We are a community of passionate humans building a distributed cloud, owned and run by users like you and me.
Holo provides a way to unleash the enormous idle capacity in everyone’s computers. This gives us the power to build vibrant cloud hosting communities that will challenge how the Internet monopolies control our data and our interactions. Holo offers each of us the ability to participate by sharing, earning, and building the future of the web.
Our Origin Story
Co-founders Eric Harris-Braun and Art Brock met in the summer of 2004 at a conference about local currencies. At the time, both were searching for alternatives to the dysfunction and bureaucracy that accompany working within traditional hierarchical organizations and suspected that currencies — or the way we signal each other — might provide some answers. Art had run a successful software company that operated as a “boss-less environment,” and he would soon found a network of student-directed schools, called Agile Learning Centers, of which there are now over thirty locations worldwide. Eric had been designing peer-to-peer networks and software since 1991 and has run several successful software companies.
In 2007, Eric and Art formed the MetaCurrency Project, the aim of which was to create better tools for signaling one another in collaborative environments. The release of the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008 and the subsequent rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies converged in many ways with the MetaCurrency Project’s vision for distributed connection, of which currencies are only the first step.
Fast-forward to 2017 and the time is ripe for fully distributed applications and beyond. The Holo project was created to bring the benefits of distributed apps to anyone with a web browser. The future, distributed, has arrived.