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SpiderDAO’s Safe, Secure, Decentralized VPN Designed for Future of Connectivity

UTC by Julia Sakovich · 3 min read
SpiderDAO’s Safe, Secure, Decentralized VPN Designed for Future of Connectivity
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Using an innovative, hardware-enabled DAO voting process, SpiderDAO ensures that network participants have a compatible hardware router connected to the Spider Virtual Private Network with SPDR tokens staked.

The internet is – and has been – one of the most revolutionary human inventions of all time. It has transformed our communications and healthcare, changed how we look at transportation, entertainment, and utilities, and turbocharged science, manufacturing, and education. It has also forever changed the way we look at everything from governance and agriculture to security and finances.

VPNs – Virtual Private Networks – were one of the earliest drivers of safe, secure, and in many cases anonymous internet connectivity. They were intended to conceal your IP address, bypass censors, encrypt your data, and prevent data breaches. Although it is questionable whether standard VPN offerings today do all of these things, even if we assume that they do, standard VPN offerings still have two major shortcomings.

Firstly, standard VPNs are closed-source. Users have no way of knowing whether their VPN is actually encrypting their data, implementing required security measures, and not stealing data from a back door. Standard VPNs also compile activity logs, making it easier to trace you to your online activity.

Secondly, standard VPNs are centralized. The VPN service provider has access to the data you send and receive over their centralized servers. With all of your data stored in one place, this poses a significant security risk, and there is also no way to know that the centralized VPN services provider isn’t selling your data to other entities.

Decentralized VPNs – VPN Security for the Future

Decentralized VPNs (dVPNs) are designed to overcome all of the shortcomings of standard VPNs. They make it impossible for any sort of logging to take place, and because dVPNs are built on a network of interconnected computer nodes, there are no centralized master nodes that process all of your requests or have access to your browsing data. This distributed node structure means hacking a dVPN network is virtually impossible. To hack such a server, a would-be malicious actor would have to hack the entire network of PCs that run the system.

Furthermore, dVPNs are open-source, which allows the developer community to audit the code and identify weaknesses or suspicious functions. dVPNs also facilitate safer and faster processing of traffic.

SpiderDAO – Spearheading the dVPN Revolution

SpiderVPN is a pioneering developer of decentralized router-based VPN services. It uses a dual-governance model that combines hardware and software tools with on-chain capabilities to deliver fast, secure, and robust dVPN services.

Using an innovative, hardware-enabled DAO voting process, SpiderDAO ensures that network participants have a compatible hardware router connected to the Spider Virtual Private Network with SPDR tokens staked. Safeguards are also placed to ensure that the distribution of devices and votes are fair. Using this fair distribution of voting power combined with the Polkadot consensus mechanism, SpiderDAO creates a fair, scalable, interoperable, and stable governance system that can help dVPNs reach the mass adoption needed to bring back privacy, control, transparency, and autonomy in the VPN connectivity space.

Learn more about this groundbreaking project by visiting the website.

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Julia Sakovich
Editor-in-Chief Julia Sakovich

Having obtained a diploma in Intercultural Communication, Julia continued her studies taking a Master’s degree in Economics and Management. Becoming captured by innovative technologies, Julia turned passionate about exploring emerging techs believing in their ability to transform all spheres of our life.

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