Networking is a term we see thrown around a lot in the modern world. But what does it really mean to be part of a network? Well, it’s simply being part of a group of connected individuals.
In the past, this term related a lot to the business sector. While this is still the case, most of us are part of social networks that we make use of daily. Social media applications, email, direct messaging, peer-to-peer networks and so on take up a lot of our work and social time.
There’s a major problem with this, however, and it’s mainly because most of these interactions take place on a centralised network.
Facebook, for example, is a place that millions of people visit daily to share updates about their lives, talk to friends and family, connect with business associates, and send files and photographs through the messenger system.
For all these great features, the main problem is that everything is controlled by a centralised system. Every action you take on a centralised platform is monitored. That means strangers have access to your personal details, your files, and private conversations.
If it wasn’t bad enough that people can see all these things, sometimes things go wrong and these details are sold to third parties or even stolen. There’s nothing you can do about it. If you want to use a centralised platform, this is always going to be a risk that you must accept.
Utopia – An Alternative Option
The good news for people concerned with this kind of thing is that there’s an alternative option. Utopia is a secure, decentralised ecosystem that allows for peer-to-peer interaction without Big Brother watching over your every move.
What does this mean? To put it simply, it means that you can enjoy the features you’d find on a centralised network without having to worry about third parties having access to your information and files.
For example, if you wanted to send me a file via direct message on the Utopia ecosystem, I would be the only person able to view that file. No other person would be able to decrypt the file and, because there is no central server, there’s no risk of the file being stolen or accidentally leaked.
Personal conversations on Utopia remain personal. Without a centralised network, you know that nobody else is listening in or watching your every move. Being able to send sensitive business or financial information is no longer a worry with the Utopia decentralised network.
One of the coolest things about Utopia is the addition of Crypton cryptocurrency. Financial transactions are denominated in Crypton meaning that there is no third party, such as a bank, who can enforce any control over your money. This means you can send and receive money confidentially around the world at all times.
Having a lack of control over the kind of information a third party can extract from my daily interactions is something that has bothered me for a long time. With Utopia, I can make use of all the same features I’d find on a centralised network with the bonus of knowing that my data is safe from prying eyes and potential leaks.