Lifefram has launched its one-of-its-kind decentralized database platform that stores biographies of people who have passed away.
It aims to be the “encyclopedia of the departed” by archiving obituaries and memorials of the deceased permanently and persistently for 300 years and beyond. It achieves this by utilizing decentralized blockchain technology.
So far, it has archived over 630,000 biographies and continues to add more stories about the departed from around the world.
This non-profit project began its roots as an unassuming idea called Peopedia that was submitted for the Babylon 2.0 hackathon organized by World Blockchain Hackathon. The purpose of the idea is to provide a sustainable way to remember an average of 160,000 people who pass away every day in this world. Since most online memorials do not store their data beyond a lifetime and Wikipedia is only for notable people, a permanent and persistent database should be created to memorialize individuals who ever lived on this planet. It eventually won the grand prize in the hackathon.
Lifefram is also a two-time grant recipient from Filecoin. Currently, it uses Filecoin’s decentralized storage infrastructure thanks to its inherent nature of keeping data persistently for generations to come. With decentralization, duplicates of information are stored across various servers controlled by various organizations and individuals in different countries and not by a sole entity. Assuming one individual’s server stops operating, another person’s server will continue to retain the information, thus, ensuring the data will endure.
Blockchain networks like Filecoin store information in a decentralized manner across numerous servers that are interconnected across the world. Various people and organizations, such as Lifefram, own and operate these servers as part of the network.
This project believes it is adding value to mankind by storing humanity’s information about deceased individuals. This could help their children and their children’s children to learn about their ancestral roots while assisting mankind to predict the future by learning about the past.
Lifefram offers its free service to anyone who wishes to create a biography of someone who has departed. Each biographical data shall be stored on its decentralized storage network forever. Its team hopes to add major languages to its platform in near future to ensure it serves mankind across the world.
Lifefram is a decentralized platform that stores biographies of people who passed away. It aims to be the “encyclopedia of the departed” by archiving obituaries and memorials of the deceased permanently and persistently for 300 years and beyond.
This non-profit project is the grand champion of Babylon 2.0 hackathon organized by World Blockchain Hackathon and a 2-time blockchain grant recipient.