The Effektio Whitepaper
Acter3 is build using the decentralized matrix.org protocol upon what was previously called 'Effektio' . Beyond some technical aspect this Whitepaper explains the landscape, goals and long-term aspirations that lead to the development of Acter.
What is covers
What it is
What are we building here? What is Acter about, what are its aims and goals? All this is covered in the white paper.
Why it is needed
Surveying the landscape of existing projects shows what is missing and why Acter with its specific goals and plans is needed.
The white paper covers trends we are seeing, like decentralization, Web3 and Web5, but also increased censorship and communication interference.
Read it now
We are strong believers of Building in Public, what is the reason for laying out all the goals and aspirations, background and plan to sustain growth and development in this white paper. It’s also why all our code and project management is on Github and the tech discussions happen in an open Matrix room.
And that is also why we are posting the white paper as a Google Doc which anyone can comment on. Your comments and feedback are welcome – just keep it civil and constructive. Of course you can also just download the PDF version and read that 🙂 .
- Ain't nobody got time for 30 pages! -
Asked and Answered
What now? Is this Effektio or Acter?
This is the EFFEKTIO whitepaper outlining the baseline for what we are building in Acter. Acter Aps and EFFEKTIO merged in January 2023 and since then are just known as Acter. The EFFEKTIO whitepaper is from before the merge.
How far is it?
The Matrix protocol already exists and is used in practice by many organizations around the world. The Acter app, a first attempt to implement the idea outlined in the EFFEKTIO whitepaper, is still under development, but a preview is already available for Android, iOS & iPad, Linux and Windows.
Decentralized? So, what Blockchain is it built on?
No blockchain at all, but via Matrix.org, a decentralized messaging network.