Today, the Internet is not distributed , it is not neutral, it is not secure, it is not environmentally-friendly, and it is not cost-effective. It requires too many layers and too many human gatekeepers. And it cannot meet the future demand of internet capacity needed to support Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
So, we are building a new, complementary Internet that provides a solution for these problems and more.MORE ABOUT OUR WHY
Autonomous IT is reliabile, secure, decentralized, sustainable, and versatile, enabling the handling of multiple workloads. It is self-driving, self-healing, and does not require human intervention.
Autonomous IT is the next step in the evolution of IT, bringing solutions to the current dilemmas. Major trends such as IoT, 5G, Edge Cloud Computing, Blockchain, Open Source, & DApps prove decentralization is happening. A decentralized grid of autonomous IT that lives on the edge is therefore needed to support these future IT workloads, as well as to tackle the problems of digital monopolies, growing inequalities, and the loss of autonomy within our societies.
To our knowledge, we are the first to deliver a truly autonomous IT solution, one which builds upon blockchain and solves the complex challenges of centralized IT simultaneously.
The Threefold Network is an ecosystem composed of three main elements working together to form a truly decentralized marketplace for storage, compute, and applications.
ThreeFold Grid is an alternative to centralized cloud providers – a global, neutral, and sustainable network of autonomous storage and compute Internet capacity created by ThreeFold Farmers, with more than 83,000 TB and 14,500 cores existing today. Any application which can run on Linux can run on the ThreeFold Grid but with more privacy, security, closer to the end-user, and at a much lower cost.GET TO KNOW THE GRID
ThreeFold Token (TFT) is a decentralized digital currency used to buy autonomous and decentralized Internet services (compute, storage, applications) on the ThreeFold Network – generated only when active capacity is added to the ThreeFold Grid.
3Bot lives on top of the ThreeFold Grid and acts as your digital self. It is your personal all-in-one application, which gives back the ownership of your data to only you – and no one else. 3Bot is your escape from the many popular centralized and often-abused applications used by a big majority of the world today. Your digital self grants you full access to a 100% neutral and decentralized digital life.MEET 3BOT
Our technology is the result of nearly two decades of work and innovation. We have a strong foundation and a bold vision.
We believe the world needs a decentralized Internet, to bring sustainable and neutral access to information and education for our generations and those to come. And we at ThreeFold are committed to providing you with complementary solutions.
Let us take you through our journey until now, and where we are headed, together.
Before ThreeFold saw first daylight, predecessor companies were making waves in the storage, automation, and cloud computing landspaces.
Three separate elements (Zero OS, Rivine, and JumpScale) were created and with time turned into the three core aspects of the TF Grid.
The concept of the ThreeFold Network becomes a reality, through the publication of white paper 0.9. Release of the TF Chain. First tokens are created.
The first batches of capacity are added to the TF Grid in different parts of Europe and the UAE, soon followed by the U.S. and Canada.
ThreeFold signs two major partnerships (HPE & Solidaridad) in short succesion and signs on a major capacity farmer.
The ThreeFold Grid goes into beta and the first test users are taking it for a spin.
With the global introduction of 3Bot, ThreeFold Network sees user adoption. Developers build ADApps on top of the TF Grid.
1 Billion people around the world have access to a green, fast, and affordable Internet and education solutions.
The vision of a fully decentralized and democratized Internet, for you and owned by all of us, is achieved.
We have significant capacity online today, and the grid continues to expand.
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ADapps are Autonomous Decentralized Applications. Thanks to the autonomous nature of the TF Grid, applications can be maintained by bots. And no malicious agents can possibly have access to your data, after the sources of the application have been verified. These ADapps all live within your 3Bot.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides their clients in the CEEMA region the option to connect their computing and storage capacity to ThreeFold's decentralized grid.
Most HPE server and storage hardware have been certified to be used on the ThreeFold Grid and HPE plans to build services to support the growth and usage of the ThreeFold Grid.
Solidaridad accelerates solutions for more sustainable and more inclusive supply chains.
They work closely with farmers and partner with companies, financial institutions, governments, service providers, and knowledge institutions around them.
ThreeFold capacity will be deployed in a pilot program for cocoa farmers in Ghana, in locations owned and operated by Solidaridad and local service providers.
Kleos is a 5G telecommunication technology helping ThreeFold scale to serve the last mile in connectivity.
Kleos is particularly critical in low income countries where Internet connectivity is expensive and inaccessible.
ThreeFold technology is approved to be used within the baystations they deploy.
FlowGen is a renewable energy company that applied its extensive aerodynamic know-how from the automotive racing industry into the wind industry to optimize the design of a 5-meter wind turbine. These turbines can be installed virtually anywhere without the need for high masts or deep foundations. This makes it possible to cost-effectively deliver power nearly anywhere in the world.
Together with FlowGen, ThreeFold can push Internet capacity for a fair price to the places that need it the most.
The ThreeFold Cockpit will be your portal to stay up-to-date on the ThreeFold Token economy and the status of the ThreeFold Grid.
New farmers can sign up and existing ones can manage their farms and maintain or add 3Nodes. Users of TF Capacity are able to reserve capacity, deploy, and manage their workloads.
Token Holders will see total amount of TFT created by adding hardware to the grid, TFT locked, TFT liquid, TFT in circulation, and the TF Chain Explorer will also be integrated.