EUNOMIA and the University of Nicosia Decentralized Chapters Community

September 8th, 2020 by

The University of Nicosia Decentralized Chapters is a global community consisting of like-minded individuals that share a common passion in the space of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. The main objective of the community is the dissemination of blockchain technology awareness and knowledge in several regions around the world. The aim is to address the lack of knowledge in general of the potential benefits of blockchain in terms of growth and innovation, as well as the lack of skills in the area through various activities for a holistic perspective of the technology.

Decentralized Chapter activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Education/Training
  • Speaker series/free lectures
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Support for Startups
  • Volunteer Activities

In order to provide the Decentralized community hands-on real decentralized applications, its members were invited to join and test the Decentralized Community Social network platform built as part of the H2020 project EUNOMIA for online discussion on Blockchain technology and Cryptocurrencies.  Whether to ask questions and learn, or post news, even rumours for which they want the community’s opinion, this is the right place. The intuitive Twitter-like interface of the federated social network Mastodon and the additional EUNOMIA’s toolkit features such as the trust /don’t trust buttons assists members of the Decentralized community to discuss and express their trust/mistrust of the latest information on Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. EUNOMIA’s features and updates such as information provenance supports their evaluation of online information aiming at sustaining the quality of community’s interactions.

Members that have already joined the Decentralized Social Network Platform, have access to:

  • The latest news on Decentralized Chapter’s activities
  • Early access to Decentralized Chapters’ videos and the chance to discuss with presenters
  • Videos and Links related to Blockchain and decentralized technology developments shared and posted by community members
  • Ask technical questions on Blockchain and decentralized ledger technologies and get answers from community experts
  • Access to information on upcoming events, conferences, webinars, learning and educational material in a single place
  • A growing community space for Decentralized professionals and enthusiasts to share and learn about Blockchain technology
  • And last but not least – interaction with the technology itself!

Join the Decentralized community or lead your own Chapter at

Join the EUNOMIA Decentralised community instance on Mastodon at

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Why EUNOMIA builds on Mastodon; what is a decentralised social network

July 31st, 2020 by

EUNOMIA is being built on top of Mastodon. Mastodon has some unique qualities that make it a great foundation for research projects and businesses. It is a social network where people can post text messages, images, videos, polls, subscribe to each other to receive those posts in their chronological home feeds, and otherwise interact with each other through replies, favourites, and re-shares of each others’ posts.

But unlike traditional social networks, Mastodon is decentralised. It’s a collection of websites that almost seamlessly integrate with each other. A person who signed up on one of those websites is able to subscribe to and interact with someone who signed up on a totally different website, and there is no one who controls all of them: Each is controlled by a different entity, be it an individual or an organization (let’s call them servers instead of websites from here on). There is no central authority that owns all data or tells people how to use the network or how it should be financed; every participant has full agency over their own participation.

What’s more, Mastodon is free, open-source software. That means that anyone can download its code, inspect it, or modify it to their needs, and more importantly, anyone can run it to create their own place in the network. Because the integration between Mastodon servers is covered by a standard protocol approved by the World Wide Web Consortium, nobody is locked down to always using Mastodon code — anything that implements that same protocol will integrate just as easily. Furthermore, Mastodon puts a lot of weight behind its API (application programming interface). Everything that Mastodon’s default user interface can do, is done through its API, an API fully available to app developers. Developing alternative user interfaces is not only possible, but encouraged.

So, why is Mastodon great for EUNOMIA? A seamless integration of EUNOMIA’s user interface within Mastodon demonstrates these benefits: EUNOMIA has first-class access to a well-documented API that does not lock away any features and will never be paywalled. What’s more, with our own Mastodon server, we have the perfect testing environment of a fully-featured modern social network entirely under our own control.