I’ve Moved Onchain – AVC – Tech Protect

Over the previous few years, I’ve moved my web life from web2 to web3 and infrequently use any web2 companies anymore.

So I’m beginning a collection known as “I’ve Moved Onchain” to clarify this journey to everybody and at this time’s opening publish is about running a blog, naturally.

I’ve blogged at AVC.com for a really very long time. I began out in September 2003 at avc.typepad.com however moved to avc.com a number of years later.

AVC.com has been my residence for running a blog for over twenty years.

AVC.com has served me very effectively over time nevertheless it lacks a number of issues that actually matter to me.

First, the posts are saved in a closed database hosted by me within the cloud.

Second, the companies that I take advantage of to create AVC.com will not be “composable” which means that others can’t construct issues on prime of AVC.com and the companies that create and show the posts I create right here.

Third, the identities of the authors (me) and readers (you) right here at AVC.com will not be tied to any type of transportable id and status system.

Whereas none of those points might appear to be a giant deal to you, they’re enormous deal to me as I’ll clarify in a bit.

So when web3 running a blog companies began cropping up, I began to make use of them.

My first rodeo was at Mirror.xyz the place I stored avc.mirror.xyz for many of 2021, 2022, and 2023. This was my first publish at avc.mirror.xyz on March 18, 2021.

I actually needed to weblog at AVC.xyz and that grew to become an possibility for me in November 2023 once I joined Paragraph.xyz and wrote this Whats up World publish.

These web3 running a blog platforms retailer all of my posts onchain at Arweave. These posts can be found to anybody to learn no matter what running a blog platform I take advantage of. And if I get kidnapped by an alien and fail to pay my internet hosting service, they’ll nonetheless exist onchain. Ceaselessly. That’s an enormous deal to me.

They’re additionally composable web3 companies. Any developer can take what I create at AVC.xyz and construct on prime of it. That’s additionally an enormous deal to me. My associate Nick describes the composability profit so effectively in his publish at this time on USV.com.

And my id and the id of my readers are mapped to a web3 pockets tackle that authenticates who they’re, what they do onchain, and permits builders to create status techniques on everybody. Given my struggle with spam and trolls and jerks and assholes that largely drove me away from running a blog and commenting within the latter a part of the final decade, this final bit actually issues to me.

Initially of this 12 months, I took everybody who receives an e mail once I publish right here at AVC.com and imported that e mail listing to Paragraph.xyz. So lots of the AVC readers have been getting emails of my posts at AVC.xyz this 12 months. Besides, I nonetheless get a ton of every day visitors right here at AVC.com and I’ve not posted something new right here since January 10, 2024.

I don’t plan to publish right here at AVC.com going ahead, however I’ll preserve the archive up and I’ll select to cross-post a factor or two right here every time I need to attain the broadest viewers.

My residence for running a blog is and has been onchain for some time now and if you wish to observe my writing, please go go to avc.xyz and subscribe to obtain my weblog posts through e mail by clicking the inexperienced subscribe button on the higher proper.

However what about Mirror.xyz and avc.mirror.xyz? you would possibly ask.

Nicely, I’m additionally thrilled to have the ability to say that Mirror and Paragraph have merged and these two main web3 running a blog companies will now be one. And, as you could know or suspect, USV has invested in each of them and now shall be a serious shareholder within the merged firm. I’m very enthusiastic about that. Right here is Paragraph’s weblog publish in regards to the transaction and right here is Mirror’s.

The crew that constructed Mirror.xyz is now turning their consideration to a brand new app known as Kiosk they usually blogged about that at this time. So USV is now additionally an investor in that venture.

Over the past thirty years, our lives moved from offline to on-line. They’re now transferring onchain. That’s an exquisite factor and I hope you’ll be part of me in transferring onchain as effectively.

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