IBM is known not only as a manufacturer of supercomputers. In the Arsenal of techno giant a lot of original research: liquid batteries to smartwatches with up to eight displays. Now the company plans to enter the market of desktop browsers with the original application based on blockchain.
According to the vendor's patent application, all user data collected during web browsing sessions will not be stored in the browser's own database but will be decentralized to the P2P network. Depending on the type of viewing (from your home or work device), the settings of the list of information collected (history of visits, bookmarks, geolocation data, list of plugins and security updates) will also change.
According to the developers, the blockchain-based browser "provides a system for storing information about browsing the web in such a way that privacy is preserved and transferred "into the hands of the user", and not to a third party." To authorize the session, IBM offers to use tokens that will be added to the blocks for the P2P network. In case of a hacker attack, it is possible to backup user information.
The date of the proposed release of the protected browser has not yet been announced. Earlier this year, the application with support for Web 3 (Internet-based blockchain) was presented by the Norwegian company Opera.