Logos (@logos-state) • Hey
Building the tools & nurturing the culture of the network state movement.
Tech: Codex.storage, Waku.org, Nomos.tech
- From swap meet shareware to engineering a sovereign technology stack...
Our co-founder Jarrad Hope delves into Logos' origins and how Waku, Codex, and Nomos combine to lay the foundations for a new social order.
- Logos Press Engine is the mouthpiece of our movement and the home of the technical podcast Hashing It Out and the more philosophical Logos Podcast.
Follow us on YouTube to stay up to date with the great content we have coming up: https://youtube.com/@LogosNetwork
Recent podcast guests include:
◾ Whistleblower and security expert Edward Snowden: https://press.logos.co/podcasts/logos-state/edward-snowden-censorship-resistance-cyber-states-privacy
◾ Lawyer and human rights activist Stella Assange: https://press.logos.co/podcasts/logos-state/stella-assange-human-rights-alternative-modes-of-organising
◾ Robin Linus of ZeroSync and BitVM: https://press.logos.co/podcasts/hashing-it-out/robin-linus-zerosync
◾ Co-author of the Privacy Pools paper Ameen Soleimani: https://press.logos.co/podcasts/hashing-it-out/ameen-soleimani-privacypools
- On the next Hashing it Out, the team talks to Robin Linus, creator of ZeroSync and BitVM.
Robin explains zero-knowledge proofs and their benefits in terms of privacy and scalability.
Watch the episode tomorrow on Logos Press Engine (https://press.logos.co).
- The Greater Reset 5 starts on 17 Jan in Morelia, Mexico.
From Logos, Sterlin Lujan speaks on 19 Jan on the Agorism and Parallel Networks day, and our cofounder Jarrad Hope presents on 20 Jan on the Take Back Our Tech day.
Details, tickets, and live stream: https://thegreaterreset.org/
- Technological breakthroughs have historically spurred great changes in the way humanity lives and organises.
The printing press democratised access to knowledge, leading to the Renaissance and Reformation. The advent of steam power fuelled the Industrial Revolution, prompting the growth of the working class and a swathe of movements demanding more just treatment of the underserved.
More recently, the Internet enabled instant, global communication and made humanity’s collective knowledge more accessible than ever. Wider access to information and the ability to organise led citizens worldwide to demand change, as seen in the Arab Spring uprisings.
Although hugely transformative, we believe central chokepoints like proprietary servers cap the Internet’s disruptive potential. To support institutions that compete with those currently monopolised by the nation state, we need a politically neutral network.
Logos is building technologies and standards to enable such a network.
◾ Waku provides a communications standard powering private and generalised messaging without central servers.
◾ Codex is a decentralised cloud storage system that removes central points of capture, control, and failure.
◾ Nomos is a forthcoming network of blockchains that protects users’ civil liberties and extends maximum sovereignty to those settling on the network.
Upon these foundations, Logos and other groups passionate about reforming society can deploy opt-in alternative systems that compete with government monopolies.
Spurred by competition, next-generation institutions will emerge.
- Logos contributors will be at The Greater Reset, starting on 17 Jan in Morelia, Mexico.
Author and content writer Sterlin Lujan speaks on 19 Jan, and Logos cofounder Jarrad Hope presents on 20 Jan.
See http://thegreaterreset.org for details, tickets and the event live stream.
The organisers, The Freedom Cell Network, describe the event as 'the world’s collective response to the WEF's initiative: The Great Reset', aiming to co-create 'a world that respects individual liberty, bodily autonomy, and choice.'
The event’s 5th edition, titled Manifestation, comprises 5 days of speakers, workshops, and more to foster collaboration between those seeking a more harmonious future.
Join us in person or via the live stream as we explore alternative paths forward.
- In his latest post, Vitalik Buterin argues for a return to Ethereum’s original vision — a decentralised technology stack built to provide “the base layer of a more open internet”.
Through our development of Waku (Waku.org), Codex (Codex.storage), and Nomos (Nomos.tech), we are actively building the protocols required for this vision. The values Vitalik mentions, including open participation, censorship resistance, and credible neutrality, direct everything we build.
The cypherpunk torch remains lit; Logos is carrying it.
- Logos is building a censorship- and surveillance-resistant tech stack upon which communities can deploy voluntary, opt-in social, governance, and financial services.
This stack comprises the trustless agreements layer (https://nomos.tech), the durable data archiving layer (https://codex.storage), and the disintermediated communications layer (https://waku.org).
Today, let’s discuss Waku’s place in the Logos stack.
Corporate and government surveillance is real — remember the Snowden revelations? — and its reach grows every year.
