FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Not exactly, Sentivate has a hybrid topology which incorporates both centralized and decentralized topologies.
Yes, the project is geared towards a realistic and revolutionary approach as opposed to an evolutionary one. Many aspects of Sentivate can and will be implemented through software only. However, a true implementation will require some hardware modifications to the existing Internet.
Yes, Sentivate has a replacement called DIS, Domain Information System. DIS returns a full cryptographic certificate and as per the protocol,(UDSP), is encrypted by default. Since the DIS provides a cryptographic certificate with the typical DNS information it allows features like 0-RTT prior to ever visiting the site, (unlike DNS + TLS 1.3), if the destination server allows it.
Sentivate will open-source various parts of its systems, components, utilities, and libraries over time. The first to be released are the client and server modules.
No! Sentivate is not focused on unrealistically changing the Internet’s core centralized nature. It is our belief that any such efforts are and will continue to be futile, misguided, and typically driven by ideology. The Internet is at it’s best when it’s centralized aspects are kept. However, Sentivate’s Network design is comprised of some decentralized components of which bare no resemblance to other decentralized focused projects such as IPFS. It is important to stress that we seek to revolutionize the web in an entirely viable realistic manner. If the web of today was to be replaced by a solely decentralized focused web it would severely cripple and massively slow down our infrastructure. It would be a catastrophe to be beholden to a politicized, governed, & moralized protocol and not one based on pure efficacy.
Domain Information System is a replacement of the Domain Name System. UDSP is a replacement of HTTP and HTTPS. The Identity Registrar will be introduced to sign/validate identity certificates which are necessary for various activities such as connection handshakes and wallet generation.
Those holding SNTVT will be able to gain early access to the network and tools.Each SNTVT token is a vote that can be cast to push the project in a certain direction and vote on important issues.
Our only concern with dApps regarding SNTVT are DEXes and voting apps. You can find trades of SNTVT on ForkDelta and Token.Store
We are currently based in USA, NJ.
Only until the swap to Viat. All SNTVT tokens will be burned.
No, SNTVT will be burned and everyone will be required to swap to Viat. Viat will have its own chain.
Viat is our mainnet cryptocurrency that is a component of the Sentivate network. SNTVT will be swapped for Viat upon Viat’s launch.
For Viat, yes. For Sentivate it’s a network that doesn’t require that you use a blockchain for processing requests you are responsible for that when it comes to the Sentivate network. It’s similar to hosting a web app today.
We plan on 2020 – 2021 for the Sentivate network to become functional specifically it’s centralized bits.
Anyone is free to create an hApp.
Yes, we will be releasing hApps for our core services and they will be open source.
We strive for a delicate balance between the both when it comes to control of the network. So things like the DIS are decentralized in it’s distribution and validation but centralized in the signing, selling, and authorizing of domains similar to ICANN. Viat has its own unique balance where the centralized bits aid the decentralized network. Sentivate uses decentralized components to aid the centralized ones.
They will be a new experience for developers and for users. The best way to explain it is.Imagine walking across a bridge that is building itself as you use it.To put it in developer terms hApps are single page streaming web apps that have reactive real-time components. hApps plug directly into UDSP streams in a way it’s similar to a single page app plugged into a web socket.
hApps, DIS, enhanced JS environment, server and client node modules for easy development, new hApp browser, mobile apps, Viat cryptocurrency, Viat based smart contracts, new default design for web components, new components for web apps, UDSP, Identity Certificates, Single sign-on, passwordless logins, never need to remember a password again, new domains.
hApps offer a new frontier of web app development that developers will want to explore. Companies and exchanges that have high costs associated with bandwidth, speed, and resources have a tremendous amount of capital to save, application performance to gain, and more customers to serve by using the Sentivate network.
ISPs & NSPs looking to alleviate congestion due to IoT devices will have a tremendous monetary incentive to make the switch.
Yes. There will be a mobile wallet for Viat. Everything will be built into the browser and easily accessible
Most certainly not. For example a centralized service can store it’s data however it sees fit. We will take no part in forcing data costs onto users like IPFS and dApps. Anyone familiar with running a service on the modern web will have a good idea of the data storage setup for hApps. It’s the same idea. If you are hosting a service for users then you must be concerned with those costs not your users. However, users can generate Viat by hosting web resources for those services that enable it.
The only services that will involve blockchain data are Viat, DIS, and vaguely the decentralized nodes hosting content to support the centralized services.
Yes. However, the smart contracts are significantly more intelligently designed and have drastically different specifications and computational costs.
Yes, without a doubt.
Sentivate is a complex network. To say that the network operates on a blockchain would be largely down right incorrect. There are a ton of moving parts to Sentivate. Components that use blockchain technology are Viat, DIS, and vaguely the decentralized nodes hosting content to support the centralized services.
The current space seems to want to “blockchain everything”. Our perspective is, use the right tool for the job.
That we will leave up to others who have such a desire. We have no desire at this present moment to incorporate other blockchains.
Yes, in many ways and in a few different contexts. However, we want to keep those details proprietary.
Currently no project is attempting to create a new web that has centralized & decentralized aspects while replacing things like DNS & HTTP. Creating a new front-end developer experience and back-end experience resulting in an entirely different type of web app.
We consider anyone proposing a solely decentralized web our competitors, although we have strikingly different approaches. Ultimately anyone making an attempt to replace the web we have today we see as our competitors.
Projects like EOS & IPFS we see as indirect competitors. IFPS is highly idealistic with what seems to be a touch of far left leaning political ideology. To us IPFS is a “cool” experimental project but otherwise isn’t viable as an actual replacement for the web we have today. The issues surrounding these networks are publicly visible on their github pages.
EOS on the other hand is a network controlled by a select few people masquerading as a decentralized network. Anyone who does a good amount of digging will see that EOS was created as a cash grab during the boom of ICOs and cryptocurrency. Considering the history of the founder and locations of their fund. It’s very easy to see they had one thing in mind. It clearly wasn’t to build a decentralized network like they first promised and advertised.
If their intention is to offer an alternative web and not to replace the existing, then they fit well in that context. Once they venture out of that context it’s very easy to point out the many flaws of their network when it comes to a viable replacement.
In a nutshell. There are several community outreach operations that will bring in new users. Development of new applications that can’t be offered through the traditional web will attract users. The Viat swap itself will bring over countless new users because you need to use the Sentivate network to get to Viat.
Yes, you will be able to navigate to sites on the traditional web and also provide you will an iFrame that will bypass traditional web security and be displayable inside hApps.
Viat runs on the Sentivate Network. Viat is not Sentivate or vice versa. The Viat site will only be accessible over the Sentivate network with a browser that supports UDSP.