The world’s first edge network, built using the spare computing capacity all around us.
The local global network
Edge comprises hundreds of nodes contributed by individuals and businesses around the world. It is designed to provide hyper-local processing and storage capacity for networked applications, enabling digital services that are more performant than ever before.
Our technology harnesses the spare capacity that exists in the devices all around us. Take for example set top boxes, which are turned on 24/7, but only in use for an average of a few hours every day. In isolation a set top box doesn’t provide that much power, but when you knit the 35 million devices installed in homes in the UK it becomes an incredibly powerful resource.
Stargates orchestrate network operations; they provide DNS, intelligent routing and telemetry services.
Gateways are the entry point to network services, handling service requests and managing delivery resources.
Hosts perform the heavy lifting in the network, contributing storage space and processor capacity for the execution of service tasks.
The Edge network utilizes BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) operating within Stargates to inform top level routing decisions in the network. BGP is the protocol that makes the Internet work. It does this by enabling data routing on the Internet by looking at all of the available paths that data could take from point to point, and picking the best route.
Internal network routing
Edge is network aware, and capable of routing within local networks to minimise the hops involved in any given request.
If you are a network owner or have a significant hardware estate, you can offset the cost of network services by contributing to the network. In addition, by enabling delivery within your own network, you can reduce north-south transport, effectively converting it to east-west transport between devices and end users within your own estate.
Contributing to the network
Anyone with a laptop, mobile or any connected device can earn $EDGE tokens by providing spare computational and storage capacity to the network. $EDGE tokens can be traded for Edge services, or converted into dollars, pounds or euros.
Edge is a fully decentralized network, built through contributions of computing power from all over the world.About global reach
Secure by design – all SSL and utilizing state of the art cryptography. Edge offers a level of security unmatched in market.About Edge security
Telemetry built in at every level, bringing accountability and auditability to every transaction in the network.About Edge monitoring
Built in mitigation against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks to maintain the performance and availability of your apps.About DDoS protection