Its been quite a while since we've offered individuals a chance to become a member of Librehash. However, with the markets relatively quiet and the Fall looming overhead, now seems like the perfect time to make this pitch to all those that are interested in becoming a member of Librehash.
What Comes With Being a Member?
If you've been in this space for any length of time, its likely you've seen a similar offer to this one where someone, but the individual in question is only selling you access to a "newsletter" or just a Discord.
In my opinion (founder of Librehash), merely offering people access to a Discord or some sort of newsletter falls woefully short of what Librehash considers to be fair value for a membership.
Therefore, we decided to curate multiple different facets of the membership (which are all integrated into one package; no membership "tiers" given).
Below is a description of the tiers (one-by-one)
CoinQuanta: Quantitative Analysis Platform
For those that do not know, CoinQuanta is a platform that was bulit in conjunction with a someone that was a former data scientist at Google (that information is verified if you're curious).
This platform does not trade for you (that is not its purpose) and there are some parameters that you need to tweak on said platform in order to glean the correct results.
However, the documentation that Ash (founder) and I have curated is pretty comprehensive and you can absolutely ask one of us if you have any questions about how it works.
Below are some screenshots that show off the functionality of the tool for those that are curious.
The platform is fully functioning at the time of writing and we're ready to onboard members at this very point in time.
We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the fact that there are a suite of TradingView indicators that all members will receive access to upon subscribing to the Librehash membership.
Of course, this is to accompany the wealth of
At the time of writing, there are about 8 or 9 indicators that have been finalized and published.
Those indicators are as follows:
- Librehash RSI Filter = https://www.tradingview.com/script/GPYdoxqZ-Zero-n0ncense-RSI-Filter/
- Librehash MA Whale Detection System = https://www.tradingview.com/script/81n5g04r-Zerononcense-Aggresive-MA-Whale-Detector-System/
- Moving Fibonacci Indicator = https://www.tradingview.com/script/7A9dQjDd-Zero-N0ncense-Moving-Fibonacci-Indicator/
- Librehash Price Bands = https://www.tradingview.com/script/QkHYZZga-ZN-Price-Bands/
- Librehash Double Guppy Channel = https://www.tradingview.com/script/UDqGp2Tm-Zerononcense-Double-Guppy-Channel/
- Librehash Heikin Candle Signals = https://www.tradingview.com/script/XqCCnIar-ZN-Heikin-Candle-Signals/
- Librehash MACD Reversion Ribbon V2 = https://www.tradingview.com/script/fa8lBRzt-ZN-MACD-Reversion-Ribbon-V2/
- Librehash Balance of Power RSI Extreme = https://www.tradingview.com/script/1PT089pq-Zero-N0ncense-Balance-of-Power-RSI-Extremes/
As you continue to browse through the site, you'll find out more information about each and every single one of the aformentioned indicators (as well as a preview of the ones that are in the 'lab', so to speak).
Librehash App Portal
Believe it or not, this is actually the most 'gigantic' of all the offerings that are available for our members.
When we first announced the release of the App Portal last year, we had a ton of new folks join in as members for the first time. Looking back, its incredible to think that we were able to get anyone at all willing to give Librehash a chance (considering how new and nascent the idea was).
Below is a screenshot featuring the basic app portal and the various resources that it comes with.
Below are some videos that show off a few of the toys on there (some are under construction at this very moment; the money collected via membership is to sustain & expand operations to make it even more awesome than it already is).
Some of the applications that are included within are:
- KeeWeb - Arguably the most secure password manager out there; comes with out-of-the-box integration support for any and all official KeePass applications.
- Mailvelope (launch): We forked the official mailvelope client (browser extension) to add a couple features to it that were lacking before. This tool allows you to create PGP keys with just one click. You can also clearsign messages & encrypt e-mails to others with the push of only a couple of buttons (and yes, there is already out-of-the-box integration for our mail client if you were wondering).
- NextCloud: Members will be granted 100GB of storage out of the box when they sign-up with us. If you're not yet familiar with NextCloud, then you're definitely in for a treat.
- E2E Encrypted Mail: Exactly as the title suggests, we've managed to master 'E2E' encrypted e-mail. We know exactly what it means to say that we have done this and what the implications are behind making such a claim (which we don't take lightly). There is extensive documentation to accompany this claim as well.
- Roundcube: This is the mail client that's associated with the mail server that we put together. This client can be accessed online. The interface of this client is far superior to what you'll get with Gmail or Protonmail (as well as Tutanota and any other rivals). This app, like the e-mail client, was built with security in mind as well as convenience. There is an accompanying video that shows off the featuers of the Roundcube client.
