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FAQ: What's the difference between the Memo Protocol, Memo, Member, member.cash?
Metoestrus473
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Great summary, thanks FT.
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To me it seems you are storing layouts in that https://github.com/memberapp/memberapp.github.io repository. So how is that just a protocol? Do you know about the software design
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principles of the Gang of Four released in the 90s ? It might help you to study sustainable software design.
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Did you donate any funds to Jason Navarres for building that memo protocol which member is using? Have you ever expressed your gratitude to him for getting member.cash started? You
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even used his platform Memo to promote Member, which otherwise would have been ten times more difficult.
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Why shutdown member.cash?
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I mean the website is a centralized service, vulnerable to attack. But the platform is distributed and resilient.
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**The Memo Protocol** describes how actions are encoded to be broadcast and stored on the blockchain. Anyone can read those actions, anyone can create new actions and suggest others
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use those actions. There is a lot of detail here on those actions -
https://github.com/memberapp/protocol

**Member** is software that reads those actions, processes them into a
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database and makes them availble to a front end where actions can be easily understood and created. It is open source software. Together with the blockchain and the Memo protocol, it
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is part of an open platform.
https://github.com/memberapp/memberapp.github.io

**member.cash** is one website running the Member software. It is a window on the platform, and it is an
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easy way to access the platform, but it is not the platform itself. The member.cash website might be shutdown but the platform can still be used by anyone running the Member software.
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https://member.cash

**Memo** is another website that is a similar window onto the platform but running different software.
https://memo.cash