Stratos Decentralized Data Mesh FAQ

What is Stratos?

The name Stratos comes from the word ‘stratosphere’. Stratos is the infrastructure for decentralized services, and if we can compare the earth to the blockchain ecosystem, then Stratos is the stratosphere surrounding the blockchain atmosphere, providing the blockchain applications with decentralized storage, decentralized database, and decentralized computing services.

What is our mission at Stratos?

Stratos aims to be a solid infrastructure for the entire blockchain industry in a decentralized manner. Stratos offers Blockchain, Storage, database, and Computation services, the user and developers can combine the 4 different services together to customize their own product.

The goal of Stratos is to be the foundation (Decentralized Cloud) of the Blockchain industry and help the blockchain industry to get rid of centralized Cloud service.

How is Stratos different from other similar projects?

Stratos is a solid layer-0 infrastructure project which contains blockchain, decentralized storage, decentralized database and decentralized computation.

Stratos uses the Proof of Traffic (PoT) incentive model, just like all major Internet companies, traffic volume is the source of value rather than storage. YouTube, Google, Netflix does not rely on storage to obtain users, but earns revenue through huge traffic advertising. So PoT is a more healthy and sustainable model than other incentive models such as Proof of Work (PoW) or Proof of Storage (PoS) .

What is Stratos Data Mesh?

Stratos data mesh consists of three main components: decentralized storage, decentralized database and decentralized computation. The decentralized storage and decentralized database provides fast storing/querying services for various data types. Whether the data is structured data or unstructured data, the Stratos data mesh will process them in different ways according to the different data type, such as speeding up data query and video playback.

Who is behind the team at Stratos?

The Stratos team is a group of top-notch developers. The team members come from Canadian National Railways, Amazon, Expedia, Alibaba, and other well-known companies. Everyone has world-class enterprise-level development experience.

One-third of the team members are from Mindgeek, a top 10 Internet company with the largest traffic volumes. During the 7 years of working at Mindgeek, as the founder of the Cloud team, Our founder Bin designed and developed the data platform from scratch which processes millions of data per second and hundreds billions of records per day. The data platform provides various data services for more than 100 million users worldwide every day. This valuable design and development experience of creating a global data network made Stratos’s past life, allowing Stratos to have the genes for large-scale commercial applications from the beginning of its creation.

What is Stratos Token (STOS)?

STOS is Stratos Token, the native token facilitating value circulation in the Stratos Ecosystem. The Stratos blockchain collects and verifies each task performed in the resource node of each data center, records the usage of specific computing modules, memory modules, and storage modules, and then writes to the chain after the consensus process. The service provider receives the Stratos token (STOS) directly which is calculated by the smart contracts. Users of data mesh will directly pay Stratos Token (STOS) based on usage of resources.

Here are STOS token utilities:

  • STOS will be staked/delegated to validators to secure the Blockchain network.
  • STOS will be issued as Proof-of-Traffic mining reward.
  • STOS will be consumed in the payment of the transaction fee.
  • STOS will be prepaid for Stratos Resource Network service traffic fee.

How can I buy Stratos Tokens (STOS)?

Currently STOS is available on Uniswap.

Official Contract Address:

0x08c32b0726C5684024ea6e141C50aDe9690bBdcc

Please follow us on Twitter to get the most up-to-date information on where you can buy Stratos Tokens.

What are Stratos’s short and long-term goals and milestones?

Please refer to our milestones from our official website https://www.thestratos.org/

Here is a breakdown of major milestones:

  • Stratos blockchain testnet
  • Stratos decentralized storage testnet
  • Stratos Network Acceleration (Decentralized CDN)
  • Stratos Incentive Testnet
  • Stratos Blockchain mainnet
  • Stratos decentralized storage
  • Stratos decentralized database testnet
  • Stratos decentralized computation testnet
  • Stratos decentralized database maintnet
  • Stratos decentralized computation mainnet
  • Stratos Data Mesh mainnet

Who are the investors of Stratos?

Stratos Team raised $1.83 million for strategic funds including Fundamental Labs, Kenetic Capital, Fenbushi Capital, Particle XYZ, Spark Digital Capital, Bixin Ventures, SNZ Holding, DFG Capital, and Nothing Research.

How can I participate in the Stratos project?

Stratos will publish the Stratos blockchain and storage testnet in July 2021, then the community could try it out, Stratos welcomes anyone to join our community and to use Stratos to build any applications. When the Stratos code is open source, anyone can participate in our development and we always appreciate the community’s contribution.

What are the use cases that Stratos can provide on its network?

Stratos can offer products and services using different modules provided by Stratos Data Mesh:

  • Decentralized Youtube or Decentralized Apple Music (powered by Stratos storage)
  • Digital market (or call NFT market) (powered by Stratos storage and blockchain)
  • Decentralized Social Network (powered by Stratos database)

Who can I contact for partnership and press?

Please send an email to claire@thestratos.org or join our community on Telegram