The Sylo Protocol acts as the confidential networking layer for all integrated decentralised applications, creating peer-to-peer (P2P) connections and providing an efficient way for users to interact and exchange data confidentially over the network. The Sylo Protocol consists of client-side APIs and services that allow Connected Applications to confidentially perform communication functions with other users on the network.
Enabling reliable communications
Sylo Signalling will be a decentralised service run by resources on the Sylo Network. Sylo Signalling will provide the ability for peers to connect and is used to send messages and connectivity requests to enable reliable communication. Sylo Signalling Nodes will be remunerated in SYLOs in exchange for providing this service to the network.
Sylo Storage will be a decentralised network of storage resources that will be utilised by Connected Applications and users on the Sylo Network in exchange for SYLOs. Sylo Storage will append user details (when appropriate) to specific content such that users of Connected Applications retain ownership of all of their decentralised information. Full transparency of saved data can be provided to the users of Connected Applications.
What you need to know.
The current Sylo application is a decentralised confidential communication application that enables end to end encrypted real-time peer to peer connections. There are some components of the platform that utilise server relays in some instances. The development of Sylo blockchain version 1, to be released in July, will be a completely decentralised
It doesn’t make sense to communicate over the blockchain for reasons of scalability but it is well suited to value exchange and functions that require consensus among peers. Sylo utilises the blockchain to facilitate an exchange of value required to maintain the decentralised network as well as for functions such as who is a member of which group. This financial framework layers on top of a fully decentralised communications architecture, without compromising a user's right to confidentiality and ownership of their own data.
Sylo is fully decentralised - Sylo pulls together a range of technologies to provide a fully decentralised platform.
Sylo ensures confidentiality in terms of who as well as what. We believe your identity and who knows who you are is as important as the content of your communications. As such we have built a platform that provides the same level of privacy as people get when they are talking face to face. Confidentiality of communications is ensured by responsible data distribution amongst nodes in the network, and by using end to end encryption with perfect forward secrecy. Group membership while stored on the blockchain is obfuscated such that a global view of the blockchain state cannot be used to determine who is associated with who.
Yes. The Sylo Protocol consists of an SDK for confidential messaging and video calling that can be used by developers in their own DApps. Sylo protocol also consists of a framework for application development in react native which allows applications to seamlessly operate within the context of the Sylo application. Now DApp developers can get the benefits of decentralised communication as well as have the ability to expose their applications and token model to users of the Sylo application for no additional effort.
Sylo Tokens (SYLOs) are utility tokens used by DApps and businesses to access and fuel the Sylo Protocol for confidential communications and storage. It is also the native currency within the Sylo Application, used by Sylo users to exchange value, use the Sylo Protocol and to interact with functionality provided by third-party DApps and businesses.
Be a part of the decentralised
The Sylo Protocol enables decentralised apps to integrate and communicate safely with each other. The Sylo App is the hub of this ecosystem, allowing users to easily interact with numerous DApps, and allowing businesses to benefit from being involved in our decentralised community.