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A 101 on DPN

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Users who have purchased a Deeper Connect with a DPN function may have the following questions when using it.

  1. Why does my IP address still appear as my original IP address when I go to an IP testing site such as whatismyipaddress.com?
  2. Why does some performance testing software report show that my Bandwidth speed has dropped significantly?

Given the fact that DPN and VPN technologies are very different, many users still try to understand our device functionality in terms of their VPN thinking, this leads to many misconceptions about the performance of a DPN.

Before explaining how a DPN works, it would be good to clarify the following statement: A DPN can perform better than a VPN in most scenarios, but the opposite is not necessarily true, as many of the DPN functions are not achievable by a VPN. Yet in some special application scenarios, a VPN could be a better choice.

Therefore, we highly encourage every user interested in buying our DPN products to carefully read the following instructions to have an informed opinion and decide accordingly about whether or not to purchase a DPN device. In the following article, we will first introduce the working principle of both VPN and DPN in order to compare their advantages and disadvantages, and show you the reasonable way to use our DPN.

How does a VPN work?

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As shown in Figure 1, a VPN connects your device (also known as the client) with a remote VPN server. This connection is often called a tunnel. All traffic on the device passes through this tunnel to the VPN server, then uses the server’s IP to access the Internet. In this brief description, we have already introduced three terms: client, server, and tunnel.

In the world of VPN, it is possible to summarize the attributes of these three terms to understand how a VPN actually works:

  1. The client and the server are independent.

The client is owned by the user and the server is owned by the service provider.

  1. The server has a completely centralized deployment.

Any VPN service provider usually has dozens or hundreds of servers, but the access to these servers is firmly controlled by the vendor. VPN service providers can easily collect and sell users’ data. (“No recording of user logs” is the most persuasive marketing claim of many VPN providers, but for most VPN services there is a huge gap between what they claim and what they really offer. Recently, the cybersecurity firm Comparitech reported that the user information database of UFO VPN, which used to boast about its no user log data recording policy, was actually recording, and leaking user data, including sensitive information such as usernames and passwords, on a daily basis)

  1. Each client will use only one tunnel to connect to the server.

Each client can only establish one tunnel with one server, and all traffic will go through this tunnel. If you have an application, let's call it App A, that requires to be connected to Country A’s VPN server to work properly, and, at the same time, you have another App B that requires connection to Country B’s server in order to function properly, then these two apps will not work simultaneously, and you will have to give up using App B while using App A. Also, the use of App A will restrict the traffic of App C, D, E, etc., to pass through Country A in order to access the Internet, which as a consequence will impact the QoS (bandwidth, delay) of App C, D, E, etc.

How does DPN work?

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Perhaps some people still remember what the Internet was like more than 20 years ago. Before 2001, due to the extremely poor network infrastructure, Internet downloading was usually very slow. HTTP/FTP-based downloading mode was limited by server bandwidth and could not meet the demand of many users downloading at the same time, people often had to wait for hours or even days to get the files they needed to download.

However, in 2001, Bram Cohen introduced the BT protocol, which redefined the downloading process. In the decentralized BT network, each download node is both a client and a server, and the speed of downloading is increased hundreds of times by exchanging downloaded file fragments among users, which greatly reduces the pressure on resource publishers.

As we mentioned in the previous section “How does a VPN Work”, all servers of a VPN are centrally deployed and centrally managed, which is similar to centralized downloading and as a consequence suffers from peak traffic overload. At the same time, VPN technology also suffers from user data leakage, poor flexibility, and other defects. Is in response to these problems that we created and implemented our DPN technology. The three letters of DPN are both the abbreviation of Deeper Network and Decentralized Privacy Network, which makes full use of the idle bandwidth resources of Internet users around the world to create a decentralized private and protected network. Each node is both a client and a server, and all the user’s data is transmitted with p2p encryption.

In this decentralized network, there are enough nodes to provide DPN services so that each node can establish tunnel links with multiple nodes at the same time, and select a tunnel for Internet access based on domain name or IP address. In the example in Figure 2, a node establishes a tunnel connection with nodes located in China, Germany, Singapore, and other countries. while retaining local access capability. Please note that preserving local access is also necessary for a DPN to greatly improve the user experience. For example, a US user accessing YouTube’s 4K streaming service will often have much better results with direct access than with transit through Singapore or Germany.

In the world of DPN, the relations among the client, the server and the tunnel are as follows:

  1. Each node is both a client and a server.
  2. Nodes are fully decentralized, deployed and owned by the user.
  3. Each node can establish multiple tunnels with multiple nodes in different regions.

