Official Announcements for Sentinel.co
Announcement: Node Hosts required for White-Label POC - Whitelist Opening Tomorrow
What is going on? - The Node Incentive program will be re-opening for community members. Community members will be incentivized to host nodes to provide bandwidth to the users of a White-Label POC (proof of concept) application that will be soon launched.
Why a node incentive program now? - As discussed in February, a successful centralized VPN application is considering to launch dVPN applications built on Sentinel and will be undertaking a POC in order to test the network before making further decisions on network transition. This organization currently has a VPN with over 1 million daily active users and over 13 Million total downloads. This POC aims to reach a minimum of over 20k users within the first months in order to stress-test the Sentinel network.
What work has been done in the past month on integration? - This experience was the first experience where Sentinel's core networking side contributors have interacted with a real centralized VPN team intending to migrate their architecture onto Sentinel's stack. This experience allowed for the creation of stronger onboarding processes including more specific integration documentation as well as a brand new Sentinel Rest Client that was released recently making API integrations easier.
https://gist.github.com/0xbas3d/f9f806b4dca350db8027d190c9a8ea58 (recently introduced integration documentation)
Why is this node incentive program for a private group of nodes? - Currently the POC dVPN application will be intending to provide free VPN access to its userbase and will be using Sentinel's on-chain subscription system to allocate free bandwidth to users. Currently the on-chain subscription system does not allow a creator to add paid nodes from the public dVPN node list and only allows for node hosts to manually join an active subscription without the ability to set any pricing. This inconvenience is temporary as there will be the ability for subscription owners to add paid nodes into a subscription with the upcoming protocol upgrade proposal. For the time-being, node hosts will have to manually add their node to an active subscription in order to be eligible for this airdrop.
What is the geo-location focus of the nodes? The geo-location focus of the nodes is in the Middle East as well as South East Asia as the intention is for the nodes to have a closer proximity to Iran which is the main focus group of this POC.
The desired countries for these nodes include: Singapore, UAE, Thailand, Vietnam, India
More information will be released on incentives and other specifics pertaining to this incentive program for powering one of the first applications being launched on Sentinel by a real centralized VPN provider.
Releases · sentinel-official/rest-client
Sentinel REST API client. Contribute to sentinel-official/rest-client development by creating an account on GitHub.
v2ray integration for Linux is finally here!
🔰 v2ray integration
🔰 tun2socks TCP packet routing through node
🔰 Real-time bandwidth fix when switching between nodes
🔰 New Unicode supportive fonts
🔰 Node type labeling
v2ray for Linux is now available via python pip (v0.12.0.0). Full binaries to be released by the weekend (3/26) for Fedora and Ubuntu.
To our Windows users: We have not forsaken you. We are working hard to get v2ray support and the additional features added with a production release in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to MathNodes channel (https://t.me/MathNodes) for git updates on the WIndows front.
UPDATE: After three weeks of working with Apple Support, we finally succeeded in submitting a request for an Apple Developer key.
This is crucial in our ongoing development of Apple and iOS apps for security and trust with our userbase. Successful enrollment in to the Apple Developer Program will allow us to sign our Apple apps and be authenticated for listing in the Apple Store.
Stay tuned as we will continue to provide updates on securing the necessary developer key.
It's almost there🔥
Just a bit more than 2 hours left before our special event.
Join us on YouTube to watch it live:
Announcing SOLAR dVPN 3.0
SOLAR Labs announcing a major update of SOLAR dVPN. New version 3.0 will become available on April 1st for mobile platforms and later this spring for desktops. Download Now: https://solarlabs.ee
The first dVPN node hosted on the Akash decentralized cloud network has been successfully tested.
The Akash network provides a superior alternative to centralized cloud providers. Node hosts are encouraged to host their node on Akash as compared to providers such as AWS or OVH.
This is just the beginning of the journey that the Sentinel ecosystem will embark on with the utility that the Akash network provides. Look out for more symbiotic integrations between both networks coming soon!
D-Cloud and D-VPN unite! The first #V2Ray #dVPN node on @akashnet\_ has been tested and is working! Advanced users can test this node from the new CLI: sentnode1nuphu4p06dlgx2se0w58z5c7yv00r5gl235ld6 Thanks to @Dimokus\_vrn and the @bluefrenDAO for leading…
Here is a breakdown of decentralization by Node ISPs on the Sentinel Network.
Full chart here: https://dvpn.cc/nodeisps
Part of the Sentinel Analytics Dashboard to be released soon!
The official CLI client for V2Ray dVPN nodes hosted on the Sentinel hub has now been released!
dVPN white-label applications can now easily integrate V2Ray nodes and begin to develop a stronger Chinese userbase.
A fiat on-ramp for purchasing $DVPN for bandwidth on #Alipay has been launched by a contributor.
Link (will not work in English browser): https://95yu.xyz/?mod=buy&tid=6
This integration allows for dVPN to more easily access the Chinese userbase.
Currently community members can host V2Ray nodes however users will have to wait until the imminent launch of the V2Ray CLI client which will allow for direct connection to V2Ray node providers before white-label applications make the integration allowing for users to directly connection.
This payment gateway is the 4th payment gateway in the dVPN ecosystem which allows for mainstream users to purchase DVPN tokens using fiat on-ramps.
- Solar dVPN in-app iOS gateway
- Solar dVPN in-app Android gateway
- Meile Windows/Mac/Linux Desktop dVPN gateway
- Alipay gateway
The official release of the Sentinel V2Ray dVPN node is now available and the community can now host nodes on Akash Network's decentralized cloud infrastructure.
dVPN nodes will soon be able to support payment in AKT after a future proposal passes.
Previously, the only networking protocol integrated with the Sentinel Hub was wireguard, which is not compatible with the decentralized instances available on Akash. Hosting on Akash network will be promoted as a superior alternative to hosting on cloud infra such as OVH
White-label applications will be encouraged to indicate on their application front-end whether dVPN nodes are hosted on centralized cloud providers or not by using IP lookup services.
Lets end the cloud oligopoly today and support revolutionary solutions such as Akash.
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