There are many things one can achieve with a decentralized project. In this current day and age, a decentralized anonymous VPN would be of great interest to a lot of people.
The global interest in VPN services continues to increase.
A Decentralized VPN has Tremendous Potential
That is only normal, as ISPs and governments continue to spy on consumers at every possible turn.
Unfortunately,not all centralized companies can be trusted in this regard.
If one wants to be truly private, it is always best to set up one’s own VPN.
For most people, that will be challenging first and foremost.
To address this problem, RTrade has unveiled its open source decentralized VPN solution..
It lets users connect to VPNs over the I2P network.
Under the hood, everything will be configured automatically, removing most technical barriers to entry.
This solution also allows for automated hopping between different virtual private networks.
Decentralized privacy is a very interesting topic to explore.
By removing the trust one needs to provide the VPN provider with, the central point of failure is taken off the board.
RTrade ensures all incoming and outgoing data is routed anonymously on both the client and server side.
Projects like these can highlight the potential of decentralized technology.
It is also widely usable by everyone around the planet, assuming they are willing to put in a few minutes of work.
If reproduced, please indicate the source: https://www.uucj.net/decentralized-vpns-remove-the-single-point-of-failure-the-merkle-hash/
January 16, 2020 — As a company, Cointelegraph cares about the environment and the world in which we all live. The wildfire crisis in Australia has mobilized us as an organization to take action to help the current recovery efforts down under. Cointelegraph is pleased to announce a partnership with ecological preservation organization Oxygen Seven. We have created a bitcoin donation fund with all money raised going directly to the Australian Wildfire Fund (https://aussieark.org/). Helen Vitalie Lang, Deputy CEO of Cointelegraph: “After seeing the horrific scenes coming out of Australia and the magnitude of loss and suffering being experienced by the Australian people, Cointelegraph felt compelled to act and do our part to help. We know that the crypto community has the ability to mobilize and change the world. Using the power of cryptocurrency, Cointelegraph has provided a transparent and simple way to donate bitcoin to help those in need. We are proud to be supporting Oxygen Seven and Earth Alliance, whose tireless work on behalf of the environment gives us hope for a better tomorrow.” Nicholas Rose, Founder/ President:…Jan 18, 2020
The U.S. housing market faces coronavirus-fueled headwinds. GDP contraction and recessionary fears could dent sales. The problem could be bigger than in 2008. The Dow Jones has been annihilated over the past month as the novel coronavirus outbreak has sent the global economy into a tailspin, and the U.S. housing market is the next in line for a crash. The housing market has enjoyed a decent stretch of gains over the past year, but the COVID-19 virus is going to be its Achilles Heel. It appears that the U.S. housing market bubble has started popping already in certain markets, as evident from the video below. It won’t be long before it turns into a full-blown crisis – one that could exceed what we saw in 2008. Ominous signs point to major housing market crash The COVID-19 outbreak has arrived just in time to derail the U.S. housing market’s momentum going into the critical summer season. Low mortgage rates had sent home prices soaring last year as buyers took advantage favorable lending terms. Low inventory levels in the face of strong…Mar 23, 2020
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce has formally proposed safe harbor for token projects. After initially floating the idea in August 2019, Peirce has now formally presented a regulatory vision that would create a safe harbor for projects that raise funds to build decentralized networks. Peirce proposes to provide decentralized network developers with a three-year grace period Speaking at the International Blockchain Congress in Chicago on Feb. 6, Peirce, also known as SEC’s “Crypto Mom,” has outlined her token safe harbor proposal. The proposal would grant network developers a three-year grace period to build a decentralized network without fearing SEC legal action. Within that period, developers would be “unrestrained by the registration provisions of the federal securities laws, so long as the conditions are met,” Peirce’s proposal suggests, according to a draft proposal shared with Cointelegraph by the SEC. In other words, the three grace period grants compliant developers time to build a decentralized network as well as attract participants before they become a subject of strict regulatory proceedings by the SEC. However, developers will still…Feb 6, 2020
Tim Draper and the team at Draper Goren Holm Ventures, a VC fund focused on blockchain startups, announced today they have purchased a stake in the DMM DAO the governing organization of the DeFi Money Market (DMM) Protocol. The stake was purchased in the form of DMG — the soon-to-be-released governance token that will run the DMM DAO. DMG The DMG token will offer holders the right to vote and direct the system that bridges the gap between real-world assets and the new on-chain economy. Additionally, its holders will have a claim on positive income streams between mAsset payments and the real-world assets income payments. The Foundation envisions these positive income streams being used in a variety of ways, like funding further loans, capitalizing related assets, or otherwise growing the ecosystem. The DMM Foundation plans to auction a portion of these DMG tokens via dutch auction on the DutchX soon (the specific date is to be announced). Protocol DMM Protocol acts as a bridge between Ethereum digital assets and real-world assets allowing holders to earn interest completely on-chain. DMM DAO is the…Mar 16, 2020
