Development of a Decentralized Internet Underway to Give You More Data Control

Deyan Georgiev
Deyan Georgiev

Updated · Feb 21, 2022

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Can you imagine a world where you can share a photo with family and friends without first uploading it on Instagram, WhatsApp, or Facebook? 

Well, that will be your reality soon, once the Blockstack development is complete. It will run on the open-source blockchain network that will use a self-governing community to give you net neutrality.

That means that Internet users will have more control of their data since they will run it on their browsers. In other words, they will own every single text, video, file, or image they input on network sites.

The decentralized apps will run locally, giving big corporations like Google or Microsoft a run for their money regarding data storage and management. 

Here’s how it will work:

You will get a digital key that will create a profile on the new internet platform. From there, you will either link to a hosting company of your choice or store your data locally. 

That will limit the chances of misuse, selling, unethical monitoring, and recording your personal information. 

In addition, it will support cryptocurrency use. Charging for downloads or subscriptions will also be peer-to-peer, which will bring costs down.

As you may know, there are billions of data breaches every year. The system will encrypt everything that you share. 

As good as it sounds, the technology might have a few hitches, such as misuse for unlawful purposes - think human trafficking or selling of drugs. Also, too many solutions might crop up, making it hard to gather users on one platform to communicate.

We can only hope that the development team finds workable solutions for the above issues. 

In the meantime, if you don’t want big corporations, the government, or central authorities, monitoring everything that you do on the Internet, you can use a VPN. That way, you’ll have leak protection, kill switch, white list options, etc. to keep your data secured. 

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Deyan Georgiev

Deyan Georgiev

Deyan has been fascinated by technology his whole life. From the first Tetris game all the way to Falcon Heavy. Working for TechJury is like a dream come true, combining both his passions – writing and technology. In his free time (which is pretty scarce, thanks to his three kids), Deyan enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Always with a few chargers and a couple of gadgets in the backpack. He makes mean dizzying Island Paradise cocktails too.

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