The founder and CEO of Mask Network talked about what a good Internet is and how to achieve it.
Speech: Suji Yan, founder and CEO of Mask Network
Privacy has always been a topic of eager attention in the blockchain industry, and Mask Network is a popular privacy project that has recently entered people’s vision. At the Web3 Summit held on October 29th, Suji Yan, the founder and CEO of Mask Network, delivered a speech on the topic of “An Acceptable Land to a Better Internet”.
The following is the full text of the speech:
Hello everyone! I am Suji, the founder and CEO of Mask Network. My Chinese name is Yan Han. You may be familiar with my English name because I used to use English name in the journalist industry.
The topic of my speech today is the promised land to a better Internet. You may be very tired, so I hope I can mobilize a little atmosphere for you.
What is a better Internet? In fact, everyone knows that today we have discussed Web 3.0 for so long, and everyone thinks that combining the blockchain peer-to-peer network and decentralization, many things are the better Internet in the future. The promised land is a word in the Bible, which means that Moses took the Jews through untold hardships and finally came to the place he promised. But how to get to this place? First of all, let me introduce myself. In addition to this industry, I am also in the traditional AI industry. I have cooperated with various universities in self-driving car companies on some financial and political economy-related projects. I have also been an independent reporter. I did some activities and was reported by major media. Through these things, I better understand why we need a better Internet.
First, how do I get to Web 3.0? The first question for ordinary users is how to embrace Web 3.0 without being troublesome and tiring. What will the Internet of the future look like? First of all, you have to talk to ordinary users about the benefits of using it. There is a kid watching Web 3.0 next to it. It has data autonomy; it has an independent identity. Our identity is controlled by ourselves, not by the company; and Open finance is what we all think is relatively hot recently. Whether it is DeFi or the support of digital currencies by giant companies, they are all part of open finance. Finally, there is an open transnational policy and a reasonable regulatory framework that heralds the future. The Internet is not regulated by a sovereign country alone, or by a country’s regulatory agencies to independently set standards, but a state of cooperation, and it must be secure, private, and convenient.
How far has the new Internet progressed? There are two famous examples. One is Telegram, which was founded by the Duzhov brothers, successful Russian entrepreneurs, after they fled from Russia under Putin 5 or 6 years ago. Telegram is a very, very easy-to-use chat software that many people use. But in the end it did not succeed in migrating the data to it. It successfully shook a toe of the giant and was pressed to death on the beach by supervision on the road to decentralization. The other one is decentralized from the beginning, and is very hard-core, and has caused a very large social destructive project, called Tor, the Chinese name is Onion Network, and a very well-known network called Deep Web, its One part is also called the dark web. Tor is a project funded by the U.S. government. It has been funded by the U.S. Department of State Information Agency and has assistance from various U.S. government agencies. Even under such circumstances, it has very pioneering, very hard-core, very decentralized, and very private services, and finally turned into a paradise for hackers and gray products, and was cast aside by mainstream society. If you mention the term dark web now, your first reaction is definitely some bad sound patterns. This also failed. Finally, I want to ask everyone, or I want to ask the industry a question, is to say why migrate from the existing platform? Why can’t we directly force the existing platform to make it pay attention to security, respect privacy, interconnect and open, and support a series of Web3.0 features.
Can we not only use today’s Internet platform, but also directly lead to Web 3.0? Can we use this directly on Facebook, Twitter, and even on WeChat and live broadcasts one day? At this time we mentioned the name of a more famous book, but I changed the name. This is a book by a British philosopher called “Open Collection Robot”. It is about the ideal country including Plato. This series all say that we are the enemies of an open society, because once the social paradigm is fixed, you will only kill the imagination of this society after you set an ultimate goal. Follow the future. The Internet used to be open. At that time, we had the saying that the Internet was open, and Web3.0 was also part of the so-called. Who are the enemies of the open network? There are four founders, namely Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google. This is also at this year’s congressional hearing, and it is also the four international companies that the US Department of Justice just announced and put them in antitrust lawsuits in the past few weeks. Giant. Of course, China also has local giants. They are the enemies of the open network. In addition, a great man taught us: The first problem of revolution is to distinguish who is the enemy and who is the friend. If you make friends more and enemies less, you will be done. They are still one day, I believe that Web3.0 will not be easily achieved, because you violate the interests of the giants. Our Logo is in the middle, and a question mark pops up on our head, saying what is going on with these people? They are here, how do we do Web3.0?
