The NewNode Kit is used by Android and iOS app developers who have concerns about their app or app content being blocked or compromised by authoritarian governments or by draconian ISP policies.
The NewNode Kit allows apps to seek alternative paths to access otherwise blocked content. If an app user can't access the app's content via conventional means, the NewNode peer-to-peer protocol seeks alternative paths to the content.
The NewNode protocol uses the same DHT utilized by BitTorrent, giving it access to more than 25 million nodes across the world. Those nodes give it availability, resiliency, and speed.
Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT) is an algorithm that transfers data without clogging the network.
The NewNode protocol is made up of HTTP over LEDBAT with additional features such as transport encryption, range requests and authentication using a Merkle tree.