What are Sentinels?
Sentinels are location witnesses! They can observe data heuristics, like location, temperature, elevation, wind speed, etc! Right now, our XY 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 XY 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 XY 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.