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Jay Freeman

Co-founder and CTO Networks
Orchid Protocol

Jay Freeman, widely known online as "saurik", is the developer of Cydia, the alternative to the App Store used on jailbroken iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch. Substrate, the platform he provides developers to alter the behavior of running programs by way of runtime in-memory patching, has been used by many thousands of developers and deployed to tens of millions of users.

In 2017, along with Brian Fox, Gustav Simonsson, Stephen Bell, and Steve Waterhouse, Jay co-founded Orchid, a new peer-to-peer protocol and associated organization with a goal of building a distributed marketplace for Internet resources. Orchid serves as a secure, decentralized cloud hosting provider, to which data can be uploaded and in which software can be executed.

Orchid's "beachhead" product offering, to launch in mid-2018, aims to provide a more stable and secure connection to the Internet, even over low-quality Wi-Fi and cellular connections, by tunneling the user's encrypted traffic over modern network protocols through a state-of-the-art peer-to-peer network. Users of Orchid thereby have surveillance-free access to the "full" Internet.


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