Dear developers and builders,
Years ago, like many of you, we learned about blockchain and got excited about its potential to enable totally new types of applications. The promise of more open, transparent, and community-owned systems became clearer over the years, and by 2017, we were hooked.
We jumped in and started building. Only to immediately find out how incredibly hard it was to actually build a blockchain application.
At that time, there weren’t really developer tools or reliable infrastructure that you could build applications with. We were dismayed. Blockchain applications could change the world, but that didn’t matter if people couldn’t build them to begin with.
All our friends building in the space felt the same pain. We wanted to build cities and skyscrapers, but it was as if we only had shovels and pickaxes. We were going to need some power tools.