Stratos AMA Recap With Crypto Street Squad

Stratos X Crypto Street Squad

On October 11th, we got an opportunity to conduct an AMA session with Crypto Street Squad community. During this session, our founder, Bin Zhu and head of Marketing Claire Zhang introduced Stratos data mesh to the crowd of crypto enthusiats and answered the community questions on our various topics related to Decentralized Cloud, Stratos goals, unique Proof of Traffic consensus, mission, mining opportunities, and more.

-Jman

I believe we have Claire and Bin here with us

-Rick Stoner

Welcome Claire and welcome Bin!

-Bin Zhu

Thank you @jmancss have Claire and I today

-Claire Zhang

Thanks for having us, excited to be with #CryptoStreetSQUAD 🔥

-Jman

@NotBoxBin if you can introduce yourself / team and project for us

-Bin Zhu

It’s a great opportunity to introduce the Stratos project to this great community

Hi everyone, I am Bin Zhu, the founder of Stratos

As the founder of Stratos, I have over 20+ years of experience in software development across multiple platforms and technologies. Previously, I was the cloud team founder of MindGeek, where I built the complete big data ecosystem and led the entire team to provide data services to more than 100 millions users per day cross all the country in the world.

I was also technical cofounder of Faimdata, an AI company providing consumer data intelligence solutions via computer vision for retailer customers.

With experiences working across the generations of technology innovations, I am leading the Stratos team to build the next generation of decentralized data mesh that enables the uses of blockchain technology across industries.

Stratos team is formed by a group AAA developers which come from Canadian National Railway, Amazon, Expedia, Huawei, Alibaba etc. Each of them has top enterprise level development experience.

Also, there are around 1/3 team members come from the same company Mindgeek like me, they worked with me for building big data platform. Each team member will take advantage of rich developing experience to contribute to the Stratos project.

For the Stratos project, Stratos is a solid infrastructure for the entire blockchain industry in a decentralized manner. Stratos offers Blockchain, Storage, database and Computation services, the user and developers can combine the 4 different services together to customize their own product.

The goal about Stratos is to be the foundation (Decentralized Cloud) of Blockchain industry and help the blockchain industry to get rid of centralized Cloud service.

-Jman

wow — Mindgeek and Faimdata — what accolades

-Rick Stoner

Interesting name choice for your project, there are other older tokens with a similar name, would this have any impact against your project. Your interest for atmosphere / description of that and the meaning of the name is clear. I am just unsure why / it’s closely named to another project / legacy.

Would this ever have any impact / or cause confusion in an almost visible overwhelmed info tech market?

-Bin Zhu

Stratos is part of Stratosphere, if we consider the earth is crypto industry, Stratos would like to offer the full package service to blockchain industry like Stratosphere surround the earth

-Jman

How does Stratos differ from the other cloud services — say Filecoin / Sia etc?

-Bin Zhu

Stratos is decentralized infrastructure service provider which contain storage, database and computation. Decentralized storage is just one service in Stratos, so we provide much more than them.

(Claire posted a photo)

-Bin Zhu

In the other side, Stratos decentralized storage is high performance and high availability which is suitable for real business case.

Also with our unique consensus Proof of Traffic, I would like to see, Stratos storage solution is the game changer for the decentralized Storage market.

BTW, Stratos storage is not only storage which allow user upload/download files, it’s also high performance CDN service which can beat with Theta project

We did a demo video which show the capability what Stratos could do, will share here after.

-Claire Zhang

Our recent demo showcases stratos fast upload speed and exceptional livestreaming function through our decentralized CDN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4FI_TkXgfg&t=2s

Under the testnet environment, a 25MB only took 3 secs to upload and can be played directly from your wallet. 👊

-Rick Stoner

Are all these storage solutions aligned for personal and business level cloud storage of typical data? Or will this include cloud storage services for the gaming industry also?

-Bin Zhu

The Stratos storage solution is fully scalable which is suitable for business or end customer, you can store your high valuable business data or personal video or image.

It accept all kind of data you want to save. Zip, Word, PPT, anything.

-Rick Stoner

What is the data / speed to calculation that has been achieved, data / flow, input to output.

so.. ‘ how fast is it ‘ ?

-Bin Zhu

For SocialFi or GameFi, these type projects they need storage, but they need decentralized database even more, because they need to store lots of relational records such as user profile, user conversation, game parameters, gaming progress.

-Bin Zhu

From the Video Claire just shared, you can see the uploading performance is very good.

-Rick Stoner

I agree so much on this, this is real world problem, and it looks like Stratos is a solution for this type of interaction.

-Bin Zhu

For processing, of Stratos even could handle video streaming without any problem, it is capable to manage all other task as well.

-Rick Stoner

Have you been approached and or are you planning to propose this technology for gaming and large scale IT businesses?

-Claire Zhang,

It’s a very good question Rick. NFT, GameFi are all good and hot concept, but are difficult to execute with efficiency. That’s where Stratos came in with enterprise-level development experince.

We have started to partner with GameFi project to improve user experiecence. https://stratos-network.medium.com/stratos-partners-with-firework-games-to-enhance-gaming-experiences-with-decentralized-storage-807fd01bf9a0

-Bin Zhu

Exactly, I started my career since 2000, I know what’s the problem, what’s gap, what we need to solve and how to solve.

So I have clear vision what Stratos will be and what Stratos will solve in next 5 years

Yes, the conversation already started, there are several big business we are talking with.

