Exploring Blockchain Technology and Its Integration in Platformly for Secure Collaboration


Technology innovations like blockchain have gained significant attention for their potential to revolutionise various industries in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape. One such platform that harnesses the power of blockchain is Platformly, a custom-built collaboration platform that emphasises data security and privacy. In this blog post, we will delve into how blockchain works and explore how Platformly leverages blockchain technology, specifically Swarm, to provide users with a secure and decentralised environment for collaboration.

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Understanding Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that allows for secure and transparent transactions and record-keeping. It operates on a decentralised network of computers, known as nodes, where each node maintains a copy of the entire blockchain. Transactions are grouped into blocks, which are cryptographically linked to form a chain. This immutable chain ensures transparency, integrity, and resistance to tampering.

Platformly's Integration of Swarm and Nextcloud

Platformly integrates the Swarm storage protocol into the mature collaborative platform, Nextcloud. Swarm is a decentralised storage and content distribution platform built on Ethereum. By combining the strengths of Swarm and Nextcloud, Platformly offers users a comprehensive suite of tools while ensuring data safety and privacy.

Benefits of Swarm and Nextcloud Integration

Bridging External Solutions: With the Swarm plug-in on Nextcloud, Platformly allows users to bridge and integrate multiple external solutions, both open and closed source, into a single software platform. This eliminates the need for using disparate third-party software that lacks integration and data protection.

Enhanced Data Security: Platformly's blockchain-based decentralised data storage ensures unmatched data safety. Users have the choice to keep their data on their own servers or leverage Swarm's encrypted and surveillance-free storage solution. This approach empowers individuals and organisations to regain control over their data and protect it from unauthorised access.

Streamlined Collaboration: Platformly offers a range of collaboration tools, including video conferencing and chat, online office, file storage, integrated email, and calendar. These tools streamline communication, organisation, and collaboration within a secure and privacy-centric environment.

Exploring Platformly's Tools and Features

Platformly's collaborative platform on a self-hosted server provides users with a range of customisable tools. Some of the key features include:

Video Conference and Chat: Platformly enables users to communicate one-to-one or in groups with private and public options. The platform integrates with various communication tools such as Discord, Slack, Telegram, and more.

Kanban Deck: This tool follows a Kanban-style approach for personal planning and project organisation. Users can add and order cards, attach files, assign labels, and track changes, enhancing project management and team collaboration.

Calendar: Platformly's calendar feature allows users to sync events from any device and edit them online. It supports WebCal integration, attendee management, alarms, and task tracking.

Email: The email tool supports multiple mail accounts and allows users to connect any IMAP account. It provides encrypted mail functionality and the option to host your own mail server.

File Sharing: Platformly's file-sharing feature enables users to sync and share files securely through an encrypted connection. End-to-end encryption ensures the utmost security for enterprise data.


Platformly stands as a testament to the transformative potential of blockchain technology in creating secure and decentralised collaboration platforms. By integrating Swarm into Nextcloud, Platformly empowers users to reclaim control over their data while benefiting from a wide range of customisable collaboration tools. With future developments like Wallet-login and increased decentralisation, Platformly is poised to enhance its offerings and cater to the evolving needs of organisations seeking privacy-centric collaboration solutions.

Experience the power of true collaboration and data security with Platformly. Contact us today to learn more and embark on a journey towards a self-sovereign digital society.