Key findings

Perceptions and Adoption

  • Users might know of P2P, but don't want to be aware that they are using it
  • Many developers believe battery life and signal to be vital to end-users
  • Developers have encountered difficulty in growing P2P user bases
  • Offline-first is a trend that is important but difficult to push forward
  • Identity is essential to both users and developers but is hard to explain and develop for

Data and sharing

  • Developers assume P2P is useful for users concerned about privacy and security
  • Developers believe users should have data silos and not have their data trapped in application silos
  • Dropbox and AirDrop are the gold standard for file sharing
  • Status and notifications are an area that requires much consideration



Actively developing on IPFS
Read more


Developer working on P2P and blockchain software
Read more


Actively developing on IPFS
Read more


Software developer working on P2P and offline-first technologies for the public sector
Read more


Developer and researcher working on P2P technology
Read more