Substratum Ramblings: Net Neutrality, How We are Different & How You Can Help

hello substratum family so today I just wanted to just drop a few things that I’ve been thinking about that I think are important this non high quality production not doing it like my buddy Jason that does all the other videos for us real professional but just gonna throw a few things out of there that I’ve been thinking out of basically because of what happened today with the net neutrality decision and the evening and then even before that so I just a few things off the top of my head so basically 1 net neutrality if any of you that don’t know today the United States voted the FCC voted to repeal the current net neutrality laws which basically takes away the political protection for ensuring that all people have access to all information in the same way so what that does is it it really makes it harder on up-and-coming startups you know a mom-and-pop shops things like that makes it what you can pay for an internet fast lane to some of the greater bigger sites out there YouTube or Facebook or things like that but makes where you do have to pay to get that pay extra so additional things additional costs so so we were against the repeal of net neutrality it’s pretty open out there on our Twitter feed we even gave away quite a bit of substrate for just retweeting opposed to try to be in favor of keeping that neutrality but it does present an opportunity for substratum and for us sub shot of community members and token holders so so basically when we went out we started the whole concept of this we really thought it would be for mostly for overseas people who would need it more because their censorship so I’m over here I said this in my earlier video but but this basically opens up a whole new demographic of people that that will want to help us that will want to be part of the network because the substratum provides a way to remain that neutral that cannot be controlled talk a little bit more about that later but they cannot be controlled and doesn’t require political intervention doesn’t require basically regulations in order to remain that way so it is you know it’s bad that net neutrality did get repealed but it’s good that we have a solution already in place and already underway and already proven that it works they can take that over because that is the perfect solution I even saw a Mark Cuban there’s not affiliated with us at all but tweeted out a couple weeks ago that if people are concerned about net neutrality why don’t they create a mesh network of computers that basically do what substratum does and we’re like yeah we’re already on that buddy so so we’re you know we’re it’s good to see that minds are thinking that thinking along that line that there is a technological solution to this problem and so that’s just something I just want to throw out there that I was thinking of but basically I think that it does create an enormous opportunity for substratum in that then now we’re needed in the United States Oh more than just for the censorship that’s starting to occur which is bad but now we’re needed just to remain net neutral so it’s it’s a huge opportunity we don’t take it lightly the the responsibility but we’re grateful and humbled by the opportunity to do it something something else I want to talk about is just people have asked a lot of this recently we recently released a video just yesterday about the substratum Coors Network basically it’s it’s one of the components that makes up the substratum Network how it runs and basically how it runs and how it’s different from some other products out there so I just want to kind of highlight a few things so when you look at products like tor which again we’ve said this before we’re standing on the shoulders of giants you know tor is amazing for what it did for the path that it led but it does have things that could be done differently and better and one of that is is that tor tor packets are unique they look like a tor packet and so they’re easily identifiable not to mention it runs in its own browser which is I easily identifiable so ways to improve upon that are we want to remain anonymity of or we want to remain we want to keep the security of Tor but you know those two things are things that need to be improved so when we lessons that we can learn from the Tor and that we have learned from the Tor basically if you look at a substratum packet as it runs across the wire as it goes you know it’s basically it’s serving up content it looks no different than if you are watching a video online if you are uploading a file or dropbox it’s uses standard HTTP packets it’s hiding in plain sight is what we say so it’s it’s disguised as standard HTTP or HTTPS traffic there is no difference so what what does that do well it’s hidden so it can’t be identified and you can’t just filter it out where you could say ok we see substratum is doing what they’re doing we’re just going to look for those types of packets and we’re gonna filter those out for instance if you want to go from my understanding to Wikipedia with the tor browser you get filtered out because it’s easy to identify that they’re using the tor browser they’re using the Tor network with substratum that’s not the case because we’re we’ve basically programmed down to the root level services HTTP HTTPS TCP and we’re basically we’re using those core services and and we’ve disguised our packets to look like those core services so there’s no way to tell apart a substratum packet from you know somebody watching a video of their cat online from YouTube for instance so so being hidden in plain sight it’s impossible to shut down so it’s either all