KelVPN — Your Privacy Unchained
The internet is all around us. Every single day the majority of the world’s population makes use of the internet in all kinds of different forms and shapes. In most countries the internet is a place where you can be yourself, or someone completely different. It’s a world without boundaries where you can go above and beyond to discover what you like. One moment you’re watching a YouTube video, sending a message or watching a livestream while doing your banking the other moment. Everything digital, all accessible.
However, in other places it’s not as easy to access the internet like you’ve envisioned. There are more than 1.36 billion people that have problems gaining access to desired content due to government and company restrictions. As a solution to this, VPN (Virtual Private Network) services have been brought to live. Instead of directly connecting through your own IP adres, your traffic gets routed through other servers around the globe. In this way, you can pretend to come from India while you’re actually located in Mozambique or vice versa.
However, the server infrastructure of current VPN-providers is vulnerable to blocking access because of DPI systems implemented by governments in many countries. These government parties become smarter every single day and find ways to disallow access even through the use of VPN. On top of that, centralized VPN services regularly suffer from data leaks causing privacy and security risks for its users.
KelVPN aims to solve all the current problems with centralized and thereby deliver a borderless privacy-respecting internet for anyone around the globe.
What is KelVPN?
“KelVPN is a decentralized VPN based on the Cellframe Network protocol and realized as a t-dApp in the Cellframe ecosystem and inhabits the first Cellchain (KEL-testnet)”, as published by KelVPN in their own article announcing their product.
The product is fairly simple, it’s a VPN. The VPN allows you to access the internet in its purest form while protecting your privacy and allowing you to access any website that would have been blocked otherwise. Now, underneath the hood is where the product gets complicated. To completely understand what KelVPN is doing, you should understand the logistics of the internet and the way VPN’s work in general. However, for a normal understanding of the product we can simply make a comparison between regular VPN’s and KelVPN assuming you understand how VPN’s work.
Privacy & Security
The first, and most important point, is the privacy and security of the users. Anyone using a VPN should be able to trust the service that their data is being treated with the utmost diligence. Centralized VPN’s use encryption that’s alright for now, but with the rise of quantum computing, this encryption will be prone to threats. Meanwhile, centralized VPN services have the issue that all their traffic through known servers open to external threats. On top of that, most of these VPN providers are known to sell user-data to large corporations. All on all, there’s a lot going wrong that could be done otherwise.
KelVPN stands out by leveraging Cellframe’s modern post-quantum encryption that guarantees the highest-level security for its users, even when quantum computing inevitably advances to a stage of risk for most encryptions. Above all, KelVPN solves the pressing issue of privacy through decentralization by operating on top of Cellframe’s decentralized network where all traffic is distributed between different nodes. This removes the presence of a central point of control, which ensures that KelVPN cannot collect logs, spy, or sell your data. In this way, both security and privacy are maximized in comparison to regular VPN’s.
Centralized VPNs often experience a drop in network quality as users compete for bandwidth on a single server. In contrast, KelVPN operates by having Cellframe Nodes add bandwidth. This way, traffic is efficiently routed through the web of nodes for a more streamlined process, resulting in a higher quality of service. KelVPN claims to allow traffic with up to 8k+ video streaming.
We don’t want to over complicate KelVPN’s product for now. It’s a VPN service running on a quantum-proof blockchain that solves issues current centralized VPN’s are running into operating in a multi-billion market, do you need more convincing?
What is the current state of the product
At the moment of writing, KelVPN’s product is in testmode. That means you can in fact download applications of the VPN for multiple services for Windows, Linux, MacOS and Android. When we’re looking at what KelVPN share about the product themselves, we’ve found the information beneath:
- KelVPN’s original protocols vs DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) requires a lot of time to detect a trace. KelVPN’s proto is stealth enough to be undetected by the notorious Golden Firewall of China. When the DPI gets strong enough to detect the usage of KelVPN, the protocol rotates quickly keeping the user undetected.
- Post-Quantum encryptions ensure that traffic data is secure — even quantum computers stand no chance to decrypt the traffic data.
KelVPN doesn’t share too much about their roadmap. The only thing that we see right now is that there’s a lot coming, but more so on the technical front than token-wise. However, that doesn’t mean these guys don’t have a lot in store. They did share some factors concerning their roadmap which we listed beneath.
- Multi-hop routing hides your traffic from local DPI and gives the ability to dig through the entire blocked local network if at least one node inside found the way out.
- Multi-channel streaming improves security, breaking your traffic by a lot of streams that make detection harder. It will also improve latency and reduce CPU and power usage.
- Fake traffic generator covers clients from AI-powered DPI.