Communication surveillance is frequently cited as a means to protect society from nefarious actors. However, programs like PRISM undermine the rights of hundreds of millions with little evidence that they prevent the threats they claim to guard against.
Waku is privacy-focused and generalised messaging infrastructure built as a public good. Waku is deployed via a P2P network, removing central intermediaries that could disrupt our communications through malicious intent or duress. The protocols leverage cutting-edge ZK tech to protect applications from DoS attacks in a decentralised manner.
When communicating ideas or with systems that potentially undermine national sovereignty, powerful entities have an even stronger incentive to monitor messages.
Waku can be used to make such surveillance infeasible, thus representing a crucial component of a tech stack built to protect civil liberties and lay the foundations of a network state future.
Waku’s modularity enables application developers to implement the protocols they need in accordance with their users’ privacy expectations and hardware availability.
When catering to resource-restricted environments like phones and browsers, devs can choose to integrate only those protocols with lower resource demands.
Scalability is also crucial. If only a handful of users can use Waku at any given time, its potential for adoption as the messaging layer for DApps is severely limited.
Waku employs sharding to limit the number of messages nodes must relay, thus enabling more concurrent users to benefit from the privacy-focused communications infrastructure.
Waku is already in production and can be integrated into web3 DApps today — see blockchain-based super app Status and Ethereum-based on-chain privacy solution RAILGUN for examples of Waku bringing decentralised communications to apps.
Ongoing optimisations look to further increase the network’s scalability, readying it for widespread adoption as the communications standard for web3 and the network state vision.
Learn more about Waku:
- We go live on X (Twitter) Spaces again in just a few hours.
Today, we welcome Harmeet for a discussion about the tech Logos uses to ensure our internal processes uphold our guiding principles.
Set a reminder and join us at 20:00 UTC.
Our next X (Twitter) Space is at 20:00 UTC on 21 Nov.
Join us as Harmeet talks to Fergulati about the tech solutions Logos leverages to ensure our processes uphold our philosophical beliefs.
X users, set a reminder with this link: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1RDxlljNeeMxL/peek
(and follow Logos on X: https://twitter.com/Logos_network )
- We're at ETHGlobal Pragma Istanbul today to discuss the importance of base-layer privacy and crypto's underlying ideals.
Find us to learn how Waku, Codex, & Nomos uphold civil liberties & lay the foundations for a new social order.
- The latest Hashing it Out episode stars Status core contributor Edgard.
Edgard discusses Status’ principle-driven development approach and the impending relaunch of the blockchain-based super app.
Now streaming on Logos Press Engine.
- Find us at ETHGlobal Pragma Istanbul tomorrow from 10:00.
We're looking forward to connecting with those who share our mission to uphold civil liberties through politically neutral tech.
Apply now at https://ethglobal.com/events/pragma-istanbul
- Next up on Hashing It Out, the team chats with Edgard, a core contributor at the blockchain-based super app Status (https://status.app/)
Edgard shares the motivations behind Status’ recent & upcoming changes & the challenges of building a super app without compromising on principles.
It drops tomorrow at 15:00 UTC on Logos Press Engine (http://press.logos.co).
- Logos has a packed Istanbul schedule, with representation at several events surrounding Devconnect this week.
Find us to learn more about our technologies & how they’re engineered to defend civil liberties at:
◾ ETHGlobal Pragma (16 Nov)
◾ PrivConnect by Universal Privacy Alliance (17 Nov)
Waku's (waku.org) involvement includes:
◾ Presenting Waku at Libp2p Day (15 Nov) & IPFS Connect (16 Nov)
◾ Mentoring at Hack Factory (15-16 Nov)
◾ Contributing $10k in prizes to the ETHGlobal Istanbul hackathon (17-19 Nov)
◾ The Devconnect satellite in Prague by EthPrague (15-21 Nov)
Vac (vac.dev) will present:
◾ 3 topics at ProgCrypto (16-17 Nov)
◾ 1 topic at PrivConnect (17 Nov)
Finally, Nimbus (nimbus.team) sponsored & presented Nimbus at the Staking Gathering (13-14 Nov) & sponsored the Staking Summit at the weekend.
Will we see you in Istanbul? Let us know in the replies.
- If you enjoyed Jordi Baylina on Hashing it Out last week, you'll love our upcoming episodes & the all-new Logos Podcast we have in the works.
Subscribe on YouTube for more great content about the tech & philosophies underpinning the network state movement.
- Tune in to the latest episode of Hashing it Out with Jordi Baylina of Polygon zkEVM.
We discuss the future of ZK and breaking barriers in scalability. Full episode live on the Logos Press Engine:
- Members of the Logos collective and the projects comprising our tech stack will be at ETHGlobal Pragma Istanbul on 16 Nov (during Devconnect).