- FileRun: This is another open source application we use to store all of the files on the server that are used as resources.
- Discourse: These are our forums. This is where a lot of longform content that does not otherwise fit within the scope of Discord / Matrix / Telegram etc., is at. Great resource for those that are looking for an organized view of what we have to offer on hand.
- Riot / Matrix Client Server: This is the open source messaging platform that we instantiated for users (for a ton of reasons). It uses megolm encryption, which is essentially like the double ratcheting encryption method that Signal uses (that they co-opted from 'otr - off the record'). The difference between this and Signal, however, is that you don't need a password to join and your password is used for encryption / decryption, so the server does not have the ability to encrypt or decrypt your messages either.
- Moodle: This is our open source learning platform. There will be tons of modules, features and other accommodations for those that are looking to learn about how this blockchain thing really works.
- Jitsi: Encrypted video chat. Again, open source. Awesome, right?
- XBackbone: This is a website where you can upload content (media) to be stored and accessed at a latter point in time. There's a script that's given to users that can be used in conjunction with the ShareX platform on Windows to automatically upload screenshots to one's account (private) whenever they are taken. Perhaps that's something that some would find useful if they seriously value the storage of their content.
- PixelFed: Open source, federated version of Instagram. Because, why not? Get accustomed to these types of apps remaining in existence because they're sorely needed.
- PeerTube: Open source, federated version of the YouTube app. Again, a cool platform to get familiar with. If you're interested in launching your own instance, just reach out to Librehash admin / staff and we'll see what we can get arranged for you.
- Mastodon: Open source, federated version of Twitter because Twitter absolutely sucks (in every way, shape and form - and so does its owner, Jack Dorsey). That's the true purpose of launching a Mastodon instance to be entirely honest with you. Otherwise, this may have been a "push". The insance was sorely needed though because Jack Dorsey has proven himself someone that cannot be trusted and its likely that he will attempt to suspend your account at some point in time if you do not kneel and kiss the rink upon his request.
- Hashicorp Vault: As the name suggests, this application is a vault (open source, of course). However, its way more than just a vault. This is where you want to store cryptographically sensitive materials & secrets. The process one must undergo to instantiate the vault is quite extensive (yet extremely, perhaps excessively secure). I've made sure to take each and every single precaution available to man to ensure that this instance remains as secure as it was intended to be. This is one of the crown jewels of the Librehash App Portal.
- Keycloak: This is one of our backend platforms, but its possible that users may find themselves interacting with it on a limited basis as well (to manage their credentials, keys, tokens, etc.). Doing so requires some level of technical prowess, so users should not feel compelled to leverage this platform if they don't believe that doing so is within their wheelhouse. More information will be provided about Keycloak as we get to that section of the documentation. Stay tuned!
- Directus: This is a place where you can upload content & media in a manner that allows for the manipulation, calling, and ultimately "response" given to be guided by API. Specifically, api v3 spec should be an option here on this platform. (https://github.com/directus/directus/issues/2255)
- BTCPayServer: To wit, this is something that should be available in some capacity to those that are looking to launch their own versions. Since they received funding from Kraken, the project has decided to only develop in a manner that accommodates BItcoin (see how that worked out for them). Fortunately, we're not of the same irrational, religiously fervent dogma as the sell-outs that run this project, so we forked it before this radical change in philosophy was made.
- Vikunja: SImply put, this is a to-do app. But a rather enjoyable one (you'll find ; hopefully)
- Apache Guacamole: Multi-tenant version. This is what will allow us to provide remote, disposable desktops for our users; pretty cool, right?
- Etherpad: Pad (online), built for note taking and collaborative brain storming sessions (you can edit the note in live time with others). Tons of plugins that accompany the project as well to give enormous flexibility (+ privacy) for everybody.
- GitLab: Basically the best open source version of GitHub. We have an instance open at the time of writing. Users should be able to launch their own pages as well at their own domains using the 'GitLab pages' feature. There's really not enough that can be said about just how awesome GitLab really is.
- Phabricator: This is where we publish updated information on our projects that we've started (as well as what's in the project log at any given point in time).
- Jupyter Hub: An open-source tool that essentially allows you to execute Python code within a 'sandbox'. Useful for having fun and experimenting at the same time.
- Post-Quantum VPN: This tool is exactly what it looks like. There will likely be more than one instantiation of this tool. One using OpenVPN (over UDP) and the other using some version of Wireguard. The latter is favored since Wireguard is both written in Rust and allows for a direct tunnel. At this point in time, I've been able to run successful tests using the PQ-wireguard setup that I've created while running it over port 443 (which provides some benefit for those looking to obfuscate traffic). Very important to outline the distinction between a VPN and a proxy and ensure that folks know the difference between each. There is more that one must do than simply leverage a VPN in order to keep their activities on the internet private & secure. Also, there should be no assumption that those that are trying to keep their information private are doing so with the sole intent of circumventing the law in some way.
