What is Crowd Infrastructure

1. Breakthrough Usability and Affordability

Crowd Infrastructure eliminates the COST of Private Cyberspaces by leveraging Surplus Resources from each other and redirecting Data Income from Cloud Platforms to them. Everyone (no matter their skill or wealth levels) can now collect, store, process and distribute their data profitably and easily.


Breaking up your existing Cloud services that are ran by a handful of companies into thousands of sites all around the world can add a whole new dimension into your digital life.

Private Cyberspaces working together can transform the information landscape, Imagine Apple and Google working together! From a few friends backing up each other's data (infinitedisk.com) to millions of citizens controlling pandemics (virtualvaccine.me), the possibilities are endless.

Citizen Synergy has been developed to solve the Personal Privacy vs Virus Visibility Conundrum that has prevented rapid isolation of COVID transmission. The same capability can be applied in many areas, from controlling transmissible diseases to redistribution of excess food to polling public opinions to finding missing persons to alerting about active terrorist attack.

No More Pandemic

Short vaccine protection duration and new virus variants mean COVID is still causing health and financial damages. 88.io enables citizens to use their collective computing power to help their own countries fight pandemics and solve other large scale problems in a new game changing way.

Citizen Synergy utilises wasted compute power (e.g. laptops with smashed screens), under developed talent (e.g. retirees), unused excess energy (e.g. solar power during day time) to form a trusted and reliable community computing grid to solve hard problems like COVID.

gaining unique insights into their lives and growing data income for themselves instead of for

Build up your information assets in your own Private Cyberspace so you (instead of the cloud) can benefit from your data.

Contribute what you can and receive appropriate return.

No money nor expertise required, compute nodes can be set up on home computers in minutes.

Citizens can instantly add the computing power and private data on their phones into the government's epidemic fighting arsenal. The same ecosystem can be used to support many other community projects.

1. Why Citizen Synergy computing ?

Although have your own cyberspace provides great insights for yourself into your own life, it can be of great benefit to the community as well.

From your group of friends to your country, having almost an unlimited amount of computing and data resources "on tap" will improve almost every aspect of that community.

The challenge in the past has been the difficulty involved in building up computing infrastructure yourself, thus the rapid rise of the Cloud and as computing infrastructure is moved away from you, so are your information assets. Whether it is shopping or voting, your data are now being used to work ON you instead of work FOR you.

Citizen Computing provides a gradual and low cost way of building up your own computing infrastructure e.g. just having your mobile phone is enough to get started.

Some Citizen Applications (e.g. contacttrace.com.au) are starting to appear, which you can use to build up your information assets immediately. First by storing the acquired data asset on your mobile phone (e.g. personal map) and then later on add low cost computers (e.g. home stations) at homes (or wherever) to provide more stable computing power to grow your information assets beyond the capabilities of your phone.

Currently most of the world's information are being processed centrally by a handful of companies, whose interest do NOT align with their users. You can help decentralise computing by doing to them what personal computers did to mainframes about 50 years ago.


This is not about egalitarianism, this is about everyone reclaiming their basic right to control their own information.

1. Citizen Synergy

Instead of people giving away their data to the Cloud to be processed, Private Cyberspace let the citizens process their data themselves.

Private Cyberspace by itself is revolutionary in terms of providing internal insights, but what if millions of them work together? This is where Citizen Synergy computing grid is used to ensure that all interaction and collaboration between the Private Cyberspaces follow mutually agreed rules.

The Citizen Synergy computing grid relies on people trading their spare resources e.g. some empty disk space you have not used yet, a free Sunday afternoon etc. for resources that they need.

Some people might lack technical skill, some might lack time, some might have money to invest, some might have knowledge to offer etc. Everybody can play a part in maintaining returning computing power to its rightful place.

In order to promote innovation and decentralisation of power every part of the 88.io ecosystem can be replaced - including the 88.io ecosystem itself.

1. Build Applications

Out of all the components within the ecosystem, innovation at the Citizen Synergy Application level tend to deliver the most impact to a population.

To encourage the creation of new Citizen Synergy Applications, most existing infrastructures and applications are available as building blocks through Computing Platforms.


Functions for management of information assets in existing Private Cyberspace infrastructure and functions for operation of information exchanges in existing Citizen Synergy applications are packaged into prebuilt functional Computing Platforms to facilitate the rapid development and reliable deployment of new Applications.

Once the first version of your new application has been built, it can improved progressively through integrated Continuous Delivery.