Bitcoin (BTC) is going to hit a giant $400,000, celebrated TV host Max Keiser has said as he raises his price target for the first time since 2012. Speaking on news information show Infowars on Feb. 17, Keiser told host Alex Jones that his old prediction of $100,000 was now too conservative. He told the show: “I am officially raising my target for Bitcoin — and I first made this prediction when it was $1, I said this could go to $100,000 — I’m raising my official target for the first time in eight years, I’m raising it to $400,000.” Keiser was speaking as coronavirus continued to overshadow global markets and Bitcoin traded lower on the day at below $10,000. Unfazed by short-term volatility, he said the largest cryptocurrency was “equally as attractive” at current levels as it was at the time of his original forecast. “The good news… is that Bitcoin at $10,000 or $9,300 is equally as attractive as it was when it was $100,” he explained. Bitcoin’s new parabolic bull? While he did not name a specific…Feb 17, 2020
Twitter Facebook reddit Pinterest Hacker News LinkedIn Tumblr Google+ VKontakte In a new twist, the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is urging people not to withdraw their money from banks. Informing them that keeping large sums of money at home is risky, they recommend citizens to bank with an FDIC-insured financial institution where their money will be “safe and sound”. The FDIC is a government agency that protects consumers and the US financial system. Their insurance limit is $250,000 for retail accounts. FDIC: Keep your money in Insured Banks This is when central banks across the board have announced a new wave of infinite quantitative easing and interest rate cuts. “Forget the mattress! Keeping large sums of cash at home is risky. The best place to protect your money is in an FDIC-insured bank where it’s safe and sound.” Forget the mattress! Keeping large sums of cash at home is risky. The best place to protect your money is in an FDIC-insured bank where it’s safe and sound. Learn how the FDIC safeguards your #money at https://t.co/O2cb1bTUJs pic.twitter.com/R8pFVxBPrM —…Mar 25, 2020
Argentina’s central bank in partnership with blockchain development firm IOV Labs is testing out a blockchain-based institutional solution for payment settlement and improved traceability. Argentina’s Central Bank Leverages Blockchain Technology According to Fintechzoom, South-American blockchain heavyweight IOV Labs has developed a proof-of-concept roadmap based on its RSK Smart Contract. The blockchain developer announced the news via a press release issued on Tuesday (April 21, 2020), revealing that the project is a combined effort with Argentina’s top financial institution. Other stakeholders in the project include major banks in the country such as Santander and BBVA. According to the details of the press statement, the goal is for the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) to leverage the institutional blockchain-powered solution in its financial settlement system to improve high-speed fiat transactions and ensure end-to-end traceability. Commenting on the project, CEO of IOV Labs Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar remarked: “Given the worldwide circumstances we face, we want now greater than ever to make use of know-how so as to optimize processes and supply higher providers to our residents.” Zaldívar explained that the BCRA’s commitment to…Apr 22, 2020
Conor McGregor’s pre-fight press conference exposed the toxic masculinity lurking in the UFC. Only one journalist dared ask McGregor about sexual assault allegations. The incident casts a shadow on McGregor’s bout with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone” at UFC 246. It took just 10 minutes for the elephant in the room to be addressed at the Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone press conference on Wednesday, and boy did the UFC 246 hype event get ugly fast. The MMA world was focused on the presser to promote Saturday’s bout between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. This event heralds the return of former two-weight champion McGregor. What began as potentially the biggest love-in we’ll see in sports this year quickly turned hostile. The mood changed when Canadian journalist Morgan Campbell had the chance to question the fighters. Obviously, Campbell hadn’t been clued in on how this was supposed to go. Early questions from the usual media suspects who attend these events were fairly predictable. They focused on how McGregor was exuding different energy from his last UFC outing and how his…Jan 18, 2020
Ethereum failed to continue higher above the $252 resistance and declined against the US Dollar, similar to bitcoin. However, ETH price is now trading near a key uptrend support. ETH price is down 5% and it is now trading below the $235 level against the US Dollar. The price struggled to gain strength above $250 and declined heavily. There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $229 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could either bounce back above $235 or it is likely to decline towards the $215 support. Ethereum Price Testing Key Support This past week, Ethereum started a steady rise above the $220 level against the US Dollar. ETH price gained traction and traded above the key $235 resistance and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). The upward move was such that the price climbed above the $245 level, but it seems like the bulls failed to remain in action above the $250 level. A swing high is formed near $252 and the price is currently declining. There was…Mar 8, 2020
Crypto markets are still correcting for the second day following over a week of solid gains. Most digital assets are still in the red but there are a couple of solid performers, and they’re mostly exchange based tokens. Total crypto market capitalization has shed around $12 billion over the past 48 hours as bitcoin and its brethren correct as expected. Declines have been steady as opposed to a steep plunge indicating that markets are primed for further gains. At the time or writing total cap was around $275 billion and the majority of the altcoins were in the red with losses of a couple of percent on the day. A couple are bucking that trend though and making solid gains and they are mostly exchange based crypto tokens. OKEx Token Surges Hong Kong headquartered OKEx has followed in the footsteps of market leader Binance by developing its own blockchain. As a result the OKB token has skyrocketed over the past day or so. From trading around $4 on Monday the exchange based token surged to $5.70 in a 42% pump…Feb 11, 2020