Embassy is an elegant, plug-and-play personal server for running self-hosted software. It sits quietly on your shelf, running all day and night - your own private cloud.
It offers one-click installation of powerful, open-source services like Bitcoin, Lightning, data storage, password management, instant messaging, social networking, and more.
There is no command line involved, and no technical expertise required.
You use your Embassy and its installed services in total privacy, right from the browser, from anywhere on Earth, and there are no trusted 3rd parties.
What you do with your Embassy is your business; it cannot be monitored or accessed by anyone - not even Start9, not even your ISP. It is your sovereign territory in the land of the Internet
Welcome to the era of Sovereign Computing.
Screenshots of the user portal for EmbassyOS
The Embassy Marketplace
Currently available on the Embassy Marketplace
An innovative payment network and new kind of money. Bitcoin uses
peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or
banks ‐ managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is
carried out collectively by the network.
Lightning Network Daemon (LND) is a complete implementation of the
in Go, fully conforming to the "Basis of Lightning Technology" (BOLT) specification.
BTCPay Server is a free and open-source cryptocurrency payment processor which allows you to receive payments in Bitcoin (on-chain and via the Lightning Network) and altcoins directly, with no fees, transaction cost or a middleman. It is also a non-custodial invoicing system which eliminates the involvement of a third-party.
A password manager that helps you create
and manage secure passwords. Bitwarden on the Embassy is totally
self-hosted and secure. Your passwords are encrypted and never
leave the confines of your physical Embassy device. Use as an extension in Firefox and Tor Browser or via the Android mobile app for a seamless experience.
Personal cloud data service that enables you to store, organize, edit, and share
all your files. Files are stored on your physical Embassy device and accessible from
anywhere on Earth over Tor V3, right from the browser. There are no central servers or
trusted 3rd parties of any kind.
Sphinx Chat is a messaging service built on top of the Lightning Network. Each message sent and received on Sphinx is actually a transaction on Lightning. This serves to protect against spam and provides a means of monetizing content without trusted third parties.
Mastodon is an open source decentralized social network - by the people for the people. Follow friends, discover new ones and publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free.
A private, peer-to-peer instant messaging service. Messages are end-to-end
encrypted and onion routed over Tor directly between the two communicating
parties. There are no central servers or trusted third parties. Cups is arguably
the most private messaging service in history.
Burn After Reading (BAR) uses Tor (.onion) ephemeral links to share encrypted messages and files that are destroyed after they are viewed. Data are stored directly on the Embassy, and there are no trusted 3rd parties. Try out the hosted demo.
Ride the Lightning (RTL) is a fully-featured, device agnostic, web user
interface for managing lightning node operations. RTL on the Embassy is
hosted as its own Tor V3 hidden service, accessible right from the browser,
communicating directly with the Embassy's own LND node.
A lightweight, highly customizable, and standards compliant implementation of the
in C, optimized for performance and extendibility.
Spark is a minimalistic wallet GUI for c-lightning, accessible over the web or through mobile and desktop apps. It is currently oriented for technically advanced users and is not an all-in-one package, but rather a "remote control" interface for a c-lightning node that has to be managed separately.
Embassy Pages is a simple web server that uses directories inside File Browser to serve Tor websites. Your website could be a blog, a resume, a portfolio, a business landing page, a product brochure, or just a set of static folders and/or files that you want to share with the world.
Photoview is a simple and user-friendly photo gallery. It's made for photographers and aims to provide an easy and fast way to navigate directories, with thousands of high resolution photos.
Bitcoin Proxy is both a gatekeeper and a super charger for your Bitcoin node.
It enables multiple user accounts with fine-grained permission management. Bitcoin
Proxy also introduces dynamic block fetching for pruned nodes. If your wallet
requires a missing block, Bitcoin Proxy will dynamically fetch the block
over Bitcoin's P2P network, making your pruned act like an unpruned node!