What is the Chromata protocol?

The Chromata protocol is a new, open-source and decentralized take on the internet that consists of five components:


A peer-to-peer communication protocol that uses a hypertext application protocol based-on content addressing, a decentralized overlay network, and encryption to make our internet faster and safer.

Name System

A decentralized name system to map human-readable names with a unique address while eliminating centralized points of failure and returning ownership of data and identity to the user.


A smart contract-based computing platform to run decentralized applications accessible by a client application browser that are unstoppable and safe from censorship, fraud, and unavailability.


A blockchain-based immutable, decentralized filesystem for the storing of static content and the storage of dynamic data in the blockchain to be accessed through applications to make the internet distributed, resilient, and open.


A decentralized economy built on top of the Chromata network powered by a stable currency that is the basis for the network’s transactions and various free markets to enable a free exchange of data, goods, and ideas.

A Faster Internet

Major aspects of the internet were developed and created around 30 years ago and haven’t been able to keep up with the monumental changes we've seen over the last couple of decades. The Chromata protocol uses a peer-to-peer overlay network and content-based addressing to build a faster internet.

A Safer Internet

The centralized services of the internet have been censored, frauded, and faced major cyberattacks while they continue to become more and more vulnerable. The Chromata protocol uses an immutable, decentralized blockchain to help make the internet safer for everyone.

A Freer Internet

Our internet has allowed centralized services to gather and keep data about the vast majority of people while mass surveillance and censorship are increasing. The Chromata protocol uses a decentralized name service, programmable assets and cryptocurrency, and returns ownership of data and identity to the user to create a freer internet.

The Chromata Protocol

The internet is the world’s shared network where we communicate, learn, and work. For much of the world, a life without internet access would be unimaginable. For the rest of the world, a connection and access to the internet transforms lives. But much of the internet we use today was designed and developed a couple decades ago. As the rest of technology matured at faster and faster speeds, our shared internet became more vulnerable and many problems were visible. We have faced major cyberattacks and hacks on centralized services and debate on the centralized ownership of data. It’s time for the internet to be updated.

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