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The Skycoin juggernaut continues to gather momentum after another highly successful month of development and community engagement. In October we heard about progress on many of the Skycoin components by Synth himself in his most recent video update. Strap in for the ride, Skyfleet!
Skywire is the new decentralized internet built to accept Skycoin natively. Skywire has been in testnet for the past several months, but mainnet launch is imminent. The Skywire mainnet differs from the testnet in several key aspects.
- Rather than the fixed amount used during testnet, coins will be paid for the amount of bandwidth each node forwards on Skywire.
- Mainnet will allow traffic to be relayed between multiple hops. Using the VPN setting will allow users to select the countries and cities they want traffic to route through.
- Each Skywire node will relay traffic, but only a few will be gateway nodes to the internet. As these are the bandwidth bottlenecks, they will be located at co-locations with high speed wired connections.
- Bandwidth metering will measure bandwidth in and out of every node, and this volume will be reconciled and paid in Coin Hours.
Key points for the Skyfleet to know:
- Node registration will be streamlined through an online process. After registering on the Skywire website, you will receive a unique identifier file that you load onto each node.
- Nodes will be able auto-update in the future. Updating Skywire software for nodes will be as simple as pressing a button in the Skywire Manager.
- All current nodes will soon need to be re-flashed to allow this upgrade.
For those interested in the nuts and bolts, Skywire will soon enter a state of continuous integration. Skywire builds will be tested on an enclosed simulated network on which the Skywire developers will push code. If the updates pass testing, a build will be automatically ...
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