SpiderDAO X PolkaPet World AMA
Today PolkaPet World hosted CEO Nathan Varty of SpiderDAO for a Telegram AMA, featuring some amazing prizes for the best questions, and even a meme competition. The prizes included 10 X 50USD worth of $SPDR, 1 Pro Spider Router, plus 24 months of free VPN service. In case you missed it provided below is the full AMA transcript, enjoy!
Hello everyone, welcome to our AMA with the CEO of SpiderDAO Nathan Varty!
Hey Nathan, would you like to introduce yourself and SpiderDAO for those who might not be familiar with it?
Hi, my name is Nathan, and I’m the CEO at SpiderDAO. I am an experienced entrepreneur with a background in IoT Development and Operations. I have been successfully leading SpiderVPN since its inception in 2017, growing the business to over 7000 users across 30+ countries. I have been running non-blockchain companies since the age of 17, leading to over 20 Years plus experience in business Ops. I have been involved in crypto since 2014, I was involved in some bitcoin mining then I moved over to do some Ethereum mining in 2016 the funds I made doing this mining helped to start SpiderVPN Project, so without crypto I would not be here today.
Great to have you on here Nathan, I see a lot of experience that will help answering these questions 🤩
Alright, so this AMA will consist of a few parts:
- Questions from the community submitted through the form
- Update on the SpiderDAO PolkaPet
- Open up the floor for live questions from the community
- And to finish things of the meme contest with the submitted memes fr- om the form
Thank You for the compliment.
Besides being necessary for voting, what other use will the SpiderDAO Router have? Will I be able to use it instead of my conventional router? Will my data be safe when using this form of connection?
This is a 3 part question so let me break it down for you……
Part 1. The SpiderRouter comes with many different use cases, some are already developed and some are a work in progress. Here is a list of our upcoming developments: Hardware crypto Wallet , Decentralized ID, World Class dVPN, Metaverse Protection AID, Hardware DAO Voting & Bandwidth Monetisation.
Part2 . All SpiderRouters can be used as direct replacements for your existing ISP routers, or can also be used as an additional Network to supplement your existing ISP Router.
Part 3. Your data will be absolutely safe. Our form of connection uses a military grade VPN protocol named Wireguard which has little compromise on your connection and adds an additional layer of security.
Alright, sounds like any developments are happening at the moment and of course the VPN that is live already, cool stuff 😎
Alright despite the fact that the first question had three parts here is the second question:
There are many VPNs that are available and work fine in the current market, why is the decentralized VPN SpiderDao platform better than centralized?
Centralized data is always vulnerable since by definition it is held in one (central) location and can present an attraction to hackers and bad actors. Once data is decentralized it is by its nature almost impossible to target since it is spread over many data points. One of the most important jobs of a VPN provider is to keep its user data off the network, by decentralizing that data that job is instantly achieved. In addition to decentralization, Data is also encrypted whilst in transit. Together these 2 measures make data all but impossible to target and exploit.
We are now entering an era where the internet is increasingly evolving in the form of WEB 3.0, new Metaverses and Crypto Currencies. With this in mind we believe that cyber security is going to become more and more important and our primary focus will be to bring better security solutions to the market that will keep our ever growing community safe. One of the biggest challenges is going to define how people participate in Metaverse and we will be unveiling our solutions very shortly. Watch out for announcements on Telegram:https://t.me/SpiderDAO
Alright as decentralisation and internet privacy gets ever more important this is a cool combination
On to the third question:
How does SpiderDAO combine hardware and software tools with elements on the chain to prepare a “durable” governance solution and integrate the governance model into the DAO concept?
We have a hardware based DAO solution that is governed by the community, this helps to create a self improving environment that also builds a suite of security tools. This suite of security tools helps build a safe and secure ecosystem for the wider Crypto community and this, in turn, improves their online experience.
We have already distributed over 7000 units worldwide securing not only our own project but partnering with many others such as PETS to help keep you guys safe and secure while online. We also have many other initiatives coming this Quarter that will really help support the wider community.
Already over 7000 spiders crawling the web 😎
Question number four:
What’s your motivation in making a $SPDR Token? Why do you need a token for VPN service? How can token holders benefit with $SPDR tokens?
Again I will break this into 3 parts……..
Part 1 — Our primary motivation is about protecting users’ privacy while they browse the internet. Our Token is primarily a utility token that will facilitate all sorts of existing and future features that help users get paid for example selling your bandwidth, staking your tokens and giving the wider crypto community a democratic say in how the ecosystem grows and matures.
Part 2- Token holders are part of both a growing community and a growing successful VPN business with a real world use case. We are constantly building the VPN service with new innovation and as the business grows. Token holders benefit from these developments by creating more demand with the fixed supply.
Part 3 — The token also helps motivate our development team which in turn enables the evolution of the network, future development decisions and the subsequent value creation to be distributed fairly amongst a wide range of users instead of being manipulated by a well-resourced, centralized party.
Sounds like the winners of this AMA will be happy with their $SPDR tokens 🤩
The final question for this round: How will the SpiderConnect router ensure that stacking of hardware devices is instantly detected by the network, and how can it get additional security by voting to maximize security?
