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The Metanet Starts. By _unwriter

The Metanet Starts
The Metanet Starts

The Metanet Starts

a 4-Dimensional Supercomputer that lives on Bitcoin.

Metanet is the world’s first 4 dimensional computer, natively powered by Bitcoin, and lives on Bitcoin.

Metanet has very powerful properties such as:

  1. Absolute data ownership: Many, many, many, many “decentralized” wannabes have tried to solve this problem, all have failed. Metanet solves this on a fundamental level by using Bitcoin.
  2. Fungible computation: Bitcoin is private and fungible when used correctly. Metanet makes use of this property to its fullest and provides a fungible computation framework, never possible in any other “blockchain platform”.
  3. Infinite computation: A combination of two powerful schemes opens a new dimension of computation.

And today, I am releasing a system that can help power the Metanet: Metanet Planaria.


The Planaria of Metanet

But first, let’s take a look at what Metanet is.

It’s not what most people think.

Table of Contents

  1. Intro to Metanet
  2. Building Metanet Apps
  3. Conclusion

1. Intro to Metanet

Since last winter, many people have been raving about how great the “Metanet” is. But the fact of the matter is, none of those were Metanet. Metanet never existed.

This changed last weekend. It exists now.

Before you panic, let me clarify that Metanet doesn’t invalidate anything you’ve been building on top of Bitcoin. It’s like an extension to existing protocols, which means you don’t have to use it, but it will be much more powerful if you do. Read on to learn more.

The Genesis Metanet Graph was made last weekend:

Most people don’t understand: Metanet is not some philosophical concept. Nor is it a meme. Metanet is a very specific protocol that is also very generic at the same time, so generic that it becomes philosophical.

Sound like contradiction? The best things in life are contradiction.

So what IS Metanet?

Here’s a great presentation:

Let me just break it down to one line:

Metanet is data structure over Bitcoin.

Metanet: Data Structure over Bitcoin

Metanet is a simple protocol that lets you create virtual data structures on Bitcoin. By taking the form of a DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) it lets you build any typical data structure used in computer science.

  1. An array is a tree with a parent + its children represented in chronological/topological order.
  2. A map is a tree with a parent + its children, each of which is identified by a unique key.
  3. You can even invent your own data structure.

And it’s not just any data structure. It’s a data structure for storing, transferring, and authorizing real value. All this is natively powered by Bitcoin and can be programmatically operated with Bitcoin, in any way you can imagine.

Bitcoin + Metanet: The Most Efficient Programmable Data Ledger

Bitcoin is the most efficient data storage protocol, and