FAQs will be updated according to changes, and as new information is released by the team. If anything here is not accurate, please let us know in a respectful manner.
What is SubstratumNode and SubstratumHost? SubstratumHost is used by website owners to manage their domain, files, databases, users, pay hosting fees etc. This is what enables a site owner to run their website through the substratum network. SubstratumNode is what the average user will run to earn SUB and dedicate some of their computers' resources towards the network. This also gives the node operator access to any restricted sites which are not running on the network through their "vpn-less VPN" system. This will massively help with overall adoption.
What do I need to access sites on the network? Absolutely nothing. If a site owner decides to host their site through the network then you will be able to access that site without any additional software, just stick the URL into your favourite browser and the decentralised site will load. If you wish to access any website (region restricted or not) anonymously and it's not hosted through the substratum network then you will be required to run the substratumNode software. This routes all your web traffic through the network, allowing access to the restricted sites for free while paying you for routing traffic.
How do I store the SUB token? Due to SUB being an ERC20 token, it can be stored in any Ethereum address. In general, MyEtherWallet is recommended for storing SUB and other ERC20 tokens; just send the SUB to your ETH address then load the token on the right side of your MyEtherWallet wallet to view your SUB. This also means you can store SUB on a ledger/trezor hardware wallet.
Does the network run on the Ethereum blockchain? No. Only the SUB token used for payouts runs on the ETH blockchain, all details of what node contains specific site fragments and information on how sites should be loaded will be stored on a separate individual blockchain.
How do I mine/stake SUB tokens? You don't. There is no mining in the traditional sense; total supply isn't going to be increasing. You earn SUB by being a node and providing access to sites on the network. This SUB comes directly from the website owners who will purchase it and use it to pay for hosting on the network. Price will go up over time with supply/demand; more websites = more demand for the token. Should the market ever reach 90% saturation, the network will create 10% additional tokens and separate them into an account that is only used to fuel the network. These will not hit the exchanges and will only be available for transactions within the network.
What sort of computer will I need to run a node? No one knows the full answer to this till the beta is complete as that will help the team determine minimum system requirements for the network. What we do know is; Upload speed will be one of the most important factors. Apart from that, a mid-end CPU will likely be of use and a reasonable amount of RAM. Hosting a node will not be GPU intensive.
When is bitrex coming? The team is under NDA regarding this and we will likely not hear anything until it happens. One of bitrex's requirements is open source so we will not see it listed till that comes first.
Is there a coin burn coming? Yes, the team has already burned 120M tokens shortly after the ICO (into this address), there will be another token burn after the bitrex listing. We are not sure of the number of coins that will be burned yet, rumours are 60M-120M coins. This comes from the total supply, not circulating supply.
Whats with the project being closed source/can I see a github repo? Here you go!
What will be the price of SUB in x months/days/years 296 Gazillion Dollars.... seriously though, anyone giving a price is just purely guessing. Do your own research if you are looking at investing.
What's stopping an ISP from blocking Substratum hosted sites? Due to the distributed nature of Substratum, in order to block a site the ISP would have to blanket ban all internet users in an area and leave limited access to government facilities or public service locations that need internet access (..this is extreme and if it happens it's because your country is probably in a war; blanket internet bans basically stop a lot of local commerce from happening. People working at pc from work or home, internet phone lines, chain stores, anything that uses cloud computing, or server side computing that relays data remotely, including credit processors, with some exceptions; offline transactions are possible but have their own set of issues, would all be blocked.) This reason for such drastic measures being required to block a substratum hosted site is due to the fact that substratum traffic simply looks like standard http web traffic so the ISP has no clue if you are running a node or just uploading a file to a website. Ontop of this the nodes hosting a specific site are constantly changing and no single node contains a whole file for any site. And the icing on the cake, multiple nodes are required to serve a single request with no single node knowing the full route path. This means that if the ISP did block the first node in the path, there would still be multiple more nodes behind that still ready to serve the request.
Cant ISP's just block access to the site proving the node software? http://substratum.net will provide access to the node software, this site will also be hosted on the network meaning that, assuming everything works, ISP's cant block access to the site and therefore cant prevent people downloading the software.
Is my site data secure? Yes, no single node will contain a whole file for your website and all files are encrypted preventing tampering.
How will substratum ensure there are enough nodes for larger sites? As more sites, and larger sites, start to host on the substratum network, payouts will increase due to increased demand. This will naturally bring in more users hosting nodes to get a part of the profits thus making up for the increased demand and keeping the network stable.
What about illegal content being hosted on the network? The network will have some sort of user governance system letting users vote to get highly illegal content removed if the majority agree. We do not have a whole lot of detail on the workings of this system as of yet.
What is CryptoPay? Cryptopay is a decentralized application being developed by the Substratum team which will run on top of the Substratum Network. This is a payment gateway which website owners will add to their site in order to accept payments through any publically traded cryptocurrency. The site owner can choose to be paid in USD/EURO etc and cryptopay will automatically convert any crypto into their desired currency using SUB as a middleman currency. More detail can be found here.
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Thank you /u/Mike54637 for helping out with this list! It is much appreciated!
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Over the past couple of weeks or so, there has been an influx of FUD circulating on this subreddit. I believe this is because of the many people that bought SUB near its ATH, and have chosen to panic sell and cut their losses. It is important to remember that many of the top coins have also dropped greatly in value and it is just the nature of this massively volatile market:
*Ripple: $3.76 (01.04.17); $0.98 (Today)
*Stellar: $0.91 (01.03.17); $0.37 (Today)
*Cardano: $1.30 (01.03.17); $0.29 (Today)
*Tron: $0.27 (01.04.17); $0.04 (Today)
*Nano: $35.49 (01.02.17); $15.09 (Today)
The Substratum team has been doing a pretty good job of communicating what they have been working on, and remember that we are all on the same team. If they succeed, we do too. Not to mention how this will change highly censored countries (and the world) for the better.
Now regarding the removal of some FUD posts: I am removing them. Not Christian Pope. If you create a post solely bashing the Substratum team, or simply stating the coin is going to fail, it will be removed. I do not delete post offering constructive criticism, or voicing concerns in a respectful manner. But post made exclusively to create FUD will be deleted.
Regarding banning: You have to really push my buttons (Looking at you WhichDevice) to get banned. Posting multiple FUD comments/post will get you banned. If your comment or post was deleted, take that as a warning.
Also: There is also now a reddit account age minimum to comment or post (To minimize the amount of throwaway accounts creating the FUD).
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