- Users able to share bandwith to earn staking rewards.
The KEL Token
As with any project, KelVPN has their own native token. The $KEL token plays a central role in the ecosystem that KelVPN is developing. Thereby the $KEL tokens are necessary to fully integrate KelVPN into the Cellframe ecosystem. However, the main functionality as of right now will be the purchase of the VPN services. In the future, the project aims to run staking opportunities involving nodes, liquidity staking and many more.
Prior to officially using the Cellframe blockchain, $KEL will launch on the Ethereum blockchain where people will be incentivized to provide liquidity on Uniswap as an example. Nothing is confirmed yet, but this is what we found as an answer in an AMA. In short, the utilities that KelVPN promotes themselves are:
- Purchase of VPN services
- PoS based emission
- More usecases to be announced in the future.
From an outside perspective the ability to run a node and thereby earn rewards and help protect and decentralize the VPN service is the most interesting aspect for this coin. Therefore KelVPN needs to scale and be in use by a large volume of users, which will have to happen hand in hand with the scaling of their team.
- Ticker: $KEL
- Token standard: ERC-20 — Will be hosted on Cellframe
- Network: Ethereum blockchain & Cellframe
- Total supply: 100 million
- Initial Circulating supply: 60 Million
- Initial market cap: $300,000
- Token Type: Governance & Dividend
- Price in Seed Round: $0.065
- Price in Private Round 1: $0.085
- Price in Public Sale: $0.09
Who is behind the project?
You can have the best product in the world with a truly disruptive idea, but you need the right people and the right network to bring the project to life. Therefore, we’ll be diving into the people behind KelVPN and see what they’re worth!
First, we analyze the team behind KelVPN. At first glance, the team doesn’t look too professional or extremely talented. However, the more we zoom in and the more we truly look at the potential there’s a lot of talent and experience in the team. With no more than three team members currently available to the public, it’s the upcoming period that will have to bring more clarity to what this team will become. The current leads have the potential to lead a talented team, it’s just about finding the right talent now!
Mira Brezhynskaia — CEO
As the CEO of KelVPN, Mira brings 16 years of IT management of more than 20 teams and products. She managed remote teams before it was cool and strives to bring privacy back as a human right.
Constantin Papizh — CTO
Constantin is the lead developer having worked for several large corporations including ASCAM Aero.
Danil Martynenko — Head of front-end dev
These days you can’t launch a project without the right launchpad. KelVPN took care of that and partnered up with not one, but two projects to take care of their launch.
The biggest partner as we can call it, is Cellframe. This will be the blockchain where KelVPN will host their services to make it completely quantum-proof. Cellframe is fairly new to the game but has recently launched and their token price performed extremely well. To learn more about the development around their blockchain and what not, visit their website.
KelVPN, the first deanon-proof and quantum-safe decentralized VPN (powered by Cellframe), has announced that they will collaborate with TrustSwap on a FlashLaunch for their KEL token offering on April 12th 2021, at 9:00 AM PST.
KelVPN, the first deanon-proof and quantum-safe decentralized VPN (powered by Cellframe), has announced that they will collaborate with the Samurai Launchpad for their KEL token offering on April 14th, at 12:00 PM UTC. The $KEL token is being offered on the Samurai Platform with a $60,000 USD Allocation for the CyberFi/Samurai Community.
As KelVPN mentions in their article announcing the closure of the private sale: “we’re thrilled to announce the closing of our strategic investment round, raising $2,28M. Our backers draw from a wealth of experience and are visionaries in their various corners of the space, with investment portfolios that demonstrate a long-term commitment to projects.”
A list of the investors can be found below;
The VPN industry is very big with hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people connecting to VPN providers all across the globe. For some it’s a necessity, for others it’s a way of recouping their anonymity online. Whatever the reason might be, VPN services are extremely popular but the centralized options available right now have their limitations. Data leaks, government spyings and failure to prevail content blocks, that’s what KelVPN aims to solve with their decentralized VPN solution.
As the first true decentralized VPN provider that operates on the Cellframe blockchain making it completely quantum-resistant and therefore ultimately future-proof. The team behind KelVPN has many years of development and leading experience, but has yet to prove themselves in the blockchain industry. We’re curious to see how they’ll start to make a name for themselves and show what they’re truly worth.
In terms of the listing, we know it’s the 17th of April that’s announced as the listing date on Uniswap. Right now, the IDO is going on both on Trustswap and CyberFI which have thousands of participants lined up willing to participate in the sale. There’s quite some momentum going on, so it’s exciting to see what the coming weeks will bring for KelVPN!
Telegram Announcement: https://t.me/KELVPNANN