I\’ve Moved Onchain – AVC Malik Atif

Over the previous couple of years, I’ve moved my web life from web2 to web3 and barely use any web2 providers anymore.

So I\’m beginning a sequence referred to as “I’ve Moved Onchain” to elucidate this journey to everybody and at present’s opening put up is about running a blog, naturally.

I’ve blogged at AVC.com for a really very long time. I began out in September 2003 at avc.typepad.com however moved to avc.com a number of years later.

AVC.com has been my residence for running a blog for over twenty years.

AVC.com has served me very properly through the years but it surely lacks a number of issues that basically matter to me.

First, the posts are saved in a closed database hosted by me within the cloud.

Second, the providers that I take advantage of to create AVC.com will not be “composable” which means that others can not construct issues on prime of AVC.com and the providers that create and show the posts I create right here.

Third, the identities of the authors (me) and readers (you) right here at AVC.com will not be tied to any form of moveable id and repute system.

Whereas none of those points might look like a giant deal to you, they\’re big deal to me as I\’ll clarify in a bit.

So when web3 running a blog providers began cropping up, I began to make use of them.

My first rodeo was at Mirror.xyz the place I saved avc.mirror.xyz for many of 2021, 2022, and 2023. This was my first put up at avc.mirror.xyz on March 18, 2021.

I actually wished to weblog at AVC.xyz and that grew to become an choice for me in November 2023 once I joined Paragraph.xyz and wrote this Whats up World put up.

These web3 running a blog platforms retailer all of my posts onchain at Arweave. These posts can be found to anybody to learn no matter what running a blog platform I take advantage of. And if I get kidnapped by an alien and fail to pay my internet hosting service, they are going to nonetheless exist onchain. Ceaselessly. That’s an enormous deal to me.

They\’re additionally composable web3 providers. Any developer can take what I create at AVC.xyz and construct on prime of it. That’s additionally an enormous deal to me. My associate Nick describes the composability profit so properly in his put up at present on USV.com.

And my id and the id of my readers are mapped to a web3 pockets tackle that authenticates who they\’re, what they do onchain, and permits builders to create repute programs on everybody. Given my struggle with spam and trolls and jerks and assholes that largely drove me away from running a blog and commenting within the latter a part of the final decade, this final bit actually issues to me.

In the beginning of this yr, I took everybody who receives an electronic mail once I put up right here at AVC.com and imported that electronic mail checklist to Paragraph.xyz. So plenty of the AVC readers have been getting emails of my posts at AVC.xyz this yr. Besides, I nonetheless get a ton of day by day visitors right here at AVC.com and I\’ve not posted something new right here since January 10, 2024.

I don\’t plan to put up right here at AVC.com going ahead, however I\’ll maintain the archive up and I could select to cross-post a factor or two right here at any time when I need to attain the broadest viewers.

My residence for running a blog is and has been onchain for some time now and if you wish to observe my writing, please go go to avc.xyz and subscribe to obtain my weblog posts through electronic mail by clicking the inexperienced subscribe button on the higher proper.

However what about Mirror.xyz and avc.mirror.xyz? you would possibly ask.

Effectively, I\’m additionally thrilled to have the ability to say that Mirror and Paragraph have merged and these two main web3 running a blog providers will now be one. And, as you might know or suspect, USV has invested in each of them and now might be a significant shareholder within the merged firm. I\’m very enthusiastic about that. Right here is Paragraph’s weblog put up concerning the transaction and right here is Mirror’s.

The group that constructed Mirror.xyz is now turning their consideration to a brand new app referred to as Kiosk they usually blogged about that at present. So USV is now additionally an investor in that challenge.

Over the past thirty years, our lives moved from offline to on-line. They\’re now transferring onchain. That’s an exquisite factor and I hope you\’ll be part of me in transferring onchain as properly.

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