How The Open Application Network is Making Blockchain Mainstream

The Open Application Network’s full-page ad in The New York Times and National Post, November 7, 2019

In November 2019, the world was introduced to The Open Application Network (“The OAN”). With the new name came a new vocabulary: “Platform Problems,” “Open Applications,” and “Unity Interleave.” Part rebrand and part refocus, the shift took many by surprise.

By lowering the barriers to blockchain for developers and consumer end-users while strengthening…