Is Sentivate a decentralized or centralized Internet?
- Sentivate is a Hybrid Internet consisting of centralized and decentralized components; some components have varying degrees of both.
- Sentivate is not a solely decentralized Internet, we see any such attempts as futile, regressive, and unrealistic.
- Sentivate embraces the centralized nature of the Internet and seeks to revolutionize all aspects of existing systems/services such as DNS.
- Sentivate includes decentralized technologies and thus portions of the system are decentralized.
We are striving for an “as perfect as possible” harmony between centralized and decentralized components allowing the system to adapt to humanity’s demands as needed. Some of the decentralized aspects help keep the centralized aspects in check and vice versa. There are optional decentralized components that are opt-in and incentivized with Viat such as a decentralized CDN. Sentivate is designed to be a realistic and highly viable replacement for the web we have today. However, it is also a viable option for private Government Intranets and delivering as near real-time as possible applications.
Is Sentivate a realistic and viable replacement for today’s Internet?
Yes, the project was 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, there are key hardware components of the network which would require the cooperation of various organizations such as network and Internet service providers if the full vision is to be implemented. None the less the network can still obtain significant progress and use from just the software-based editions. The software additions alone constitute a massive leap forward for the Internet of today into the Internet of tomorrow. Sentivate was built out of a necessity to meet the demands of today’s and the future’s Web.
Does Sentivate have a replacement for DNS?
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, (unlink DNS + TLS 1.3) if the destination server allows it.
Does Sentivate have a replacement for HTTP/s?
Yes, Sentivate has its own protocol called UDSP which stands for Universal Data Stream Protocol. UDSP is encrypted by default and does not offer an unencrypted version such as HTTP. UDSP is based on UDP rather than TCP like HTTP. UDSP is much lighter than HTTP and is designed with machine to machine communication and IoT in mind. To understand the key benefits of UDSP continue reading here.
is Sentivate Open-source?
Sentivate will open-source various parts of its systems, components, utilities, and libraries over time. For now, much of our code-base will remain closed source and proprietary software until we have concluded high priority partnership agreements.
Is Sentivate similar to IPFS and other proposals for a decentralized Internet to replace the Internet we have today?
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.
What initial replacements & additions will be introduced regarding Sentivate’s Internet?
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.