- Wireguard Alternative: Explained above
- Kutt: This is a URL shortener. This one is a tentative addition. Not sure if it is good enough to take the place of YourLS. There are just too many extensions & plugins that are built for YouRLs for us to turn our backs on it. Plus, we're able to ensure a much better UI than what we could do earlier. Users are afforded the option of plugging in their own custom domain into the shortener if they do not want to use the librehash shortened domain (there are also a ton of things that can be done w the domain shortener; one good use for it is to shorten the URL of something you're trying to make private - hint, hint).
- Mailtrain: This is the client that we'll be using for our newsletters. If you haven't heard of it before, you'll be glad that you're finding out about it now. Consider this to be the open source equivalent of mailgun. Of course, this can be utilized by members as well. If you're utilizing your own custom domain for e-mail (as well as the app), then you should reach out if you have any troubles with some of your mail being delivered to gmail inboxes. There's nothing wrong with your configuration, but you may need to "build reputation" first before the powers-that-be allow you to send messages to folks en masse using a milter. Please be aware that this is not one of those hookups for people that spam. I have to cut off access to anyone that gets caught using this for things that will end up getting the server / instance reported so...be nice!
- DNSSEC with Bind 9: This isn't necessarily an app, but it is part of the overall server setup. Many of the benefits that are offered to users are completely useless if they aren't accompanied with a secure DNS setup. If possible, the ed448 algo will be used for the DNSSEC authentication. Most resolvers should be able to handle this algorithm and Bind 9 is officially able to utilize this algorithm as well (think there was some delay for some reason).
- DigiCert Certificates: We'll be pursuing certificates from DigiCert in the near future. This will enable us to ensure that everyone's e-mail address is covered with S/MIME authentication (in addition to the DANE provisions that will already be instantiated). In addition, we'll be able to attach valid certificates to our .onion URLs. Not sure if we're going to go in the direction of pursuing code signing certificates - but this is not something I'm opposed to.
- OnlyOffice: As the name suggests, this is like the full Microsoft Office suite, except its online-based and open source. The UI is pretty nice here, admittedly - making it a must use, in my opinion.
- CodiMD: This app will probably get little use by many, but its one that's extremely useful to folks that consider themselves to be writers.
- OSTicket: This is our help desk! If you have any questions or issues, you can create a ticket here and you'll be answered shortly! (everyone needs one of these, right?)
- PrivateBin (forked): This is a classic open source tool that allows people to jot down a quick message that is later encrypted and only accessible via the link given. The message can be set to expire after a given time frame or after the message is opened once. This app was forked by Librehash to enhance the cryptographic primitives that it uses (and make them stronger). Additionally, our URL shortener is automatically linked with this app to provide just a little more security (exponentially more perhaps).
- Movim: Sort of like a social media platform of sorts. Only difference is that this one is built on top of the XMPP protocol (you'll be hearing that word frequently in the near future).
- ArchiveBox: As the name suggests, this app is used for archiving content. This may be useful for those that would like to archive content without being forced to rely on the current alterantive options to actually keep the content in question that's being archived (turns out that folks are able to have information online archived for quite some time).
- Themis: From Cossack Labs; we'll go ahead and explain this one in greater depth when we get to it (that's likely the only way it'll make any sense at all).
- Acra: Also from Cossack Labs. This tool enables us to encrypt / decrypt information heading into a database (while ensuring that the database is still searchable.
- Friendica: This is one of the ones that may not make it on the final list that we have.
- RClone: This is a tool t at essentially allows you to use rsync remotely. There's a nice garphical interface that we provide that allows you to make these updates over TLS 1.3 as well (awesome). Best thing about rclone is, like rsync, it updates from one source to another automatically by only downloading the updates vs. re-downloading the entire thing (what a bonus).
- OpenLDAP: This is how we manage user authentication to the apps on the website. With OpenLDAP your credentials are stored remotely. Authentication is done via a process called 'SCRAM' authentication, which is honestly one of the more secure methods out there. More on this is explained later.
- Elastic: This is a tool that we use to store extracted data from various sites. You can leverage this too. Virtually everything integrates with Elastic due to its popularity, so this is useful for piping things in & out of databases, API & other related sources.
- Kibana: One of the sexiest data visualization tools on the face of the planet. iF you're not using Kibana, then you're making a huge mistake my friend.
