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What is dVPN?

dVPN (decentralized VPN) is a peer-to-peer network of independent computers operated by ordinary people like you and me. These computers serve as gateways into the unrestricted Internet. Once you’re connected to dVPN, you no longer connect to Internet services directly. Instead, it looks like you’re connecting from one of the many computers around the globe.

How does a dVPN work?

A decentralized VPN (dVPN) utilizes a community-driven network of nodes. These nodes are small servers operated by individuals located around the world. Instead of connecting to a VPN through a dedicated server owned by a VPN company, users connect to one of the 11,000 nodes globally. The traffic is intended to be encrypted and passed through residential or data center nodes.

Once connected to the dVPN network, the user’s real IP is designed to be hidden, making their traffic appear indistinguishable from that of many data centers or residential IPs around the globe. This design makes it more challenging for government firewalls to analyze and intercept dVPN traffic that is flowing to another country, as it resembles regular residential traffic, thereby facilitating easier access to geo-restricted content.

Benefits of a dVPN

Superior Privacy: A dVPN aims to obscure your true IP address and location by routing traffic through a randomly-selected shared node rather than a single centralized server. This design makes it more difficult for third parties to track your activities. Additionally, because dVPN technology is intended to make it technically challenging to collect user logs in a central database, it significantly reduces the ability of a dVPN company to store or sell your data.

Better Security: Decentralized VPNs are designed to eliminate the single point of failure present in centralized VPNs. The distributed architecture aims to ensure that, in the unlikely event one node is compromised, it will not impact the rest of the network.

Censorship Resistance: A dVPN strives to make it significantly harder for government bodies to monitor, control, or block your traffic compared to a centralized VPN. With no single point of control to target, it aims to eliminate opportunities for surveillance and to remove restrictions on accessing geo-restricted content.

Stop Centralization: By choosing a dVPN, you support a solution that promotes the future of a decentralized Internet. It seeks to transfer power from centralized corporations to the community and the user. The goal is to prevent any single company from controlling the Internet. The dVPN is your way of standing up to centralization.

What kind of people should use a dVPN

“I want to stand up to Internet centralization”.

Traditional VPNs have, to some extent, become the centralized corporations they once sought to challenge. Large amounts of traffic pass through their servers, contributing to a centralized Internet where a few corporations control much of the online activity. A dVPN aims to mitigate this by placing more power back into the hands of the end user, allowing people to access the decentralized web in a private, secure environment free from corporate oversight.

“I want to achieve privacy and anonymity by default”.

A dVPN is designed for those who prioritize their digital privacy. It strives to safeguard you against tracking and monitoring from third parties. Unlike a centralized VPN, where traffic is routed through a company server, dVPNs rely on thousands of community-driven nodes, making it more challenging for companies and governments to track you.

“I want to prevent companies from selling my data”.

While a VPN provider may promise not to collect and sell your data, it can be difficult to verify this assurance. dVPNs are designed to make centralized storing of user logs very difficult. Traffic is encrypted and sent to a randomly-selected shared node operated by an unrelated party, aiming to eliminate centralized points where data can be collected and used. If you want to put a stop to centralized corporations using your information, a dVPN is your way of fighting back.

“I want to access regional content without being censored”.

VPNs have historically been effective at allowing access to geo-restricted content, but streaming services are increasingly able to block these VPNs by identifying their IP ranges. With a dVPN, user traffic is intended to appear like residential IPs, and the community-driven nodes mean there is no singular point for streaming services and government firewalls to target, aiming to ensure continuous access to regional content.

COMPARE

dVPN and centralized VPN compared

dVPN

  • Traffic is passed through independent peer-to-peer network.
  • IPs are mostly residential, which are harder (or impossible) to block (censor).
  • Harder for country firewalls to make a decision to analyse traffic as it looks like a regular p2p traffic.
  • No-logs policy enforced by technology, rather than human-beings.

Centralized VPN

  • All your traffic is passed through servers of single company.
  • IPs are always the same and known to Internet services. Easy to censor/block.
  • Easier for country firewalls to make a decision to analyse traffic as it’s known to be a VPN traffic.
  • No-logs policy: black-box, as no-one knows if company or employees are collecting your data.

VPN vs dVPN Summary

dVPNs are the present and the future of anonymous browsing. Unlike conventional VPNs which are vulnerable to data logging and IP blocking, the decentralized VPN’s architecture makes tracking and censoring much more difficult.

The dVPN is the solution for anyone who thinks digital privacy and anonymity are a right rather than wishful thinking. It is for those who want to access the Internet as it was intended to be accessed—free from restrictions and censorship. It is for the people who want to put a stop to centralization and take control of their browsing. If you want enhanced privacy, superior security, unrestricted access, and a community-driven network that puts power back into your hands, a dVPN is the right choice for you.

CAUSE

Stop Internet centralization

As centralized VPN providers are getting bigger and bigger, enormous chunk of Internet traffic goes through their servers and it’s up to them what they do with this information.
“No single company should posses such huge power.”
This is NOT how the Internet was intended to operate. Our goal is to stop Internet centralization into hands of few.

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