Company

ABOUT MONET

Mosaic Networks is a company that develops open-source modular blockchain software

Please visit www.mosaicnetworks.io to have more info.

MONET is an open network architecture for mobile blockchains on demand. A blockchain on demand means that participants of a certain activity can form a temporary network for the duration of their interaction without a need of any centralized third party.

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MISSION

OUR OBJECTIVE

Our objective is to produce an open-source suite of modular software components that will allow the creation of ad-hoc, localized blockchains capable of running across multiple platforms, including mobile devices. This will provide the foundations for the next generation of purely Peer-to-Peer applications where consumers and producers interact directly with each other in a web of dynamic pockets of trust, without the need for third party intermediation.

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WHAT WE HAVE TODAY

Today, the Peer-to-Peer economy, where individuals are both consumers and providers of goods and services, relies almost exclusively on trusted third parties acting as orchestrators. Mobile devices, that keep us all connected, only act as clients to the servers maintained by these intermediaries. While the system works well, it suffers from the inherent weakness of any centralized model; users are forfeiting privacy, transparency and control over their data and computation. Furthermore, the cost of mediation is ultimately passed on to the end-user.

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WHAT WE OFFER FOR THE FUTURE

Systems built on Peer-to-Peer networking, consensus algorithms and cryptography (eg. Blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum), provide a framework for individuals to transact directly with each other without the need for a trusted third party. However, as currently implemented, they are not fulfilling their potential because they are inefficient to manage. The underlying software is too computationally intensive to run on mobile and it de-facto concentrates power in very few hands.

We envisage a world where individuals are only ever engaging with parties they need to be connected to, based on location and service, in a constantly evolving, organic network topology. A patchwork of dynamic ad-hoc blockchains adapted to the urban and distributed nature of the sharing economy. Such blockchains could run in isolation, serving a specific community, but would also offer a mechanism for transacting beyond this circle via an inter-blockchain communication protocol.

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FOUNDING STORY

Giacomo Purini
GIACOMO PURI PURINI

Martin and I were in school together from the age of six. We went to different universities, but both studied Financial Mathematics in graduate school. As we finished our respective masters degrees in 2011, we realized that we did not want to work for a financial institution; it was the middle of a financial crisis and we were keen on building a platform for peer-to-peer exchanges. We quickly realized we were going to have to circumvent the traditional payment systems, and it turned out the only currency we could use to make it work was Bitcoin.

Martin Arrivets
MARTIN ARRIVETS

This was our first encounter with Satoshi’s paper and blockchain technology. We closed the platform in 2013 when it essentially became an online wallet; we were far from our initial vision of a decentralized system. After that, I took on a "real" software development job and Giacomo worked in advisory firms and VC funds. In December 2016 I took some time off to play around with a consensus algorithm I had read about. A few weeks later, with a working prototype I called Giacomo.

Giacomo Purini
GIACOMO PURI PURINI

We spent two months thinking about the potential implications of the technology when we finally decided to start a company, Mosaic Networks, to build open-source blockchain software. We called the first product Babble because the algorithm relies on the enticing concept of 'gossip about gossip'.

Martin Arrivets
MARTIN ARRIVETS

We thought that a Magpie, the proverbially chatty bird, would make for a good logo.

Giacomo Purini
GIACOMO PURI PURINI

As the idea for an open network architecture based on ad-hoc blockchains took shape, we assembled its name with the first letters of our umbrella company: MO-NET, which, by funny coincidence is also the name of the painter behind the beautiful painting - The Magpie.

CONTACTS

CALL US

020-7736-8141

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MISSION

OUR OBJECTIVE

Our objective is to produce an open-source suite of modular software components that will allow the creation of ad-hoc, localized blockchains capable of running across multiple platforms, including mobile devices. This will provide the foundations for the next generation of purely Peer-to-Peer applications where consumers and producers interact directly with each other in a web of dynamic pockets of trust, without the need for third party intermediation.

Illustration

WHAT WE HAVE TODAY

Today, the Peer-to-Peer economy, where individuals are both consumers and providers of goods and services, relies almost exclusively on trusted third parties acting as orchestrators. Mobile devices, that keep us all connected, only act as clients to the servers maintained by these intermediaries. While the system works well, it suffers from the inherent weakness of any centralized model; users are forfeiting privacy, transparency and control over their data and computation. Furthermore, the cost of mediation is ultimately passed on to the end-user.

Illustration

WHAT WE OFFER FOR THE FUTURE

Systems built on Peer-to-Peer networking, consensus algorithms and cryptography (eg. Blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum), provide a framework for individuals to transact directly with each other without the need for a trusted third party. However, as currently implemented, they are not fulfilling their potential because they are inefficient to manage. The underlying software is too computationally intensive to run on mobile and it de-facto concentrates power in very few hands.

We envisage a world where individuals are only ever engaging with parties they need to be connected to, based on location and service, in a constantly evolving, organic network topology. A patchwork of dynamic ad-hoc blockchains adapted to the urban and distributed nature of the sharing economy. Such blockchains could run in isolation, serving a specific community, but would also offer a mechanism for transacting beyond this circle via an inter-blockchain communication protocol.

Illustration

FOUNDING STORY

Giacomo Purini
GIACOMO PURI PURINI

Martin and I were in school together since we were six years old. We went to different universities and studied Financial Mathematics in graduate school. As we finished our respective master’s in 2011, we realised we did not want to work for a financial institution; it was the middle of the financial crisis and we were keen on building a platform for peer-to-peer exchanges. We quickly realised we were going to have to circumvent the traditional payment systems, and it turned out the only currency we could use to make it work was bitcoin.

Martin Arrivets
MARTIN ARRIVETS

This was our first encounter with Satoshi’s paper and blockchain technology. We closed the platform in 2013 when it essentially became an online wallet; we were far from our initial vision of a decentralized system. After that, I took on "real" software development jobs and Giacomo worked in advisory firms and in VC funds. In December 2016, I took some time off to play around with a consensus algorithm I had read about, and a few weeks later, with a working prototype, I called Giacomo.

Giacomo Purini
GIACOMO PURI PURINI

We spent two months thinking about the potential implications of the technology when we finally decided to start a company, Mosaic Networks, to build open-source blockchain software. We called the first product Babble because the algorithm relies on the enticing concept of 'gossip about gossip'.

Martin Arrivets
MARTIN ARRIVETS

We thought that a Magpie, the proverbially chatty bird, would make for a good logo.

Giacomo Purini
GIACOMO PURI PURINI

As the idea for an open network architecture based on mobile ad-hoc blockchains took shape, we assembled its name with the first letters of our umbrella company - MO-NET - which, by funny coincidence, is also the name of the French painter behind the beautiful painting - The Magpie.

CONTACTS

CALL US

020-7736-8141

FOLLOW US

CHAT OR CODE WITH US: