A Net Neutrality Solution Has Arrived with Skycoin Skyminer

Feb 01, 2018 at 18:54 // News

The recent repeal of Net Neutrality by the FCC has left it at the mercies of data bandit and highway pilferers, with Internet Service Providers able to command higher profits whilst delivering sub-par services.

They can now freely sell access to your favorite sites in bundle and ask your to pay more in order to prioritize access to your content. Startups will have a hard time vying for attention when their more established competitors can afford to out pay them for priority access. The cause of all this problem? A centralization of internet service delivery. The solution? Decentralization.

Introducing Skywire

Skywire is an anonymous and decentralized mesh communication network built on innovative privacy protocol and community participation incentives. The network is set to make corporate internet service delivery a thing of the past by giving back control to the user through direct, peer-to-peer access. The network is powered by the energy-efficient Skyminer unit whose global release has just been announced.

With Skywire’s blockchain-based, decentralized internet, users can securely browse the internet without compromising their privacy or the integrity of their destination and earn Skycoins for forwarding traffic and bandwidth on the network through the miners. When they access the network, they pay Skycoin. This seamless exchange of value and services incentivizes users to continue to power the peer-to-peer network.

To access Skywire’s network, user are required to run a node. Like Tor, nodes forwarding traffic only see the previous and next hop. However, Skywire differs from Tor, by integrating protocols that provides a more secure and faster experience for users and pays them to run their node.

Hardware For The New internet

Skyminers are the backbone infrastructure for Skycoin’s new internet network. It is a custom-built hardware that greatly exceeds technical specifications, delivering maximum performance and power with none of the eye-popping power consumption requirement of traditional miners. Skyminers are unaffected by the net neutrality repeal and about 300 units have been scheduled for release.

Custom built and meticulously designed, Skyminer simultaneously functions as the default “miner” for Skycoins and a specialized VPN for users. The units have been configured to deliver optimal performance and minimal power consumption. Skyminer’s impressive hardware configuration includes:

  • Custom PCB boards

  • 16-port OpenWRT router

  • 16 GB RAM (32 x 512MB DDR3)

  • ARM Cortex ™-A53 CPU

  • 8 x 16GB Class-10 A1 Micro SD

  • Hexa-core Mali450 GPU

  • LAN Bandwidth: 8 x 100Mbps

  • Gigabit ethernet, 8+1 port switch

  • 64-bit Linux (Alpine Linux)

About Skycoin

Designed by original Bitcoin and Ethereum developers, Skycoin is a 360-degree privacy protocol powering the new internet. By enabling users to contribute to network resources, earn benefits, and make decisions, the Skycoin project is an internet revolution for users, by users.

To learn more visit the Website: www.skycoin.net

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