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Akasha (blockchain)

Akasha (blockchain)

Akasha is a blockchain based decentralized social media network that is built using Ethereum and is embedded into the Inter-Planetary File System.

Akasha stands for 'Advanced Knowledge Architecture for Social Human Advocacy' and is a blockchain-based decentralized social media platform that was founded by Mihai Alisie in 2015. Akasha is built using the Ethereum blockchain and is embedded into the Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS). The Akasha decentralized social media platform is built to ensure the platform is resistant against censorship and be unable to be taken offline because it does not have any one central point of failure or lack of bandwidth issues. 

Alpha launch

On May 3, 2016 Akasha began allowing people to sign up for their alpha version of their social media platform in celebration of World Press Freedom Day. Their alpha application had approximately 10,000 unique identities sign up. 

Beta launch

On November 4, 2017 Akasha launched their Beta application at the Ethereum DEVCON 3 conference and officially launched the beta application in February 2018 which had approximately 40,000 unique identities. On April 18, 2018 Akasha launched the beta version of their web application running the Metamask and IPFS bot extensions.



Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Bogdan Brezuica

Software Developer



Bogdan Pavel

UX Consultant



Juan Benet

Advisor



Lorenzo Patuzzo

Creative Consultant



Mariana Gomes

UI Consultant



Marius Darila

CTO



Mihai Alisie

Founder & CEO



Roxana Sureanu

CAO



Sebastian Rodriguez

Community Caretaker



Server Abibula

Software Developer



Vali Cotea

Software Developer



Vitalik Buterin

Advisor



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

AKASHA : Ethereum's Decentralized Social Media Platform - Dapp.tech - DApps, Bitcoin, Crypto & Web3 News

dapp.tech

Web



Akasha Wants to Put Social Media on the Ethereum Blockchain

Jamie Redman

Web



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

AKASHA: From Collected Intelligence to Collective Intelligence

May 23, 2018

Ethereum EDCON Paris 2017: What is AKASHA?

May 5, 2017

Companies

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CEO
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