Information wants to be free, not locked down by censorship or net neutrality laws. Substratum provides tools anyone can use to help keep the internet accessible through decentralization.
Information should be available to anyone with a web browser, regardless of their location or service provider. With the decentralized web, no one controls content visibility.
The average person can use the internet, but can they run it?
Substratum says yes, absolutely. All of our tools are elegantly designed to be as user friendly as possible. Nodes run independently behind the scenes, allowing you to use your preferred browser.
Visitors see Substratum websites just like a standard page. No plug-ins to install or software to download.
Everyone who runs a Substratum Node helps distribute content to the world, and they get paid for doing it.
Microtransactions give node operators a small substrate payment each time they serve content. This greatly reduces costs to hosts, and it encourages more people to participate in the decentralized web.
Who wouldn't want to earn money while they sleep?
Anyone who runs a website knows that hosting fees can get out of hand.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) attempted to streamline this by charging for hosting by the minute, which was a step in the right direction.
Substratum uses cryptocurrency microtransactions for an even more refined payment model. Instead of charging by the minute, publishers pay for requests processed, that's it.
The Substratum Network builds security into every transaction.
Compression and industry-leading encryption with our own cryptographic algorithms ensures the data served is as secure and lightweight as possible.