on or all off so the only way someone could in theory turn off the substratum network is to completely shut off the entire Internet like they do at North Korea and we know for the majority of the world that’s not gonna happen so you have some security and knowing that that what we’re building can’t easily be identified can’t easily be turned off so it’s it’s really next-level stuff honestly guys that I’m continuing to say that I’m humble to be a part of it because the more I see what the team has put together the more it honestly blows my mind even beyond where I thought it would go or where I thought we would be now some additional difference is that and I’m not going to highlight the company’s name but there are people that are quote competitors of ours now are using basically third party API is third-party services for their platform so there are other companies out there who are trying to build the decentralized web and who who are using what’s called ipfs interplanetary file systems which is a great product you know as if he then been in our slack the other day a bj was in there talking about it and amazing product but it’s it wasn’t set out to do what substratum was set up to do so or what substratum sets out to do so it’s it’s using something that in its sort of works but it’s it’s it’s not going to be that base layer foundation that substratum is gonna be I like to tell people that when you’re looking at substratum right now it’s almost like investing or being a part of a community that was bringing you the Internet originally HTTP you know an HTTP that the protocols it’s it’s we’re working at that level at the protocol level which no one else they’re out there that solving this problem is so I can tell you guys truly that is absolutely revolutionary stuff it’s totally different so one other thing if you saw a demo I did here at this computer where we showed you what we proved in alpha test one a lot of people ask this question they asked well how are you serving up the site’s for i think we use anheuser-busch and the IMF the International Monetary Fund how are you serving up those sites through the network if they’re not hosted on subscribe subscribed Network and the answer is that we’re able to serve content that is not hosted on the network so this is what’s really kind of exciting to me is that so as we’ve said from the beginning if you or just want to be a consumer and don’t want to install any software you can pull up your browser Safari Chrome Firefox whatever type in an address or do a Google search for an address that’s hosted on the subscribe work and have a rendered right to your machine and be served content off of the decentralized web just like you would off of a centralized web and that’s still true but what we’ve been able to do is if you’re running a subscribe node if you’re running that one piece of software that basically you’re able to receive content that is not hosted on the subscribe network like Facebook like like Twitter so like so for people overseas in China and we talked about net neutrality and you talk about a censorship this becomes pivotal because now you can take and net neutrality we are net neutral then because just by running this one small piece of software you can using your standard browser not it not a browser that we’ve built you can use Safari you can use Firefox anything by running that one piece and then just booting up your your browser you can receive content that’s not hosted on the subscribe network from anywhere in the world all information to all people it’s amazing so what does that do well that boosts mainstream adoption because people are gonna want that feature I mean at least in my mind they are especially countries like China and places where they where they’re they’re prohibited from receiving certain of certain information and now even in the United States where we’re saying if I’m not paying for an internet fast lane to get to YouTube I can’t get to it maybe I I mean I don’t know where this goes guys with the whole net neutrality thing I don’t know what that leads to but if it gets like that then by running that one piece of software you can get all that all those sites so that boosts people who will who will run the node because now I’m gonna want that feature so now well while I’m running that to get that feature I’ll have to do is flip on one more option and now I’m earning so it’s it’s gonna boost mainstream adoption I believe tenfold just by having that in there and by packaging it all in as one little download one-click software that you can install so that is just kind of I mean some of these things just like I said as they’ve putting them together even more and they’ve come together it’s just blows my mind so it’s I just see that as so exciting that by serving content I also get to use the advanced features well I can use the advanced features without in content but but that you know it just it it just all goes into one as far as how fast things would get adopted I think it’s just gonna take off like a rocket ship just because like I said you know if I’m overseas and want to be able to see that site and just by turning that on now I can see it that’s amazing so so so that’s that’s sort of all I wanted to talk about the last thing I kinda want to say is kind of what can you do to help us at this point so there’s I’ll put it in the description are all tweeted out separate the beta form we’ve we put that out there so we are we’re kind of wrapping the private focus groups the Alpha groups and rolling into getting ready to roll into the the beta which we still have a sign up for because we still want to know who you are while you’re in the beta phase just like any other beta project in the world and you know who’s using it and how to kind of communicate with you to get information back from you so so there is a signup form out there to do that I’ll post it so if you want to be part of that be part of that but that lastly just spread the word man I mean I with this decision for net neutrality I mean that one of the commissioners said well no tomorrow the internet won’t be broken and that’s true I won’t be broken tomorrow but where it’s headed is is not a good direction and so I’m I’m both humbled and grateful to be part of a project that I know has the answer for this so I appreciate you guys taking the time to watch as I rambled hopefully it was informative and I will look forward to talking to you soon thank you

