What is AnyLog?
AnyLog is a public network of computers providing a "Decentralized loT Network" where Data Owners manage loT data -AnyLog is leveraging a decentralized network and the blockchain technology to replace complex back-end databases with automated, p2p and real-time processes to manage the IoT data. AnyLog creates a new ecosystem and marketplaces to collect, store, process, analyze and monetize IoT data. In this ecosystem, data owners leverage the network to manage their data and operators are incentivized to provide compute resources to the network.
Is AnyLog a marketplace?
Yes. there are two marketplaces that are an outcome of the network. The first is a marketplace for services. The service marketplace connects Data Owners with Service Providers. On this marketplace, the operators of the network (the Service Providers) are competing to provide hosting services for the data. The second marketplace is a marketplace of data. Data Owners can provide permissions to users that are interested to query their data, in return for rewards.
Who owns the data on the network?
The Data Owners that use the network to manage and publish data own the data. Data Owners maintain full control over their data, even when it is stored and processed by third-party Operators. Data hosted by Operators is encrypted, and queries are performed using encrypted query processing techniques, secure enclaves, or both.
When will AnyLog be live?
A beta network is planned for Q3 in 2019 and an operational network is planned for Q1 2020.
Are you serious about hosting the entire loT data sets?
Yes. AnyLog is based on p2p processes where devices deliver data to Service Providers and queries are executed to process data maintained by the Service Providers. This approach eliminates contention between devices that generate data, centralized databases and query processes, and is very scalable. When a device transfers data to a service provider, a different device transfers different data to a different provider without dependency on the first device. Queries operate in the same way - when a query is executed, there is no contention with a different query. We believe that the network will rapidly increase in use as it creates strong incentives for Data Owners and Service Providers to participate. As more data needs to be serviced, more Service Providers would be interested to participate. Incentives are in the form of token rewards, that are provided to Service Providers in exchange for their resources. As the price is determined in a bidding process, the rewards will incentivize the Service Providers to provide the needed resources and it will incentivize the Data Owners as service price will be low. We believe that this approach will bring a big portion of the IoT data to the AnyLog Network.
Are the AnyLog technical white papers available?
We plan to release the white papers and Q2 of 2019. However, we can share the white papers to identified individuals under a NDA. If you are interested in the technical papers please contact us using this form.
What is the business model of AnyLog?
AnyLog is building a non-for-profit organization. The reason is that a for-profit requires premiums on top of transactions and therefore a centralized approach. As the ability to scale is tightly coupled with decentralization, we believe that only a non-for-profit organization will be able to deliver the value of the AnyLog network. In this model, transactions would use the AnyLog token, and our investors believe that the value of the network would be represented in the appreciation of the token.
How can I meet the AnyLog people in person?
We are located in the Silicon Valley, we frequently participate in loT and blockchain conferences - the conference list is available here. Or email us using this form.