A Network Powered By The PeopleReceive Funding
Community members are encouraged to submit proposals to receive grants to help build the global PKT Network. The PKT Roadmap provides an overview of the projects that collectively decentralize access to the internet and decentralize bandwidth markets. If you want to help support these efforts, you can submit a proposal for funding today.
The Four Phases
Phases are listed in order, with the items having the fewest dependencies first. This is not the order the roadmap will be executed, because projects that bring valuable capabilities to the PKT community should be completed first.
Launch the PKT blockchain and begin bandwidth-hard mining using PacketCrypt.
Utilize technology use cases including VPN bandwidth leasing, tokenized bandwidth, DeFi, and connecting PKT to cjdns.
Scale low cost internet sharing, introduce first Cloud ISPs, and enable high speed transactions in and out of PKT using Lightning Network.
Innovate on Cloud ISP commercialization, getting on the internet without a traditional ISP, and selling tokenize bandwidth into a bandwidth trading marketplace.
PacketCrypt was created and the mainnet PKT blockchain was launched in August 2019. Phase 1 focused on community growth, building out network infrastructure and unifying around PacketCrypt and bandwidth-hard mining. Major developments include multiple PKT wallets, community engagement via PKT Chat, the project task tracker, Network Steward and informational websites.
Tokenized Bandwidth Leases
Anyone who wants to use a VPN, create their own, or mine PKT will easily be able to do so via Anodium VPN. Technology development includes Token Strike, to issue tokens in the PKT ecosystem for near zero cost and without gas fees, a DeFi bridge between PKT, Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, bandwidth lease function and infrastructure via cjdns, and an Edge Point Device to easily mine PacketCrypt and get on the internet via your neighbor.
Support Internet Sharing
The alpha implementation the virtual Cloud ISP provides the ability to trade, aggregate, of and access tokenized bandwidth leases via cjdns. People can get on the internet via their neighbor with no privacy risk because all data is sent to a VPN. The Atomic Swap Market can transact in and out of PKT with high speed, low cost transactions between Lightning Network enabled coins such as PKT, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. Desktop and mobile apps provide easy functionality across devices worldwide.
The commercial expansion of Cloud ISPs signifies a healthy and active bandwidth market. People can lease bandwidth allotment guarantees and access the internet without using a traditional ISP. PKT Priority provides internet access with a minimum price free if there is available bandwidth. This will simplify local mesh of networking by moving the network engineering component to the Cloud ISP. The stateless switch design central in the cjdns protocol will not only set new records for router performance/cost ratio, but will also allow for hundreds or even thousands of Cloud ISPs to send data through a single device, each according to their own routing policy.
Glossary of Terms
The PKT roadmap is a non-linear roadmap based on gating items which unlock capabilities. The objective is to reach the Full Paid Net stage where all necessary resources to build a virtual network, including bandwidth, virtual routers, and IP addresses for VPN exit, are able to be leased in the decentralized bandwidth marketplace.
There are also other items which do not rank here or have their dependencies omitted because their functionality is currently being developed.
Support the PKT Network
If you want to get involved, build on PKT, or start a business and work alongside the PKT team, then join the community today.
PKT also contains a Network Steward (an elected institution which receives 20% of the newly mined coins), which is dedicated to supporting infrastructure growth and technology development, while making sure the core components of the project are open source.
The Network Steward makes it possible for new businesses to propose and have projects funded that coincide with the PKT project roadmap.