Substratum / SUB Review – Decentralizing Internet Freedom

hey guys how’s it going the crypto lark from Wellington here today we’re gonna be talking about sub stratum Network these guys are trying to decentralize web hosting services that’s not all they’re trying to do they got a few more value propositions that they’re bringing to the table that make this such an interesting project we’re gonna be looking at the pros and cons of all that and of course haven’t checked the competition price action all that fun stuff after a quick shout out to everybody who has been hitting that like button and of course everybody who has been subscribing to the channel that’s the new subscribers that’s the old subscribers everybody welcome if you’re not subscribed yeah buttons just down there go ahead and hit it up of course if you want to support me over on steam it calm or of course over on patreon both are much appreciated and of course this is not professional financial advice guys just to dude talk about crypto currencies on the internet the centralized internet at this point unfortunately now substratum network wants to be part of the infrastructure that helps decentralize the internets a part of the infrastructure because there’s a lot going on in the space we’re gonna be talking about all those different competitors different ideas of how this is all moving forward but really what we’re talking about when we’re talking about projects like substratum we’re talking about web 3.0 this is the evolution of the internet look the Internet is an amazing game changer in our lives I can remember back to the early days of you know using Web TV in America for example as a different time the Internet has evolved so much and it’s evolving all the time this is the next evolution of the Internet there are some serious problems facing us and you know that’s net neutrality government interference all this stuff we’re gonna talk about that in a second but one thing that in order for a substratum to really have the success that it needs to have it needs to be user friendly because the thing I’ve learned in all my years you know being an active internet user people kind of suck at it in a lot of ways most people don’t understand the fundamentals of how the internet works programming is a total mystery to people setting up a website it’s an impossible task look I get it we all have our specialty as everybody has only so much time in the day for X amount of things you don’t need to understand how the engine works to be able to drive the car so to speak but in this analogy if you still don’t understand how the engine works but understand that by putting a certain engine in your car you’re gonna get free gas people understand that and substratum is kind of bringing that analogy forward in the sense that they’re going to have very easy-to-use software that’ll let people actually participate in the substratum network which is fantastic they’ll get cryptocurrencies in return for renting out their computer space at times when they’re not using it fantastic idea not totally unique in the space in the sense of the renting of your computer capacity but nevertheless a fantastic idea and one that hasn’t been really specifically focused on web hosting to this extent they’re also gonna be bringing in substratum pay we’re gonna talk about that in a few minutes though but the problem that they’re trying to solve is massive and this is what gets me excited about the project because this is the way forward net neutrality you may or may not have heard about net neutrality but it’s a massive massive problem guys the fact is is that countries are already moving to kill net neutrality international digital barriers we see with China for example the great Chinese firewall it’s a mind-blowing Liebig problem oh hi hi hosting cost – that also sucks but I’m more concerned about the free information people being able to communicate with each other all around the world the fact that your average Chinese citizen is cut off is massive China’s regulating VPN companies now of course they are why wouldn’t they be it took them a while to catch on hey wait a second people are using Virtual Private Networks in order to get around our firewall well we need to register those companies and make sure that they are not doing this and so the latest Chinese Congress has actually come out with more regulation not less regulation more regulation on the intranet they’re cracking down even more unbelievable unbelievabl so there’s no foreign TV shows video streaming websites are being cracked down on group admins are held accountable for what set in their spaces can you believe that guys you know you guys know what goes on in chat groups on the Internet how can you be accountable for that stuff you’re just not gonna do it that’s what’s gonna happen you’re simply not going to do it unacceptable unacceptable absolutely the web has