Different APPs can use different tunnels to work simultaneously without conflicting with each other. At the same time, local direct access capability is retained to improve user experience.

VPN vs DPN

With the above description of the technology, let’s compare the advantages and disadvantages of these two technologies.

The advantages of VPN

Professional VPN service providers often rent expensive data centres or cloud servers to provide high-speed access, with access speeds reaching several hundred mbps during off-peak hours.

The disadvantages of VPN

  1. Access speed can be severely degraded during peak hours, and the service may be even unavailable.
  2. VPN service providers have full access to user data and are not regulated. In this case, the safety of the user’s data depends on the ethical level of the VPN service provider. However, even big Internet companies like Facebook collect, analyze, and sell user data at will. Many low-cost or even free VPN service providers themselves are profitable by data trafficking and phishing.
  3. VPN servers are deployed centrally, mostly in a few major cities in a few countries around the world. This implies that they provide users with an extremely limited choice of geographic locations.
  4. VPN server IP addresses are usually in the order of a few hundred or a few thousand, which makes them easy to be identified and restricted by various websites.
  5. VPN services offer only one tunnel for users to choose, this means that users need to manually switch tunnels to use applications that require a different geographical location.
  6. Because VPN service providers need to rent expensive data centres or cloud servers to provide services, this significantly increases the monthly payment making VPN services relatively expensive for users.

The advantages of DPN

  1. The more users there are, the more idle bandwidth resources available which means no performance degradation during peak hours.
  2. DPN is a completely decentralized network, so there is no way for user data to be collected, analyzed, and sold.
  3. DPN nodes are located all over the world, and as the number of users gradually increases, new nodes may appear in every corner of the world to provide DPN services.
  4. DPN has billions of potentially available IP addresses, and most of them are the IPs of individual users, which cannot be identified and restricted by various websites.
  5. DPN can establish dozens of tunnels at the same time and can choose suitable tunnels according to different domain names as well as IP addresses.
  6. Users will earn DPR tokens when they contribute their own bandwidth, and spend DPR tokens when they use other users’ bandwidth, generally users do not need to pay for DPN service.

The disadvantages of DPN

The maximum downstream bandwidth of a DPN tunnel is limited by the upstream bandwidth of the shared node. We know that the upstream and downstream bandwidth of the average home user’s broadband are asymmetrical, with the average user’s home upstream bandwidth ranging from 10mbps to 40mbps, and only a few fiber users (such as AT&T and Google Fiber users) can have 1gbps of upstream bandwidth. DPN is not an ideal choice for users with extremely high bandwidth requirements for a single tunnel.

For this problem, DPN currently has several potential solutions.

  1. Deploy a part of high-speed cloud nodes to provide the same high-speed connection as a VPN does.
  2. For downloading applications, multiple tunnels can be used to download at the same time, for example, 50 tunnels of 10mbps can simultaneously download to reach a speed of 500mbps.

In addition, fiber solutions are becoming more and more popular in home broadband. It is estimated that within the next three years 1 billion users in the US, China, and Europe will have access to 1gbps fiber networks. By that time, even the speed of a single DPN tunnel will be comparable to that of a VPN.

To answer the initial questions

  1. Why is it that when I go to IP-searching websites to check my IP address, the site is still showing my original IP address?

Because Deeper Connect uses smart routing by default and only necessary or user-specified sites are accessed through a tunnel, Deeper Connect maintains a smart routing database internally and also allows users to add new routing options by themselves.

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We are now located in San Jose, California, and have direct access to https://whatismyipaddress.com/. We can still see our IP address.

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If you want to see the effect of DPN through IP changes, you can manually specify whatismyipaddress.com to be accessed through Canada’s tunnel:

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Or use the full routing mode, which assigns all Internet access through a tunnel in Canada.

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Then we close the browser (in order to clear the browser’s DNS cache) and after reopening it and accessing whatismyipaddress.com again, we can see that the IP address has changed.

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  1. Why does the network testing software show a big drop in the speed of my Internet connection?

When the speed testing software does the performance test, it may be that all the traffic goes through a certain tunnel, so only the performance of a specific tunnel is measured. This performance does not represent the overall performance of Deeper Connect. If you really want to test the overall forwarding performance of Deeper Connect, you need to use the DPN disable mode in order to have an accurate performance test.

