Start9 Labs Pitches a Private At-Home Server. And It Works

Start9 Labs Pitches a Private At-Home Server. And It Works

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A Colorado company is betting it can make the decentralized web more accessible with a no-frills server you can install in your own home.

’ Embassy server, housed in a Raspberry Pi, sets up its own private internet network and comes with its own operating system as well as an expanding range of services such as transactions, messaging and password management that cut out middlemen and use the Tor network to communicate. 

People use the Tor network because it makes it incredibly difficult to trace internet activity to a user, encrypting it multiple times and hiding a user’s location. But Tor can be hard to navigate for those who aren’t tech savvy. That’s why Start9 Labs is betting on Embassy’s no-frills operating system, Ambassador – which handles server setup, owner authentication, networking and the installation, configuration and serving of decentralized apps – to make the decentralized web more accessible and popular. 

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