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Peer-to-Peer Websites with Dat was a session at IndieWebcamp Austin 2019.

Notes archived from https://etherpad.indieweb.org/p2pweb

IndieWebCamp Austin 2019
Session: Peer-to-Peer Websites with Dat
When: 2019-02-23 13:00



  • Dat browser is a fork of Chrome
  • Create a new keypair which gives you an address
  • Showing creating a new web page in a browser
  • drop-in replacement for HTTP, no need to set up a server since it's p2p between browsers
  • goal is to have people running their own websites and interacting with each others websites
  • showing paul frazee personal website on dat
  • view source -> duplicate website
  • creating a social media feed by posting JSON files

Q: How is authentication handled? (e.g. to ensure only authorized people can edit a page) A: Address is a public key, private key needed to write to a page

~ missed a question here

Q: Any plans for mobile clients? A: Not soon

~couldn't hear this question clearly

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