BitDust Alternatives

    BitDust is described as 'Imagine a decentralized network maintained by other users just like you. Here all your personal files are encrypted and only you hold the key to unlock them. Completely anonymous and secure' and is an app in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BitDust for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is IPFS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BitDust are ZeroNet (Free, Open Source), Freenet (Free, Open Source), I2P (Free, Open Source) and GNUnet (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 15, 2021

    1. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.
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    2. ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.
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    3. Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites" (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship.
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    4. The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously inside I2P.
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    5. GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing.
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    6. Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data. Data is split into hundreds of erasure coded pieces and encrypted locally, and then each piece is uploaded to a separate host.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • gevent
      • Self-Hosted
      • Messagepack
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      ZeroMe - Social network for the distributed P2P network zeroNet

      Eventual common source code: https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroMe

      Accessible from HTTP proxy: https://bit.no.com:43110/1MeFqFfFFGQfa1J3gJyYYUvb5Lksczq7nH
    7. Snowflake is a system to defeat internet censorship. People who are censored can use Snowflake to access the internet. Their connection goes through Snowflake proxies, which are run by volunteers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Raspberry Pi
      • C++
      • I2P
      I2P (Invisible Internet Protocol) is a universal anonymous network layer. All communications over I2P are anonymous and end-to-end encrypted, participants don't reveal their real IP addresses.
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    8. This project was created in order to support a new internet. One that is more open, free, and censorship-resistant in comparison to the old internet.
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