So I was thinking about how Maid Safe makes a great decentralized server but the problem of internet speeds stayed with me. Then I had a freaking awesome idea.
This link I just posted is an antenna that could be used for houses to transfer data with each other and since they use the MaidSafe network, the only speed that matters is the speed between these two houses. MaidSafe does not currently have a way of rewarding internet speeds. So, how is any house paid to upgrade their network for their neighbors?
Believe it or not the answer is Bitcoins segwit. When a channel is created between two users on segwit the fee to create that channel is slow and expensive. Once the channel is created however, you and I can freely exchange however much bitcoin is in our channel. If you and I both use walmart for example, then we also have a channel between each other with a hop in between (Walmart) and we do all of this without using the miners
A video explaining the lighting network better than me.
This explanation helps explain why people in between two users benefit (hops)
So if the MaidSafe network needed to contact a machine 3 hops away to pull a website request, it could use a bitcoin payment to pay the hops in between. All we need is a GUI with this in mind and a constant reminder to users to make connections with each other as it is mutually beneficial.
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