Decentralizing the Internet for the Next 4 Billion Minds

Decentralized internet for the next 4 Billion Minds

Next year, in 2019, the Internet will celebrate it’s 26th birthday. For the first time in history, the majority of Earth’s population will be connected online.

By 2023, when the Web will be 30 years, 4 Billion New Minds will have joined the Internet. These two milestones provide a historic opportunity to return the Internet to its original vision, as a place where any idea could be shared and all information could be accessed, and where people worldwide can collaborate openly on innovative projects.
This idea of the Web has come under significant threat in the last couple of years. People are being denied equal access to the Internet which in turn deprives them of valuable information. Lack of network neutrality, firewalls, and government restrictions make it difficult for people in most countries to have unrestricted access to information and communication. In a world where information increasingly means power, this is a very hazardous situation, which could affect the way societies and democracies are structured.

Chained by contracts from a different era, content providers are limiting access to video content and informational resources for certain regions, ignoring global mobility of their customers and global demand for their services. Travelers and digital nomads worldwide are suffering from overzealous content providers and governments imposing geo-restrictions to content, meaning that they do not have access to the content they would have in their own country. For many people around the globe who want to participate in the cultural dialogue around hit TV shows, piracy (and associated risks of malware infections) is currently the only viable solution as VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) are increasingly being blocked.

Fortunately, the shift of power from big governments and large corporations to citizens is currently underway, relentlessly disrupting existing structures and creating a new, autonomous and decentralized network. Facilitated by blockchain technology, we can create a system where both the power and the profits are shared.
That was the core motivation for a team of enthusiastic internet and security professionals based in the Netherlands, to create a decentralized virtual internet service provider offering open, net neutral, uninterrupted secure and private access to anyone, anywhere in the world.

How Zezame works

By creating the blockchain-powered Zezame Network, we are putting secured access to information in the hands of people, around the world. Whether you are at home or in a coffee shop requiring access to a secured network anywhere in the world, or if you are traveling abroad and you want to access the Internet and your content as if you were at home, the Zezame Network does it all for you. And because Zezame is fully autonomous and decentralized, it is nearly impossible to be censored or shut down.

Zezame is an open platform, allowing customers and partners to develop dApps (decentralized applications that run on a blockchain network of computers instead of a single computer, and are outside the purview and control of a single authority) on Zezame’s architecture that are aligned with Zezame’s mission to #opentheinternet for current internet users and the next 4 Billion Minds joining the internet in the next 5 years.
Over the next months, we will share our journey to a better, more secure, and open internet. We will share our vision, our struggles in building a decentralized internet service, our own personal experiences of using the Internet in different regions of the world, and inspiring stories of digital entrepreneurs worldwide who benefit from an open Internet. We will also share the details of our product and our roadmap, and will actively seek your input and participation in building a better Internet for tomorrow.

Register now for early access at https://zezame.io

Share your ideas for an open internet by using the hashtag #opentheinternet on your favorite social media channels.