A view into the future and a seat at the table

Recently Derick Smith, Dean Bubley, and Dr. Arjuna Sathiaseelan from Ammbr sat down to discuss mesh technology, blockchain, computing at the edge and took a hands on look at an early Ammbr prototype router. They cover a lot of territory and address so many current challenges and future potential.

Arjuna summarizes at the end that: “This solves one of the biggest fundamental problems in terms of enabling universal connectivity, right, and I think Ammbr is well positioned to do that.”

The Innovation Behind the Ammbr Mesh Router

Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their internet routers. If they think about them at all, it’s as that boring little plastic box that has to be restarted when the internet goes out. That’s about to change. As more and more devices become IoT (internet of things) compatible, today’s humble home router will soon become the nerve center of a new, blockchain-ready innovation in networking technology. Continue reading “The Innovation Behind the Ammbr Mesh Router”

When Blockchain Technology and Mesh Networking Collide

From the very start, blockchain technology was revolutionary. The concept alone is groundbreaking, with entirely new kinds of industry — cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, document verification — emerging within months of the original Bitcoin whitepaper’s publication. What has been less obvious, however, are the practical, day-to-day uses for blockchain technology.

Forget about the potential, the speculation, and the hype. What about a practical application for blockchain technology that actually works here and now? That’s easier said than done. We should know, because we’ve spent years building a blockchain-based system to solve a real-world problem. Continue reading “When Blockchain Technology and Mesh Networking Collide”

AMMBR COMMUNITY

TOWARDS AN OPEN AND INCLUSIVE INTERNET

Ammbr is an initiative to build scalable and resilient infrastructure to deal with the so-called “last mile” connectivity problem. More than half the world’s population – according to the ITU some 3.9 Billion – is not connected, or has consistently bad Internet connectivity. Solving this problem is therefore a crucial factor in overcoming a host of societal and economic imbalances.

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