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ZeroNet - Decentralized websites using Bitcoin crypto and BitTorrent network

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Decentralized websites using Bitcoin crypto and the BitTorrent network - https://zeronet.io

Why?

  • We believe in open, free, and uncensored network and communication.
  • No single point of failure: Site remains online so long as at least 1 peer is serving it.
  • No hosting costs: Sites are served by visitors.
  • Impossible to shut down: It's nowhere because it's everywhere.
  • Fast and works offline: You can access the site even if Internet is unavailable.

Features

  • Real-time updated sites
  • Namecoin .bit domains support
  • Easy to setup: unpack & run
  • Clone websites in one click
  • Password-less BIP32based authorization: Your account is protected by the same cryptography as your Bitcoin wallet
  • Built-in SQL server with P2P data synchronization: Allows easier site development and faster page load times
  • Anonymity: Full Tor network support with .onion hidden services instead of IPv4 addresses
  • TLS encrypted connections
  • Automatic uPnP port opening
  • Plugin for multiuser (openproxy) support
  • Works with any browser/OS

How does it work?

  • After starting
    zeronet.py
    you will be able to visit zeronet sites using
    http://127.0.0.1:43110/{zeronet\_address}
    (eg.
    http://127.0.0.1:43110/1HeLLo4uzjaLetFx6NH3PMwFP3qbRbTf3D
    ).
  • When you visit a new zeronet site, it tries to find peers using the BitTorrent network so it can download the site files (html, css, js...) from them.
  • Each visited site is also served by you.
  • Every site contains a
    content.json
    file which holds all other files in a sha512 hash and a signature generated using the site's private key.
  • If the site owner (who has the private key for the site address) modifies the site, then he/she signs the new
    content.json
    and publishes it to the peers. Afterwards, the peers verify the
    content.json
    integrity (using the signature), they download the modified files and publish the new content to other peers.

Slideshow about ZeroNet cryptography, site updates, multi-user sites »

Frequently asked questions »

ZeroNet Developer Documentation »

Screenshots

Screenshot ZeroTalk

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How to join

Windows

macOS

Linux (x86-64bit)

  • wget https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroNet-linux/archive/dist-linux64/ZeroNet-py3-linux64.tar.gz
  • tar xvpfz ZeroNet-py3-linux64.tar.gz
  • cd ZeroNet-linux-dist-linux64/
  • Start with:
    ./ZeroNet.sh
  • Open the ZeroHello landing page in your browser by navigating to: http://127.0.0.1:43110/

Tip: Start with

./ZeroNet.sh --ui\_ip '\*' --ui\_restrict your.ip.address

to allow remote connections on the web interface.

Android (arm, arm64, x86) - minimum Android version supported 16 (JellyBean). - Google Play Store Link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.canews.zeronet

Download from Google Play

Docker

There is an official image, built from source at: https://hub.docker.com/r/nofish/zeronet/

Install from source

  • wget https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroNet/archive/py3/ZeroNet-py3.tar.gz
  • tar xvpfz ZeroNet-py3.tar.gz
  • cd ZeroNet-py3
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install python3-pip
  • sudo python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
  • Start with:
    python3 zeronet.py
  • Open the ZeroHello landing page in your browser by navigating to: http://127.0.0.1:43110/

Current limitations

  • No torrent-like file splitting for big file support (big file support added)
  • No more anonymous than Bittorrent (built-in full Tor support added)
  • File transactions are not compressed or encrypted yet (TLS encryption added)
  • No private sites

How can I create a ZeroNet site?

  • Click on > "Create new, empty site" menu item on the site ZeroHello.
  • You will be redirected to a completely new site that is only modifiable by you!
  • You can find and modify your site's content in data/[yoursiteaddress] directory
  • After the modifications open your site, drag the topright "0" button to left, then press sign and publish buttons on the bottom

Next steps: ZeroNet Developer Documentation

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