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The Future of DPN

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DPN is more than just a better VPN, its true merit lies in connecting Internet users from all over the world to a decentralized network. Collectively, all Deeper Connect devices build a next-generation Internet infrastructure that is completely in the hands of users. Users can not only share bandwidth through the DPN network, but also store user-created text, images, audio, and video content through Deeper Connect, and distribute and share them through the DPN network. In this new DPN network, all the functions of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube can be re-implemented in a decentralized form, but unlike Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, the users of the DPN network will enjoy full sovereignty over all their data, becoming the real owners of the next generation Internet.

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How To Create a Deeper Chain / Polkadot Wallet

This tutorial is for users who have never created a Deeper Chain/Polkadot wallet before. Since a Polkadot wallet and Deeper Chain are both built in Substrate, anyone who has already created a Polkadot wallet can use it to receive DPR and Deeper Chain NFTs.

Step 1: Install Polkadot JS Extension on your Chrome, Firefox, or Brave browser. https://polkadot.js.org/extension/

Step 2: Click the “+” symbol and “Create new account

Step 3: Write down the 12-word seed phrase, check “I have saved my mnemonic seed safely” and click “Next step

Step 4: Once the Polkadot / Deeper Chain wallet is created, name your account and create a password. Then click “Add the account with the generated seed

Congratulations! You have just successfully created a Deeper Chain wallet address.

If you prefer to watch a video tutorial, you can check out the following video: https://youtu.be/kTagWnyswXI?t=66

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Next-generation Proof of Work Reward Mechanism

Overview

NPoW (Next-gen Proof-of-Work) is an on-chain proof-of-work reward algorithm in which nodes get rewarded $DPR for completing Web3 tasks. It is decentralized, much more energy-efficient, and more economically sustainable than the staking reward or block reward method. The demand side burns EZC to use the provider’s services, and the EZC credit certificate serves as proof of work for the service provider.

Objective

To provide a mechanism for incentivization of nodes and maintenance of work on the Deeper-Chain. Using sustainable and harmless tasks to motivate nodes on the network to earn rewards, the plan is to gradually replace the distribution of rewards based on staking, the initial reward distribution method.

Stakeholders

Deeper Connect users and application users

Principle Description

After a task or application is distributed to limited/all nodes for execution, the user burns the EZC required by the task, while earning the corresponding $DPR reward. When a node completes a task, the $DPR reward is distributed to the node that completed the task.

Detailed Design

The early proof-of-work consensus algorithm used hash power to carry out complex calculations, repeated exhausting processes, and verified the process to reach a proof-of-work consensus. The disadvantage of this is that the completion of the computation does not generate actual value, and the result of the work does not contribute to the benefit of people. In other words, nothing beneficial is actually being accomplished.

Our proposal: a next-generation proof-of-work reward algorithm which is beneficial to people. Decentralized nodes executing Web3 tasks and burning the corresponding EZCs generate actual value for people and achieve effective use of hardware resources. The randomness and anonymity of task distribution ensure that if cheating occurs, it is difficult for cheaters to control and game rewards. In addition, the effort and cost would make cheating futile.

1. Source of Rewards

Rewards come from the user of the application or services, who use a service to burn the corresponding EZC. After the smart contract receives the service request and there is a sufficient balance of EZC, the task will be sent to those nodes that are willing to carry out the automated task. Burning is used to spend the paid EZC in order to reduce the total supply of EZC. The burned EZC is stored in the task detail history as a receipt.

2. Distribution

The service provider (node) will receive the EZC certificate of the service from the smart contract. If there are multiple server providers, the EZC credits of this service will be distributed equally amongst the validated providers. The criteria for determining an effective provider depends on whether random tasks are consistently accepted and successfully completed.

3. Incentive Mechanism

It is expected that in the early stages of NPoW there will be insufficient tasks and few participant nodes. In this case, a $DPR subsidy will be used to stimulate the development of the Web3 application ecosystem. 5% of the total rewards will be allocated to NPoW, which is 2,460,000 DPR per day. The proportion of the current allocation is tentatively set as follows:

When the node reward is insufficient (≤100 DPR), the node will be rewarded based on the daily obtained EZC receipts as their contribution. Assuming that the number of EZCs of node A is m, the total number of EZCs in a day is M, and the maximum daily DPR reward is MaxReward(NPoW)=2,460,000, the following formula can be used:

When a node gains enough rewards (>100 DPR), it will no longer be considered as a subsidized node, thus will not be compensated by any $DPR subsidies. In an effort to encourage a node to take on more Web3 tasks, rewards given by the system will be redeemed 1:1 | EZC: DPR.

