Launched by Rong Chen in 2019, Elastos positions itself as a decentralised and safe Internet infrastructure provider. The project aims to build a blockchain-based trustworthy internet that empowers digital human rights and safe transactions. Elastos utilizes internet as the first-level infrastructure and differentiates network cooperations from app computing. The platform restraints applications from accessing the network directly in order to prevent hacker attacks. Elastos can also be mined to improve energy performance and increase the platform security. The project has also added sidechains to enhance the security layer for all Elastos users.