I wonder if it is possible to create an app for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets that allows to share their WiFi or G4/G5 bandwidth? I think it would be possible and very useful for people wanting cheap prepaid internet connections.
Let’s say if have no internet connection on my smartphone, and I want to do some instant messaging with a guy or girl on the other side of the world. I connect to phones and/or LoRa networks in the neighbourhood that are running nodes. I pay some Safecoins and receive bandwidth from the nodes. Now I have access to the safenet.
The beauty of this is that a node can buy bandwidth if it is short on bandwidth and then sell to users that want bandwidth. So, it’s actually spreading to the network (let’s call it spreading activation). In theory a couple of nodes can spread bandwidth through thousands of nodes, although the bandwidth per node would be very low.
This would be great because the messages would be encrypted locally, sent over multiple nodes (increasing privacy), and then the message ‘magically’ arrives at the recipient.
For this alone, I would hold safecoins
Not sure how this would be possible technically though. Things like symmetric and asymmetric keys come to mind. I think safenet supports both? Economically as I understand so far, the node receives tokens for the actual bandwidth shared. I think LoRa networks could be great for instant messaging or text messaging.
Limitations of the LoRa is around 200 bytes per chunk. Assuming 4 chunks (cryptographically most secure?) and 2 bytes per character, someone can type messages with a length of 400 characters, or 800 bytes per message.