Bitlinq is a subscriptionless censorship resistant full-duplex global messaging system. Stay tuned at bitlinq.space (for the moment, this will be redirected to the page you are looking at now) and the bitlinq twitter account. Bitlinq is an Eye On Orbit innovation.
With the increasing surveillance of networks by nation states, and large tech companies keeping track of every move on the internet, a niche market emerges for subscriptionless censorship resistant global communication. Bitlinq aims to launch a small cubesat sized satellite with a payload containing a Lightning Node, as a gatekeeper for a user programmable store-forward tranceiver. The Lightning Node in Space enables the service to become subscriptionless without losing a business model. Secondly, users on the ground can build their own user terminal from non-SatCom specific or proprietary components, which employs an unlicensed portion of the Electromagnetic spectrum for communication to and from Space.
Users within certain geofenced areas, enabled by anonymous donors to the Lightning Node in Space, can use the system free of charge. An additional service being contemplated for further implementation on board the bitlinq payload, is a space based node for Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) based on Decentralized IDentifiers (DID).
Also a synergy could be created with the Blockstream Satellite API. A combination with Bitlinq could create uncensored internet access anywhere on the globe, within either firewalled regions or non connected regions at all.
Contact CTO Erik Laan for more information, such as the Business Plan and the Investors Pitch Deck.
Update December 16, 2019: the Bitlinq project was subject of the radioshow Mediamix on Den Haag FM. Listen here to the (Dutch spoken) podcast made from this show.