Welcome to our January update! The team has been hard at work finalizing preparations for the upcoming Syntropy Network Public Launch. With all preparations now completed, we're eagerly counting down the days until the launch and looking forward to what the future holds.
Major topics include:
- Gustas shares insights on PTC’23
- Anticipating the Syntropy Network Public Launch in February 6th
- AMA with the team behind Syntropy Network Public Launch
- Token metrics & release schedule for 2023
- Quick initiatives review
- Syntropy Experts
- Syntropy Team Blitz
The Syntropy team's participation in the Pacific Telecommunications Council '23 conference in Hawaii was a resounding success. With 35 scheduled meetings with influential players in the ICT ecosystem, the team was able to generate substantial interest in partnerships and collaborations with Syntropy. The meetings were productive and resulted in positive outcomes and volumes of feedback, with many entities showing a keen interest in Syntropy's innovative solutions. Our team has locked in 19 verbal agreements to pursue follow-up meetings with technical teams and efficiently onboard new partners to our ecosystem.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were particularly impressed with the Syntropy Relay Network. They expressed a strong interest in operating relay nodes and relaying traffic of non-direct customers. This would optimize Syntropy's customer traffic and provide them with a platform to access new markets and unlock potential revenue streams without capital investments into physical infrastructure expansion. The ISPs were particularly impressed with the DARP protocol, which provides valuable insights into network performance and allows them to compare their infrastructure to that of their competitors.
Syntropy sales and partnerships team will collaborate closely with all ecosystem providers for referrals and introductions to their clients with Syntropy and its solutions directly. This will help the Internet providers to address their clients' specific network design and resilience challenges and provide them with unique value propositions.
Syntropy is also exploring opportunities of joining software marketplaces operated by its strategic partners. This will help expand its reach to direct developer audiences and improve the company's exposure to different markets and global use-cases. Various collaborations with ISPs will enable Syntropy to create new revenue streams and increase its customer pipeline size.
Data Centers and Interconnection companies were also interested in Syntropy's solutions. They see Syntropy as an additional connectivity provider to relay traffic over to exotic destinations that are currently difficult to reach with their existing partner network. Syntropy technology and strategic partner ecosystem helps to expand their network beyond the limits of their own infrastructure.
Additionally, Syntropy received invitations to join their software marketplaces to grow our developer community and create new revenue streams. By nurturing these relationships with partners and customers, Syntropy can increase its customer pipeline size and expand its broad reach in various industries.
Internet Exchanges see the potential of Syntropy technology to route traffic over exotic locations where peering or IP transit is too expensive or difficult to achieve at low latencies and zero packet loss. They showed interest in monetizing excess bandwidth by operating relay nodes and listing Syntropy Stack on their software marketplaces. Additionally, most Internet Exchanges verbally agreed to refer Syntropy to their clients who face challenges in network design and resilience of their global network deployment. By leveraging relationships with Internet Exchanges, Syntropy will expand its reach and offer its technology to a broader audience of companies in different verticals and markets.
To summarize, the Syntropy team's participation in the PTC'23 conference in Hawaii was a resounding success, generating substantial interest in partnerships and collaborations with influential players in the ICT ecosystem. The team has secured 15+ verbal agreements to pursue follow-up meetings with tech teams and received multiple invitations to join software marketplaces operated by ISPs, data centers and interconnection companies, and Internet exchanges. With these new potential partnerships and upcoming opportunities, the sales and partnerships team will work closely to capture all value from each meeting over the next three months. By leveraging these relationships, Syntropy will expand its reach, increase its customer pipeline size, and create new revenue streams, positioning Syntropy Stack and Relay Network as a leader in the ICT ecosystem.
The long-awaited Syntropy Network launch and Stack self-service finally go live on February 6th! The powerful Syntropy Network optimizations will become available to the public. Together with a revised Syntropy Stack website and a fully functional self-service, we will pave the road for a new stage in the game-changing Syntropy ecosystem that revolutionizes how we manage and operate our private networks.
Before its public launch on February 6th, access to the optimizations provided by the Syntropy Network had been limited to select testers and enterprise customers. However, with the network launch, we are excited to make these optimizations available to any developer who wishes to use them for any application or software. Coupled with a fully operational self-service platform and streamlined account management, we are laying a solid foundation to support our goal of driving user adoption.
To encourage the use of the Syntropy Network, we have decided to offer a free trial of the service, providing all new users with 50GB of optimized bandwidth in their workspace. Additionally, we will implement traditional fiat and $NOIA token payments for additional network usage. This will mark a big stepping stone in implementing token utility in the Syntropy ecosystem.
If you’re interested in learning more about the upcoming Syntropy Network public launch, read our latest blog post that covers everything you need to know in greater detail.
