World’s first decentralized VPN app, Mysterium Launches on Google Play

This press release was released by the Mysterium Network and sent to Cryptomorrow for publication.

World’s first decentralized virtual private network (VPN) is now available on the official app store for Android

Zug, Switzerland - December 19th, 2018 -  Mysterium Network, an open source, not-for-profit foundation reinventing internet privacy, security, and freedom, has announced the release of the Mysterium VPN app for Android, which is now available on the Google Play store.

The app, which was released today and is also available for Windows and macOS, will allow users to participate in the world’s first decentralized blockchain VPN. Utilizing state-of-the-art cryptography, the protocol is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and supercomputers.  

The app will allow a user to browse through and connect to the list of available node countries in the decentralized network TestNet. Users can also help provide a secure connection to those in need by hosting their own VPN node.

Robertas Višinskis, CEO and Founder of Mysterium Network, said “Privacy is currently being impeded by key players, such as internet service providers who have become unhinged in their objective to monitor, track, and profile every user across the internet, and nation states who consistently monitor internet traffic so they can construct political profiles of their citizens."

The launch of the Mysterium VPN app for Android marks a turning point for the company, as it aims to become a fully decentralized, peer-to-peer based, serverless node network, designed to provide privacy restoring techniques to its users with financial incentivization to its node operators/providers.

“This is a significant milestone for us as our ambition is to build an infinitely scalable P2P architecture which will become the privacy layer for Web 3. This architecture is being built with decentralisation at its core, with the end goal being that no single node has access to who you are and where your traffic is being directed,” Višinskis continued.

Powered by the OpenVPN protocol, which is an open source commercial software that implements virtual private techniques to create secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities, the Mysterium VPN app will also integrate the WireGuard protocol in future.

An iOS version is also planned for release in Q1 of 2019.

For more information, visit https://mysterium.network

Robertas Višinskis, CEO and Founder of Mysterium Network, and Sharmini Ravindran, Chief Marketing Officer of Mysterium Network, are available for interview.

About Mysterium Network

Mysterium Network — the world’s first decentralised VPN project — is an open source, not-for-profit foundation that is reinventing internet privacy, security, and freedom. The project is building a distributed, trustless, and sustainable network, providing open access and privacy to all internet users.

Mysterium Network is a fast and scalable transport security layer which uses multi-hops, relays, and an inbuilt micropayments tokenomic model to build a peer-to-peer, serverless network, designed to provide privacy restoring techniques to its users and financial incentives to its node operators (providers).

Mysterium Network achieves this goal by utilising the Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts, as well as advancing their features with state channels, combined with censorship evasion protocols developed by the community acting as applications of the network.

For more information, visit https://mysterium.network

About Robertas Višinskis

Robertas Višinskis is the Founder and CEO of Mysterium Network, an open source, not-for-profit foundation focused on security and privacy, and the world’s first decentralised VPN blockchain project.

With over 13 years of experience in IT, Robertas was previously CEO and CTO of Trustribe, which helped peer-to-peer companies attract and engage more visitors to their websites, as well as built unified e-reputation management platforms. He was also CTO and Head of Product Design at Meta Group, where he was responsible for market analysis, customer discovery, UX design, and product implementation.

Robertas holds an Executive MBA in International Innovative Management from Kaunas University of Technology, the largest technological university in the Baltics and a leading Lithuanian university for Management Master’s degrees.

He currently serves as an advisor to blockchain projects Edgeless, Monetha, Iungo and Birdchain.

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