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Blockchain Would Play Role in Kim Dotcom's 'Uncensorable' Internet

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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 10:07 AM
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Controversial tech entrepreneur and ex-hacker Kim Dotcom is planning his very own Internet, in which the [Bitcoin] blockchain would play "an important role".



Blockchain Would Play Role in Kim Dotcom's 'Uncensorable' Internet

On Twitter, Kim Dotcom explained how MegaNet would work. He told his followers that they "would be surprised" about "how much idle storage and bandwidth capacity mobile phones have", adding that "MegaNet will turn that idle capacity into a new network".


#MegaNet is non-IP based. No more DDoS or hacking. No more censorship. No more spying. All your mobile phones become an encrypted network. — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) February 16, 2015




posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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@ the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
& the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. Oct 15, 2014 the
panelists included Standard Chartered Bank CEO Peter Sands;
who spoke on the subject of Bitcoin Blockchain technology:




IMF and World Bank Panel: Bitcoin Block Chain Could Boost Financial Inclusion
www.coindesk.com...


Transforming titled property

Peter Sands appeared enthusiastic about the potential of bitcoin technology and its potential to reform titled property, which he called “the most bureaucratic, inefficient mechanism there is” in Western countries as well as the developing world.

Sands explained: “You could transfer title to the thing youre buying … If you’re buying a car or a house, your transfer of title using this kind of distributed ledger-type technology could be massively more efficient than the system at the moment.”




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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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Developing an alternate way to communicate beyond the internet is of critical importance. Time is rapidly running out.
Anyone having any success at it is a target.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: wasaka



Developing an alternate way to communicate beyond the internet is of critical importance. Time is rapidly running out.

Anyone having any success at it is a target.


Kim Dotcom is a good dude to carry the banner, he has $$$ and he's been
through the ringer with the False Authorities... he knows what he is in for
and he has an AX to grind. Bravo!



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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I agree that time is running out

especially for sites like ATS

Obama is going to a meeting on how to control "extremist" sites

Well, ATS may have strong T&C's, which is good

However, there is a very very short leap from controlling "extremist" sites

to sites that discuss extremist activities

or things that government may deem extremist

because it causes people to really think, to really search for the truth
to really expose the truth, like ATS.




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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 10:41 AM
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The mobile phone network?
I sure hope he means to pull this off with peer to peer connections instead of depending on the cell towers- they'll be the first to be shut down when it comes time to eradicate our communications.

An ad-hoc mobile to mobile network would certainly be neat though- as long as there's electricity to run the phones you could move enormous amounts of data across a densely populated area very quickly. Unfortunately, the transmit range on something like that is limited, so the usefulness dwindles rapidly once you get out into the sticks.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac

An ad-hoc mobile to mobile network would certainly be neat though- as long as there's electricity to run the phones you could move enormous amounts of data across a densely populated area very quickly.


If the lights go out, we are all screwed - BIG TIME

Mobile ad hoc network (MANET): en.wikipedia.org...



The Smart Phone Ad-Hoc Networks (SPAN) project reconfigures the onboard Wi-Fi chip of a smartphone to act as a Wi-Fi router with other nearby similarly configured smartphones, creating an ad-hoc mesh network. These smartphones can then communicate with one another without an operational carrier network. SPAN intercepts all communications at the Global Handset Proxy (see figure at right) so applications such as VoIP, Twitter, email etc., work normally.

www.networkworld.com...



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: wasaka

Developing an alternate way to communicate beyond the internet is of critical importance. Time is rapidly running out.
Anyone having any success at it is a target.


Mobile phones still require SIM cards to use - even when wi-fi is available. Though they can also be used to create wi-fi and bluetooth hotspots. Given the few Gigabytes of memory and high-speed bandwidth (up to 600 Mbits/second), this should be an interesting experiment. In theory it's possible to construct a dynamic routing network that keeps track of which nodes are most frequently in contact with each other and the number of hops required to reach a particular destination.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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Any links you can post about a mobile dynamic routing network?
How might the "Blockchain" be used in this model?



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 07:40 PM
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The unhackable internet part with encryption is the part that has the greatest appeal for me. What does that mean in other terms? Does that mean that it would start from scratch, without all of the websites like Google, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etcetera on it or does it re-route the pathways through a more secure chain of code? Would how I use the internet and the sites I visit need to change to support the encryption technology?



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 07:55 PM
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Obama is going to a meeting on how to control "extremist" sites


Not to derail the thread and not to mention that I think Obama is full of B$, but the Republican are leading the full fledge attack on the internet at even a greater pace.

The Republicans and the Democrats have maintained and encourages an open door policy between the FCC and the Telecom industry that is both unethical and an obvious conflict of interest in a negative manner towards the consumers.

So I hope you don't think its only the Democrats that are attacking the internet because the Republicans are actually worse in spreading lies towards net neutrality.

Back on topic:

The problem with these mesh type networks is the level of effort required by the community to make it work.

However, more crippling is the fact that the Telecom industry has one of the largest Oligopolies across the globe with deep lobbying pockets. They will pass legislation or modifying existing legislation to make it illegal to share your bandwidth or personal device resources with others.
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