Engineering

Representing Mobile Connectivity Consumption on the Stellar Blockchain

Mobile connectivity is not an object we can hold in our hands. It is a service provided by Mobile Network Operators (MNO) in the form of radio wave allocation, bandwidth and consumption over a defined period of time… Or at least this is the way it is currently being sold to consumers. OXIO’s vision is that connectivity should possess a raw form, much like a currency that can be sold, traded, lent, gifted and consumed. For telecom actors to adopt such a protocol, we need a data store that can be trusted by all. We chose the Stellar blockchain for…

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Engineering

Non-Fungible Tokens on the Stellar Blockchain

Blockchain solutions are democratizing currency creation. These “currencies” or “tokens” enable living economies around their associated product. In this economy, users are rewarded when they produce content or offer services on the product. For example, in the Filecoin ecosystem, users are rewarded Filecoin tokens when sharing personal disk space to store strangers’ files. These same users can in turn benefit from the services of the product by spending the tokens they have acquired. With our Filecoin example, users can spend the tokens they have accumulated to get extra storage space from strangers. If they never need extra storage space, they can trade…

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