The Interpeer Project’s mission is to enable a people centric next generation internet.
Computers have become ubiquitous. However, the most popular protocol connecting users to remote machines, HTTP, follows an obsolete philosophy:
Take printing as an example. The state of the art requires a user’s device to beg a third party machine to allow them to download a document they technically own and then to upload it to another machine that prints it, potentially passing through one or more other machines along the way.
What if instead users could simply instruct a printer to fetch the document on their behalf?
We need an Internet that reflects modern usage patterns. People own their data. People use many devices simultaneously. People share data between devices and each other.
Cryptography allows users to securely delegate trust to any number of devices, even those they don’t know directly.
Peer-to-peer networking technology enables trust delegated machines to share data directly and efficiently. While there are may P2P technologies available, almost none of them focus on efficiency.
Our goal is to provide a secure and efficient peer-to-peer networking stack that will empower a people centric internet, circumventing the protocols of the past. The future is fully distributed.
You can participate.
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Based on a work at https://interpeer.io.