MetaBlox to Demonstrate Web3 Hotspot Connection at Wireless Global Congress
In a WiFi industry milestone marking the transition from Web2 to Web3, MetaBlox will be demonstrating its global Open-Roaming network at the Wireless Global Congress (WGC) this October. Presenters will connect to one of the MetaBlox network’s miner-generated hotspots, achieving a Web3, decentralized WiFi connection that will be free for users.
The WGC conference is the wireless networking world’s preeminent tech conference, where new developments in WiFi technologies are presented and discussed by industry leaders. The event is hosted by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) association of WiFi providers and related organizations. Fittingly, a main focus of WGC this year is WiFi Roaming, including next generation Open-Roaming, which MetaBlox network is a leading example of.
Open-Roaming Demo to Preview MetaBlox App and Special WiFi Router
At its WGC presentation MetaBlox will use its app to connect to one of its decentralized WiFi hotspots, which is generated by a crypto miner. These routers produce crypto tokens ($MBLX) for providing WiFi access.
The hotspot-miners will be installed in thousands of locations around the world, constituting MetaBlox’s free Open-Roaming network. After establishing a connection at one MetaBlox hotspot, users will be able to switch seamlessly between hotspots without having to login with the MetaBlox app again.
At the conference MetaBlox will also demonstrate the node viewing feature of its app, which displays a map showing available miner-hotspots in the user’s area.
Miner-Hotspots Use Web3 Login Protocol
MetaBlox’s hotspot connection demo will debut the company’s decentralized WiFi passpoint protocol, which will underpin its global Open-Roaming network. The network is decentralized because MetaBlox users themselves have authority over the hotspots constituting it rather than a central provider. To connect to a miner-hotspot, users generate their decentralized identifier (or DID) for free on MetaBlox’s app.
DIDs are digital credentials that can be issued, owned, and verified by users themselves. And since they are stored on a blockchain rather than any central database, they can only be accessed by their users. As a result of this, DID user data is highly secure, and protected from exposure to third parties.
The DIDs MetaBlox uses for its network also implement Verifiable Credentials (VC) protocol, which lets users limit the personal information included on their ID. Unlike traditional IDs such as drivers licenses, DIDs can show only the data needed to access the service they are designated for, omitting unnecessary personal info.
MetaBlox Users Earn Rewards Through Hotspot Mining, NFT
MetaBlox users collect the $MBLX tokens generated in exchange for verifying each other’s DIDs for WiFi connections. They can do this on their personal device, or by purchasing MetaBlox’s miner-pegged NFT.
The MetaBlox NFT secures for holders the ongoing $MBLX tokens a MetaBlox hotspot miner produces. And among MetaBlox miners, the NFT-pegged ones get the locations with the busiest hotspot traffic. These miners are located in high-traffic areas such as airports, transit stations, businesses, etc. Many people are likely to connect to WiFi in these areas even though private miners cannot access them.
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Blockchain’s WGC Debut
Web3 to attendees. This debut marks a shift in the WiFi industry towards decentralization and greater user control, as older networking models continue to raise concerns over data exposure and privacy.
“The explosion of blockchain in recent years has created the revolutionary opportunity to decentralize wireless networking and give users greater control over their data”, said Jeffrey Manner, Co-founder and CEO of MetaBlox. “To do this, we are delivering a free, global Open-Roaming network of Web3 hotspots to the masses.”
The Wireless Broadband Alliance, which hosts the Wireless Global Congress, is an association of wireless networking and telecom companies dedicated to addressing issues and opportunities related to new WiFi technologies.The WBA’s member companies undertake initiatives related to both business and technical aspects of the wireless networking industry, working in such cutting edge areas as next generation Wi-Fi, Open-Roaming, 5G/6G, IoT, and now Web3.
MetaBlox and WBA
MetaBlox has recently joined the WBA alliance of WiFi providers and related companies. Together, MetaBlox and its partners within the association are developing next-generation WiFi technologies and standards that deliver greatly improved user experiences as well as enhanced data security.
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