What are XYO Sentinels?
What are Sentinels?
Sentinels are location witnesses! They can observe data heuristics, like location, temperature, elevation, wind speed, etc! Right now, our XYO Sentinels can simply report a location on a map. However, future developers and companies can add our SDK (Software Development Kit) to their devices, make them XYO-enabled, and potentially add more data to a Sentinel’s individual ledger.
For example, imagine a smart car that can report traffic increases, or current speeds on the highway! A smart watch that could report human heart rates in a certain location, or a shipping container that can detect the temperature of the goods inside it! Maybe even a drone that can tell you the elevation of the pizza it’s delivering!
There’s a lot of data out there, and we just need to make devices XYO-enabled so all that data can be verified, trusted, and delivered when someone needs to keep a more informed eye on their products.
Why can we trust it?
Sentinels can vouch for the certainty and accuracy of the heuristic by producing temporal ledgers. When an area has a lot of XYO Sentinels, they can communicate with each other, and compare ledgers! If 90% of Sentinels report an item in one home, and 10% report it in another home, it’s much more likely that the 90% is correct. Using that decentralized method of finding the most likely information allows us to create the world’s first decentralized location-based oracle network!
How many Sentinels do I get in each Geomining Kit?
Each XYO Geomining Kit comes with 8 XYO Sentinels. Each one uses Bluetooth to confirm locations and save them to their individual ledgers. They can communicate to each other via Bluetooth, or connect to a nearby phone app to extend their communication via your phone’s location services. Right now, the beta XYO Network app is available on the Play Store.