Mantle is a peer-to-peer mesh network that incentivizes residential broadband users to own and operate parts of the global Internet infrastructure. Mantle’s technology creates a private and secure Internet, where anyone can be a service provider, leading the way to emergent marketplaces and a new open source ecosystem.
To power the network, Mantle is introducing a low power, purpose built router called Mantle Harvest™. This device encrypts and securely routes traffic onto the Mantle network and combines mesh networking and a new bandwidth-hard Proof of Work (PoW) to incentivize users that provide network quality bandwidth. Similar to installing solar panels on your home and selling your energy to the power company, Mantle Harvest™ enables users to share and monetize access to their Internet connection.