The Decentralized Web in 2021
Jan 16, 2021
Dear Unstoppable Community,
What a year! Since we started on this journey in 2019 we’ve registered over 450,000 domains, helped launch nearly 30,000 decentralized websites, and signed partnerships with some of the biggest names in crypto. 2020 saw Coinbase, MEW, Gemini, Opera and many others join the Unstoppable community. We’re proud of what this community is becoming and we couldn’t have done it without you. Before anything else — thank you for your support!
As we look towards 2021, we’re more committed than ever to the decentralized web and we’re excited for the announcements we have planned this year. At the risk of spoiling the surprise, we have a boatload of exciting integrations, tech improvements, and partnerships in the works. We’ll share more details soon!
In the meantime, we’d like to share our focus for the coming year. The big theme for us in 2021 is growth.
Metcalfe’s Law says that the value and utility of a network rises in proportion with the number of users in that network. In more practical terms, the bigger our community grows, the stronger it becomes. That’s why our main focus this year is expansion. That includes growing the number of domains we issue, the number of people who hold them, and the number of institutions that support them. We’re charging forward across the board!
That isn’t to say we’re ignoring everything else. Like any startup we know our product has a few rough edges and we’ll work to smooth those out. But we firmly believe that the best possible way to make the decentralized web stronger is to share it with the world. Growth comes first.
Introducing: Unstoppable Applications
To build the ecosystem around the decentralized web, we need applications. That’s why we’d like to formally introduce our new Applications page where you can discover applications that work with your domain names. For our users, this page includes filtering by use cases, categories, and platforms to make it easier than ever before to see where to use your domains. App developers can submit their applications to instantly get in front of tens of thousands of crypto fans. We’ll share new applications as they come. Expect many more this year!
To get started with an Unstoppable Domains integration, use our resolution libraries here. Once you’re done, submit your app on the Unstoppable Domains website or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help us grow the Unstoppable ecosystem we’re also growing our team. We expanded from around 15 people in 2019 to 35+ in 2020 and we expect to pick up the pace dramatically in 2021. To find your seat on the rocket ship, apply through our jobs page. Don’t see a perfect match? Get in touch directly at email@example.com.
As always, we want to hear your questions, ideas, hopes, and dreams about Unstoppable Domains. To that end, our CEO Matthew Gould and our co-founder Brad Kam will host an AMA episode of the Unstoppable Podcast to discuss our plans. We’re happy to answer questions about our 2021 direction or anything else that’s on your mind. Please submit your questions here by Monday, 1/18.
Thanks again to our Unstoppable community for all your support. We can’t wait to show you everything we have in store for 2021!