Note:
1. The maximum reward allocation represents the maximum budget for this task. It does not represent an individual’s reward.
2. When the maximum reward allocation of the different tasks is not exhausted, the excess DPR will be put into the treasury.
3. The maximum reward allocation of the different tasks may be re-adjusted quarterly based on project development and community feedback.

Tech Challenges and Workload

  1. Reward resources, distribution, smart contract, and on-chain development take about 3~4 weeks to complete.
  2. The development of an on-chain incentive consensus algorithm takes about 2-weeks to complete.

More will be announced as further development occurs.

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Deeper Network Basic Mining 2.0 + Mining updates for Genesis and Basic Mining

It’s been a fruitful year since the Deeper Chain’s mainnet launched in 2021 with many developments and milestones reached. Having grown from 2,000 nodes to over 65,000 nodes, the Deeper Network is entering the next phase of development, one that shifts some of the focus to the long-term growth and sustainability of the project. The genesis nodes were the first nodes on the blockchain with thousands taking part in the free gold and silver genesis miner giveaway. Then came the basic mining nodes which helped grow the network to where we are today. As we transition from the basic mining, where sharing bandwidth will earn you $DPR rewards, to the next phase of basic mining, we’d like to update the Deepernaut community on what the next 6–9 months for mining will look like.

Genesis Node Mining

What are the changes?

For users who were lucky enough to get into genesis mining, there’s good news. Mining rewards will not change for both gold and silver genesis miners when you restake. Mining rewards as high as 90% APY will remain as long as the user re-stakes your $DPR for another 6-months. Furthermore, the 6-month stake term will not be locked-in and genesis miners can unstake at any time during the 6-month term. Please note that once unstaked, genesis miners will lose their genesis status forever and lose out on current and future rewards & benefits of genesis node mining.

Once unstaked, Genesis Nodes can participate in Basic Mining 2.0. Users will have the ability to stake again within 48 hours.

How do I restake?

Re-staking will be made easy. For all genesis nodes, their 9-month term will expire on May 26, 2022. With the release of AtomOS firmware version 1.1.16.rel, users will start to see options to re-stake or to un-stake directly in AtomOS without fees. To re-stake, nothing needs to be done. The system will automatically enter the second stage after the user has received a total of 270 days of rewards. To un-stake, simply click the “Staking Info” check box under the Mining -> Wallet -> Wallet Manager tabs in AtomOS then a popup window will appear. When un-staked, after 48 hours, the previously staked DPR will be distributed linearly to the user’s Deeper Chain wallet over 90-days.

How do I increase my stake?

Genesis miners will be able to increase their stake on the BSC staking platform just like basic miners do. No need to pay high gas fees on Ethereum. You can follow this tutorial.

As a token of appreciation (pun intended), all genesis nodes will receive an exclusive Genesis Node NFT airdrop into their genesis Deeper Chain wallet. The functionalities and benefits of owning a Genesis Node NFT can be found here.

Basic Mining

What are the changes?

Users who still want to participate and lock-in the basic mining APYs can still do so before June 1, 2022 UTC +0. After June 1, 2022 users who want to mine $DPR will only have the option to participate in Basic Mining 2.0. Mining rewards as high as 60% APY will remain as long as the user stakes your $DPR for another 6-months before the deadline. Furthermore, the 6-month stake term will not be locked in and basic miners can unstake at any time during the 6-month term.

How do I increase my stake?

Current users enrolled in basic mining have the opportunity to increase their stake as they had previously.

Basic Mining 2.0

What is basic mining 2.0?

This next generation of basic mining is simply a natural progression of many mining programs which evolve to become a more sustainable version of the original version. Basic Mining 2.0 will have a feature which allows the APY to become adjustable every 3 months depending on network conditions and participants on the network. The dates of the adjustments will be on Sept 1, 2022, Dec 1, 2022, Mar 1, 2023, June 1, 2023, Sept 1, 2023, and Dec 1, 2023.

How much will the APY change?

One may be thinking that the APY will only go down every time there is an adjustment, which may not be true. As long as mining rewards paid don’t exceed certain limits for that term, APYs won’t change. The rate changes, if any, will first be determined by the team until the governance of Deeper Chain is fully launched which then will give the power to the governance council to make the decision. This is all part of the steps being taken towards a fully decentralized network.

Promotional events where APY increases for a term could also happen to encourage more miners onto the network. Since users can un-stake at any time, it gives the user the freedom to control their funds.

Lastly, under the condition that many new users continue to join the network and more traction is gained as a project, that will only unleash a chain of positive effects on $DPR and the rest of the ecosystem.