We are sure happy to reward for such great questions
This a tough one ….. 🙂
We are aware that whales/bots can buy more routers using new wallets to try and affect the governance model, but that will come at a heavy cost.
We will be keeping a log of every MAC Address and serial number for every router we add to our inventory.
If we identify any clone or anyone trying to spoof/manipulate the hardware or essential data that is not matched to the inventory or we find dubious actors trying to spoof or manipulate access, the hardware will be blocked from the network and a lifetime ban imposed.
At SpiderDAO we are all about fairness, equality & Democracy!
Great to hear that even the tough questions are thought through
Great stuff! Next to these questions there were of course many questions regarding the utilities of the SpiderDAO PolkaPet and the future plans regarding this. Do you have any plans for this?
At the moment Early access to all features on the DAO development and Testnets of the Spider dVPN Services. In addition we will be releasing a new piece of hardware very soon, once ready we would like to invite all SpiderDAO PolkaPet Holders to participate in the latest round of early access and testing! This will be an exclusive piece of hardware that will be a complete game changer for all the involved communities. To gain access the PolkaPet team will share a form in the coming days!
How about this one: “All SpiderDAO NFT holders will be granted an SPDR airdrop when spiderDAO bridges over to the Polkadot network in the near future (see our roadmap)” ?
This is pending the Bridge over to Moonriver, we are currently looking at an ETA of around 4–6 weeks, Our new hardware launch will also be on Moonriver!
This all sounds very exciting!! Can’t wait to see this new piece of hardware !!
We are sure the SpiderDAO pet holders are curious to hear about potential NEW utility for their pet…
We are working together to bring more utility to the $PETS token! Watch this space!
Much to look forward to!
Now we will open the floor up for some live questions from you to Nathan regarding SpiderDAO 🕷🕸
Hoàng Trung Vũ
Does SpiderDAO have a dApps project coming in the near future?
We have something very exciting just around the corner, unfortunately I can’t say too much right now !! Watch out on our Announcement channel!
What features/improvements are you planning to add to your products in the near future?
We are adding much more utility to our hardware! You have many new features including Hardware crypto Wallet , Decentralized ID, World Class dVPN, Metaverse Protection AID, Hardware DAO Voting & Bandwidth Monetisation.
If I don’t have a router that supports spiderDAO, can I vote for your project?
We are working on a middleware which can integrate into our Dapps, this will enable us to scale our hardware DAO with any Hardware Android/ iOs / Windows / Mac / Linux with the same robust checks such as MAC address and Serial numbers.
What is the most ambitious goal of your project? Could share with us any Upcoming Updates?
We have set a pretty high standard in our Road Map for 2022, this will be achieving the bandwidth monetisation and Decentralised VPN access, we aim for 200k Users worldwide! The upcoming update will be our biggest yet however I can’t reveal this just now. again keep an eye on our announcement channel.
Nguyễn Hữu Phương
What are plans for global expansion? Are you focusing on the market at this time or focus on building and developing or getting customers and users, or partnerships?
Yes, we are currently serving 30+ Countries, but we have a very ambitious plan this year to grow this out with massive expansion, the new hardware will help us achieve this and will be a world’s 1st! We started in 2017 and now have all the infrastructure in place to go BIG or GO home, so we choose to GO BIG and NOT HOME :))
Great things, to end off the AMA we of course had our meme contest
Here is a selection of some of the greatest memes that were submitted for the meme contest, if you could have a look you can pick which you like the best and then announce the winning meme.
😂 This is My Winner!!
Great!!! Alright Nathan, thank you for joining us and responding to the many questions from the community 🤩
So I want to thank you guys again for hosting the AMA for us. To join the community and benefit from our ecosystem, I would like to invite everyone to our channel !! https://t.me/SpiderDAO
You can also check us out at coingecko- https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/spiderdao
Alright, so people can follow SpiderDAO’s activity over there and stay updated on all the progress you guys are making 👌🏻 Then I will open up the chat again 😊
Thanks guys BYE 😉
SpiderVPN provides a decentralized router-based VPN service for its users by using a dual-governance model which brings together hardware and software tools with on-chain elements. The team aims to build a new set of standards for Decentralized Autonomous Organisations to counteract the unfair distribution of voting power. Combining hardware safeguards and leveraging the Polkadot consensus mechanism, SpiderDAO establishes a whale-resistant mechanism whilst creating a highly scalable, interoperable and stable governance system
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About PolkaPet World
PolkaPet World is an NFT project created by Bondly in partnership with some of the biggest names in the Polkadot ecosystem. Each PolkaPet is embodied as an artistic creature that represents a specific Polkadot project.
All PolkaPets hold unique project-specific utility to reward community members for holding their PolkaPet NFTs in their wallets. The utility can be a discount on fees, an airdrop of tokens to PolkaPet cardholders, or various other utilities.
The $PETS token is the utility token used to engage with PolkaPet World products and services, as well as allowing governance rights and access to exclusive sales.
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