Expanding Builders Program by 15+ Projects to Fuel Ecosystem Build-Out
We’re bringing the power of Syntropy to significantly more applications, from Bitcoin and Solana to Team Fortress 2.
Since the launch of Syntropy Builders in January, we’ve distributed $80k+ to community members and developers worldwide for building on Syntropy. They’ve done some incredible work, completing more than 20 projects, including integrations for:
But we’re ready to take this program to the next level. We want hundreds of integrations to launch in 2021, making it easy to use Syntropy across dozens of high-demand applications, everything from blockchain and IoT to gaming and software development.
Today, we’re announcing the largest expansion of the Builders program to-date, backed by our $920K+ incentive pool.
Starting now, developers around the world can get paid to integrate Syntropy with new use cases like:
- Ethereum 2.0
- The Graph
- Team Fortress 2
- Ark: Survival
- And more!
Our internal tech team has already verified this list as ideal use cases for Syntropy tech. They would all greatly benefit from encrypted-by-default, performance-optimized connections. We have clear instructions and incentives in place for developers to get started.
Key deliverables for each project include:
- Scripts and relevant assets submitted to GitHub repository.
- A comprehensive Readme submitted to GitHub repository.
- A short overview highlighting benefits of integration is provided to the working group lead.
Why gaming integrations?
In today’s world, the sheer amount of gaming-related Internet traffic presents a significant challenge to hosting providers and stirs security and performance concerns. The industry is still trying to win back at the performance by pouring cash into increasingly powerful machines.
However, as the number of players grows, the vertical scaling approach becomes unsustainable. Syntropy focuses on autonomous horizontal scaling. Through our APIs & SDKs, a network can be automatically created whenever one is needed. Organizers are given the architectural tools necessary to design an autonomous and optimized game lobby that can be scaled to any degree as more and more players join and battle one and other.
With Syntropy, players also experience immediate benefits. When connections are deployed via Syntropy Stack they use Wireguard tunneling. This introduces a layer of protection by isolating the connection between the player’s machine and the game server. Also, when connections are deployed over the Syntropy Network, players will experience significantly improved ping times.
By building gaming integrations we facilitate the adoption of Syntropy technology by allowing gamers and hosting services to spin-up secure and performance-optimized experiences more easily and quickly.
Why blockchain integrations?
Launching and running a blockchain node is often complex and cumbersome. Syntropy Stack provides a solution that simplifies the connection and encryption process to a level where developers can focus on building components and rely on Syntropy to orchestrate and automate the connections necessary for the node to become viable.
Without Syntropy Stack, one needs to account for opening ports, secure SQL connections, secret management, availability, disaster recovery, and monitoring. With Syntropy Stack, the process can be simplified and automated. Node operators can use a single Ansible playbook or another orchestration tool to run the node’s infrastructure. They can also use Terraform and Nomad to configure and containerize the network.
The Syntropy Agent installed on each component would be responsible for defining the connections between services. This gives node operators more autonomy to be provider agnostic on where they run these individual services and allows more resources to be devoted to building core functionality rather than operational functionality.
By building integrations, we facilitate the node deployment process even further by pre-writing necessary automation scripts. Integrations allow node operators to automatically orchestrate the needed infrastructure and configure monitoring solution. This simplifies deployment and management for existing node operators, but also makes it easier for non-technical audiences.
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