About us

Let us tell you our story

A brief history of Unigrid

In 2018, some members from the Interstellar Holdings community, together with Evan Green, stepped in to help and save the abandoned and failed cryptocurrency project. At that time, the idea was to create a decentralized charity platform named Huzu. A new blockchain was created based on the PiVX project - allowing token holders of Interstelllar Holdings to transfer their balance onto this new blockchain.

Saving of a Community

In late 2018, Adam Waldenberg did some work on the project and helped to fix some minor issues in the code base. While working on the solutions needed to store data on the Huzu blockchain, the idea for Unigrid and a decentralized Internet was born in late 2019. After some further development, the blockchain was forked away from the Huzu chain. This allowed us to take Unigrid in a new direction, with Huzu continuing on its own.

Building the foundation

For the past two years the project has been bootstrapped by the team. There has been no external funding or sale of the governance tokens. In 2021, it was decided, that in order to support this project and give it the chance it deserves - funding was needed.

The Unigrid Foundation is planning several funding rounds in order to finance development of the network. We are currently accepting initial angel funding from accredited firms and investors. The foundation will hold several additional sales rounds with the help of our partners and our private sales platform.

We are currently presenting our technical white paper to accredited firms and investors under NDA. With the recent growth of our team, The Unigrid Foundation is quickly preparing for the future. We invite you to work with us towards a truly decentralized Internet with no geographical boundaries or limitations!

The foundation has now been formed in Gothenburg, Sweden. The white paper and all other documentation will be publicly released as development moves forward.

The Network

The Unigrid Network aims to become the first truly decentralized and anonymous alternative to the regular Internet. A network resistant to domestic firewalls and any attempts to regulate the original vision of the network - one without limits and borders.

A free Internet

The original Internet was envisioned to become a publicly open and distributed network that was scalable and fair, allowing access to data and services without surveillance or security concerns. Unfortunately, the network has become increasingly centralized and controlled by big businesses running huge data centers. This centralization and formed monopoly puts your personal data under their control and results in a very high cost to value ratio.



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As a remedy to this deteriorating trend, we suggest the inception of a decentralized and consensus-driven segmented blockchain network based on a striped storage solution. The protocol allows for a completely decentralized and secure blockchain-based Internet where anybody, including private persons, can host an income-generating service node (gridnode), aiding the network with compute cycles, bandwidth and storage space.

Presenting Unigrid

The Unigrid Foundation aims to build a low-level backbone for a truly decentralized Internet. Our solution will supply the network with the core features it needs to thrive and grow.

The former Darkcoin project originally developed the concept of masternodes aiding and providing the network with specific services. The Unigrid network takes this approach and develops it further into service nodes called gridnodes. These specialized gridnodes have the purpose of providing the network with storage space, communication channels and compute cycles. Ordinary network nodes and wallets communicating on the network can send shards of work to these gridnodes. Like transactions, sending these shards of work costs a certain amount of Unigrid tokens.

As the network grows and more gridnodes come online, the compute power and storage space of the network will increase. Organizations and end-users will be able to rent these resources and store data and applications in a safe and redundant way.

Connecting directly to the ordinary Internet exposes your personal information to external parties. In order to avoid this leaking of personal data, many Internet users use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). This helps to protect your personal data by creating an encrypted tunnel to the Internet. However, the question is - can you fully trust the VPS provider?

Gridnodes

With the Unigrid network, a connection is made via a locally running proxy server, assigning a fingerprint to a specific communication channel. A gridnode will pick up this fingerprint and act as the “outlet” for that connection. The data being sent is encrypted. The gridnodes themselves act as a swarm of proxies - meaning nobody actually knows who picks up the data or who is the originating party. This is very different from TOR (onion routing), which sends data via a chain of hops.

In a typical blockchain, data is stored in a vertical structure with each new block being appended to the previous block. The Unigrid network, on the other hand, shards data across multiple blockchains for redundancy, speed, security and the ability to scale.

Documentation

We continously assemble documentation and resources related to the work at the foundation, with openness and transparency being very important for the foundation.

Foundation Documents

The Unigrid Foundation Charter Foundation registration document that describes the goals of the foundation.

The Unigrid Foundation Statutes Foundation registration document that outlines all the statutes. They define the legislative points governing the board and the foundation.

Privacy Policy Description of what kind of information this website collects and how we handle that data. The foundation follows the european General Data Protection Regulation and Swedish law.

Terms & Conditions Defines the terms, rules and the guidelines of acceptable behavior and other useful sections to which users must agree in order to use or access this website and the network.

Promotional Documents

Unigrid Orange Paper A laymans document describing the Unigrid Foundation, including some broad details about the network and how the foundation plans to implement it.

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