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FAQ
  • What is the difference between Uqbar and Urbit? Uqbar is a zero-knowledge cryptographic OS built atop Urbit. Urbit is an end-to-end encrypted p2p network that provides the foundation for a larger decentralized ecosystem. The two companies share many goals and values (and employees), but are separate organizations.
  • What can you do with Uqbar? What can't you do with Uqbar! Uqbar, as a generalized crypto OS, is the perfect platform for any and all web 3 applications. If you can think it, you can build it on Uqbar.
  • Do you need an Urbit ID to use Uqbar? As of right now, yes. You can get further details on joining Uqbar in our "How to Join Uqbar and Urbit" section. We are working to make Uqbar as easy to access as possible, and the day will soon come when you can access Uqbar with nothing but a crypto wallet.
  • How will Uqbar scale? Uqbar is committed to a modular zero-knowledge scaling scheme, which offers the best combination of speed, efficiency, and security. For more, check out Protocol Mechanics.
  • Will Uqbar offer a token? While Uqbar does not currently offer a token, we do believe in the importance of community participation and governance. We also believe that all actors in the Uqbar system should be properly incentivized to maintain the network, and will issue updates in the near future.
  • Is Uqbar permissioned?
    While Uqbar will launch with permissioned sequencers, we plan to transition to a fully permisionless system. It is a misconception that rollups must include permissioned elements.
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