EOS creator Dan Larimer is Back with A New Project; It’s ‘Layer 0’ Compared to ‘Layer 1’ Ethereum
The serial founder, known for quitting the projects, now wants to build Clarion — “a logically decentralized communication platform to replace centralized services (email, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, medium).”
Daniel Larimer is back with yet another project.
This new project is called Clarion, described as “a logically decentralized communication platform to replace centralized services (email, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, medium).”
And it is not built on EOS because “How do you build a logically decentralized system on top of a logically centralized system (all blockchains are logically centralized)?” said Larimer.
Earlier this year, Larmer left Block.one, the company that raised a record $4 billion in the largest ICO ever, promising to build a decentralized, blockchain-based platform to build the software behind the EOS.
Besides co-founding Block.one and serving its Chief Technical Officer since April 2017, Larimer has built Steem, Bitshares, and Cryptonomex.
If you think it is a pump and dump like all the previous projects, Larimer ensures “This project has no tokens to pump & dump” and that it can integrate with existing token systems.
“If there are tokens, then they could be airdropped on EOS,” commented Larimer on the question of Block.one funding the project and airdropping to EOS holders. So, pump and dump is really not out of the picture.
The serial creator is back just a couple of months after ending his stint with Block.One with Clarion, which reportedly aims to remove the dependencies on centralized infrastructure through a censorship-resistant “friend to friend” network.
The “ultimate goal” of the project is freeing “our friends and family from the tyranny of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Apple, and Google and produce a social network free from manipulation and 3rd party dependence.”
This latest project learns lessons from projects like Hive (previously Steemit), Voice by Block.one, and RetroShare.
According to Larimer, what sets it apart is that it utilizes a progressive web application powered by Web Assembly. Clarion OS won’t require any consensus, and tokens and smart contracts can be built on top of it, he wrote.
“If typical Ethereum and EOS smart contracts are considered “layer 1”, then Clarion OS could be considered “layer 0,”’ wrote Larimer.
Currently, it is in the early design stage, and he is building a team of developers to build the first prototypes.