What is Viat?
Viat is the native cryptocurrency on the Sentivate Network. Viat has a hybrid blockchain. Viat’s core systems are decentralized focused but enhanced by decentralized components; the opposite of the Universal Web. Viat is designed to be fast, secure, and have some of the lowest transaction fees available. Viat’s centralized portions can process instant transactions, provide wallet security, and alleviate network congestion when the decentralized network is under heavy load. However, these centralized features are opt-in only allowing users to forge their own path.
Viat has a dynamic proof of work which can be mined two ways. Direct mining is the main method & the second method is through the use of packet puzzles in UDSP. Packet puzzles allow for passive mining of Viat while browsing the Universal Web. However, it’s not enabled by default. The situations which arise that enable packet puzzles are: upon connection handshake, connection liveliness check, DDoS protection, congestion control, and or the service chooses to enable it for their own reasons. It is up to the service to enable packet puzzles. This ensures that there is no need for constant mining in the background and gives real purpose to the mining process. Otherwise, it would be on all the time sucking up resources & eating into battery life.
Viat is tied Into the Universal Web
Identity & Domain certificates also double as Viat wallet keys. This allows users to not only instantly sign into a service during connection handshake but also provide a way to purchase goods from services, tip sites, and or refund clients. Viat is an integral part of the full functionality of the Universal Web without it only part of the picture is there.