Discover Sinovate (SIN), an open source project offering a decentralized cloud storage service powered by blockchain architecture. Operating in both Proof of Work and Proof of Stake, the Sinovate network is supported by many innovative features that ensure its sustainability.
Sinovate – Rethinking cloud storage with blockchain
The Sinovate project (SIN) was born in September 2018 with a very specific objective, to decentralize cloud storage with the blockchain . Completely open source, Sinovate innovates by implementing unique applications that help it get closer to its goal.
First, the Incorruptible Data Storage (or IDS), is a private network and decentralized Cloud mechanism imagined by Sinovate. This is intended for sending , storing and verifying encrypted data files .
This application integrated into the Sinovate network contains many applications, such as storing files for later retrieval, sending files anonymously through the network, private messaging between users with the SIN Messenger application.
To put it simply, in the case of file storage with IDS, data is stored and encrypted using the public key of its owner. To access and handle the data, the transaction identifier and proof of authenticity (here the private key) are required.
In order to avoid blockchain saturation, the user must pay transaction fees in SIN coins – Sinovate’s native cryptocurrency – to store their data. The amount paid depends on the size of the data and its level of encryption. In addition, all SIN coins used in transaction fees are burned and withdrawn from circulation .
To maintain this infrastructure, Sinovate developers have developed unique network solutions. Let’s see this in more detail.
A hybrid network combining Proof of Work and Proof of Stake
The Sinovate blockchain works in a rather peculiar way. Unlike most blockchains, Sinovate does not use one, but two algorithms for its consensus.
First layer, the Proof of Work (PoW). Like Bitcoin (BTC), Sinovate uses proof of work to keep its network running smoothly. With a specific hashing algorithm called X25X , Sinovate wants to be more accessible to minors by graphics cards. This is intended to be resistant to machines specialized in mining, the ASICS.
By making mining more accessible, Sinovate reduces the risk of attacks by 51% and improves network decentralization. Together, the nodes operating in Proof of Work create a new block every 2 minutes, each having a transaction capacity of 16MB.
In parallel, Sinovate also uses Proof of Stake (PoS), like any other blockchain operating with masternodes. In the same way as the nodes in Proof of Work, the nodes using this mechanism participate in the proper functioning of the network, while distributing rewards to their holders.
This hybrid system allows Sinovate to obtain an over-secure network, while giving the network capacities of more than 500 transactions per second . This 2nd layer of nodes for the network also plays other roles, described in the next part.
Sinovate innovations, Infinity Nodes and Proof of Burn (PoB)
To overcome the phenomenon of hyperinflation that masternode oriented cryptocurrencies face, Sinovate has developed what it calls Infinity Nodes .
Infinity Nodes are similar to traditional masternodes implemented by other projects, but were designed differently for Sinovate. Indeed, the collateral of an Infinity Nodes of Sinovate cannot be recovered, it being burned as soon as the node is activated. This mechanism is called Proof of Burn (PoB).
Infinity Nodes therefore use the PoB mechanism to ensure that all SINs used for the activation of a node are immutable burned and recorded as unusable . This feature greatly enhances network security by deterring those who might attempt to conduct malicious activity on the network.
In addition, each operator of a node undertakes to support the Sinovate network for a period of 12 months. After this period, the node will need to be reactivated again, committing more SIN wedges to burn.