The Orchid network enables a decentralized virtual private network (VPN), allowing users to buy bandwidth from a global pool of service providers.
To do this, Orchid uses an ERC-20 utility token called OXT, a new VPN protocol for token-incentivized bandwidth proxying, and smart-contracts with algorithmic advertising and payment functions. Orchid's users connect to bandwidth sellers using a provider directory, and they pay using probabilistic nanopayments so Ethereum transaction fees on packets are acceptably low.
Our vision is to enable secure access to the internet for everyone, everywhere. Over the coming months, we’ll be releasing more features in our suite of privacy-enabling tools. We are working towards a decentralized marketplace for VPN service.