to be decentralized if a government can come and flick a switch and turn off the internet the Internet’s not working right we’ve got to move past this and we are these are the first steps these are the first companies entering the space that are going to evolve the Internet to the next step to get around this problem of government interference because it’s so easy for them to shut these things down because it’s all funneled through centralized places they give a call to the guy the centralized place hey yeah yeah shut that down okay cool all right yeah thanks it’s done just like that but it’s decentralized I can’t do it guys they cannot do it over in the States comcast if the doubt if the devil had a company this would certainly be in the running for his you know for his company now look the real problem here is they’re constantly fighting net neutrality rules this is stuff like throttling blocking certain sites discriminating against certain content we’ve already seen big Tech players companies exactly like you to come out against for example left-wing political commentators cryptocurrency channels it’s already happening now that’s just on a site-by-site basis but take it up a step and we’re gonna go the actual Internet service providers they’re going to limit how many people are allowed to come to your site they’re gonna block you from being seen in searches they’re going to you know flag your site and all these things basically whatever doesn’t fit with their agenda it cannot be like this this is not the Internet of promise this is the Internet of nightmares if these people take over now look that’s not to say the substratum doesn’t come without its own potential problems self-governance is their model self-governance can be problematic obviously it’s better to have the people making these decisions instead of big corporations and they’ve set up the veto power to upvote or downvote content basically based on the idea that well if you see child pornography or seen terrorism you can download that and they’ll be removed from the network but what’s to stop lots of right-wing political activists down voting left-wing political activist websites or vice versa potentially problematic but you know freedom’s a problematic thing nevertheless I’d rather have that happening than corporations deciding what should and shouldn’t be seen based on their economic and political views okay and a very recent example these are all recent examples actually this is all news from the last couple of weeks this is how pressing and of topic this is right now which is why substratum scum at just the right time along with other projects weren’t talked about a minute Spanish internet censorship should concern everyone obviously we all know about the referendum in Catalonia quite recently what is Spain do started shutting down websites started arresting programmers it’s hard to guess stop them from arresting programmers but nevertheless website blackouts Pro referendum sites were shutdown sites that help people vote we’re shut down Sykes the advertised locations of polling booths were all shut down terrible so undemocratic it disgusts me of course Spain is not technically a democracy it is actually a kingdom with a representative Parliament yeah problematic that’s a whole different whole different topic for a whole different day but nevertheless the Internet has got to be free this highlights again the necessity for it is not a China problem it’s not American a problem Spain problem it is a global problem in the same way the Internet’s global guys okay so substratum is not just bringing decentralized web hosting they’re also bringing in something called crypto pay so this is gonna let it’s basically another payment gateway we’ve seen a lot of pain and gateways coming out recently another player in the payment gateway space great I love it anyone that can take down PayPal the more players that are going against taking over big legacy players like PayPal the better obviously you see monetha come in recently they were quite a big name in the payment gateway space other projects are also looking to enter that space right around the crypto space so this is a very hot place they’ll have a lot of competition here much more than in the decentralized web hosting area but nevertheless it does add a lot of value to their platform now decentralizing well everything is becoming very very very popular these days now look see a coin is not competition to substratum NORs storage norse file coin or a lot of other coatings that are decentralizing cloud storage it’s different it’s different guys so that’s something keep in mind this might spell trouble for companies like mysterium though decentralized Virtual Private Network powered by the blockchain you may not need that if the Internet of course in itself is decentralized although mysterium may be a very important intermediary step between where we are now and where we need to be in the future in fact something like mysterium would actually be a perfect use case currently in China because what are they well it’s the Chinese government doing now they’re going to the VPN companies and saying yo you guys gotta get on board regulations and tell us who’s using your VPNs a decentralized network might not have such problems we go on to made safe now look made safe is a very ambitious project aiming to do much more than substratum saving to do at least at this stage made safe wants to be basically like the new internet essentially that’s a pretty ambitious project made safe but you got to keep it real they are also looking at web hosting so it does put direct competition to substratum but there’s plenty of room for players