Tor is failing us, and there is currently no alternative:
For comparison, this is Bitcoin's node count:
Versus Tor in a comparable period:
As a relatively early adopter of Bitcoin, discovering it via the Dark Web markets, my finst instinct about all of this was that Tor would not sufficiently protect people's privacy in the long run. Something I had already observed, along with others, back in 2006, before Bitcoin even existed.
I developed my skills in Go programming through work with a shitcoin and most recently scored a grant from Geyser and a sponsor. I am working on the specification still, but starting to poke at the implementation.
This is the location of the current version of the Indra whitepaper.
Work is only just finally beginning, but as the progenitor and lead developer, it is now a full time job for me. I'm not particularly asking for much in the way of extra funding, I choose my physical residence based on relative cost and a sub-minimum-wage for western europe is adequate to survive where I live in the Balkans.
As you will see if you read the whitepaper, Indra will not just help you prevent governments from determining your location as a Bitcoin whale, but it will also aim to solve other problems that are more relevant to the places where Medium of Exchange adoption are starting to happen.
Mobile devices with full custodial wallets doing QR code based transactions on Lightning, via providing Bitcoin and Lightning network access and transaction propagation, and in-band payments for internet access, with a discount for in-onion-network routing for private communication.
Funding, obviously, is a big thing. But we also need people. Right now, we could do with some help with marketing - that is, graphic designers and web designers, and programmers, especially Go programmers, who are interested in joining the project.
Looking forward to hearing from anyone about this.
Been lurking a while but didn't think of a reason to post yet.