PKT Roadmap

There are four distinct stages of evolution which the PKT project will undergo. These stages may occur out of order at times, but the project will be viable in every state, just as a caterpillar is a viable creature before it becomes a butterfly.

The PKT Roadmap is

  • Phase 1 - Build a VPN market where anyone can participate and the minimum price is free
  • Phase 2 - Support low cost Internet sharing hardware that allows people to earn PKT using their extra bandwidth
  • Phase 3 - Create a bandwidth market where network operators do the network engineering so that building a mesh network is easy
  • Phase 4 - Support high performance networking hardware which automatically sells its bandwidth into the bandwidth market

VPN Marketplace

VPN Marketplace

Price will be decided by auction with a minimum bid of zero. In order to stay decentralized and achieve low enough cost of transactions to enable true micropayments, VPNs will be purchased using PKT Cash, a cryptocurrency which is mined by performing encryption operations and expending Internet bandwidth. Anyone who wants to use a VPN, create their own, or mine PKT will easily be able to do so.

Support Internet Sharing

Support Internet Sharing

Once there are approximately one million installations of the VPN client application, PKT will support third party operators to offer internet sharing technology and hardware for home or business users. This technology and hardware will allow people to earn PKT with their unused internet bandwidth and like the VPN market, it will have a minimum bid of zero. Since it will be the VPN client application that connects to the Internet sharing hardware, there will be no privacy risk nor legal risk because all data will be sent to the VPN.

Tokenized Bandwidth Leases

Tokenized Bandwidth Leases

By tokenizing bandwidth leases Internet sharing hardware will be able to connect to each other and network operators will be able to observe the network, buy, sell and trade, relevant leases, and plan paths through it. This will make local mesh networking easy by moving the network engineering component to the network operator service.

Support Next Gen Networking Hardware

Support Next Gen Networking Hardware

PKT will begin to support next generation networking hardware. 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 network operators to send data through a single device, each according to their own routing policy. Since PKT Cash is mined by performing encryption operations, hardware devices capable of efficiently mining PKT will also be capable of efficiently encrypting network data. The ASICs which will emerge to mine PKT will be what finally enables the whole Internet to be encrypted.

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.