January 16, 2020, 1:40PM EST
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I2P: The Invisible Internet Project

Quick Take

  • I2P is a protocol for using the internet privately, offering more robust resistance to traffic analysis than Tor
  • I2P relies on a technique called garlic routing, which is an extension of Tor’s onion routing
  • I2P has significant usage but is much less commonly used than Tor. Accessing hidden services on I2P can be faster than on Tor, but users looking to browse the clearnet should use Tor instead
  • An implementation of I2P used to obscure the IP addresses of Monero nodes, Kovri, is currently under development.

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