Sentivate: Q&A

Thomas Marchi — Co-founder & Developer

Panama Crypto
Jun 19 · 11 min read

1. Why Sentivate?

The global economy depends on a fast web & cheap bandwidth. If a solely decentralized web replaced the modern web it would take up more bandwidth and crash the global economy. The term Web 3.0 is not a magic globe, a revolutionary idea, or a solution. Both topologies have their use cases but together they are a solution to an ever growing problem that has gone unchecked.

HTTP & DNS were built a long time ago in Web history. HTTP is the vehicle for money, any slowing down to HTTP means a slower economy. DNS & HTTP are inherently broken, have poor scalability, are dreadfully slow, lack modern features, eat up bandwidth, and cost consumers & businesses billions. Replacing just these two core technologies with modern future-proof solutions would elevate the massive pressure placed on our networks.

The Web is the Wild Wild West. There are limited laws and the ones that do exist are easy to navigate around. Domain regulations need to be updated & enforced. We need to be able to identify attackers, hold bad faith players responsible, and hold rent-seeking large entities accountable. At the same time good faith actors need to be prioritized & rewarded.

Net Neutrality is a utilitarian issue not a political one. Bandwidth is limited, our needs are out growing our networks. To solve this issue we need modern revolutionary technology to replace existing components. If we don’t, fast lanes & prioritization of data is our only option. The inevitable rise of IoT, more devices per-person/household, self-driving cars, & developing countries coming online suck up bandwidth we don’t have.

2. What is NOT Sentivate?

We are NOT your typical Web 3.0 project.

A HYBRID WEB IS THE SOLUTION — “WEB 3.0” IS AN UNREALISTIC CASH GRAB DON’T FALL FOR IT

Decentralized web based projects aren’t aware of the core issues. A decentralized web doesn’t address the bandwidth problem it hyper accelerates it. Decentralized web projects don’t address the issues associated with outdated core technologies such as DNS & HTTP. The decentralized space has projects that are simply driven by the hype of blockchain and proceed to decentralize everything under the sun. The web is a complex organism that has many moving parts. If we are to create a viable replacement for it we must address all these moving parts.

A decentralized web is what we get in a dystopian future where equality is put before freedom.

“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” Milton Friedman

3. Why Sentivate is unique?

We must utilize both sides of the same coin, while revolutionizing core technologies. A solely centralized or decentralized web can’t solve this issue alone. A revolutionary replacement for today’s web is a system that is centralized focused that’s enhanced by decentralized components. Both sides of the coin working together to fully maximize the Internet’s potential.

4. Who is behind Sentivate? Backgrounds?

Thomas Marchi (Co-founder & Developer)

I’ll keep the bit about myself short as I prefer the focus to be on the work. I’m a builder at heart, have a constant need to create, and I continually strive for perfection in my work. I have been developing longer than half my life span. I have built a plethora of apps in different subject matters such as: genetic applications, mobile apps, neuromorphic front/back-ends, utility libraries, websites, real-time apps, social media automation, social networks, benchmarking software, security, frameworks, high speed trading apps, CSS design frameworks, RFID solutions, media applications, torrent streaming, IT, modified browsers, and GUI designs.

Matt Karasiewicz (Co-founder/Finance)

Matt has earned a Bachelor of Finance in Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies from Rider University. After University he was a managing partner at Menrvah , and the president of KMA Satellite Inc. , in addition to helping found & secure finance for Arity.

Lew Knopp (Co-founder)

Former Navy Seal, founder of Templar Titan Inc. , and Co-founder of the Center for Online Justice. His story is told best on his profile at TT’s website if you want to dig deeper. https://templartitan.com/team/lew-knopp/

Sentivate Team page

5. How Sentivate is funded?

We are self funded and we are happy with what we have been able to accomplish thus far. Our technology speaks for itself, money doesn’t scare us. Arity our parent company provides a revenue flow to keep the project moving.

6. Plans for exchanges?

We are actively looking at exchanges to list, we have established a strict BTI verified requirement for any exchange we work with. It’s a matter of which is the best next step and when is it the right time to do so. We don’t rush here and every choice has a particular desired result. We are fans of organic growth and slow transitions, this allows the market time to breath and avoid any drastic change.

https://www.bti.live/exchanges/

7. What is/will be Sentivate marketing plan?

Sentivate is primarily focused on organic growth in the markets. We noticed a lot of crypto exchanges involved with wash-trading and market-making bots and we want no part of that. We will be looking to grow organically and legally within US law.

8. Who are Sentivate closest competitors, how different are they?

Currently no project is attempting to create a new web that has centralized & decentralized aspects while replacing things like DNS & HTTP. Creating a new front-end developer experience and back-end experience resulting in an entirely different type of web app. We consider anyone proposing a solely decentralized web our competitors, although we have strikingly different approaches. Ultimately anyone making an attempt to replace the web we have today we see as our competitors. Projects like EOS & IPFS we see as indirect competitors. IFPS is highly idealistic with what seems to be a touch of far left leaning political ideology. To us IPFS is a “cool” experimental project but otherwise isn’t viable as an actual replacement for the web we have today. The issues surrounding these networks are publicly visible on their github pages. EOS on the other hand is a network controlled by a select few people masquerading as a decentralized network. Anyone who does a good amount of digging will see that EOS was created as a cash grab during the boom of ICOs and cryptocurrency. Considering the history of the founder and locations of their fund. It’s very easy to see they had one thing in mind. It clearly wasn’t to build a decentralized network like they first promised and advertised. If their intention is to offer an alternative web and not to replace the existing, then they fit well in that context. Once they venture out of that context it’s very easy to point out the many flaws of their network when it comes to a viable replacement.

