I recently found myself thinking about a quote again I first heard from JStark, may he rest in peace. “You can’t truly call yourself “peaceful” unless you’re capable of great violence, if you’re not capable of violence you’re not peaceful, you’re harmless” This quote becomes much more profound if you replace “peaceful” with “moral”, “violence” with “freedom” and “harmless” with “unfree”. How are we supposed to ever develop true morality if most of our actions are constrained by law?
In this short note I propose a system for decentralized web applications, mostly independent of Bitcoin, but using it where it makes sense. This proposal is heavily inspired by nostr.