Fission: We build identity, data, and compute protocols for the future of the Internet.


We build identity, data, and compute protocols for the future of the Internet.

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The world deserves more humane software

You need better methods of building it.

Fission is a world-class applied research lab building those better methods, from the protocol up. Our team does the heavy lifting so you can focus on bringing your ideas to life.

We ship tech that is ready to be used today, and invent tech that will be ready tomorrow.

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UCANs: decentralized authorization

UCANs extend JWTs to enable distributed identity (DIDs) and authorization in local-first apps & distributed systems. Simple, passwordless authentication without browser plugins—like OAuth, but small, light and decentralized. They have been adopted by & Bluesky.

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Webnative SDK: a true local-first edge computing stack

The Webnative SDK empowers developers to build fully distributed web applications without needing a complex back-end. Webnative applications work offline and store data encrypted for the user by leveraging UCANs, IPFS and the power of the web platform.

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Protocol Labs: making decentralized storage resilient

Protocol Labs pioneered decentralized storage with the introduction of IPFS. Our WebNative File System brings encrypted-at-rest storage and multi-player capabilities to the protocol. We collaborate with Protocol Labs and other key partners to enhance the IPFS and Filecoin ecosystem.

Distributed Work: Meetings Distributed Work: Meetings

Learn how Fission models its work and communication style on the distributed systems we help build and support.

Causal Islands Newsletter March 2023 Causal Islands Newsletter March 2023

We're so excited for you to join us in Toronto next month! Since you last heard from us, we have announced several more speakers and a social at the Lula Lounge.

Fission Newsletter February 2023 Fission Newsletter February 2023

This past month we shared some exciting progress on RhizomeDB, announced more talented Causal Islands speakers, held a few community calls, and more! Here's a recap of what we were up to.

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