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Web3, Unified
As Uqbar unites the disparate components of Web3, many new programs will gain access to powerful on-chain transactions. Programmers will be able to permissionlessly innovate, building atop existing blockchain constructs and experimenting with consumer applications.
Integrating Uqbar's ZK-verified execution model with the Urbit Virtual Machine means seamless interoperability between dApps and the blockchain. A Hoon app running locally can generate a Hoon contract call whose on-chain result is immediately received and executed in Hoon by the app.
The implication isn't just seamless operation. With Urbit's native p2p and cryptography affordances, networks and p2p Urbit apps write themselves. Identity and authentication are baked into every event logged, and every message sent. The real promise of dApps on the Urbit Virtual Machine is seamless connectivity between users without any compromises on security. Apps can be siloed to run in and affect only their own drives. Urbit identities also have a near-unlimited supply of subordinate identities that share the parent's network reputation but run as a separate UVM instance, thus totally isolating the user's main instance from the effects of impetuous experiments with new apps. And of course, beyond the security of the UVM, all personal computers used to access Urbit has yet another line of security; any software written for Urbit users can already be used in a Chrome browser tab sandbox, providing additional clarity for new users.
The level of seamless p2p interoperation Uqbar provides will allow individual users and communities to programmatically delegate their interactions with the blockchain. The sun is rising on an easy, autonomous, organized cryptoverse.
Just a few benefits of Uqbar include:
  • Having a completely secure personal DeFi server will become as easy as setting up a hot wallet on an Urbit instance.
  • Urbit-native NFTs can be made available for programmatic use both on-chain in smart contracts and off-chain wherever the owner can authenticate their Urbit identity.
  • Social media devs can now for the first time integrate tokens natively into permissions for their apps/networks without writing unreliable contracts de novo specifically for that purpose. That means not only user-permissions, but also resource-usage and incentives for p2p file-sharing and -storage, can be programmatically implemented on any software written for Urbit users.
  • DAOs, currently static ledgers for tracking ownership shares and occasionally multisig votes on tokenomics, will by the same logic become much richer, real institutions guided by cryptographic intelligence. In the same way computation-blockchain integration brings autonomous DeFi servers within the reach of the masses, Uqbar will enable active autonomous algorithmically governed DAOs for the first time.
  • No more log-ins, no more permissions from third-party servers to read your own DMs—aren't there 7 or 8 app buttons on your phone you'd like to delete?
Uqbar makes it easy; Uqbar makes it fun.
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