The Unigrid Foundation aims to build a low-level backbone for a truly decentralized Internet. Our solution will supply the network with the core features it needs to thrive and grow.
The former Darkcoin project originally developed the concept of masternodes aiding and providing the network with specific services. The Unigrid network takes this approach and develops it further into service nodes called gridnodes. These specialized gridnodes have the purpose of providing the network with storage space, communication channels and compute cycles. Ordinary network nodes and wallets communicating on the network can send shards of work to these gridnodes. Like transactions, sending these shards of work costs a certain amount of Unigrid tokens.
As the network grows and more gridnodes come online, the compute power and storage space of the network will increase. Organizations and end-users will be able to rent these resources and store data and applications in a safe and redundant way.
Connecting directly to the ordinary Internet exposes your personal information to external parties. In order to avoid this leaking of personal data, many Internet users use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). This helps to protect your personal data by creating an encrypted tunnel to the Internet. However, the question is - can you fully trust the VPN provider?
With the Unigrid network, a connection is made via a locally running proxy server, assigning a fingerprint to a specific communication channel. A gridnode will pick up this fingerprint and act as the “outlet” for that connection. The data being sent is encrypted. The gridnodes themselves act as a swarm of proxies - meaning nobody actually knows who picks up the data or who is the originating party. This is very different from TOR (onion routing), which sends data via a chain of hops.
In a typical blockchain, data is stored in a vertical structure with each new block being appended to the previous block. The Unigrid network, on the other hand, shards data across multiple blockchains for redundancy, speed, security and the ability to scale.
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