The Tachyon VPN system has reached 100,000 worldwide users, reports Cointelegraph, possibly pointing to a future technology pivot for more popular VPN services.
Standard VPNs hide your location via a centralized service, relying on a network of VPN servers. This hides your IP address, but doesn’t necessarily hide your activity, especially if your chosen VPN is subpoenaed.
Launched in 2019, Tachyon is a blockchain-based decentralized VPN. It claims to be more private, secure, and faster than traditional centralized VPNs.
V Systems chief architect, Sunny King says:
“I’m delighted that Tachyon VPN has just reached 100,000 users globally this month and I believe that eventually it would enable a vibrant VPN service marketplace for the world.
“Tachyon is designed as a VPN services marketplace. It creates the necessary infrastructure for service providers and users to participate in a highly decentralized VPN marketplace.”
As with many blockchain projects, Tachyon VPN is unlikely to go mainstream in its current form for the foreseeable future. To start off with there is considerable testing to be completed. Furthermore, “mainstream” VPN services are no doubt keeping a very close eye on the technology. While Tachyon currently represents a usable free VPN solution that doesn’t mine your personal data, the big hitters in the VPN industry have the resources to develop and monetize similar technology.
You can find out more by trying Tachyon VPN – it’s currently available for macOS, iPhone, and Android, with a Windows version coming soon. Prefer a more traditional VPN? Check our list of the top VPNs available now.