May 28, 2024

DATS Project joins the peaqosystem

What is happening?

DATS Project — a DePIN for cybersecurity services — is joining the peaqosystem.

Why is it important?

Cybercriminals are always finding new ways to use the latest technologies and ideas for malicious purposes, and the cybersecurity industry is lagging behind. DATS Project aims to remedy that by bringing the power of decentralized blockchain technology to the battlefield. 

What does it mean for the community?

You will be able to earn rewards by lending your spare computing power to fight cybercrime.

Fighting the good fight

Cybersecurity has become a fact of life. From small online communities and individuals to big businesses and even entire governments — these days everyone is at risk of being hacked. And with our increasing reliance on digital devices, that risk is ever-present in all aspects of life.

While there are certainly great cybersecurity solutions out there, some of those centralized services often lack the computational power that hackers bring to the table. By hijacking hundreds of thousands of individual devices and recruiting them into botnets, hackers are essentially farming raw computing power that they can tap into at any time. Just think about it, any of your devices could currently be participating in a botnet attack without you even knowing. How do you even defend against something that massive and elusive?

DATS Project, that’s how. DATS Project is joining the peaqosystem to build a DePIN for cybersecurity services that will let anyone lend their computing power to help fight malicious actors while earning rewards. Talking about rewards, DATS Project won’t just be deploying its DePIN on peaq mainnet. It will launch its token natively on peaq as well. 

Currently, the DATS Project DePIN counts 1,184 computers, with 7,562 CPU cores and a combined bandwidth of 48,008 megabits per second. And since joining the network is as simple as installing the DATS desktop app, it can potentially scale to surpass the capabilities of the world’s largest botnets run by professional hackers.

The DePIN can simulate a variety of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, as well as conduct decentralized vulnerability scanning and threat intelligence collection. All of that is done much faster than in Web2 thanks to its sheer scale. And by leveraging blockchain tech, DATS Project provides a higher degree of transparency than traditional cybersecurity providers. Its clients can even receive non-tamperable NFT-based security certificates after completed tests.  

With peaq as the layer-1 backbone for its DePIN, DATS Project will link its desktop app with peaq mainnet and deploy the smart contracts powering its core logic on the home of DePIN. It will enable NFT minting on peaq and use peaq to track and manage resource allocation across the DePIN. Further on, it will implement its rewards distribution mechanism on peaq, complete with a rewards calculator, as well as launch the dApp and mint its token on the network.

“The DePIN model grants cybersecurity providers the capacity and scalability that's only possible in Web3. And peaq, as the home of DePIN, grants a project like ours the fundamentals, growth potential, and DePIN-specific functionalities that no other layer-1 can match. We are looking forward to leveraging peaq’s Modular DePIN Functions as part of the DePIN making the Internet safer for all.”

— Serkan Bilen, co-founder of DATS Project
“Cybersecurity is a crucial industry that stands to gain a lot from the Web3 transparency and scaling capabilities. We are excited to see DATS Project leverage peaq as the layer-1 for a DePIN transforming this market with community ownership and decentralization.”

— Till Wendler, co-founder of peaq

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