Maximally lightweight Electrum server for a single user. Connecting to any full node (ie. Bitcoin on your Embassy), this service aims to make using the Electrum bitcoin wallet more secure and private, something we can definitely get behind.
Running a trustless, self-hosted, network wide ad-blocker from your home enables unprecedented ease and security. Completely protect, improve the performance of, and monitor statistics on your home network. Pi-hole can also block ads on your cellular device by paring with the Start9 VPN (also coming soon).
A Lightning Network implementation in C. Majorly contributed to by the team at Blockstream, this is a lightweight and highly customizable execution of the protocol. Restricted to running on a Linux or Mac OS distribution with a running instance of bitcoind, the Embassy is the perfect host.
WireGuard® is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPsec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. WireGuard is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and super computers alike, fit for many different circumstances.
Nextcloud is the most deployed on-premises file share and collaboration platform. Access & collaborate across your devices. Your data remains under your control. Compliance and security risk free, self-host all online productivity needs, such as document sharing, email, and calendars without data leaks right on your Embassy.
An open standard for interoperable, decentralized, real-time communication. You can run any supported client app to securely converse with complete end-to-end encryption. Matrix can bridge into existing applications such as Slack and Gitter. Start9 uses Element on top of a self-hosted Synapse instance for our internal team communications.
Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. Control your home security systems, thermostats, gardening systems, and pet cameras in a secure, self-hosted fashion. No data or personal video is leaked to a third party: everything lives on your Embassy.
Build and self-host your website. WordPress powers more than 37% of the web ‐ a figure that rises every day. Everything from simple websites, to blogs, to complex portals and enterprise websites, and even applications, are built with WordPress. WordPress combines simplicity for users and publishers with under-the-hood complexity for developers. This makes it flexible while still being easy-to-use.
OpenBazaar costs nothing to download and use. Unlike sites like Ebay or Amazon there are no fees to list items, and no fees when an item is sold. Because the trade is p2p (peer-to-peer), it's happening directly between buyers and sellers, with no middleman to take a cut from each sale. It's completely free e-commerce.
The interplanetary file system is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. This enables a decentralized and resilient network with persistent availability and a more efficient distribution of web content. The Embassy will host a full node to support your own web hosting, development, and file sharing.
A complete implementation of a Lightning Network node with pluggable backend chain services. LND facilitates creating, closing, and managing channels. This service will plug into the Embassy's self-hosted bitcoin node, enabling faster, less expensive, and more expressive payments on the Bitcoin network.
A lightweight HD wallet indexer for Bitcoin, available as an Electrum RPC server and a modern HTTP REST API. One of several Bitcoin HD wallet solutions we plan on implementing, built in Rust. BWT provides a developer friendly interface for you to build on top of.
Minimal implementation of the Mimblewimble protocol. A decentralized, privacy-preserving digital currency with no addresses or amounts. Grin leverages Mimblewimble to collapse transactional data, making it fast and lightweight. Your Embassy will run a full node enabling interchangeable wallet interfaces.
A digital currency that is secure, private, and untraceable. The Monero blockchain uses ring signatures to hide transaction and balance amounts so you can have confidence your transaction details are private. We plan on supporting a full Monero node, hosted from your personal server, the Embassy.
To better understand the full potential, check out this list of self-hosted services. All of these open-source projects can be made to work with the Start9 Labs Embassy platform.
Is there a particular service you want to see? Contact us and let us know.