Never Be Deplatformed
Made for you
Foundry builds products for a radically free world - Permapost is just the beginning. We're looking for more freedom lovers to add energy to this beast, so that in addition to building unstoppable free products, Foundry itself can't be stopped on this mission.
Who is Permapost for?
Tired of being deplatformed and demonetized? Permapost welcomes you - forever.
Have an unpopular opinion? Let Permapost be your soapbox, embedded in concrete.
Spill the beans! No one can stop you, and your identity is never revealed.
Unlike traditional content platforms, it is impossible to censor any piece of content on Permapost. There are no owners, moderators, or admins; and there is no organization that can be pressured - legally, politically, or socially - to remove any Permapost content.
This means that content creators have a guarantee they can't find on other platforms: they will never be de-platformed or demonetized. Content creators can consider Permapost a permanent platform that can never be taken away from them.
Foundry supports and builds products that promote radical freedom, and it's our belief that the merits of this radical freedom are worth the costs. When did we all get so comfortable with censorship, anyway? Perhaps we arrived at this comfort partially via subtly censored web platforms?
A fuller explication of our ethical position can be read here.
Nope. Unlike sites like Gab, which relied on traditional web2 software, Permapost is built directly on blockchain technology. For the same reasons that no one can shut down Bitcoin or prevent a particular user from sending or receiving Bitcoin, no one can shut down Permapost or prevent any particular agent from publishing content on it.
Every Permapost is written directly into a block in the blockchain, and every blockchain is a decentralized system that can't seem to be killed or stopped.
Reading posts is entirely free.
To make posts, you'll need a web3 wallet like Metamask and a bit of crypto to pay the transaction fee that cements your writing into the blockchain. Metamask is easy enough to set up; getting crypto will be the harder part if you don't already have some. Currently, Permapost supports Ethereum (meaning you'll need ETH) and xDai (which needs the xDai token).
An xDai faucet is on the roadmap, which will integrate a way for new users to get small amounts of xDai to make onboarding easier. In the meantime, we are happy to directly help anyone who is eager to post but has no crypto. Join our Telegram and we'll be happy to send you a dime or two of xDai - which should be enough for several hundred posts!
Once a writer has posted a Permapost, it can never be edited again. That’s why you need to be very sure before clicking the “post” button. However, you can always just create a new version of the post and share that link instead of the old one.
In future versions of Permapost, we’ll make it easier to publish such a “revision” of posts. This won’t delete the original post but will alert any readers that there is a more up-to-date version and allow them to view that instead.