Truly free-to-use applications are a rarity in the Web 2.0 world because users are always paying with money, data, or attention. Functionland (opens new window)’s Fula Network is a Web3 alternative to this model. It’s a privacy-focused, user-powered platform that enables free-to-use applications and services by rewarding users for sharing storage and computer resources. At the same time, it compensates open-source developers for providing applications and services. Functionland chose IPFS to implement a decentralized take on the client-server model. Learn more (opens new window) about how it uses dedicated hardware to achieve this.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.ipfs.io/weekly-172/