Is Sentivate similar to IPFS/SUB/Web 3.0/decentralized web/blockchain based wen project?
No! Sentivate is not focused on unrealistically changing the webs 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 its best when its 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.

9. “The web lacks accountability & identity” IMO users should determine that, not a protocol or an entity, privacy should not be compromised over security, the internet would become a State of Surveillance.

THE WEB HAS AN IDENTITY PROBLEM

The modern Web is nothing short of the Wild Wild West of the 21st century. One of the most important questions a service must ask is how to distinguish the good from the bad. How does a service quickly and with limited resource requirements determine if a connection is being operated by a good or bad actor? The web lacks enforceable reactive security. IP addresses can be effortlessly spoofed & with the rise of 0-RTT this only further complicates security concerns. Everyone on the web needs a way to report and keep track of bad actors or compromised devices. Every service needs to be able to quickly determine whether or not a connection is coming from a bad actor. Network security is only getting more complicated and more expensive. This trend will only continue unless we address the root issues.
We need to do away with usernames & passwords. Logging into a service should happen during the connection handshake. We need to start thinking in terms of identities, (key pairs), instead of passwords for services. Taking your social media profiles on the go while leaving your banking profiles at home.

Services can begin to utilize a network wide reporting system for bad actors. This reporting system improves the overall health and security of the web. This public ledger of bad & good actors would allow services to quickly make judgement calls on what to do during connection handshake.

Accountability is a complicated issue and in-order to bring law and order to the web it’s going to take hardware solutions not just software. If you are an NSP or ISP and are interested in what we are working on regarding hardware solutions for the entire network make sure to shoot us an email.

10. Please share the tokenomics for Sentivate.

Symbol: SNTVT
Type: ERC20
Decimals: 18
Network: Ethereum
Contract Address: 0x7865af71cf0b288b4E7F654f4F7851EB46a2B7F8

Token Swap: 1000 SNTVT : 1 VIAT

Circulation
Max Supply: 4,200,000,000–4.2B
Held (Not in circulation): 1,050,000,000
Max Circulating Supply: 3,150,000,000

Distribution
Delegates: 2,100,000,000
Airdrop: 1,050,000,000
Team: 840,000,000
Advisors: 210,000,000

11. Current platform statistics and growth analysis?

12. What will the roadmap look like after 2019?

Our Roadmap plans are only released every 3 months to be sure that we hit our goals and milestones when it comes to the code. Stay updated on our roadmap here:

https://sentivate.com/info/roadmap/

13. What is the purpose of the token aside early access? Couldn’t Sentivate exist without a token?

SNTVT is an ERC20 utility token on the Ethereum network. Sentivate tokens are used to gain access to the early stages of the Sentivate Network, development process, & voting. Delegates cast their votes during various phases of development which aids in directing the project. Delegates have early access to browsers, server modules, client modules, Identity certificates, Domain certificates, and various other applications. Delegates with more SNTVT tokens have more voting power and as such have a greater ability to steer the project.

ERC-20 tokens are also an effective way to incentivize early adoption of emerging web-based technologies, not just blockchain specific solutions. It’s a great way to bring new users to the network and for developers to start building applications. This will also bring users straight into VIAT making the initial adoption quick & easy.

14. Mass adoption, how will this be achieved?

It gets down to adoption and use cases. To spur initial adoption we are re-releasing all of our previous applications back on the Sentivate Network only. Apps that fill multiple current holes in the market and have fantastic potential to pull in organic revenue. None the less that is only an aspect of adoption. Providing businesses & governments with use case specific solutions is the other side of the adoption pie.

Mass adoption will achieved via strategic partnerships with merchants and market industries to onboard consumers on to the platform.

15. What incentives user will have to move to Sentivate?

In a nutshell. There are several community outreach operations that will bring in new users. Development of new applications that can’t be offered through the traditional web will attract users. The Viat swap itself will bring over countless new users because you need to use the Sentivate network to get to Viat.

Sentivate will strive to be a viable & realistic replacement for the modern web. Faster, Safer, & more scalable than any solely centralized or decentralized web.

Sentivate, The Universal Web, and Viat its native cryptocurrency. The Sentivate Network is effectively two separate networks that are interoperable and have the opposite balance in topology.

The first and most important network is the Universal Web. The UW is designed to be a realistic, viable, and true replacement for the web we have today. The UW is centralized focused but can be enhanced by decentralized components. The UW brings a series of replacements for the core software technologies that drive the web such as HTTP & DNS. There are new technologies that are introduced into the mix like the Identity System & Viat integration which are missing from the web.

The second network is Viat and it’s decentralized focused and can be, if opted-in, by centralized systems. This allows Viat to offer things like wallet security & instant transactions. Viat offers this without doing what other cryptocurrencies do like freezing wallets without direct permission to do so. Wallets that have these features enabled are all publicly visible allowing consumers and businesses to operate with some level of confidence and trust not present in other cryptos.



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