Blockchain Would Play Role in Kim Dotcom's 'Uncensorable' Internet

Controversial tech entrepreneur and ex-hacker Kim Dotcom is planning his very own Internet, in which the blockchain would play "an important role".

Feb 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 11:33 a.m. UTC
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Controversial tech entrepreneur and ex-hacker Kim Dotcom is planning his very own Internet, in which the blockchain would play "an important role".

He made his comments about his proposed 'MegaNet' service on his Twitter feed:

How would you like a new Internet that can't be controlled, censored or destroyed by Governments or Corporations? I'm working on it #MegaNet — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) February 16, 2015

In later tweets, he explained how MegaNet would work.

#MegaNet is non-IP based. No more DDoS or hacking. No more censorship. No more spying. All your mobile phones become an encrypted network. — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) February 16, 2015

Dotcom continued to tell his followers that they "would be surprised" about "how much idle storage and bandwidth capacity mobile phones have", adding that "MegaNet will turn that idle capacity into a new network".

The Internet bad boy assured that "the blockchain will play an important role and battery drain won't be an issue with hundreds of phones carrying MegaNet".

Initially, Dotcom said, MegaNet "won't rely exclusively on mobile networks at launch. But the more powerful phones become the more data and traffic they will carry".

He concluded by telling the public: "You become the MegaNet."

Last year, Dotcom announced plans to create his own political party – called the 'Internet Party' – stating that one of his goals was to create a new cryptocurrency in New Zealand.

Image via Kim Dotcom

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