Revealing Mysterium’s new VPN App for Mobile & Desktop
Updated: Nov 5, 2021
Time to Ghost the Internet Like it’s your EX
What’s better than a VPN? A decentralised one that can do all of this:
We’re excited to share with you our shiny new interface for Android, Windows and Mac. The Mysterium VPN app is now packed with industry-first features and an even easier onboarding process.
In the past, decentralised apps (dapps) have been terribly clunky and confusing. We’re introducing a new benchmark for decentralised apps (and VPNs in general 🙂
We now have over 64,000 Monthly Active Users (MAU). In theory, this would place us in the Top Ten most used Ethereum dapps. However, as we’re still on testnet, we can’t compete in the dapp rankings officially. We’re sure by the time we hit mainnet, we’ll be even higher up that list…
Nothing has changed under the hood. Our users can still rely on our fast-growing network, now over 1,600 nodes strong. That’s double the number of users selling their bandwidth in just a few months. Our community makes over 3 million micropayment transactions every day, completely peer-to-peer.
Learn more about our uniquely developed micropayment system.
We’ve had 200,000 downloads since the beginning of 2021 alone. In an industry dominated by DeFi platforms, Mysterium is proving that P2P protocols can impact our lives beyond finance – starting with the internet itself.
What’s new with Mysterium’s dVPN
As a P2P decentralised network, Mysterium is powered by the very people who use it. Our new interface and user experience is simple and sophisticated, giving you as much freedom and choice as possible.
More choice with Easy Node Management Don’t waste time searching for good connections. Filter nodes based on speed, connection quality, price, or location. Then you can save your preferred filters to the My Custom Filters tab.
Find specialist nodes Find nodes that are perfect for your specific needs, such as streaming media, browsing the web, or torrenting. Just click on the tabs in the Manual Connect section to find optimized nodes by category. Customise and save your favourites You’re now able to create a personal list of your favourite nodes, so you can come back to them later and reconnect whenever you want. Access them from the Favourites menu. Check your balance Easily manage and keep an eye on your account balance. With our estimation tool, you’ll know exactly how much credit you have left in terms of data download volume, number of songs, hours of online video or standard web browsing. Plus, check out your session history and other key statistics to understand your VPN habits and needs over time.
Top up with your favourite crypto All crypto communities are invited to join Mysterium’s mission for total online anonymity. We don’t lock you into one specific crypto token, so you can top up your account with popular cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dai, and Ether. Simply choose your cryptocurrency and top up with a QR code, or use a generated payment link.
Auto kill switch If you lose your connection to a node, your browsing data will not be leaked. Your app will automatically try to reconnect to the previous node, and if it’s unavailable, the app will suggest another node for you to choose. During this process, your internet connection is in standby mode, so you can either cancel it or connect again.
Manage Your DNS Settings Set up a custom DNS. Configure this on the Settings page or let the auto-setting handle that for you.
Import your crypto address Mysterium enables a private key backup and import feature, which means you can swiftly move your account from one device to another.
Support is On Hand Find an issue? Help us out by reporting it to our dev team and we’ll sort it out as quickly as possible. Or, if you need a hand figuring out our apps out, we’re here during business hours to help. Drop your message on the Get help page and you’ll get a reply in-app or via your email.
Is our crypto VPN the game changer you’ve been looking for? As an incredibly niche but exciting type of technology, dapps can be tricky to use at first. That’s why we’ve designed these features and flow with every kind of user in mind, whether they’re crypto newbies or long-time enthusiasts. With your help, we’re making ancient VPNs a thing of the past.
And for the stuff you already know… Get started in seconds – no email, no bank cards, no contracts Mysterium dVPN has no subscription model, meaning you don’t ever have to make a monthly (or annual) payment. Instead, we opt for pay-as-you-go: switch it on when you’re ready to use it and off again once your session is done. You’ll only pay for what you actually use, whether it be by the megabyte or by the minute (even less than one cent!)
To keep your costs low, you won’t have to put up any kind of minimum buy-in. You also don’t need to provide us with your email address or complete an account sign-up. We’ve got your anonymity covered with no contracts or identifying information.
Crypto and VPNs are the perfect pair; censorship-resistant and untraceable, you’ll only ever pay for your privacy the truly anonymous way. You can also choose from all kinds of popular crypto, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dai, and Ether. Best of the best You know when VPNs say they have a strict ‘no logs’ policy? They may or may not be telling the truth, but you’ll really never know. In our case, it’s impossible for us to keep logs of users’ traffic or browsing data. Because we have decentralized infrastructure (no central servers), it is literally impossible for anyone to log your traffic, so you’ll never leave a paper trail. Our stack is also loaded with WireGuard and OpenVPN protocols, so your connections will be ultra-fast and ultra-secure. And because our code has been open-source since day one, we don’t have to make any promises – all our claims can be verified by you. Just stop by our GitHub any time.
Some other bits and pieces we’re excited to share with you.. Tesnet V3 and mainnet It’s on the way! Testnet 3.0 is coming, where we’ll have completed our integration with Polygon (formerly Matic), making payments faster and cheaper. This will be shortly followed by our release on mainnet.
Fighting The Great Firewall The Mysterium dVPN is working in China, helping users there get past The Great Firewall. We’ve been getting some great feedback from our people letting us know how we’ve helped them scale that wall and access the open internet. Take a look at our dApp today We’re sure you’ll love the changes we’ve made, so find the download links for Android, Mac and Windows here.
If you’re interested in participating, running a node, or generally have any questions, jump into our discord channel and speak directly with our core team.