The internet has been a revolutionary addition to the human race. It has paved new ways and completely changed how we work, communicate, conduct business, and interact with each other. The internet is free for anyone, anywhere in the world, to browse. But nothing is ever free, is it?
We all compromise our privacy as a byproduct of using the internet, but should we have to? Online privacy is the right of every individual, but the terms and conditions of certain apps restrict us from giving in our right to privacy. To some, we knowingly give our data, and to some unknowingly.
Net neutrality, online privacy, and other factors have given rise to privacy awareness. This has led a lot of people to start opting for a good VPN. There is another hyped term called a dVPN. Many people are unaware of its use cases and how it contrasts with a standard VPN.
In this post, we will go through the basics of a VPN and how a dVPN can help you conceal your identity on the internet almost completely. Let’s get into it.
Standard VPN, Legacy VPN!
You all may be aware that a VPN nowadays claims the following four things. It conceals your IP address, bypasses internet censorship, encrypts and routs data, and prevents data breaches. All of this may seem enough to retain your right to privacy but is it so?
The standard VPN connects you to the internet using a proxy. This helps route your data through different servers so you can browse anonymously, but there are two disadvantages to this.
Standard VPN is a closed source meaning normal users don’t know how a VPN is working, whether it is really encrypting your data or not. Due to this, you have to trust the VPN provider that they don’t have a back door. This type of VPN is also prone to get hacked as a result of leaking your data. In a nutshell, with a typical VPN, your logs can get tracked.
Another issue is centralization. Typical VPN stores retrieve and transmit all your data through centralized servers. All the data is stored in one place, which is a downside. VPN providers claim not to log your data, but you cannot be sure that they don’t sell your data to third parties.
Decentralized VPN, The Future!
Now that you’re aware of the disadvantages that come with a standard VPN, you may get a vague idea of where the dVPN stands. This decentralized nature of VPN prevents any sort of logging from being possible. All of the data is distributed among various nodes. There is not one single node that fully processes your requests and knows who you are or what you’re browsing/
The first pro of a dVPN is that it’s open-source. Any tech-savvy user can open the source code and dig into it. The user can check suspicious elements, and if they find a bug, they can report it to the developer as well.
Blockchain is the buzzword of the 21st century, and for a good reason. Blockchain can store any kind of data in publicly available databases. In a nutshell, a blockchain-based VPN is fully decentralized and does not rely on a single central server. This type of system is safer and self-justifying. dVPN can compile more significant traffic from various computers, and the communication is evenly used.
The whole network is distributed among nodes. Each PC/System can act as a node, which means hacking this type of infrastructure is virtually impossible. If a hacker were to hack a VPN server, they would have to hack the entire network of PCs involved.
To assure your anonymity on the web and gain back your right to privacy, a decentralized VPN is the better choice.
SpiderVPN provides a decentralized router-based VPN service for its users using a dual-governance model, which brings together hardware and software tools with on-chain elements. The team aims to build a new set of standards for Decentralized Autonomous Organisations to counteract the unfair distribution of voting power. Combining hardware safeguards and leveraging the Polkadot consensus mechanism, SpiderDAO establishes a whale-resistant mechanism whilst creating a highly scalable, interoperable and stable governance system.
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