Data Privacy Week: Blockstack apps show respect for digital rights

THIS week privacy advocates around the globe are celebrating data privacy.

According to the IAPP it is  “an international effort to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust”.

Blockstack app developers are stepping up to show the world how to create apps that respect individual digital rights and follow #CantBeEvil principles. Generally, these principles require that apps do not collect user data, use cookies or track users. In short, these apps respect data privacy.

The following Blockstack apps are participating in Data Privacy Week.

  • Dappity (App Search) is a launchpad for your Blockstack apps. Top feature is the recall of  previously used apps while respecting individual privacy. The latest update is the new search feature to find new favorites. Grand Prize Winner of the Can’t Be Evil 2 Hackathon. Try it at
  • dCrypt App (Secure Documents) is a Blockstack app that makes public-key cryptography easy. It provides a short primer in the About section with an overview on end to end encryption. Once you log in with your Blockstack ID there is a short tutorial. After you finish the tutorial, you can encrypt, decrypt and share an encrypted file.
  • dCrypt Drop (Secure Sharing) is a Blockstack app that shares confidential and encrypted files securely between friends. Try it out.
  • dCrypt Vault (Secure Storage) is a Blockstack app that keeps files securely stored online with strong encryption. Take a look at
  • REBL One (Developer Tool) is an open source Blockstack app that provides an easy way to create new apps with React Blockstack. Great for developers who are handy with React. Try it here
  • File Browser (Developer Tool) is an open source Blockstack app for developers to browse the online data files stored by their web apps during the development stage. It provides a behind-the-curtain view of the data stored in Gaia, similar to how the Storage Inspector in the web browser shows data stored locally by the apps.
  • Person8 (Digital Identity) provides a digital identity for all people without a home or country such as refugees, migrants, homeless and disaster victims. Social Good award from MongoDB. Review at
  • Blockquest (Game) is an old school adventure game. Play at
  • Cant Be Evil (News) Is an interactive exploration into decentralized apps and privacy.