in the space here so I am not worried about that at all Sonam you guys know got some love for Sun over here also looking at site hosting but so so much more so so much more so you know someone’s gonna be busy doing all the other stuff that they’re doing with cloud story fog computing it’s not clouds fog computing and different things but with site hosting is also something that they are looking at incorporating into their project but again think about how many different players there are we can also mention shift here as well shift is also looking to do similar things but Hostgator GoDaddy on and on and on and go the names there are so many players legacy players in this space already but there’s definitely a lot of room for challengers to come along companies like Hostgator I think definitely have the potential to be overthrown by these newcomers who are actually offering to pay people to participate instead of demanding people pay for participation now obviously you only get paid if you are hosting the nodes you do have to pay in substrat tokens to host your website but still brings the cost down quite a bit as well now the team being here has got a lot of good players on it people who have been involved in tech for a long time so I don’t see any problems here with the people they’ve got on board I think you know good team right technical knowledge obviously be good to see them bringing more people to the team in order to get this project rolled out on time and to specification reading through the white paper as well I did like this that they are going to spending 30% of their budget on advertising nice you guys know how important advertising is how important marketing is in this space I can’t get your message across no matter how good your ideas doesn’t matter okay here is their argument for why it is actually less expensive to host on the decentralized web some people say what wouldn’t be more expensive with all those computers and etc etc etc I actually know cuz it’s actually you’re dealing with micro transactions based on the amount of bandwidth needed at any given time so you’re not just charged a baseline feat you’re charged sort of a per you space so for probably for most companies this would bring the price down quite a bit there may be I suppose some situations where it may cost slightly more for some big companies but I think in most cases it would bring the cost down quite a bit okay substratum will be running their own blockchain however it substrate is an RC 20 token and so it will be exchanged over there but the substratum network will have its own blockchain for the decentralized web of course the future of sub stratum now look they’ve got listed on a few exchanges already but if you’re getting involved in substratum now you have got to be patient most of what they’re doing isn’t even gonna be rolled out until next year so if you’re getting the substrata now you have got to hold onto it at least until mid next year preferably longer it will actually start to see the things that they want to do coming out the substratum node this is how you’re gonna get paid right by running a node and the great part is you don’t actually have to have any substract coins in order to start earning you just need to set up a node and start running it and you’ll start receiving substratum coins but the nodes not up and running yet they’re gonna be having a substratum store which is a decentralized app store that’s great as well by the way substratum pay so this is the payment gateway we were talking about all this stuff’s coming guys it’s gonna be a while it’s a long hold like so many projects for seeing the crypto space right now it is so super early days so you got a hold on to this one for a while if you’re getting involved you have to believe in the project currently the market caps only sitting at around 25 million dollars now the market cap has been a bit higher in the past we’ve seen it go 50 and above for the market cap so we’ve seen it at twice the prices been already obviously currently it’s a pretty brutal time for most altcoins that being said it’s a fantastic project I think it’s got a really bright future ahead of it this these are the kind of projects that we need this is the kind of technology that we need and look keeping it real whether it’s substratum or one of the other players this stuff is what’s going to move the world forward very very important technology very very important project whether they’re successful or not others will either lead or follow in their footsteps but this technology is very important now look if you’re looking at it from a speculative point of view the market caps currently 25 million dollars think about made safe they’re currently about a hundred and fifty million dollars so it’s about six times the current value and II think in a year from now that as well not only will you be able to say well I’ll probably have a similar value made safe but think about how much the crypto market as a whole will have grown within the next year all things to think about if you want to get yourself some substrat coins go over to finance i’ve got a link down below you can also grab yourself some and hit BTC or ether delta to probably hit PTC or buy an ounce of your best bets though obviously by Nantz is really doing the majority of the volume so you’ll be able to and be ensured of getting liquidity over there if you want to go and pick some up so go to buy an ounce got a link down below for it guys very very interesting project let me know what you think about it in the comment section down below guys thank you so so much for tuning in long-lived blockchain and peace out till next time guys