MetaBlox Installs Web3 WiFi Miner in Vancouver Food Court
A MetaBlox miner was recently installed for a business in a busy on-campus food court at the University of British Columbia
The MetaBlox team has installed its first Vancouver-area MetaBlox miner at FoodiePower, a small, family-run business at a food court in UBC. The storefront offers a range of Chinese cuisine to guests of the busy dining space. These miners are also internet routers that deliver premium WiFi features that lay the foundation for Web3.
FoodiePower’s owners wanted to offer better WiFi access to the students who visit their store, as many complained that the existing on campus internet was weak and did not offer automatic reconnections.
Thanks to MetaBlox’s miner, FoodiePower’s WiFi network is now a part of MetaBlox and the WBA’s global OpenRoaming network. That means anyone who connects to FoodiePower’s WiFi using the MetaBlox app will subsequently get automatic connections at over 2 million other WiFi locations, including FoodiePower, eliminating manual logins and passpoint screens.
Moreover, connection security at all OpenRoaming locations is enterprise-level. Users will be able to view all these WiFi nodes on the MetaBlox app’s explorer map.
The deployment of MetaBlox’s OpenRoaming network is made possible by the sales of MetaBlox NFTs, which are each pegged to a MetaBlox miner that’s managed and maintained by the project’s engineers.
These MetaBlox miners, including the one in FoodiePower, issue $MBLX tokens as they establish WiFi connections, and the MetaBlox NFT’s cloud mining utility sends these rewards to the holder (will become available for withdrawal after MetaBlox’s TGE). Token-incentivization thus enables decentral deployment of the OpenRoaming network by the Web3 community.
Decentralized WiFi Connections
MetaBlox’s unique Decentralized ID and Verifiable Credentials (DID + VC) based authentication protocol decentralizes the connection process across all WBA OpenRoaming nodes, keeping web credentials and user info out of central servers.
Instead, network credentials are all verified decentrally on the blockchain, while individuals’ identities are hidden from these transactions by DID+VC protocol.
This special protocol is integrated into the MetaBlox app’s backend, so users don’t have to enter login info even during initial connection to the OpenRoaming network. The system simply stores the relevant credentials in the app, and exports them for on-chain verification whenever the given device comes within range of a participating router/miner.
MetaBlox Business Solutions
Besides WiFi OpenRoaming integration, FoodiePower was happy to receive an Airswift crypto payment gateway as part of MetaBlox’s business package.The gateway lets merchants accept a range of tokens and convert them to stablecoin or fiat daily.
Airswift is a financial technology company pioneering crypto payment solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. It provides a Web3 native omnichannel payment gateway, an on-chain supply chain financing system, crypto-funded prepaid cards, and crypto on/off ramp services for businesses.
Airswift is widely recognized as a leader in blockchain technology, with extensive operational experience in global digital payments and enterprise-level Web3 financial infrastructure.
MetaBlox is thrilled to announce the deployment of its first Vancouver-area miner. The FoodiePower installation also marks the launch of MetaBlox’s business solutions package that will grow to a global scale, and offers the food court’s other businesses strong proof of service for MetaBlox’s OpenRoaming Network.
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