Building a safer internet with data privacy at the heart
Digital technologies are transforming every facet of our lives for the better. While these innovations are exciting, they are creating one of the largest threats to society as we know it - data abuse.

Thirty years into mass internet adoption, the internet is breaking. We have lost control of our data and bad actors are abusing the data they can freely collect on those of the 7.5 billion people in the world who go online to search, post, shop or generally interact with the internet.

Big businesses power the current Internet through privately owned servers and centralised infrastructure. A substantial number of these large organisations have built their empires on data harvesting models. This makes for uncomfortable reading as the steady stream of privacy violations and misdeeds around the world continues.

According to Gartner by 2020, the backup and archiving of personal data will represent the largest area of privacy risk for 70% of organisations, up from 10% in 2018.  And by 2022, 75% of public blockchains will suffer “privacy poisoning” — inserted personal data that renders the blockchain noncompliant with privacy laws.Public opinion is shifting from growing awareness to widespread concern and anti-trust regulators are stepping in, taking much-needed action.

Enter OpenRelay.

Setting the new global standard in blockchain data privacy

OpenRelay is creating infrastructure and developer tools to reinvent the way the Internet works and accelerate the creation of a decentralised digital economy.

Through their powerfully simple infrastructure, which allows for endless scalability without having to think about costs or privacy concerns, OpenRelay hopes to liberate economic innovators to think creatively and boldly shape the future of technology.

As a longstanding member of the Ethereum community, OpenRelay has already pushed the ecosystem forward with multiple contributions and projects. This includes Cortex, a relay service for the widely-adopted 0x protocol.

One such product is Rivet, the first privacy-focused, open source gateway to Ethereum which aims to protect Web3 users from exploitative data mining practices; seamlessly connecting businesses and their developers to the blockchain so they can build products of the future.