The Future of Deeper Network Mining

Currently, under the PoCr (Proof of Credit) consensus algorithm, Deeper Network users can earn $DPR for sharing their bandwidth. However, new ways of incentivizing Deeper Network users are coming in 2022. A new and additional reward mechanism called NPoW (Next-gen Proof of Work) will soon be implemented on the Deeper Chain. This new mechanism does not use IPs in transactions and develops for stronger protection of user IPs.
User devices perform decentralized tasks within the Web3 ecosystem such as systems stress testing, IP-related platform support and other services that will be useful to Web3. In addition, EZC, a non-tradeable stablecoin which can be purchased via traditional payment systems such as credit card will automatically allow the purchase of DPR from the secondary markets and portions of it burned. The remainder of the DPR will be stored in a treasury reserve to be used for future rewards. The EZC non-tradeable stablecoin uses our own decentralized price oracle and allows users to easily use the services available on the network. IPs on the network are a very valuable resource and protecting user privacy is vital to the future growth of the network and services.

There is no doubt Web3 is the next generation of the internet and the Deeper Network is building a sustainable sharing economy for the future right now. Join the revolution!

Got questions? Please contact our helpdesk: https://support.deeper.network/hc/en-us

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The Deeper Chain NFT Collection Launch

It’s been an exceptional year for the adoption and growth of NFTs around the world. NFTs and their use cases are still evolving and the future of the NFTs will likely look nothing like we know of them today. Previously the Deeper Network had minted 50,000 IPO NFTs on Ethereum. Available only to seed investors, these NFTs give collectors access to equity in the company. However, with recent upgrades to the Deeper Chain, the Deeper Network now has the ability to mint its own NFTs. There will be a total of five NFT collections for the Deepernaut community, four of which will exist on the Deeper Chain. Each with its own unique utility within the Deeper Network ecosystem.

Deeper Network IPO-NFT sample

These NFTs will add to the Web3 sharing economy the Deeper Network is currently developing. The launch of decentralized advertising (d-Ads), video content platform (d-Tube), dApp store (d-GATE), and cloud storage (d-Cloud) all of which will be dApps in the Deeper Network ecosystem which are powered by $DPR.

The Deeper Chain NFTs will enable users on the network to collect, trade, and benefit from owning them. Each NFT has a special functionality, allowing all levels of network contributors to benefit. Deeper Network’s plan is to build an NFT marketplace that will not only house Deeper Chain NFTs, minted by the Deeper Network and 3rd party developers but also allow another ecosystem’s NFT marketplaces to become accessible to network users. Interoperability is one of the tremendous strengths of Substrate and Polkadot.

The Deeper Chain NFTs will be minted and airdropped starting in June 2022, and become available in different ways. Owners of the NFT will be able to proudly display them as an avatar in AtomOS and also view them on Deeperscan.io. These features will be made available in the next few firmware upgrades.

Continue below to see the upcoming Deeper Chain NFTs, their functionality, and how to acquire them!

Deepernaut NFT series

The Deepernaut NFTs are a limited collection of 10,000 pixelated “Deepernauts.” Each NFT is uniquely designed, collectable and tradeable on the Deeper Chain. The Deepernaut NFTs provide a one-time 5% discount, applicable on the Deeper Network online store. This can be used on top of affiliate discounts or other promotions. These NFTs can be won in various giveaway contests, given away in future promotions, and can be given as tips to creators in the Deeper Network Web3 ecosystem.

Deepernaut NFT series samples

Golden Deepernaut NFT series

The next level of the Deepernaut NFTs are the Golden Deepernauts. These pixelated NFTs are limited to a supply of 1,000 collectable and tradeable NFTs. The Golden Deepernauts provide a lifetime additional 5% discount on any purchase from the Deeper Network online shop. This can be used on top of affiliate discounts or other promotions.

On top of the lifetime discount, holders will receive a credit score redemption of 20 points and early access to future products and services launched on the Deeper Network.

This NFT collection is available only to Deeper Network moderators, community leaders, VIPs and brand ambassadors.

Golden Deepernaut NFT series samples

Silver Genesis NFTs

Silver Genesis node owners will have the opportunity to receive the collectable and tradeable Silver Genesis NFTs, which are limited to a supply of 1,146. Users who hold a Silver Genesis NFT will receive a lifetime additional 5% discount on any purchase from the Deeper Network online shop. This can be used on top of affiliate discounts or other promotions.

