- Blockchain-based ecosystem, Tachyon, has now 250,000 people using it's VPN decentralized system, according to their Tachyon Protocol Weekly Report.
- With X-VPN being considered to be one of the more popular centralized VPN service providers out there, there is no wonder that Tachyon got to be such a successful decentralized VPN system in such a short time.
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More than 100,000 global users joined Tachyon VPN in only one week and their own prediction over that fulminant growth is that they expect to reach one million users in July.
According to their Weekly Report, they are now accelerating the integration of the IPX Staking System to Tachyon VPN:
IPX will build the world’s first million scale traffic marketplace on a decentralized network powered by Tachyon Protocol.
Decentralized VPN could be the future
Decentralized internet was the business model of the blockchain startups until recently, but the (centralized) VPN service provider X-VPN changed all that with their Tachyon Network, a blockchain-based decentralized internet protocol.
All that was built in association with V SYSTEMS, a blockchain infrastructure provider that has the main focus on database and cloud services.
With X-VPN being considered to be one of the more popular centralized VPN service providers out there, there is no wonder that Tachyon got to be such a successful decentralized VPN system in such a short time.
The secret formula of success might be that the Tachyon VPN combines the features of blockchain, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Distributed Hash Table (DHT), and cryptographic encryption, as described in their whitepaper published in late September.
What is the difference between centralized and decentralized VPN?
VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network and its role is to extends a private network across a public network. In other words, you can send and receive data across shared or public networks. It’s almost as if your device has a direct connection to the private network.
Initially, VPN technology was created to enables remote users and branch offices to access corporate applications and resources securely.
A VPN is like a direct tunnel between two messages, making sure that they are safe from the internet service provider. They are protected from the middleman. Also, a VPN will provide you with a different IP address. From an outside onlooker, you will appear as using the Internet from a different geographical location.
So if you want to access websites in certain countries that are censored or unavailable, you can bypass that using a VPN.
The problem with centralized VPN is that the hosts of more traditional VPN servers are centralized companies. And often, these servers are under the control of a commercial entity that charges for subscriptions and they sell data and bandwidth. You see where we’re getting at, right?
A decentralized and blockchain-based VPN is not controlled from a single point. The system is naturally impartial and comparatively more secure because it’s not controlled by a single entity. A decentralized VPN brings together the traffic of numerous computers and communicate using a peer-to-peer system.
So each computer functions like some sort of a server. And the help from blockchain technology enables the nodes to make decisions that will have an impact on the VPN. In other words, it is very difficult to hack a decentralized VPN.
Anyhow, Tachyon asked us to Please stay tuned! and that’s what we’re about to do next, to watch the interesting evolution of the decentralized VPNs.