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Roadmap

Phase 1: PoC, Architecture and ERC20 Launch

Phase 1a: ERC20 Launch

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: Immediate
Launch of the ERC20 token - a mechanism to raise initial funding for the listed developments, allow investors to secure the medium eventually used to acquire ATOR hardware and, through our linearly vested supply, provide incentives for initial Tor nodes. See ERC20 Launch.

Phase 1b: Tor Router Microcontroller POC

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: March 2023
The first ATOR Router will be built using existing microprocessor hardware, to interface between existing (consumer) devices and the incumbent Tor network. Our first router will be available to view for attendees of the ETH Denver Conference Feb/Mar 2023.

Phase 1c: Release of Instructional Open Source Code

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: April 2023
Release of open source code and instructional architecture for users to build their own Tor Routers using commonly available microprocessors, as well as provisional on-chain code for ATOR incentives.
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Phase 2: Integrating ToR with ERC20 Incentives

Phase 2a: Dashboard to onboard ToR Nodes

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: End of Q2 2023
The ATOR dashboard will release to onboard existing Tor nodes into the ATOR incentive system. Owners can register the static IP addresses of their active Tor nodes, as well as an ERC20 wallet to receive incentives, and receive metric information about the cumulative uptime of registered nodes.

Phase 2B:

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: Q3 2023
Through Proof-of-Uptime, wherein registered nodes are sent specific Tor packets (pings) to estimate and quantify uptime, the weekly vested token emissions are redistributed to registered nodes.
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Pending time estimate: development of mechanism for non-static or obfuscated IP addressed nodes to register for AirTor incentives
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Phase 3: Transition to Independence: Router and On-Chain

Phase 3A: First release of own router hardware

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: Q3 2023
Transition of router from existing microcontrollers to own-PCB. Aimed at consumers who wish to route their existing internet activity, whether at home or outside of it, through Tor. Purchased with ATOR.

Phase 3B: First release of own relay hardware

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: Q1 2024
For those who want to contribute to Tor, and receive targeted incentives for doing so, we release hardware dedicated to relaying, encrypting and decrypting, Tor packets. Our own hardware will be immediately operable with Proof-of-Uptime, as well as having the capability to connect to our router hardware and future LoRa links.

Phase 3C: Transition to longer term token incentives

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: Q2 2024
ATOR will transition away from the current vest-based rewards into our own dedicated reward-variation algorithm or blockchain. It gives greater flexibility on mined rewards that can algorithmically vary, and a much longer time horizon on reward functionality.

Phase 4: Privacy Absolute: LoRa

Phase 4A: Prototypes for 'last-mile' LoRa routers

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: Q2 2024
To provide independence from ISPs and a 'break' in the Tor chain for the most privacy-conscious use-cases, we will release dedicated hardware that relay packets using long wave radio, to existing relays that then plug into the main Tor network

Phase 4B: A completely independent internet?

Current feasibility studies are in the works for the demand for and technicality of transition of the entire ATOR network over to LoRa, creating a parallel, decentralized internet entirely independent of ISPs.
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