VC Firm Of Libra Co-Creator Co-Leads Decentralized GitHub’s $12 Million Round

In reminisce, a team of developers in the blockchain industry has divaricated GitHub and released a new design of a system for collaborating and uniting on open-source software. This serves as a twist in decentralized finance.

The decentralized repository of code, Radicle, was announced on Thursday and has raised $12 Million in total for funding. The code integrated its own peer-to-peer network with the popular Ethereum platform and then launched the RAD token.

The Participation At The Funding Round

The round of funding was led jointly by Galaxy and NFX, with the placeholder ParaFi Capital and Electric Capital in participation. Reports also reveal that Meltem Deminors, Naval Ravikant, and Balaji Srinivasan also participated in the funding round.

This is the NFX’s first investment and involvement in cryptocurrency since Morgan Beller, the co-creator of Libra, left Facebook in September 2020 to work at the VC firm.

The builders of Web 3.0 are ill-matched with more centralized platforms like GitHub owned by Microsoft, as posited by the co-founder of Monadic, Eleftherios Diakomichalis, which is working on building Radicle.

He said that to serve the need of the communities, there is a need for the code repositories to be controlled by the DAOs – Decentralized Autonomous Organizations rather than having uplifted platforms as the administrator of the repositories.

Beller from NFX said that the Web 3.0 being built by developers under the censorship of Web 2.0 makes quite some sense.

Of course, it is quite impossible to decentralize the ownership of the code, which is a bit ironic under comparison with the development of Web 3.0, Beller said in an interview. He said that if a government, either the U.S. government or any other country’s government, wants to take the code repository down, they have such an organization a Microsoft to go to for such action.

A Self Funding Networks is possible

Diakomichalis pointed out that It is noted that there is a pattern noted among networks owned by communities like Compound and Unisawp. He said all of them have some sort of a treasury with some about 50% of the whole network, which is about billions of dollars.

Radicle, likewise, is creating a code called “Token Streams” that allow users to register resources and stream finance to those resources. The smart contracts will also be enabled for paying coders for meeting milestones and targets without restrictions but with checks and balances.