We believe in a world in which technology supports each of us, as well as the planet that sustains us.
We dream of a world of empowered people connecting the dots and co-creating the internet and the economy of the future.
To keep up with ever increasing demand, to save our collective resources, and to make both access to the internet and participation in the global economy more inclusive for people world-wide, we need next level technologies for the new world.
ThreeFold’s open source technology enables the creation of an internet by everyone for everyone.
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Data will be the gold of the new digital economy.
Increasing internet use and technologies such as self-driving cars and the Internet of Things mean data demand is growing exponentially.
The existing global economic model is reaching its limits, excluding many and diminishing finite resources.
To achieve our dream of a more empowered global community, resource-saving technology and a more inclusive economy, our vision is to:
We wanted to do all this as a transparent collective, a responsible digital organization which reflects our core values - so we started the Threefold Foundation.
Together we are making our dream of a neutral, green distributed internet a reality.
The internet today is heavily centralized, owned and controlled by a few large corporations who control 80% of internet infrastructure and storage capacity. As a consequence, there is substantial inequality at a global scale. There is unequal distribution of infrastructure and storage capacity as well as issues of unequal distribution of speed and connectivity.
The need for internet capacity is growing exponentially, both the number of users around the globe and the sheer volume of connected devices. The current architecture of hyperscale datacenters is not able to cope with this demand.
Datacenters are built only in energy dense areas because they consume huge amounts of energy.
If consumers in Turkey had to use electricity generated in the USA, it would be expensive and inefficient, because it is generated at too remote a distance. Transmission lines would be strained, and losses and repairs would make it unsustainable. There would be multiple areas without access to electricity.
This is exactly what is happening with the internet today.
Some of the major technical problems with the internet are:
ThreeFold believes the solution to this trillion dollar problem is the migration of internet infrastructure to the «Edge», close to the users.
Our technology enables a maximally distributed grid of data and compute capacity, generated by many small nodes owned by individual farmers.
To gain efficiency in IT infrastructure and services, we are applying a new paradigm: removing the possibility of human error in IT management by fully automating the architecting, provisioning, deployment and operation of IT infrastructure.
An operating system that erases multiple layers and delivers compute and storage capacity everywhere, much closer to the end user, making it cost efficient and saving energy.