The blockchain industry often suffers from the layman’s perception that crypto is solely a financial tool. There are been precious few cases where companies have been able to point to blockchains making a tangible difference in people’s lives.
That could change if the unimaginatively titled “Blockchain Router” has its way. It is the world’s first plug-and-play device that connects directly to the decentralized internet—better known as Web 3.0.
We saw the device on the show floor at CES 2020 in Las Vegas last week. Founder Andre took a few minutes to talk us through some of the basics.
Most importantly, the router can connect to Web 3.0 using IPFS, access ENS sites on the .ETH domain zone, and access SWARM.
It also offers blockchain email. Describer as the most secure email in the world, your email account will be directly hosted on the blockchain router. You just need to connect a USB drive. If you ever want to remove all trace of yourself or your messages, you can disconnect the drive from the router.
Blockchain Router comes with a built-in VPN solution and advanced Firewall.
Sadly, the device is not yet available to buy. If you like the sound of the product, you can back Andre on his Kickstarter page.
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