Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


I2P: Major Changes of the Peer-to-Peer Network

Cryptography of I2P Received a Major Update - an Overview of the Changes and its Impacts

I2P ("Invisible Internet Project") is a peer-to-peer overlay network. Overlay networks (inappropriately called "darknet") are able to anonymize peers and to fully encrypt all messages within a network. I2P gained more attention in 2022. Lately some important changes to the protocol layer of I2P have been implemented: the cryptography has been modernized and the software packages were released end of 2022.

This short talk shows the major changes, and whether the performance and stability of the I2P network got improved. This is one of the I2P reseed server maintainers and application developers talking (see links).

The presentation has the following content:

  • Short introduction: the I2P network (3')
  • Overview of the latest changes (3')
  • Focus on the impact of the changes (5')
  • Summary and take-outs (2')
  • One or two questions (2')


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