45. Envoy Proxy: More useful on the backend to ensure
- LimeSurvey: Open source means of creating a survey, questionnaire, etc. Very secure as well (of course), with a high level of customization ability.
- Biboumi: This allows one to run XMPP over IRC. This is extremely useful for the IRC application and subsequent integration that we've created with it (the entire pipeline allows you to communicate with others on various social media platforms via XMPP).
- Bitlbee: This is an application that allows you to connect to various social media platforms using IRC ; no API is required to do so (yes, Twitter is fair game here too & included). This, when conjoined with Biboumi makes for a powerful combined suite. Of course, XMPP accounts are given to members as well.
- Encryptic: This is a markdown-based note taking app that encrypts the notes as you take them; you can secutre said notes with an uploaded pgp key if you so choose (there are guides provided already for those that are looking to create a really secure pgp key; still working on the ed448 deterministic ones)
- Mediawiki: Sounds corny from the outset, but mediawiki is actually a really awesome organizational tool. Perfect for those that have a need to document a ton of notes and information for some reason (like Librehash does).
- StandardNotes Self-Hosted Instance: Everything that you can expect w the StandardNotes except its self-hosted. So that means that all of the offered extensions that normally come with it are given with no extra charge necessary (normally costs >$10/month).
- Slingcode: "Personal computing platform in a single html file. You can make, run, and share web apps with it." (pretty cool, right?)
- Metabase: Akin to what you get with Kibana. A bit more flexible with some of its features though - which is why we decided to opt for using this tool, specifically.
- Minio: This is the open source version of AW3 storage (object storage). The fact that it is an open source, customizable backend for storing raw content is one of the things that makes it as awesome as it is. Minio can be accessed directly by users. It also serves as part of a larger orchestration as well.
- Redash: Ever heard of 'Dune Analytics'? This is the open source tool that they're actually using on the backend. I've piped in a ton of data via API from exchanges, full nodes (running), etc., so this will be valuable in ensuring that you essentially have acecss to your own version of Dune Analytics, unfettered.
- Snipe-IT: This is plugged in with our LDAP server. Allows users to view & manage things related to their account (like subscription status; various platforms they have access to, license keys for tools like CoinQuanta, information about where to find the indicators, Discord, etc.)
- TinyRSS: This tool is invaluable for us on the frontend and the backend and likely this will be invaluable for users as well. Using some of our other integrations, we were able to pipe numerous feeds into this tool for further viewing at a latter point in time. If you were ever looking to stay up to date on news & information in the blockchain space, then this is likely one of the best ways to ensure that you can.
- 'The Lounge': This is our IRC client; if you've ever heard of Kiwi or a tool like that, that's what this is - except its a hell of a lot better with a way more modern, clean UI. This is also the app that one will be interfacing with to leverage the features that come with Biboumi and Bitlbee.
- YourLS: Alluded to earlier in this list, but YourLS is an app that allows you to create shortened URLs. In addition, there are a ton of plugins that allow users to do a bit more than that. For example, you can host a file at a given shortened URL link, use that link to redirect users somewhere anonymously, append a password required for anyone to view the content behind the link, etc. (more on this in the section where we breakdown how it works)
- Shlink / Mercure: This is the ultimate API routing app for those that are interested. No way that we'd ever allow ourselves to consider Librehash a complete platform without hosting this toy.
- Postwoman: This is a tool that we use to test APIs (with various requests; i.e. ,'GET', 'POST', etc.). The app is a PWA.
- Ian Coleman's Tools: Ian Coleman is an OG in the Bitcoin community that has blessed us with an assortment of tools over the years; thus, we decided to deploy these as well under the theory that they may be useful to at least some of the users of our platform over time (they likely will). Of course, all of Ian's tools are open source and highly useful for those that are looking to do more than simply send & receive cryptocurrency (namely, Bitcoin).
- Ethereum DID Registry: There are a ton of posts on how this works for those that are curious, but essentially this tool allows us to create a 'DID' registry.
- BitAuth: This is something that I'm super excited about. With BitAuth, we'll be able to test out whether we can authenticate to various services (for the first time) using one's Bitcoin address. This will likely be pipelined into a couple of other tools / setups that we have in mind in order to make this process more intuitive for those that may be confused on how this works.
- Custom DNS Solution: Beyond DNSSEC, if you're someont that's looking to securely and privately access websites, you want to ensure that your connection is actually routed over TLS (better than the DoH; DNS-over-HTTPS provided by browsers). Also, since we'll be using our upstream recursive resolvers, you don't have to worry about Google or Cloudflare being the ultimate wards of all of your online requests. For this setup, we utilize PiHole+FTLDNS linked to an Upbound instance (all over top of the OpenBSD operating system). Likely this will be on a physical server that's hosted at an actual Telecom.
