ATOR Joins peaq as Privacy Layer for DePINs Building on the Blockchain

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peaq, the layer-1 blockchain for DePIN and Machine RWAs (real-world assets), has announced a significant expansion of its ecosystem as ATOR joins as the privacy layer for DePINs building on peaq. ATOR, the DePIN network creating the world’s largest global anonymous routing ecosystem, will unlock its no-bottleneck privacy routing layer for DePINs on peaq and bring its own DePIN of privacy-first routers to the peaq network.


TLDR

  • ATOR joins peaq as the privacy layer for DePINs (Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks) building on peaq’s blockchain.
  • ATOR will unlock its no-bottleneck privacy routing layer for DePINs on peaq and bring its own DePIN of privacy-first routers to the peaq network.
  • ATOR harnesses onion routing technology and leverages the DePIN model to build a growing, incentivized network of nodes, offering a more resilient and secure alternative to centralized VPNs and the Tor network.
  • As part of the integration, ATOR will expand its liquidity to peaq, enabling DePINs on peaq to use ATOR as a plug-and-play privacy layer.
  • ATOR will explore using peaq’s multi-chain IDs and other Modular DePIN Functions for its own DePIN of relays.

Online anonymity has become a growing concern for many individuals. While existing options like VPNs and the Tor network offer some level of privacy, they often have their own limitations due to their centralized nature.

Many free VPNs, for example, double as data aggregation services, tracking their own users. The Tor network, while being an exemplary work of pro-anonymity engineers and activists, is bottlenecked by its limited supply of volunteer relay nodes and is largely limited to web browsers.

ATOR addresses these issues by harnessing well-established onion routing technology and leveraging the DePIN model to build a growing, incentivized network of nodes.

By utilizing a fully-distributed architecture, ATOR’s network is more resilient and secure, not relying on centralized authority nodes. This approach makes ATOR an ideal privacy layer for dApps and other DePINs, as it enables them to natively tap into the ATOR network seamlessly using their SDK.

The integration of ATOR with peaq is a significant step forward for both networks. As part of the integration, ATOR will expand its liquidity to the peaq network, bridging its token with the layer-1 for DePINs.

This will allow DePINs building on peaq to leverage ATOR’s network as a plug-and-play privacy layer, routing and encrypting their traffic through ATOR’s community-owned relays. In addition, ATOR will explore tapping peaq’s multi-chain IDs and other Modular DePIN Functions for its own DePIN of relays.

The integration of ATOR with peaq comes at a crucial time, as online surveillance and privacy infringements continue to grow more egregious by the day.

Over half of internet users now consider online privacy to be a priority. As DePINs transform industries and connected infrastructure, it is essential that they offer their communities a level of privacy without compromising the user experience. With ATOR, DePINs building on peaq will be able to provide just that.

Saunder, an engineer at ATOR, emphasized the importance of this integration, stating,

“Online surveillance and privacy infringements are growing more egregious by the day. And over half of internet users consider it to be a priority. As DePINs transform industries and connected infrastructure, they must offer their communities a level of privacy without compromising the user experience. With ATOR, DePINs building on peaq will be able to do just that, and we are excited to be moving ahead with this integration.”

Till Wendler, co-founder of peaq, echoed this sentiment, saying,

“Secure and anonymous traffic is a major component of Web3’s promise of a more privacy-focused and self-sovereign Internet. ATOR’s anonymity stack makes it a valuable architecture component for any DePIN, and we are certain that it will create a lot of value for the ecosystem.”

As peaq continues to lead a global infrastructure revolution, empowering people to own and earn from mobility, energy, connectivity, environment, agriculture, and digital infrastructure, the integration of ATOR as a privacy layer for DePINs is a significant step forward.