What is Saito?
Saito is the open network layer for Web3, a platform that lets users run blockchain applications in their browsers without the need for closed plugins, private APIs and non-open infrastructure. Saito survives in the absence of an owner while funding the nodes that provide routing infrastructure for its own network and other public blockchains.
If you are new to Saito, the best way to experience the network is by trying out some of the many applications being developed atop it, such as the games on the Saito Arcade. If you are a developer interested in building applications or adding support for alternate cryptocurrencies, our developer section has technical information and tutorials that will get you started. And coding on Saito is really very easy: our first tutorial covering how to build and deploy your first application takes about five minutes to complete.
The remainder of this site contains information on Saito’s mechanism design. Because the problems that Saito solves are still poorly understood in most technical communities, we recommend that those interested in learning how Saito works start with our overview of the economic problems that stand in the way of other attempts to fund data-routing nodes instead of miners, stakers and validators. Once the basic economic problems are recognized, it is easier to understand why Saito makes the design decisions it does, as documented in our Saito Whitepaper and our online repositories for code and other network documentation.