Surge is a free P2P anonymous file sharing software based on NKN Blockchain. Here this is a 100% decentralized and secure file sharing software that you can use. It uses NKN network to distribute files to the peers. It offers a search feature and with that, you can search available files in the network and download them. You can also add your file in the network and anyone can download it via its hash. There is no size limit to upload a file but hashing a file over a few gigabits can take some time.
Sure there are a lot of file sharing software out there, but Surge is really a great one and claims to be completely anonymous. It works like a BitTorrent and to access files on the network, you only need a client that Surge is. The NKN network completely bypasses current internet technologies and the client is identified by a specific ID.
In the screenshot below, you can see how this all NKN Blockchain or network works to guarantee your anonymity. The files that have been shared to NKN network can be searched or downloaded by a specific hash that it calculates for you.
Free P2P Anonymous File Sharing Software based on NKN Blockchain: Surge
Download Surge software and then install it on your PC. Since this is an open source software, so you can also build this from the source code yourself as well. When you will open it up, you will see the list of files already present in the NKN network. All files have a unique hash and it also shows their download size. You can also search for a specific file and then download it on your PC in 1 click.
To add your own file to the network for sharing purpose, you just use the “+” button at the bottom side and then select your file. It will generate a hash for the file and will add that to the network. Other people can now search it by its name or using the hash. If you want to share this file with someone else who is at some remote location then you just share the hash with him/her. The hash is available for every file in the list and can be copied to the clipboard in a click.
That is it. This is how you can use Surge to share files anonymously with anyone. The process is very similar to torrenting except, your identity is safe. The file is distributed to the peers in chunk and you can share any file. The download speed is kind of nice as well and as many other nodes join the network in the future, it will have more speed.
I think Surge is probably the best anonymous file sharing software available for the PC right now. With the NKN blockchain security, I think you can rely on it to share files via P2P method. Although I didn’t test it with big files, I still hope that it will still work fine with them. I also liked the simplicity of the software and you just download it and start using it as there is no sign up or something like that required.