On the 19th of September, 2022 at 2:00 UTC, Decentralized Club had the honor of hosting Daniel Saito from the StrongNode Edge for an Ask-Me-Anything session on their Telegram page with a community of over 100,000 people. It was hosted by DC Host, Ella.
The session was divided into three segments. Introductions were made in Segment 1, questions from the Twitter community were answered in Segment 2, and live questions from the community members in attendance were answered in Segment 3.
If you missed this event and would like to know what StrongNode Edge is all about, you can find a recap of the interview here. Information here should be researched and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Also note that slight edits have been made for clarity, and links in this recap lead to images, documents, or other media.
Segment 1 — Introduction
Hi beautiful people! What’s up, Hope you all are doing well
Today I am hosting an AMA session with the Decentralized Club.
My name is Ella and I will be hosting StrongNode Edge in this session.
Let’s welcome our guest for this session @StrongNode_CEO
Hello Ella, nice to meet you my name is Daniel Saito
Great to be back here again
Doing great busy hustling
Hi Daniel, How are you?😌
Nice to meet you too😌
You’re welcome to Decentralized Club! It’s our pleasure to have you!
Would you kindly introduce yourself to the Community ?
It’s always great to speak to this community had a blast last time.
Here to fulfill my promise to follow up with another AMA before our product release announcements.
We will have a blast this time too! not to worry🔥🤩 We have an amazing community🎉
Indeed you do
Alright let’s get this show on the road!
You got questions, I got answers
Let me give you a quick overview of the session before we get started.
Yaaa! I have an amazing questions to get to know your Strong Edge better!
Segment 1️⃣: Introduction Questions with Project team
Segment 2️⃣: 5 best Question from Twitter Gets Answered
Segment 3️⃣: Live Telegram Questions ,Best 5 Telegram questions get answered.
Kindly type”✅” after you are done answering!
Let’s get started! 💪🏻
Q1. Can you give us an overview of StrongNode and what motivated you to start the project?
StrongNode is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service technology company that leverages edge computing and blockchain technologies and harvests idle computing power from common digital devices. We are the first project of the incubation lab entity TkyoLabs. StrongNode is Web 3.0 infrastructure without any servers.
What motivated me to start the project is to solve the scalability issue. Our team saw the need for an alternative and cost-efficient solution in computing and data processing for the large scale enterprises all the way to small-medium businesses and build solutions for real world problems.
Q2. Can you go into further detail about StrongNode’s different features? What do you think the project’s strengths are?
StrongNode aims to build a virtualized infrastructure where $SNE can be earned by providing “resources” to the StrongNode Edge Network. We are working on solutions that help build out the blueprints of Web 3.0.
We are a global project. The whole StrongNode team wanted $SNE and StrongNode to be accessible for everyone with or without any experience dealing with crypto. We want to be able to get it in the hands of the users in developing countries so we can break the digital divide.
We are developing products like AnzenVPN our solution to distributed VPN, the StrongNode ID and dashboard, the StrongNode bridge, and of course our $SNE token that supports our ecosystem.
We are building the key infrastructure of Web 3.0 with other components at work. Here at StrongNode, we are working on making a mesh network of low cost effective computing with security and privacy in mind.
Also note we have a NFT drop for all of you after this AMA!
Really Amazing,We need this type of product in the market👌🏻 as server requires a lot of attention
Ohhhh Waoooo! That’s a jackpot for our community🤩
Beautiful People Grab the opportunity🤩
Well developing node / server software is our speciality
Q3. Can you tell us what distinguishes your project from others?
The StrongNode approach has an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) aspect where we understand that there is a “significant” digital footprint at the mass consumer level that can be retooled and refocused to help process “data” on the edge network (last mile) and that unpowered / unused laptop in your desk drawer can be retooled to make you supplemental income.
We didn’t want to just release a coin just for the purpose of another token on the market, we wanted to push the needle and develop innovative solutions so YOU the user can benefit more ways than one.
Web 1.0 — READ ONLY
Web 2.0 — READ / WRITE
Web 3.0 — OWNERSHIP
This is the state of the web and where we are going. If Web3.0 is about ownership it’s about owning a piece and participating in becoming part of WEB3.0. We at StrongNode enables you to own and participate becoming part the Internet.
You can read more about Web 3.0 on venturebeat as we will be discussing the future of Web 3 in a series, prior to our launch to educate our future users.
