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Orchid – a New Kind of Decentralized VPN Network

Orchid says its new VPN protocol and token will make privacy more private. The launch of Orchid’s new product is expected this week. If successful, Orchid may revolutionize VPNs. Of course, lots of past products have also promised to “revolutionize” various things and yet never managed to accomplish anything revolutionary. It should be interesting to see what happens with Orchid’s new VPN.

VPNs are supposed to establish secure, private connections between an individual computer and a network so that third parties can’t snoop on data. But the problem, according to Orchid CEO Steven “Seven” Waterhouse, is that VPN providers technically can see what people are doing while using their services. Orchid’s design promotes anonymity by making it nearly impossible for VPN providers to do that.

You can read more in an article by Jeff Benson in the Decrypt.com web site at: https://decrypt.co/11827.

A full explanation of how Orchid works may be found at: https://decrypt.co/10293/a-look-at-orchids-decentralized-vpn-what-it-means-for-web3.

Categories: VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

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