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Trusting VPNs: The Need for a Decentralized Solution

Trusting VPNs: The Need for a Decentralized Solution
Summary
  • Governments and corporations are attempting to control and restrict the internet, posing a threat to freedom of information and expression.
  • VPNs have become popular among users seeking secure and private internet access.
  • However, most VPNs rely on a centralized system that is inherently untrustworthy, as they are susceptible to government regulation and data harvesting by VPN providers.
  • There is a growing demand for a better internet that allows for unrestricted access to information and communication without censorship or data exploitation.
  • The current market for VPN services is projected to triple in value, with young people being the primary users.
  • The reliance on VPNs for a better internet relies on trust in the VPN company, but most services fail to deliver true security and privacy.
  • Centralized VPNs are vulnerable to firewall blockages and compliance with oppressive governments.
  • Many free VPNs track and sell user data, despite marketing themselves as private and secure.
  • The centralized nature of VPNs also poses security risks, as single-hop services can be identified and monitored.
  • Attempts to create decentralized VPNs have fallen short due to a lack of volunteers and infrastructure.
  • Orchid believes that a truly decentralized solution can provide a better internet, free from authoritarian and corporate control.
  • Orchid is working to develop a decentralized system that offers secure, unrestricted access to information and connectivity for all users.

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