As above, so below.
Aether is a toolkit and set of protocols for creating and accessing mutable, tamper-proof documents (permissionless or permissioned) that serve as the foundation for a web without silos. Aether’s infrastructure provides a verifiable, censorship-resistant source of truth for important information that is public and interoperable. By migrating critical information from isolated servers into the public commons governed by digital signatures and consensus, Aether enables users and applications to break free from information and infrastructure silos, and enables all apps in the Gaia Ecosystem to build in a composable and efficient manner interoperable with the the greater web. Aether does for identities, data, and services what blockchains have done for assets and exchange, and does for interoperability what Chainlink has done for ledgers.
Because participants in a Gaia Stream can create and resolve documents for any type of information without any centralized service or single ledger or chain, Aether unlocks interoperability between all platforms and services across the web (2, 3 or 4). Aether is ideal for storing information that requires guaranteed trust, cross-platform interoperability, and multi-party consumption, such as for verified actions across diverse communities. This makes Aether perfect for storing decentralized identifiers and their associated metadata, policies for usage of services, access control permissions, data schemas, and other documents that collectively enable wallets and applications to access a dynamic and unbundled ecosystem of interoperable identities, dataverses, and services.
- Portable, self-sovereign identity
- Interoperable user and application data
- Open web services, without new accounts or logins
- Provable, tamper-evident claims, attestations, and assertions
- Frictionless, border-less payments and exchange
Stream and its many parts make up a global ecosystem of interoperable resources allows anyone to build composable applications with unprecedented modularity, trust, and scale. Stream is a network built as the trusted foundation upon which a more connected, transparent, and user-centric internet is possible, such as advanced data marketplaces and exchange protocols.