Our platform provides an eco-friendly solution for those who want to avoid the high energy costs of traditional data centers. What makes us stand out is how StrongNode’s efforts for introducing GREEN Mining and making “Computing with a Purpose” a reality.
Infrastructure is where it’s at. Picks and shovels
That’s really Amazing!
Great! That’s was really informative answer!
Q4. What is the value of the $SNE token and how can a user get one?
$SNE is the native token of the StrongNode economy. We have vendors willing to rent out computing time and resources in exchange for $SNE token and it also forms the backbone of our wider ecosystem’s economy.
Our $SNE token can be used on our platform for our Enterprise or Retail and End User services (Edge Customers), Edge Seeders or the individuals with the compute resources, and the Edge Innovators or projects running on the StrongNode Edge technology.
For $SNE token information, click here: https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/strongnode
Moving on to the last question from segment1
Q5. What are the major milestones your project has achieved so far?What are your further plans for your project?
The past few months has been a phase of serious development for us. $SNE was launched, $SNE listed on CEX/DEX platforms, and the ongoing development for our AnzenVPN, the StrongNode dVPN solution, StrongNodeID, and dashboard.
The https://tokensfarm.com/sne/lp/1 on Tokensfarm is still going strong and we have successfully staked 312.23 M $SNE tokens. Our Tokensfarm $SNE-MATIC pool is tracking 116.9% APY as we have currently extended the liquidity pool rewards until Jan 2023.
StrongNodeID is complete and ready to be shipped (white label customers are lining up for this service)
StrongBridge is code complete and undergoing 3rd party code audit. We are working to be chain independent as we are planning to move over to ETH and other chains.
We are looking to add more $SNE CEX/DEX listings soon, on top of $SNE listed at MEXC (https://www.mexc.com/exchange/SNE_USDT), Digifinex (https://www.digifinex.com/en-ww/trade/BTC/SNE), and LAToken (https://latoken.com/exchange/SNE_mBTC).
Amazing! Looking forward to it🤩
Greatt!🔥 With this we have came to an end of segment 1
Let’s now take some questions from our Twitter community!
Segment 2 — Twitter Questions
Q1: What allows StrongNode to become a truly reliable and green solution? If IaaS services provide a high level of security and availability for organizations that want to stop relying on hardware to own IT infrastructure.@y1sus_afp
I think that what makes us stand out is how StrongNode’s efforts for “Computing with a Purpose.” Macro events around the world contribute to this, a good example is ETH which was responsible for 0.2% of overall energy consumption in the world especially with Bitcoin’s increasing energy consumption has triggered a passionate debate about the sustainability of the digital currency. We want to introduce the idea of GREEN MINING and we want to make “Computing for a Purpose” a reality. We are officially in a recession with macro events whether if it is war or plague there is supply chain issues, and that unpowered / unused laptop in your desk drawer can be retooled to make you supplemental income.
Q2: Could you tell me how important and/or what role do the partners who own the StrongNode project currently play and I would also like to know what key points of a new partner are taken into account by StrongNode when finalizing a possible partnership with that new project partner?
We have our partners like GAINS Associates, http://Stardust.gg, Splinterlands, numerous funds and KOLs are working with us. We are still looking for key partnerships that believes in the same vision that we do as we are now in the development phrase for our products. Our partnerships will help drive adoption and utilization in the masses and help bring our products and services on a global scale.
Q3:The importance of regulation cannot be overstated. Several projects in a variety of nations have been halted due to a lack of required licencing. What is StrongNode’s approach to this issue? Are you working on a project that follows all of the rules?
Regulation is always something that we are always mindful around. Hence when we went down this journey, we wanted to be compliant and build the building blocks for us to be compliant on these regulations and restrictions. I believe that having a distributed team allows us to be on top of regulatory concerns around the world.
When we first started we wanted to build the building blocks that would compose of Web 3. Like all systems we started with user authentication. We released StrongNodeID as our solution to address “soul bound” NFT that Vitalik talked about a few months ago. We feel that the industry is going the direction of travel rule. Where all wallets need to be identified. We have this solution already and this code is already to be shipped.
For example all exchanges in Japan have this “travel rule” where you need to state who you are sending the crypto to and for what reason. This is already happening here, we are just following to keep up with compliance.
Yep many people don’t know that Japan is probably leading in regulatory
Bitcoin is considered a currency in Japan. Meaning you can use it in stores for payment.
Reallly Amazing concept!
