Project • POC application

Fognet

Vision

A peer-to-peer router and design system enabling decentralized internet access. Powered by the IOTA cryptocurrency.


Tags
  • mesh networks
  • flash
  • mam
  • iot
  • fog computing


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FOGNET ROUTER

Instead of relying on Internet Service Providers, data on the Fognet is transferred directly from peer-to-peer. Fognet distributes the costs of running a network among all participants — incentivizing people to participate and increasing availability for all. The Fognet router works together with phones and laptops in the area to distribute data with little or no internet access. When a primary node has access to the internet, it can share its connection with others. With no internet connection, devices can share cached and local data.

DISTRIBUTED LEDGER

The IOTA distributed ledger can be used to publish secure streams of data, and and control who has permission to subscribe to these streams. Along with IOTA micro-transactions and encryption, this will enable a new era of peer-to-peer business models. IOTA tokens will be used on the FogNet to stabilize network traffic, monetize creative content, and sell valuable data without any intermediary.

MESH NETWORKING

Fognet routers automatically self-organize into resilient ad-hoc mesh networks. Routers can join or leave the mesh at any time, and messages are routed directly to their recipients using a stateless pub/sub model. Fognet mesh networks do not rely on any central routing tables, thus have no single point of failure. 

FOG OS

The Fognet operating system will allow anyone to build a website and serve it to the network. Fognet sites will be distributed as small configuration objects rather than full code files, reducing load time. We are creating a component-based design framework to enable fast development on the Fognet stack.

News
Evan Feenstra
4 months ago

Update #2 - Scenarios: https://medium.com/@gora.evan/fognet-update-2-scenarios-8a954616d332

Evan Feenstra
5 months ago

Development Update #1: https://medium.com/@gora.evan/fognet-development-update-1-f796c5d0ca56


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