Any reform requires not only a purpose, but also a vanguard. Who is the vanguard of the open network? The Open Network Pioneer takes five industries and five tracks as examples, and this is also related to the Web3 conference this time. On the far left are some very important projects in the Ethereum asset network, and the second one is interconnection, cross-chain, and various properties of Web3.0. There is storage in the middle, including IPFS, or decentralized storage projects, some are permanent storage, and some are censorship-resistant storage. There is also decentralized open finance. In this, we have seen stable coins, we have seen lending, and we have seen very viable agreements, agreements that make regulators suddenly wonder how to deal with them. There is also about decentralized organizations, which I think are the vanguard of the open network revolution.
With the vanguard, just like different classes, there must be a group or channel to bring their forces together, so that these forces can come out with a fist and be able to hit the giants above. Take social networks as an example. There are Facebook, Twitter, other subsidiaries similar to Facebook, and Chinese giants. What are we doing at Mask Network? It is to gather these forces into one fist to challenge these giants and challenge these open network enemies. At the same time, I was very happy to find that one of them had rebelled against his own class, that is, the CEO of Twitter. He said that I changed myself and I bought it. Not only did I buy it, but I changed and bought while buying while changing. This is also very exciting news.
What Mask Network can do, we only demonstrated some functions. For example, we can directly use various storage gateways and protocols to upload a picture directly to a Twitter. Through encryption, it becomes something that everyone can’t easily decrypt. Something, a picture of us popped up. This thing is completely used on Twitter and Facebook, and Twitter and Facebook have no way to use it. It means that more and more people use it, and more and more social network value will be taken away by us and transferred to the ecology of whether it is Ethereum or various projects.
As another example, we can also vote, because everyone knows that the core of governance or any political core voting is the most important link. This is another example. This vote is called Do you support Polkadot in the middle of our network? You saw a vote, then Yes and No. It looks like it is on Facebook and Twitter, but it has nothing to do with Facebook or Twitter. It cannot prevent you from voting, it cannot tamper with the result, or delete your content. This is another thing we do.
You can also trade on it, which is in cooperation with several well-known decentralized exchanges. There are also various red envelopes, here are cooperation with the famous stable currency agreement.
Finally, let me quote a sentence from a well-known guest at the Web3 conference in Germany last summer to extend this sentence. This guest is the patriarch of many of us, Richard Stallman. He is the founder of the Free Software Foundation. He has also created many famous projects. In the 90s, he has been working with the monopolistic Microsoft. Holy war. Richard Stallman once famously said that software freedom is human freedom. He put it artistically in the 70s and 80s: if software is not free, then human society will not be free. This is why we gather together today, whether it is from traditional industries or from various industries, because we are pursuing a better society in the future. It’s a pity that Richard Stallman’s reform has touched the deep waters of the communications industry, but after the Internet revolution, everyone is less and less concerned about the free software movement. Although everyone’s code is open source, The data is stored on the company’s server. Everyone knows that well-known Internet companies have begun to contribute open source code. This is to better collect a large amount of data and hide it.
What I want to say today is that an open network represents an open society. To complete a harmonious society, an open society, and even a community with a shared future for mankind, an open network is indispensable, an open network is indispensable, and Web 3.0 is also indispensable. Through Web3.0, and then through various tracks, to defeat these monopolistic industry giants, leaving them dead is the prerequisite for the birth of this open society. This is one of our goals, and we hope to send this sentence to listeners at home and around the world, so that we can inherit this ideal of Richard Stallman.