021 | reddit.com/r/hackerdigest | 2021-04-08

    Cryptographically verifiable code review system for cargo Rust package manager\ (7 comments)

  • GitHub repo CovenantSQL

    A decentralized, trusted, high performance, SQL database with blockchain features

  • GitHub repo yggdrasil-go

    An experiment in scalable routing as an encrypted IPv6 overlay network

    Project mention: Release Version 0.3.16 · yggdrasil-network/yggdrasil-go | reddit.com/r/darknetplan | 2021-03-19
  • GitHub repo Peergos

    A p2p, secure file storage, social network and application protocol

    Project mention: Photo- and Video-Management software at the moment. Is there something that is already working and fully futureproof scalable usable? | reddit.com/r/ipfs | 2021-04-27

    I'm looking for a photo and video storage solution where I can have previews of the photos and video without needing to download the full photo or video. So far I checket slate.host and space.storage, also peergos.org and sharpphotos.io. They don't seem to be it at the moment. Do you have mentions from other decentralised networks?

  • GitHub repo loki-network

    Lokinet is an anonymous, decentralized and IP based overlay network for the internet.

    Project mention: Is this possible? | reddit.com/r/CryptoTechnology | 2021-05-03

    It's done already (https://lokinet.org/).

  • GitHub repo awesome-anti-censorship

    curated list of open-source anti-censorship tools

    Project mention: Windscribe for IOS | reddit.com/r/Windscribe | 2021-02-25

    There isn't anything iOS specific in this link, but thought this still might be of interest: https://github.com/danoctavian/awesome-anti-censorship

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-05-05.


What are some of the best open-source Decentralized projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 ZeroNet 16,740
2 Nextcloud 14,093
3 gun 12,835
4 diaspora* 12,711
5 PeerTube 9,292
6 lbry-sdk 7,318
7 beaker 6,157
8 orbit-db 5,634
9 ipfs 5,339
10 tribler 3,585
11 yjs 3,532
12 Patchwork 3,437
13 EthList 3,422
14 embark-framework 3,261
15 ChatSecure-iOS 3,005
16 lbrycrd 3,004
17 stacks-blockchain 2,360
18 cargo-crev 1,337
19 CovenantSQL 1,167
20 yggdrasil-go 1,046
21 Peergos 912
22 loki-network 539
23 awesome-anti-censorship 536