FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Sentivate a decentralized or centralized Internet?

Not exactly, Sentivate has a hybrid topology which incorporates both centralized and decentralized topologies. 

Is Sentivate a realistic and viable replacement for today’s Internet?

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.

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, (unlike DNS + TLS 1.3), if the destination server allows it. 

Is Sentivate Open-source?

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.

Is Sentivate similar to IPFS?

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.