2. Build Infrastructures

Although 88.io has been designed to work with millions of unsecured and unreliable home sites (Basic Sites), secured and professionally ran sites with high availability and performance (Advanced Sites) can contribute to 88.io in certain ways:

  1. Running applications for people who do NOT have the resource or desire to host their Home Cluster at their own home.

  2. Providing special hardware that are NOT available in the normal home e.g. GPUs and TPUs.

  3. Providing bandwidth that is that are NOT available in the normal home e.g. minimum 1 Gbps to the internet.

Unlike Basic Sites which almost anyone can run without much requirements (since they are assured to be unsecured and unreliable e.g. everything has been anonymised and encrypted many times), Advanced Compute Farms need a site to meet minimum security and performance standards (e.g. set up a physical exclusion zone for all hardware hosted).

88.io transfers data assets and incomes from the Cloud to the Citizens with just One Click.

Within the 88.io citizen ecosystem:
Users become Owners. Consumers become Producers.

Everyone actively shape their own Private Cyberspaces, instead of passively feeding data into the Cloud and let the Cloud shape their lives.

Take advantage of the paradigm shift from

88.io empowers everyone to benefit from their data instead of the cloud.

A new computing paradigm that takes advantage of big data without creating centralised power.

Tap into the unlimited capabilities of the world's population!

Take advantage of millions of mobile phones as a single massive computing resource instead of just a data source.

Build you new idea with crowd-owned computing instead of just crowd-sourced data.

Get in on the ground while this tech is in early phase of development, help shape it future.

2. Service Provider

Local communities within a country can rapidly deploy their own services by combining exisiting Citizen Applications and Crowd Infrastructures.


2. Earning Rewards

Building your own private cyberspace is a lot of fun (esp. when training your Aliases) but what about helping OTHERS build theirs ? And get rewarded for the effort ?

88.io has been designed from the start to be self-funding, so will bootstrap itself as more people join, however it can be deploy to more countries and rollout much faster if it has partners at different levels:

  1. Global
  2. National
  3. Individual

All 3 levels do essentially the same thing, delivering compute to data, just at different scales.

Ready to put some dents in the universe ?

1.1. Changing the Game

Centralised Cloud Computing has its place as an aggregator of information remotely on the Internet. 88.io can play a complementary role by taking advantage of Centralised Cloud Computing when it makes sense.

Although crazy practises like having microphones with internet access actively listening in your home for "commands" will have to stop.

Deceitful Cloud Computing that claims to be decentralised, but are NOT in reality, provides no value and damages the environment, they will be replaced by 88.io.

Fighting massive greed and pervasive ignorance surrounding the blockchain bubble might NOT be as bad as it sounds, the beauty with 88.io is that we actually do USE blockchain extensively ourselves, we just make blockchains do useful things without wasting the earth resources.

We use blockchain for innovation instead of speculation.

Given the gullible herd mentality driving the whole public blockchain space, it will only take a few with enough intelligence and morals to make the crowd, blinded by greed and ignorance, see the truth.

1.2. Scope of Rewards

Here we are only talking about rewards to partners - people actively helping OTHERS build and use their private cyberspaces. For user benefits to individuals, organisations, countries that have private cyberspaces, please refer to:

Information Asset   Ownership Advantages
1. More Insight   2. More Income
3. More Independence     4. More Innovation
5. More Productivity   6. More Security

2. Income Streams

As a new computing paradigm that covers the full computing spectrum 88.io will be a lot of new income possibilities as it matures.

Here we are discussing incomes around the three 88.io layers:

  1. Modules
  2. Applications
  3. Services

We welcome any suggestions and insights into alternative income possibilities.


2.1. Module Incomes

2.2. Application Incomes

Virtual Vaccine

Geo Position

Citizen Timeline

2.3. Service Incomes

Every 88.io user is also a partner providing resources to the ecosystem for compensation. They can participate in every aspect from helping a beginner to providing language translations to listing on stock exchanges.

3. Global Partners

4. National Partners

5. Individual Partners

6. Intellectual Property

Despite having advantages like:

  1. speed of deployment (it is no longer an idea - you can use the ecosystem now)
  2. continuous innovation (the ecosystem is based on having monthly releases of new features and bug fixes)
  3. numerous resources (every end user can contribution to ecosystem in many ways)

8. Funding

Ethereum Initial Coin Offer in 2014 said that "Ether is a product, NOT a security or investment offering." Government views on ICOs nowadays are probably going to be very different.

10. Mesh Node Trial

We are looking for people with an adventurous spirit to help us trial either Nearby Mesh nodes or Float Mesh node at your location.