Dat is a new p2p hypermedia protocol. It provides public-key-addressed file archives which can be synced securely and browsed on-demand.
|Fast||Archives sync from multiple sources at once.|
|Secure||All updates are signed and integrity-checked.|
|Resilient||Archives can change hosts without changing their URLs.|
|Versioned||Changes are written to an append-only version log.|
|Decentralized||Any device can host any archive.|
Dat Protocol development transitioned to Hypercore Protocol Development. Learn more at the Hypercore Protocol Website.
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The information below is kept for historic reasons
Documentation for end-user tools and developer libraries.
Specifications for the Dat protocol. View pre-draft DEPs and the DEP process on GitHub.
Extensions to the Dat protocol.
Visual explanation of the Dat protocol.
April 2017 whitepaper on the Dat Protocol (View source on GitHub). For updated specifications, please see DEPs.