In addition to the lifetime discount, holders will receive a credit score redemption of 30 points and early access to future products and services launched on the Deeper Network. However, once redeemed for credit score, the NFT will be burned.

As a token of our appreciation, this NFT collection is available only for Silver Genesis nodes.

Silver Genesis NFT

Gold Genesis NFTs

Gold Genesis node owners will have the opportunity to acquire the collectable and tradeable Gold Genesis NFTs, which are limited to a supply of 1,000. Users who hold a Gold Genesis NFT will receive a lifetime additional 5% discount on any purchase from the Deeper Network online shop. This can be used on top of affiliate discounts or other promotions.

In addition to the lifetime discount, holders will receive a credit score redemption of 50 points and early access to future products and services launched on the Deeper Network. However, once redeemed for credit score, the NFT will be burned.

As a token of our appreciation, this NFT collection is available only to Gold Genesis nodes.

Gold Genesis NFT
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Deeper Network Monthly Newsletter:2022/4/1–2022/4/30

Deeper Network’s Monthly Newsletter is a brief bulletin containing the latest community developments, technical updates, and market status of our project. It is periodically released at the end of each month for our community members. We would like to thank every member of the Deeper Network community for your attention and support. Here are the latest updates:

Technical Updates

Hardware:

  • Deeper Connect storage dedicated hardware, appearance ID design, progress 90%
  • Deeper Connect storage dedicated hardware, component research and testing, progress 70%

Software:

  1. AtomOS Development Process
  • 1.1.15.rel worldwide push update
  • 1.1.15.rel manual update, auto-update deployed
  • 1.1.15.Pre1 deployed the test version and will push to testers after completing the initial recruitment resolved special VLAN network packet problems, progress 50%
  • D-ads feature development, progress 30%

2. AtomOS Troubleshoot:

  • 1.1.15.rel
    - Added the “Staking Status” field on the “Wallet Balance” page
    - Added wallet password feature
    - Fixed a MAC address issue with some devices
    - Fixed a chain connection issue with some devices
    - Fixed a memory issue
    - Fixed a token session issue
    - Fixed a speed issue under one-arm mode
    - Fixed a tunnel crash issue
    - Fixed an issue of frequent mode switches
    - Fixed issue of some Google Ads links not working
    - Improved Mini V5 performance
    - Improved WiFi performance (will reset SSID & password)
    - Increased the refresh rate of the “Real-time traffic statistics” chart
    - Reduced the loading time of balance transfer
    - Wildcard support added for Web Filter Blacklist
    - Updated the region of Cyprus & Turkey

3. Deeper Chain:

Important submission:

Technical document reference:
- https://github.com/deeper-chain/deeper-chain
- https://deeper-network-inc.gitbook.io/deeper-connect-knowledge-base/
- https://doc.deepernetwork.org/

Community News

  • Deeper CMO Eric Ma hosted a community AMA on Twitter Spaces
  • Deeper Network CMO Eric Ma was interviewed by StealthEX for an AMA on Twitter Space to share the latest news
  • Listing on StealthEx & on SimpleSwap
  • Cryptocart.cc fully integrates $DPR
  • Published an article about the Deeper’s milestone
  • April 22 is the World Earth Day, and Deeper Network celebrated it with messages posted on social media platforms
  • Improved the Zendesk’s customer-service bots to be a user-friendly tool for using and searching relevant information
  • Published infographics on the community platforms and shared community users’ experiences so that the communities can learn more about the Deeper Network project
  • The affiliate program is still ongoing on the official website. Users can join and share their affiliate links with their friends and family members to earn commission and enjoy the discount
  • Published the announcement regarding HNT orders’ return, exchange and refund solution
  • Published a tutorial video on partnering with Cryptocart on how to use DPR to buy gift cards on the platform
  • Youtube channels: Wise Beyond Bitcoin, CryptoTV, AXE, Diego, RenJetDo, JR The Electronic Gu, and Handyman Savage published videos about Deeper Network
  • Increased Deeper Network branding and interaction on Weibo
  • Extended domestic nodes of Deeper Network

Marketing News

  • New reseller relations developed in the UK, Hungary, Sweden, New Zealand, the Middle East, and India, and increased support for online and offline customized marketing programs for agents
  • The early bird perks price of the Pico crowdfunding event has ended this in April, with a total sales of $3.7m +. The shipments of March orders have been completed. Pico and Wi-Fi adapters started selling on the official website in April
  • Continued expansion of the major e-commerce platform sales channels. All Deeper Connect products will be online on Amazon, Newegg, Stack, and other e-commerce platforms in May
  • The affiliate program added more than 600 members this month and increased its commission to 10 percent in April
  • Started a Gleam campaign on April 29th, and encouraged users to invite their friends to engage with the Deeper community. The contest prize includes Mini, Pico, and the 104 initial issued NFTs
  • Mother’s Day flash sales promotion was held from April 30th to May 2nd, with 10% off all products on the website and the affiliate coupon code was applicable for an additional discount

