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Jun 7, 2021

Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are essential when you travel abroad and need to access things like Netflix U.S., or your bank, which require specific IP addresses. In most countries, VPNs are perfectly legal - but as a means of keeping the internet under strict control, countries like Russia, Turkey, Belarus ban VPNs. In other countries, Furthermore, VPNs assist the citizens of countries that try to censor the internet with tech, like the Great Firewall in China.

The scary thing about VPNs, regardless of where you are in the world, is that you might find yourself in hot water if the VPN you are using is not as secure as you think it is - which is especially true for most free VPNs. VPNs do not scrub illegal online activities and if your computer is being used as a node, legal action can be taken against you.

Enter the dVPN! This week, we talk to Dan Edlebeck, co-founder and CEO of Exidio, the development arm of Sentinel. With now hundreds of thousands of downloads, Sentinel is a decentralized open-source VPN that operates on the Cosmos blockchain and offers users provable and secure privacy.

As VPNs have come under fire for failing to deliver the security and privacy they promise their users, we talk about how emerging technologies like blockchain and decentralized VPNs (dVPN) can bolster users’ at-home cybersecurity toolkit.

Join the host of Crypto and Blockchain Talk, Aviva Ounap, as she and Dan talk about VPNs, dVPNs which give both end users and Web3 applications provable privacy, and how by using a decentralized VPN the problem of centralized control over users’ data is now a thing of the past.

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