Q4: I would like to know in great detail if StrongNode implements some kind of preference regarding users and platforms that want to access its network, that is, for example, only certain types of users and platforms can access its network or on the contrary, is it totally inclusive?
StrongNode is a global project. We need to grow our userbase, larger userbase means — larger digital footprint that we can offer. StrongNode is a inclusive community. Anyone with an internet connection and computer or mobile phone or basically any digital device can access the network. We wanted to keep the hurdle low so we can accept anyone with TCP/IP to make money.
Q5: You are planning to roll out to Polygon/Matic with different chains coming onboard as different strategies and use cases dictate. My question is,what other chain are coming onboard?What other benefit are you expecting from different block chain when you roll out to polygon/Matic?
We are working on to be blockchain independent. The team is working on our StrongNode Bridge as we want to give exclusive access to our StrongNodeID holders to use our bridge and make fast transactions between ETH < → MATIC and to other chains. The bridge is currently being extensively tested for security exploits and holes and currently being reviewed and certified by Certik.
We are currently looking at Solana, Near and other protocols..
Naturally BNB as well.
Follow all of our socials here: https://linktr.ee/strongnode.io
Kindly follow the Strong node on all social platforms to get Updates!🔥
It’s really an amazing project🤩
Ending segment 2 with great Information about the project!☺️
— -Chat was then opened for the live community to send in their questions — -
Segment 3 — Live Questions
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Oh boy bring on the questions
Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! We Got the Lot’s of Question
Yeah gimme a second
They are all great questions
See there you go, this group never fails.
Ok digging into the questions
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Q1. On your twitter page, there is a good number of mentions of DieHardBirdie NFT. What is the relationship between Die Hard Birdie NFT and Stronghold? Is there any collaboration between DieHardBirdieNFT and StrongHold? How does StrongHold investors benefit from DieHardBirdie NFT holders and vice versa?
Ans1. DieHardBirdie is a brand ambassador to OGL.gg (ORIGINAL GAMER LIFE). StrongNode powers OGL, if StrongNode is the infrastructure play, OGL would be considered the presentation layer as it will be a metaverse for metaverses.
Q2. Is your platform suitable for Crypto beginners? Or is it only appealing to professional users?
Ans2. We want anyone with spare compute or network resources, we kept the bar low for you to join.
If you are reading this message you can install our software.
Q3. I understand StrongNode is OGLife’s first incubation project, it offers users access to latent computing resources to the StrongNode Edge Network. Can you tell us how to access this project? Do we need to register under the StrongNode platform?
Ans3. For those who want to take the first step in join us , just sign up here: https://id.strongnode.io/
StrongNode will soon start releasing product, if you want to be one of the first to try it out just sign up and we will keep you abreast of our development and earn NFTs and $SNE tokens.
We need your feedback on the solution as we are constantly reiterating the software builds.
Oh and decentralized is the first to know and please sign up when you can!
Q4. I read one of the things you implement (and soon enough) is “verified users”, or “know your customers” (KYC). Can we talk more about this, how can we bypass the KYC process? Are there any restricted countries? How do we know that our Verification is valid?
Ans4. KYC is something we need, as a computer needs a username and password to login. This would be the same. Yes, you can try to bypass it, but you will be left with a blank page or will be requested that you get one.
We reviewed several security models behind this and we took explicit measures of how a bad actor can bypass it (stolen identity) but authentication will also be tethered to your phone so you would expose yourself there.
But to build a better mouse trap requires smarter mices and we are up for the challenge but we also spend the extra time to audit via 3rd party and also certify all our services.
Q5. StrongNode has two types of roles; Node Partners and Node Clients, can you tell us more about them? What functions does each one of these roles have in the development of StrongNode? How could someone be one or the other? And what are the benefits that each role brings to users?
Ans5. So two types of users on the network, there are enterprise customers (or end users) that require low cost computing. These customers have a lot of data that requires processing. The data needs to be process cost effectively (so web-services are out of the question) so this is where we come in and take this data and process on lent computing resources by StrongNode users.
Companies like facebook are looking for alternatives sources of low cost computing to process their NLP data.
And we raised our hands as this will probably be our first assignment
I think we are good!
okaaay Cool! Then it’s a wrap!🔥
Thank you dear guest for your time 😊
Your answers were brilliant!
It was really nice to meet you and know about strongNode!🔥
Thank you for having me today!
It was great talking about our project to the Decentralized Community!
We will be back again.
Thankyou for choosing Decentralized Community❤️
Cheers 🥂to you and your team for their time and effort in making this project a success!