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Decentralized Internet Alternatives

Decentralized Internet is described as '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. An internet that eventually wouldn't need to rely on telecom towers, an outdated grid, or all these other "old' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Decentralized Internet for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Tor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Decentralized Internet are IPFS, I2P, ZeroNet and Freenet.

Decentralized Internet alternatives are mainly Anonymizing Networks but may also be VPN Services or Cryptocurrency Coins. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Decentralized Internet.
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This project was created in order to support a new internet. One that is more open, free, and censorship-resistant in...

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  1. Tor icon

    Tor

    • Mac
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    59 alternatives to Tor 

    Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

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  2. IPFS icon

    IPFS

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    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    72 alternatives to IPFS 

    IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines 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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    1.  DecentralizedIPFS is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  3. I2P icon

    I2P

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    • BSD
    40 alternatives to I2P 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedI2P is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  4. ZeroNet icon

    ZeroNet

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • gevent
    • Self-Hosted
    • NameCoin
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    25 alternatives to ZeroNet 

    ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.

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    Discontinued

    The last release is from September 2019.

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  5. Freenet icon

    Freenet

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    • BSD
    50 alternatives to Freenet 

    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. Freenet is decentralised to make it less vulnerable to attack, and if used in...

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    1.  DecentralizedFreenet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeFreenet doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    GNUnet

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    • BSD
    52 alternatives to GNUnet 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedGNUnet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    Besides command line tools, GNUnet provides a graphical user interface: gnunet-gtk. Here are some screenshots of gnunet-gtk and its features and ports.
    Search and download page with thumbnails (Windows XP, standard theme).
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    FreePN

    • Linux
    • Gentoo Linux
    • Ubuntu
    254 alternatives to FreePN 

    FreePN is the first completely free, completely open network dedicated to protecting your online privacy. Joining the network is easy: just download and install the app. No accounts, no registration, no setup. Once you start the app, you're already protected.

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    1.  Privacy focusedFreePN is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in FreePN without registration.
    3.  No TrackingFreePN will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  DecentralizedFreePN is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    5.  AES-256 EncryptionFreePN has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    6.  LightweightFreePN consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    7.  End-to-End EncryptionFreePN has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    8.  Anonymous ProxyFreePN protects your personal information by hiding your device identifying information.
    9.  No LogsFreePN doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
  8. Yggdrasil

    • FreeOpen Source
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    198 alternatives to Yggdrasil 

    A proof-of-concept scalable IPv6 meshnet, featuring end-to-end encryption, a unique spanning tree routing algorithm and aiming to implement novel backpressure routing metrics.

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    1.  DecentralizedYggdrasil is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  LightweightYggdrasil consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionYggdrasil has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    i2pd (I2P Daemon)

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    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi
    • C++
    • I2P
    67 alternatives to i2pd (I2P Daemon) 

    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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    HTTP

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    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
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    • iPhone
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    • Daydream
    • Chromecast
    • Xbox
    • MorphOS
    • Oculus Rift
    9 alternatives to HTTP 

    is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems.[1] HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web.

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