The Internet as we know it has undergone some fundamental changes. The technology was initially built to help improve the level of interconnectivity between countries and make it easy for people from various parts of the world to communicate, but its dependency has made it become much more than that.
The problems of centralization
In today’s world, pretty much everything and everyone is contingent on the use of the Internet. Utility services run on it, mobile messaging can work instantaneously through the Internet, and now, this technology pretty much controls the world.
Sadly, a lot of people believed that there was a way to bring things even more sinister. By harnessing data and examining the patterns that people make while on the Internet, several companies can help drive productivity by targeting their advertising.
So far, advertising companies around the world shell out billions of dollars to popular Internet platforms in exchange for data. Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and muchmore have been accused of collecting information about their customers in the past, and taking them to third-party advertisers to sell for a profit. Despite multiple cries and protests by their customers, the truth is that there isn’t much of an incentive for them to desist from their acts.
Apart from stealing data, authorities and companies have now begun to use locations to restrict people from certain products or aspects of the Internet. Several companies have blatantly disallowed people from various locations to access their services, based on reasons known only to them.
Restriction by location is essentially against what the Internet was created to be. Of course, while there is no denying the fact that certain areas need to be blocked from accessing web services, this is just one of the many ills of having the Internet so centralized. Governments can order companies to shut down access to several locations, and a lot of countries are now using the Internet as a weapon to stage their wars.
Decentralizing the Internet is perhaps the best way to help remedy this. With decentralized services and online portals, we will be able to restore the Internet to what it was ideally meant to be; open, free to all, and enabling people to keep hold of their information. No one should be able to restrict you from logging on where you want to, and you should be able to decide whether or not you want to give your data to someone.
The Tachyon protocol for a new Internet
In an ideal world, this is the type of Internet we should have. Hence, the need for the Tachyon protocol.
The Tachyon ecosystem overhauls the Internet and a host of other important layers with the help of the Tachyon Booster UDP (TBU). This bottom layer protocol, when combined with optimized routing, can enhance transmission speed in a network and achieve significantly higher levels of connection success rate in the most complex of network environments.
Moving on, the protocol combines Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and blockchain to enhance collaboration between peer-to-peer networks. Thus, the need for a centralized server is no more, and the network can harness the power of decentralization to provide higher degrees of anti-censorship. A Tachyon DHT based on the Kadenlia routing protocol is also employed, which will help improve the robustness of the decentralized network and improve its scalability.
As for security, Tachyon uses the Tachyon Security Protocol, which enhances the level of security and protection that the network can deliver to users. AES is used to encrypt every connection that is made, thus ensuring that communications are protected from spying by any outside party. The platform also implements a few other significant safeguards, such as an ability to add redundant data to transmissions and renegotiate encryption keys after a specific amount of data has been successfully transmitted.
As for the benefits of decentralization themselves, the Tachyon Anti-Analysis (TAA) helps to reduce the risk of a single node attack on its network, data is essentially broken down into several IP packets, then transmitted over various channels at the same time. Messages themselves are relayed through several nodes, so it becomes difficult for a hacker to determine the right node to target and steal a particular piece of information.
All in all, Tachyon is in the midst of implementing an open peer-to-peer market network where nodes will be able to provide services to themselves. On this network, there will be three types of nodes; client nodes (which initiate a connection), provider nodes (which will relay traffic), and business nodes (which get traffic from other nodes).
This brings us to the IPX token; the native currency that operates on the Tachyon ecosystem. The token is hosted on the V STREAM blockchain, and al provider nodes will need to stake a specific amount of the token as a security deposit while initiating their connections. In addition to the staking, the IPX token will also be the primary mode of payment in the Tachyon ecosystem for all participants.
The Tachyon protocol comes with its own SDK and stack, which will make it easy for individuals and businesses of all types and industries to integrate it into their operations. The developers believe that their system will provide an increased level of protection and privacy, while also providing a great base for the connection of numerous nodes at the same time. As various sectors grow and improve on their requirements they will need a network that can help optimize their connections and also make it easy or their components to communicate.
Tachyon provides all of this, essentially make it is the perfect platform to help us build the Internet that we all deserve.