An end-to-end encrypted pipeline for the Internet, utilizing the Hyperswarm and Noise Protocol for secure communications.

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Install with npm:

npm install hyperbeam

Basic usage

const Hyperbeam = require('hyperbeam')

// to generate a passphrase, leave the constructor empty 
a passphrase
const beam = new Hyperbeam()

// Use the following constructor with ('neznr3z3j44l7q7sgynbzpdrdlpausurbpcmqvwupmuoidolbopa') a 32-byte unique passphrase
// to find the other side of the pipe.
// const beam = new Hyperbeam('neznr3z3j44l7q7sgynbzpdrdlpausurbpcmqvwupmuoidolbopa')

// beam.key gives the passphrase
console.log('passphrase: ',beam.key)

// make a little chat app


Step 1: Install Hyperbeam as a global npm package.

npm install -g hyperbeam

Step 2: Generate a passphrase, using the following command on a machine

echo 'hello world' | hyperbeam

e.g. output: neznr3z3j44l7q7sgynbzpdrdlpausurbpcmqvwupmuoidolbopa

Step 3: Then on another machine run the following command

# will print 'hello world'
hyperbeam neznr3z3j44l7q7sgynbzpdrdlpausurbpcmqvwupmuoidolbopa


const stream = new Hyperbeam([key][, options])

Makes a new Hyperbeam duplex stream.

This stream will auto-connect to another peer using the same key with an end-to-end encrypted tunnel. When the other peer writes it's emitted as data on this stream. Likewise, writes to this stream stream are emitted as data on the other peer's stream.

If a key is not passed into the constructor (the passphrase), one will be generated and put on stream.key

options include:



A DHT instance. Defaults to a new instance


The passphrase used by the stream for connection.

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