- AppSmith: This allows users to create their own 'mini-app'. Again, open source. According to their website. Their site describes AppSmith as, "an open source web framework for building internal tools, admin panels, dashboards, and workflows."
- Cachet: Check the uptime status of the different applications that are on the site (and elsewhere).
- Etesync & Etebase: Encrypted WebDAV. Encrypted / decrypted with Argon2 & XChacha20-Poly1305 specifically. The other usual trappings of excellent encryption and protection on the internet. This is one of those benefits where the reward of being able to use it is almost inherent.
- Duplicati: Allows for the storing of encrypted backups online. Compatible with all operating systems available.
- Chaskiq: This is for us on the backend, but this is basically an open-source 'FreshChat' replacement.
- Filestash: This app is a really good one that allows you to essentially portal to another location on the web using a number of different protocols (even LDAP). The uses that come with this one are too many to count. This was a must-add when it got found. Open source though, of course (like everything else).
- SimpleLogin: This is the tool that we're going to be using to streamline user authentication using Bitcoin addresses in a manner as seamless as Google OAUTH (with gmail sign-ins).
- Hasura: Familiar with 'The Graph'? (crypto project); if so, then you'll have some idea of what this tool does as it is designed to plug in with GraphQL as well. More likely needs to be explained (as it does with other similar integrations), but the documentation will be extensive.
- Heimdall: This is an application that' s meant to create a dashboard for displaying other apps.
- CloudCMD: Essentially is an SFTP / SSH console that can be used over the internet.
- Codeserver: Online version of Visual Studio (convenient for times when you need to run or edit code).
- Sourcegraph (maybe): This one is a huge maybe; there are a few things that we need to do first to ensure that this application is secure but once we do, but when we do this one will be deployed. This app is an open-source tool that pairs together well with GitLab, GitHub etc., to provide an interfaceable way to essentially search through different code repositories. There is a video as well as a thorough explainer accompanied with this tool that will be released as part of our documentation for those that are curious or interested.
- Firefox Sync and Profile: This is really valuable for those that are interested. Essentially, the Firefox Profiles feature is open source, which allows us to host (and secure) the backend for both of these tools (and provide documentation for others to do the same if they so desire). There are certain thiings that can be done on our end to harden the instance as well.
- Flood: Web UI for rTorrent and Node.js backend + React frontend
- n8n.io: Open source version of Zapier
- Parse Server: Great tool for APIs.
- Passbolt: Open source password manager that uses one's GPG keys to encrypt / decrypt the contents stored on server (remotely so that you can grab it no matter what ; other password managers require that you trust thet actual provider of the resource like 'Bitwarden')
- Sentry: This tool allows for the secure auditing of code & other related items.
- Shiori: Bookmark manager; don't sleep on this tool though! This is actually something that's pretty useful if you want to make sure that you can access your bookmarks at a latter date in time.
- Squidex: "Open source headless CMS and content manager hub"
- Buttondown: Open-source newsletter client; pretty much the same as what you would get from substack (fuck them by the way)
- Speedy .onion paths: Browsing on Tor can be slow, can't it? That's because you're using the regular, public circuits that are designed for any and everyone's traffic to passthrough. But what if you didn't have to do that? What if someone were willing to host circuits protected by a key file (that you receive) that you provide (once) and forever browse Tor with blistering speed for as long as you're a member? That would be awesome, right? I know.
- DeltaChat: This is an open source application that allows you to chat with others using 'email' as if it were Telegram or a similar messaging client. The best part about this app though is that it stores none of your information and the person you're conversing with on the other end does not need to also have DeltaChat for it to be used. Also, DeltaChat comes with autocrypt too. This is something that uniquely requires Librehash' mailbox setup - not because there's anything proprietary about it, but due to the fact that we're one of the only email providers that will allow you to use your credentials to authenticate with other apps outside of our web client (so Thunderbird is a 'go' as well).
- LiberaPay: An open-source alternative to Patreon because there's nothing like freedom in this world. And we all need it, it seems.
- Monero Onion Blockchain Explorer: This is just one of many Monero tools that we'll be crafting to help make everyone's lives easier (since the ecosystem is full of almost nothing but crap at this very point in time).
- Dogehouse: Open-source clubhouse alternative ; actually works a hell of a lot better than Clubhouse (if you ask me).
- Form.io: Like the name suggests, this is good for creating forms, but this intuitively allows users to do way more than simply create forms.