NKN bills itself as a ‘new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol’ that is powered by a public blockchain. NKN is used to incentivize Internet users to share their network connection and unused bandwidth. NKN’s describes its networking infrastructure as ‘open, efficient, and robust’, thereby enabling application developers to build the decentralized Internet. Whitfield Diffie, inventor of public key cryptography (Diffie-Hellman) and 2015 Turing Award winner, and Stephen Wolfram, Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, are listed on their publications as advisors for the project.
Network Infra for Decentralized Internet
Client-Server model is expensive, complex, and prone to failure & attack
Inefficient Network utilization results in waste of resource
Centralization of blockchain systems diminish trust
Millions of nodes
Aggregated high speed
Unique and global ID
Extra security and privacy
End-to-end and hop-by-hop encryption without Public Key Infrastructure or 3rd party certificates.
Tips for securely storing your NKN
- Do your own research. Before sending any coins or private data to a wallet, make sure you have researched the wallet provider to make sure everything is above board. Keep an eye out for scam wallets, such as those using URLs only slightly different to the URLs of legitimate wallet providers, and check out some independent reviews for all the pros and cons.
- Back it up. Make use of your wallet’s back-up and restore facility so that if something ever goes wrong with your wallet, you’ll be able to recover your funds.
- Set a strong password. Now is not the time to be lazy when creating a password; take your time to create a strong and uncrackable code.
- Make use of all available security features. Make the most of all the security features your wallet offers, such as two-factor authentication or multi-signature transactions. It’ll offer increased protection for your funds and greater peace of mind for you.
- Update your antivirus software. Take care to regularly update the antivirus protection and anti-malware software on any device you will be using to access your wallet.
- Keep your private keys private. Last but not least, don’t underestimate the importance of your private keys. Store them somewhere safe and don’t share them with anyone else.