Community

English Telegram community: 13,835

Chinese Telegram community: 2,117

Korean Telegram community: 497

Discord community: 6,901

Twitter followers:46,649

Facebook followers:13,902

Medium followers: 5,461

Reddit users: 5,573

Instagram followers: 2,540

WeiBo followers: 10,401

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The Deeper Network: YEAR ONE

A glimpse into the accomplishments and milestones of the Deeper Network in our first year on the market.

Deeper Network

We now live in a world profoundly changed by the internet and all its data. Yet the majority of the world is unaware of the dangers of having our personal data, detailed to the minutiae, being owned and controlled by a select few entities, and the power they wield over us.

Founded in 2018, in Silicon Valley, the Deeper Network developed their core technologies in AtomOS, Trident Protocol, and Deeper Connect hardware to protect people from cyber security vulnerability, information suppression and internet censorship. With the initial equity round of USD $2 million, the Deeper Network’s preliminary R&D allowed the vision of a peer-to-peer network that empowers real users of the internet to be created. The tech paved the way for the next generation of the web through the combination of blockchain, network security, and a sharing economy.

AtomOS, the world’s first lock-free network operating system was built with speed and security in mind. The Trident protocol is a decentralized, shared communications protocol based on the blockchain which circumvents network censorship, secures data transmissions, maximizes the use of network bandwidth while reducing delays in data transmission. The early funding allowed the Deeper Network to develop the first plug-and-play prototype, the Deeper Connect Lite.

In 2019 The Deeper Network launched the public testnet with a Proof of Credit consensus algorithm, with over 1,000+ users and more than 200 paying nodes. The PoC mechanism ensures true decentralization as every participant on the network is given an equal chance to contribute and earn rewards. It is whale resistant and prevents one class from dominating the others. The Deeper Network has consistently achieved the goals laid out on their roadmap, including the successful launches of four generations of Deeper Connect models.

The Deeper Connect Mini

In 2020, the second Deeper Connect model was launched. The Deeper Connect Mini was unveiled at CES and crowdfunded on Indiegogo. The launch was a massive success, with over 10,000 backers from more than 120 countries. The diversity of Deeper’s community of backers created a strong foundation for a robust network in the present, and the growth potential for an even more robust future. With the initial success, the Deeper Network was nominated by Parity to take a part in the Substrate Builder’s program. This nomination led to the Deeper Network winning the top Web3 Foundation grant and officially becoming a member of the program in 2021 and joining the Polkadot ecosystem, kicking off a busy 2021.

The Deeper Network won 2nd place and received the “Most Active Community” award at the inaugural Polkadot Hackathon event.

The hackathon win preceded the Initial DEX Offering (IDO) where $6 million was raised. Listings on Uniswap, PancakeSwap, Loopring, MEXC, Gate.io and Kucoin soon followed. Then it wasn’t long before the first Deeper Connect Mini was shipped!

Deeper Connect Nano

On the back of becoming an official member of the Substrate Builder’s program, the Deeper Connect Nano was developed and launched on StackSocial e-commerce platform. The Deeper Connect Nano has all of the same amazing features as the Mini, but with a smaller footprint.

DeeperChain and the Mainnet

To create a true peer-to-peer network, the Deeper Network launched their mainnet and Proof of Credit mining system in August of 2021. The mainnet, along with Deeper Connect devices, empowers users to be both a client and a server. The Deeper Chain rewards users with its native token, $DPR, for sharing bandwidth, allowing users to also mine and stake $DPR.

Since each user’s data is contained on their own device, their data cannot be hacked, logged or subpoenaed. This makes the Deeper Network the future of network security, and one of the most secure and private ways to surf the internet and transmit data.

Holders looking for a bridge between blockchains were rewarded. The cross-chain bridge between Ehereum Mainnet and Deeper Chain and Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Mainnet to Deeper Chain networks were launched shortly after mainnet launch. With all this going on, the Deeper Network never stopped developing their next generation of hardware.

The Deeper Connect Pico

The Kickstarter campaign for the Deeper Connect Pico was launched in November, 2021, adding to the family of Deeper Network’s DPN hardware devices and services.

