Althea Blog

DeFi enabled Ethereum bridge for Cosmos

DeFi investment is just another set of rules and automation for the bridge. Not a giant leap in technology, but instead, of perspective.

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Rapid Connectivity Response

Rapid ResponseTo address the immediate need for more broadband infrastructure we have put together a Rapid Connectivity Response. This is a plan to build a 100Mbps, affordable broadband network in as little as

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Hardware hacking is good for business

Routers are, for all their specific quirks, just computers. Like your desktop, phone, or a server.

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Althea Development Update #83: Rust static binaries and OpenWRT

A four car pileup of complex codebases, starting with static binary building on Rust.

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March Community Update

In the US, 65% of consumers get their internet from just two cable providers. These providers charge too much for slow service and leave behind many Americans who can’t access the internet

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Althea Development Update #82: Direct router deposit with Wyre!

With the new Beta 11 release users can now use the Wyre widget to buy and send funds directly to their router. We've been dreaming about a system like this for a very

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Deborah Simpier is Althea's new CEO!

I’ve been working on Althea since 2015, when I started researching what was possible at the intersection of blockchain and networks (Justin, our CTO, had actually been working on similar concepts since

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Althea Development Update #81: Phone client Beta 0 and the many fixes of router Beta 11

Without further delay, here is the Althea for Android app. You will need to use it with Beta 11 RC6 or later of the Althea router firmware. You can find a list of supported routers here.

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Althea Development Update #80: Phone client networking, MCD upgrade

Happy new year everyone! Since my last blog post I've managed to implement the alternate network design I proposed. Phone client design proposed in update #79, now implemented and functionalThe major hudles where

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2019 - A Year in Review

2019 has been a key year for Althea. We implemented our billing software and grew our network in Oregon. From there, we launched a training and onboarding program which brought in new network

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Althea Development Update #79: Things Android won't let you do

Android devices as IPv6 mesh network participantsRecently we've been working on a phone client for Althea. Our first design was to have every phone as a Babel node, advertising it's own routes and

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Althea Development Update #78: Building a phone client

It would be great for people to be able to buy a connection directly via their phone. You can’t really compete on price with something people already own.

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November Community Update

We are excited to share the latest Althea news! Over the last few months, many of our prospective deployments are getting close to launch, and networks in Tacoma, Washington, and Abuja, Nigeria have

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Althea and MakerDAO partner for Abuja Network powered by Dai

Althea, a system that lets routers pay each other for bandwidth, is launching its first network in Africa in early November 2019. An initial pilot network will start with about 15 participants. A

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Althea Development Update #77: Hiding in plain sight

Since our last update I’ve encountered a couple of bugs where the problem had been hiding in plain sight. In one case for weeks and another for a year or more. Discovering root causes long term subtle bugs is both satisfying and important to create a better product.

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Roles in the Althea network

The difference between Althea and most networks is that Althea is decentralized and so different members of the public can perform different roles.

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Althea Development Update #76: Automatic connection tuning

Now we're exploring that we can do with multihomed users and connections

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Introduction to Researching Market Potential

Researching market potential is an important part of starting an Althea network. While adding more links to an existing Althea network is relatively easy, setting up that network is similar to starting a

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Althea Development Update #75: Chasing latency

We apply latency control judiciously throughout at every Althea node in the network, with the ultimate goal of fairly allocating bandwidth at any given bottleneck.

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Althea validator update: Hard fork governance proposal passed

A few weeks ago, we started a governance proposal on altheazone4 to vote on the next hard fork. This time, it will be scripted. Read my summary about it here. The proposal passed

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