Blockchain Would Play Role in Kim Dotcom’s ‘Uncensorable’ Internet

Yessi Bello Perez (@yessi_kbello) | Published on February 17, 2015 at 12:30 GMT NEWS

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:

In later tweets, he explained how MegaNet would work.

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.

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  • theunhivedmind

    If anyone can do this and do it well then it is Kim Dotcom! Ever since the Megaupload take down I’ve been telling you to watch this man and his projects because he has the potential to create massive changes on par and even excelling that of national leaders. I’ve been saying for a while that Kim should focus on creating an independent Internet accessed by some method like Satellite. Now Kim is working on something similar to what I’ve been looking for but he seems to be relying on the cell phone network. The only problem with the cell phone network is that its controlled by the establishment and it can be removed or lose power during a disaster etc. Therefore even if you have a solar panel you will not access the internet unlike if you had a satellite version. Perhaps Kim can expand to a satellite type system in the future and I think Kim would do well to team up with Russia on such a project but then again even the more free-world of Russia has forms of censorship but remember many of those are only in place to protect the Federation from outside infiltration by John McCain and fellow terrorists. What Kim needs to focus on as well would be a proper search engine that isn’t censored and acts like the original search engines. If anyone can then Dotcom can so back him all the way by using his services like, and Lets defeat the nefarious Worshipful Company of Information Technologists at their own game.

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