If some of them using Stratos decentralized CDN service, we can reduce their CDN cost at least 90%, which is not kidding!

-Jman

Can you go over Proof of traffic for all of us — so we can understand how this works?

-Bin Zhu

Except that, in this crypto industry, how many of you guys have bad experience with Centralized platform, Stratos will try to solve it

[In reply to Jman [I will not PM you]]

Stratos has unique Incentive Mechanism “Proof of Traffic”

At present, most of the blockchain projects on the market use PoW and PoS consensus mechanisms, but they all have, to some extent, limitations and drawbacks. In the real world, the volume of traffic and the number of users are most commonly used to measure the value of internet companies. Traffic will bring more attention which leads to huge commercial value and benefits. Therefore, using traffic to verify the value provided by each node is very much required.

From another perspective, if a node needs to handle higher concurrent traffic, the overall performance of the node needs to be higher. The overall performance of a node is determined by computing power, storage, and network bandwidth. Therefore, motivating the miners using the consensus mechanism of PoT will be much healthier and more effective than PoS or PoW. Miners will not just focus on storage or workload but need to focus on overall performance and increase the network bandwidth of each machine so that the Stratos network can ensure the health and efficiency of the network during high-speed expansion.

The development of Web 3.0 is not only about the richness of the applications on Web 3.0, but also the stability and efficiency of the underlying network. Therefore, Stratos has designed the unique PoT consensus to better encourage all participating miners to maintain the effectiveness of the network and further promote durable and vigorous development and operations.

Rick Stoner

-So all miners get rewards for securing the network?

-Bin Zhu

Yes, all the Resource node minner get rewards based on how many traffic they response.

-Jman

How does one participate to be a miner?

-Claire Zhang

The 3 layers are also 3 different nodes. Miners can choose to join the Stratos network according to different hardware specifications and requirements. https://stratos-network.medium.com/stratos-everything-you-need-to-know-about-mining-stos-64f68411704e

-Bin Zhu

You need a computer, we don’t ask super server, just a computer in a good shape with high speed bandwidth (around 100M), then you can start to join Stratos testnet. We will ask for the deposit certain STOS if you want to continue mining in mainnet.

-Claire Zhang

Recommended hardware requirements: CPU i5 4 cores, 16GB memory, 2TB hard disk, 100M bandwidth

-Jman

thats it? — Mostly eveyrone has this

How much in Stratos is required to validate?

-Bin Zhu

Speed up the network is not only need super computer and powerful data centre like Google, AWS.

Stratos go differently, we would like everyone to join the network, we will use edge storage and edge computation to beat centralized data centre and cloud. Stratos decentralized Cloud service are built by people. This is the MOST IMPORTANT part for all of us

The reason we launch the incentive testnet is to gather the information, when we have more and more info of network, we will have ideal number

-Jman

do you have a launch date for the testnet yet?

-Bin Zhu

In around 2 weeks

-Rick Stoner

So how does reflection work on the quest for what to do, would we be looking towards multiple node operations as an individual, or a stronger more powerful node with the same amount of holding.

The upstream down stream of the network can’t be a constant 100M is it? or is that the only recommended throughout put?

-Bin Zhu

Like a tree, tree need root, big and strong chunk, but also need lots of leaves.

Stratos will cooperate with professional miner to build the “highway”, but also need millions computers to be leaf to serve your neighbours

-Rick Stoner

I also need to ask this question to elaborate, will a bigger computer / node benefit the user? or is this only based on the leverage held by the node.

-Claire Zhang

[ Photo ]

-Bin Zhu

100M is recommended, if the bandwidth is lower, maybe the miner only could serve less traffic which will lower his reward as well.

Stratos need 3 types nodes, meta node, blockchain node and resource node.

The meta node is the most important node, we need powerful server to run the meta node. But for blockchain node and resource node, bandwidth is as important as hardware specification.

-Jman

Can you elaborate more on the meta node? what is it?

-Bin Zhu

Meta node is important, you can understand it’s the DNS service in the current internet, the DNS tell you where is website you want reach.

Meta nodes contains all the routing information, they know everything in Stratos and they can find and assign the tasks to the suitable resource node to execute.

For better understanding, you can think the Meta node of Stratos is super node in EOS which need to be whitelisted

-Rick Stoner

Your project has sparked a huge amount of creative ideas in our group… I can say it’s is overwhelming hippieness for what you are doing on your project, of course we have a lot of questions, and more forming as people have conversations about what you are doing!

I am myself overwhelmed with the amount of real world problems you are solving with Stratos.

-Rick Stoner

You can check out Stratos here https://www.thestratos.org/ and you can join their telegram group here:

https://t.me/StratosCommunity

-Jman

I read that there is another exchange listing in October — is that date set and can. you share what exchange?

-Bin Zhu

Thanks Rick

I think NOW is the best time to welcome decentralized are, not only economy side, but also new type of lifestyle, let’s work together and fight for our equal right and data right!

-Bin Zhu

Today is Sunday, STOS will be listed on Top 10 exchage in a week

Sorry due to the NDA, I can’t announce it by myself

-Jman

we can keep a secret — its only 2400 of us — lol

-Jman

So to recap — the implications of your newly found Project — is Gaming/ Video / cloud services and more!!!

Stay tuned for more info and follow us at:

Twitter | Telegram Group |Telegram Announcement Channel| Medium| Discord | YouTube| LinkedIn | WeChat: Stratos

Building the next generation of decentralized data mesh for the blockchain industry and Web 3.0. thestratos.org