If you'll be there, find us to discuss how we envision communication (Waku.org), storage (Codex.storage), and consensus (Nomos.tech) coming together to enable self-sovereign communities and network states.
Apply now at https://ethglobal.com/events/pragma-istanbul
- Cyberspace is a vast virtual territory waiting to be claimed. Breakthroughs in distributed systems, leaderless consensus algorithms, & ZK-proofs enable a tech stack on which communities can deploy voluntary, sovereign institutions.
Logos Press Engine presents ‘A Declaration of Independence in Cyberspace’:
- New episode of Hashing it Out w/@jbaylina now live via Logos Press Engine (press.logos.co). Tune in for a very special conversation with a pioneer of ZK technology.
- Building useful technology
- Achieving privacy and compression through recursion
- Motivations and research
- Logos joins the Universal Privacy Alliance on X Spaces at 15:00 UTC today.
Come along as we introduce the most pressing privacy issues up for discussion at the PrivConnect event during Devconnect next week.
Space link: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1zqKVqwYrRAxB?s=20
Event link: https://lu.ma/upa-istanbul
- Announcing Logos Press Engine (http://press.logos.co) — a learning resource to support the advancement of a self-sovereign cyberspace.
Expect podcasts & articles on technologies that defend civil liberties, network state philosophy, voluntaryism, & related topics.
- Logos and Status co-founder Jarrad Hope talked to Griff Green about surveillance, censorship, declaring independence in cyberspace, and more on Giveth's GM! podcast last week.
Available now on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oS0S1GtcaY) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/episode/2CozWrHcXlUKL3FuRFiXLv?si=fca59b3b995344e3)
- Logos and allied projects presented our mission and tech stack to a large, receptive crowd of future network state citizens in Paris yesterday.
We thank all those who attended, presented, and participated in "The Birth of a Network State" and the founding of our movement.
If our ideas energised you, please visit Logos.co to explore our vision and join the discussion at https://forum.logos.co/
If you missed the event, watch all the workshops and panels here:
- Every once in a while, a revolutionary idea appears that alters the fabric of our societies. The accompanying behaviours and technologies do not occur by chance; they are the aggregation of ancient trends and the inventiveness of millions.
Across the world, we are sleepwalking into a series of interconnected catastrophes, the likes of which have not been witnessed since World War II. We see this as the terminal phase of the Western project. While most think the situation is hopeless, we know it is not.
To prove it, we are declaring independence from this dying order, reopening the frontier and establishing Logos, a self-sovereign network state founded on the solid ground of liberty, privacy, decentralisation, innovation, and free culture.
To achieve independence of the mind and the body, we are building a versatile and powerful toolkit: the magic of cryptography gives us privacy; the resilience of blockchains allows for global, coordinated, coercion-resistant institutions.
This vision requires a complete, decentralized tech stack, equipped with p2p communications; durable file storage; and a fully private, heterogeneous blockchain with its own consensus algorithm to provide fast, scalable, and secure trustless agreements.
We were there at the beginning, when Bitcoin proved this dream was possible. We share the original ethos of its builders and extend its properties to an independent, fully liberated territory in cyberspace.
This territory hosts a global culture of like-minded peers, offering cutting-edge tools designed to protect our liberties, ownership of these technologies, a voice in their governance, and the opportunity to change the course of history.
We are bringing about the second enlightenment of the digital world, because the internet was not built for totalitarian control but for prosperity and emancipation.
We know there is going to be pushback on what we create, but the reward is a freedom no one has ever felt before. We will stop only when any person, anywhere, can experience it.
Because of this, we cannot do it alone.
If these ideas stir something inside you, we’ll be expanding on them and welcoming our allies into the collective at “The Birth of a Network State” during EthCC in Paris on July 18.
If we are your people, join us:
- Logos goes online during @ethcc.lens on July 18.
Join us for a day of dreaming, scheming, networking, and strategizing in Paris.
"Online: The Birth of a Network State" is a gathering featuring presentations and panels by Logos, affiliated projects—Waku, Codex, Vac—and those sympathetic to our mission and the network state vision. It begins at 09:00 CET at Galerie Joseph.
Find out more and register here: https://lu.ma/LogosOnline
We’re reclaiming cyberspace, anon. You in?
- Acid.info needs dreamers, freedom fighters, coders, writers, designers and more.
Check the manifesto and open roles and, if we are your people, join us:
- Logos' communications wing, Acid.info, is currently hiring elite designers, strategists, linguists, coders and more.
Check the open roles and join us:
- Logos is building a network state. Join us: Logos.co