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  • January 17, 2023

    Functionland is officially accepted into the Parity Substrate Builders Program

    Functionland is pleased to be accepted into the Parity Substrate Builders Program - Chains Track. This program supports and mentors high potential Substrate projects in bringing scale, governance, interoperability, and upgradeability. Web3 projects accepted into the ‘Chains Track’ are building independent chains, parachains, and parathreads. Functionland joins other projects in the Substrate ecosystem including infrastructure companies like Avado, Toronto based…
  • October 28, 2022

    FxFotos, the World’s first Native Mobile decentralized application (dApp) by Functionland

    “A Picture is worth a thousand words,” goes the famous saying. As one of the world’s first purveyors of Web3 services, we like to think Functionland is worth a thousand apps. Our Fotos dApp is designed for privacy, reliability and ease-of-use. We know that many of peoples’ most intimate life moments are meant to be private. From your baby’s first…
  • September 20, 2022

    Turning a New Leaf with the FxBlox DevKit

      The leaves are starting to turn, breezes are getting cooler… Fall has hit the northern hemisphere! For many that means getting kids back to school, shifting into high gear at work after a refreshing summer vacation and looking forward to Oktoberfest, Halloween and Diwali.At Functionland, we’re in the homestretch. We’ll soon be shipping FxBlox, our flagship product, to our…
  • August 13, 2022

    Mass dAppeal: An Exciting Design for FxBlox

      If a new piece of tech works perfectly, providing a seamless user experience and performing every function it was built for, then who cares what it looks like?We do.We want the FxBlox to be more than just a block of high-performing hardware. We want it to be an element of home design that anyone would be proud to place…
  • August 2, 2022

    Shhhhh…. What if?

    Here at Functionland we’re betting people will be willing to pay a modest amount of money to free themselves from online subscription services, take control of their personal datao back from Big Tech, and secure their own encrypted, expandable storage space in the web. We’re so willing to bet on the far-reaching appeal of this kind of solution that we…
  • July 28, 2022

    New name for the Functionland Box: FxBlox

    We never intended “Box” to be the final name for our product. “Box” was more of a placeholder, inspired by the product’s form and its function as a storage space for data, apps and everything else people hold dear in their virtual lives. We’ve always leaned into our community for important decisions, and again this time we asked our community…
  • July 12, 2022

    In Order to Form a More Perfect Internet…

      Nearly three centuries ago the founders of the United States of America created a preamble to the constitution, an introduction to what has arguably become one of the most important and oft-debated documents in the world.“We the People of the United States,” it begins, “in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for…
  • July 6, 2022

    New Look, Same Core Values

    Team Functionland is thrilled to unveil our new brand identity and refreshed logo! We’ve spent the past few months working closely with members of our community, pouring our hearts and souls into creating a modern, essential brand image that is a “perfect fit” for Functionland. Your help was essential. You championed a look that is immediately recognizable, easy to use…
  • June 3, 2022

    A Formidable Partnership

    Functionland, Inc., pioneers of Blockchain-Attached Storage (BAS) and builders of the web3 home server known as Box, have announced a partnership with Formidable, a global software firm. Formidable will build applications that run on Box and store data on its BAS software solution. “We want to bring a Box into every home, where people can use it for their most…
  • June 1, 2022

    Update on the market condition and how it affects Functionland

    We always planned for the TGE of $FULA to happen at the end of 2022. This had two reasons: We wanted to get the end-to-end experience right. From owning a Box device to having functional day-to-day apps (with a focus on lifestyle apps instead of financials) and a network that brings value to its owners silently in the background without…
  • May 31, 2022

    Functionland’s crowdfunding campaign for Box raises over half a million USD

    Functionland is attracting significant interest in Box and BAS. Its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign exceeded its 10K target within four minutes of launch. The campaign closed with over half a million dollars in funding from more than 900 individual backers. Box is a turnkey, plug-and-play hardware device that runs applications and enables secure, decentralized storage for photos, files and other personal…
  • May 26, 2022

    GameFi Needs a Secure, Scalable, Decentralized Backend

    GameFI refers to blockchain-based games that are played on a decentralized network such as Solana. The term was created by combining the words game and finance, i.e. the commerce of gaming goods, properties, badges and other fun stuff that gets earned, leased or exchanged in the game.The CryptoOneStop Newsletter notes in a recent article that of all the popular games…
  • April 14, 2022

    Industrial Designer Yves Béhar to Shape Look & Feel of Functionland’s Flagship Product, Box

    Box works as a home server, replacing subscription cloud services and enabling people to protect their privacy, save money and "own" their space in the web. Functionland, Inc., pioneers of Blockchain-Attached Storage (BAS), has announced a partnership with fuseproject for the design of their flagship device, Box. fuseproject is a multidisciplinary studio founded and led by Swiss entrepreneur and industrial…
  • March 29, 2022

    Whose Liberty?