The Deeper Connect Pico is the world’s thinnest, lightest, smallest, and yet the most unique and powerful cybersecurity hardware device. The Pico integrates a 7-layer enterprise-grade firewall and decentralized VPN (DPN) onto its own native chain creating real use cases for its native coin $DPR.

The plug-and-play functionality of the Pico is essential in knocking down the barriers for accessibility and usability. The Pico requires minimal configuration to connect to all your devices, with the included Wi-Fi adapter you can simply set up the Pico at home or on the go to enjoy all of its amazing features protecting your entire network. The first Pico was shipped in January, 2022 and has amassed over USD $3.7 million on crowdfunding as of April.

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The Deeper Network’s Future

Looking ahead, The Deeper Network is continuing to build the infrastructure of Web3, making it accessible for all. The focus is on the continued growth of nodes on the network. Currently, there are over 60,000 nodes in over 150 countries around the world, and growing each quarter.

The Deeper Network will continue to build out the DeFi ecosystem which will also include yield farming and NFT marketplaces.

A major development for 2022 will be the launch of decentralized advertising (d-Ads), a decentralized video content platform (d-Tube), both of which will be DApps in the Deeper Network Web3 ecosystem powered by $DPR.

Currently, users can block ads from third parties. With d-Ads, the Deeper Network can replace them with ads from people in the network. No more ads from third parties but only from those within the community. Users will earn $DPR for watching d-Ads from the community members or have the option to not watch at all.

With EVM integrated onto the Deeper Chain, third-party developers we’ll have the opportunity to build their own dApps and launch them on D-Gate, Deeper Network’s own dApp store. In a short amount of time, the Deeper Network has become the provider of decentralized private networks, a peer-to-peer ecosystem built on a sharing economy, and enterprise-level network security anywhere you go.

The success and traction the project has gained garnered the attention of tier 1 venture capitalists and exchanges alike.

The Deeper Network is putting trust back in the internet, and building a more secure Web3 through our core beliefs: Freedom, Fairness, and Trust.

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5 Ways the Deeper Network Protects You

While you may have a general idea of what a Virtual Private Network (VPN) does, do you fully understand the ways a Decentralized Private Network (DPN) protects you?

Let’s start with some basic fundamentals around the Deeper Network. A more secure, private and fairer internet for everyone, Deeper gives control back to the user rather than having your private data and information stored with a central source (think big tech). Deeper combines blockchain, network security, and a sharing economy, to create a global peer-to-peer (P2P) network that empowers the real users of the internet and paves the way for the next generation of the web, also known as Web3.

But how? DPN is a P2P decentralized bandwidth sharing network that is server-less and distributed. Meaning your data can never be stored by third parties, leaked, hacked or subpoenaed. Most importantly, no overreaching body can censor your access to information as we’ve seen all too often recently on a global scale. As a user, you are your own server. With the Deeper Network devices in your home or business, you are given seven (7) layers of cybersecurity protection that will give you the peace of mind you want while offering you censor-free access to the global internet.

Web Filter

Through the intuitive dashboard, users can easily whitelist and blacklist websites of their choosing. This will allow you uninterrupted access to sites you’ve deemed safe while giving you the ability to restrict access to others. Think parental control if you have children. Web filters are features that legacy internet providers promote themselves on and the Deeper Connect devices give you that built-in feature.

BitTorrent Sharing (On/Off)

BitTorrent content, while legal in some counties, is illegal in others. With a Deeper Connect device, you share your bandwidth with others and of course, that means your bandwidth can be used in ways you may not be comfortable with. Understanding that, our team of developers built in the ability to turn this feature off so you have the peace of mind that your bandwidth is not being used for an act that may be illegal in your country.

Sharing Log

Still concerned and uncomfortable that your bandwidth is being used by others? Take a moment to read through your share log. On your dashboard, you will find the option to track who uses your bandwidth and for what purposes. You can filter by date and time. More importantly, should you find yourself in a position where you must prove you did not access a “malicious” website, you can easily prove it was not your IP. These logs only exist on your device and if you wish, you can use them to prove your innocence if it ever comes to a situation where there is a need to do so.

DPN Feature

Finally, if you still prefer a different option, you can simply turn off your DPN. You can choose to stop sharing any of your bandwidth and you can also choose to stop using anyone else’s as well. Be mindful however that if you stop sharing your own bandwidth, you lose the mining feature and your organic credit score will begin to decrease. Of course, if you stake for a higher tier, you will still earn a daily reward of DPR based on your tier.

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