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Research

Urbit, the galactic personal server

Quick Take

  • Urbit is building a network for users to interact with applications and each other while maintaining full control over their data
  • The project was founded by Curtis Yarvin in 2002
  • Urbit migrated to the Ethereum blockchain in 2017

A historical overview of Urbit

Programmer Curtis Yarvin wanted to build a computing platform better suited for the current age of the Internet, a personal cloud server in which data is fully controlled by the owner of the server and no one else. And so in 2002, Yarvin founded Urbit as a personal side project.