Article: This VPN service uses cryptocurrency to make browsing the internet safer — Here’s how

Crypto, Decentralized Internet

This VPN service uses cryptocurrency to make browsing the internet safer — Here’s how

“A decentralized VPN (dVPN) is a peer-to-peer network for people to offer and connect to a bandwidth network,” Edlbeck said. “Anyone can offer their excess bandwidth from their home or from a data center, and people can also route their traffic through that excess bandwidth.”

As he puts it, a dVPN is a marketplace where people can offer a decentralized bandwidth via a peer-to-peer network. It’s all managed by whoever wants to opt-in.

“The benefit of using a VPN is really the same as using a centralized VPN or a decentralized VPN. You’re using both for the same use cases, but in a decentralized architecture, it’s individuals that are offering the nodes on the network.”

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Article: Sentinel’s Decentralized VPN Protocol Launches on Cosmos Mainnet

Decentralized Internet, Software

Sentinel’s Decentralized VPN Protocol Launches on Cosmos Mainnet

Some governments block certain websites, such as Google or Wikipedia, based on geo-fencing, which means they can block it for people within different geographic regions. VPNs help evade that restriction by letting people connect to servers in areas outside the geo-fenced one.

A decentralized VPN takes these privacy measures a few steps further in that it can’t be compromised by a central actor or shut down by closing the company or server running it. In this way, it’s more resilient than a centralized VPN. Additionally, because all the code is open source, a trusted third party isn’t needed; rather, users can just check themselves.

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