In place of outdated IP addresses, Elastos’ Peer-to-Peer Carrier Network generates unique identifiers called Carrier IDs. Decentralized, fully encrypted, and peer-to-peer, Carrier takes over all network traffic and transmits information on behalf of dApps.
Your Data, Your Property
All data transferred between participants in the Elastos ecosystem can be conveyed through Elastos Carrier. It is vital to the Elastos ecosystem and can be viewed as the integral communication network of the Modern Internet. Carrier supports communication for dApps, and when combined with the other Platform Components of Elastos, a safe and secure platform for wealth generation is realized in the Elastos SmartWeb.
Features at a Glance
With no centralized servers, you have full control over your data - that’s true decentralization.
Robust Relay Network
The Elastos Peer-to-Peer Network (Carrier) is designed to allow anyone to connect without the risk of data leaks.
All communication on the Elastos Peer-to-Peer Network (Carrier) is encrypted and authorized by Elastos Decentralized Identities (DIDs).
Secure Whitelist Functionality
The Elastos Carrier network by default restricts connections only with other safe and verified DIDs. This provides an auditable and secure trail for where the data originated from along with any necessary metadata that dApps might need to verify the authenticity of data.
With Elastos Peer-to-Peer Network (Carrier) end-to-end encryption comes standard. Take back control with peer-to-peer network nodes taking control of communication and data transfer.
Unlike existing network architecture, Carrier’s Peer-to-Peer (P2P) network is composed of a decentralized body of nodes, and does not depend on nor utilize servers in any capacity.
Carrier integrates Elastos DIDs for both users and devices, and effectively does away with IP addresses, making for a free and open network that operates efficiently and respects user privacy.
Deep Dive Article
The next step is to take a deep dive into Elastos’ unique consensus mechanism and Mainchain (blockchain) operation.
Proof of Ownership
By issuing Decentralized Identities (DIDs) to everyone on the internet, a blockchain automates trust. In a blockchain-based system of exchange, transactions occur only between individuals, thereby removing the need for central authorities and intermediaries.