Wifi is not available everywhere, especially when you are traveling in foreign lands. Also there are many areas of the world were network accessibility is a huge challenge. Another use case that is exciting is providing connectivity in disaster situations.
What it does
Providing a protocol to buy and sell WiFi connectivity in exchange for IOTA tokens. Bandwidth can be bought on demand for tiny amounts of money, using IOTA micro-transactions.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
HashStax is great for setting up nodes, but difficult to connect to because of the VPN required. Also it does not connect to the global IOTA network.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are very proud of all the work we did on this project. We think the ability to provide ad-hoc networks for anyone to use can revolutionize data sharing.
What we learned
We learned a lot about HashStax, Blockstack, and IOTA!
What's next for Trident
We want to continue workin on incentivizing public WiFi access for the good of the world!