    “With great power comes great responsibility”- alternatively Uncle Ben or Aunt May, depending on your favorite Spider-ManYou know this saying. Even if you haven’t seen Spider-Man, you’ve studied enough history to know its relevance. You’ve read of rulers wielding great power, of the consequences of using it irresponsibly. Responsible rulers were loved by their subjects. Irresponsible rulers go down in…
  • March 25, 2022

    Functionland’s Box is designed to disrupt the rental web model and delivers on the promises of Web3

    Box is built to put internet power – data, privacy, storage, and more – back into the hands of everyday people, promising to pave an egalitarian path forward for Web3 by creating Blockchain-Attached Storage (BAS). When cloud computing became mainstream in the mid-2000s, it was a boon for businesses and individual users alike. Companies could store vast amounts of data…
  • March 18, 2022

    Taking control over your data with Blockchain-Attached Storage (BAS)

      What is the motivation for Blockchain-Attached storage? The Cloud has penetrated our lives in almost every aspect and stores a considerable amount of our data. You may wake up looking at your phone at either email or social media. Practically any app can be delivered from the cloud to your phones, and the content, messages, photos, files, data that…
  • March 1, 2022

    Functionland Unveils Groundbreaking Hardware: BOX – The Web3 Solution to Cloud Subscriptions

      [March 1st, Toronto] Functionland, a Web3 startup that attracted investments of USD 1.1M+ via a heavily oversubscribed early funding round, is about to launch its first product: Box by Functionland.Box is a plug-and-play blockchain device that promises to free users from a range of online subscription services, including photo storage, file sync, secure password backups and more. At the…
  • January 25, 2022

    Functionland Raises $1.1M in Seed Funding

      TORONTO, ON, Jan 25, 2022 /CNW/ — Functionland inc., builders of blockchain-attached storage and the Borg Protocol, announced an additional USD 1.1M in seed funding today. The round was oversubscribed by 40%, reflecting the significant and growing interest in the company’s vision.In addition to current investor Outlier Ventures, this round added Protocol Labs, Master Ventures, Delta Blockchain Fund and…
  • January 19, 2022

    Functionland partners with Cudos!

      Functionland has introduced BAS, peer-2-peer local storage for file/photo safekeeping, challenging the cloud storage and service subscription economy. In addition, it creates value by auto-minting tokens for the users and allocating a share to the developers.Cudo’s layer 1 blockchain network will be utilised for file transactions, peer-2-peer payments, and rewards as part of the partnership. Cudo will also provide…
  • December 16, 2021

    NFT Drop Lottery for Functionlanders

    As promised, Functionland’s team has been working day and night in 4 different time zones to deliver the absolute best experience for Functionlanders. As a result, our team decided to reward the early members of our community with an unique collection of 1,000 NFTs named “Functional Elephants Club’’. The Functional Elephant Club NFTs are designed by Sheida Shahbaz, an experienced…
  • October 15, 2021

    Functionland is officially announced as a Filecoin Base Camp cohort 1 Company by Outlier Ventures

      Filecoin Base Camp cohort 1 was handpicked from over 200+ applicants and from countries including Canada, France, China, South Korea, Germany, the UK and across the stack from applications to middleware. We are in the company of a fantastic cohort of companies — checkout the rest of the official announcement here -> https://outlierventures.io/meet-our-filecoin-base-camp-accelerator-cohort-1/This is how Outlier Ventures views Functionland: Blockchain…
  • September 15, 2021

    Things for Web3 projects to consider as they embark on fundraising

    At Functionland we have been meeting with potential investors and advisors, and have been faced with questions that none of us founders have been asked before during our previous ventures. If you are considering building in the web3 ecosystem you are opening yourself up to a world of investors and collaborators, who are not investing with the usual instruments. Instead…
  • August 24, 2021

    Where does Functionland Fit within the Open Metaverse OS?

      Kate here from Functionland, I am in the biz dev and partnerships side of things, slowly and steadily.. who are we kidding, hurtling at lightning speed into the Open Metaverse, and trying to become more deeply immersed in the tech side of things. Join me as I take a stab at learning more about Web3 from a technical standpoint.…
  • August 6, 2021

    Crust Network and Functionland partnering up on Web3 Developer Tools

      A century old business model has been challenged by the advent of Web3, “Advertising Revenue Generation”. Blockchain technologies enable creators from all walks of life to serve consumers without a need for mediators. This new generation of services have the potential to disrupt not only the foundations of our monetary systems, but also every means of societal interactions. Today…
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