On February 1st, Jonas, Mikas, and Beata held a team meeting to address and answer any questions related to the upcoming Syntropy Network and Self Service launch. The event, which was held in the form of an AMA session, was well-received and provided valuable insights to the community. The team was able to address most of the questions and concerns raised by the participants.
For those who were unable to attend, the AMA session was recorded and is available for viewing on our official Youtube channel.
As a yearly tradition, we have launched our upcoming token release schedule for 2023. While there haven’t been any notable changes, we invite you to read the NOIA Token Release Schedule announcement in full. You will find the token pool breakdown as well as other comments.
As the team has been primarily occupied with the Syntropy Network Launch, let’s quickly delve into some of the more noticeable initiatives that happened this month.
The Research & Development team has successfully launched our own Cosmos devnet, which is a stepping stone towards our eventual migration to the Cosmos ecosystem. Our team is also implementing and researching modules for our chain to enhance built-in functionality and provide greater control and flexibility. Modules are units of reusable and composable logic in the Cosmos SDK that allow for creating complex blockchain applications through smaller, reusable building blocks. We are dedicated to delivering a secure and innovative solution for our community and will keep you updated on our progress.
Our recent proof-of-concept testing uncovered some exciting network data in Asia. By utilizing the Syntropy Relay Network, we have significantly reduced packet loss and latency, with improvements of over ten times in some cases. The data scientist leading this initiative is currently delving into the findings to see what we can uncover.
We invite you to join our Syntropy Experts program and participate in our mission to advocate for developers. As technology leaders, we understand the importance of serving and giving back to the developer community, and that's exactly what we're doing here at Syntropy. By sharing knowledge and expertise, we can help improve the world of technology and make it a better place for everyone.
As a Syntropy Expert, you can share your knowledge and expertise on networks, latency, reliability, and security-related topics through meetups, conferences, written content, webinars, and other events. You will also have the chance to work with cutting-edge technology and be at the forefront of innovation. Our program values collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and creativity, and we're looking for experts and ambassadors who share our passion for pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
The benefits of being a Syntropy Expert are many. You'll be rewarded with NOIA tokens for your contributions and exclusive access to new products and grants to support your work. You'll also have the chance to network with other top contributors, leaders, and organizers within the Syntropy ecosystem.
Are you looking to make a difference in the world of technology and be part of the developer community at Syntropy? In that case, we invite you to apply as a Syntropy Expert today. As a top advocate for the Syntropy community, you'll have the opportunity to lead the charge in shaping the future of the internet and make a real impact in the world. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.
Notably, we have surpassed 50,000 followers on Twitter! This is a huge milestone and a testament to our team's hard work and dedication. We are grateful to our amazing community for your unwavering support. We will continue to strive to deliver the high-quality content and engagement you seek.
With multiple significant events this year, we are excited to keep the momentum going. You can find our Twitter account here if you're not yet following us on Twitter.
Syntropy Team Blitz is an initiative to bring the Syntropy team closer to the community. Every month, we interview someone from the team and ask several questions to understand their thinking and get insight into what keeps them busy.
This month, we have Beata Lipska joining us. Let’s hop right into the interview!
What are you responsible for at Syntropy?
Hi there! I'm Beata, and I'm the Developer Advocate at Syntropy. If you need clarification about what I do, let me explain: I serve as the connection between the engineering, product, and marketing teams internally, and I work with developers who are already using or interested in using our ecosystem. Every day brings something new – I'm always learning, writing documentation and tutorials, planning projects, receiving feedback, and ensuring our users get the most out of our services. It's a thrilling experience!
What made you pursue a career in developer relations?
I was an engineer, coding in PHP and Golang, but I felt something was missing – the human connection. I wanted to do more than write code; I wanted to build communities and make engineering more practical through tutorials and documentation. So, I decided to pursue a career in Developer Relations, combining my passion for technology and people. Now, I am enthusiastic about making things more straightforward, educating others, and meeting new and interesting people – and I couldn't be happier!
How did Syntropy stand out to you, and what are your impressions here so far?
The Syntropy team is like a family of fearless adventurers, exploring uncharted territories without fear of taking risks and always open to feedback. We have the freedom to experiment with new ideas and the flexibility to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. It's a genuinely motivating environment where you can create the Internet of tomorrow with the support of a dedicated and skilled team. It's a fantastic journey, and I'm honored to be a part of it!
What are the biggest challenges you’ve had to overcome as DevRel?
I took a leap of faith and left my stable software engineering career to pursue my true passion. Since joining Syntropy in June 2022, I've focused on improving my skills, learning about technology, and developing a plan. Now it's time to put my knowledge into action. I'm eager to make new connections, spread the word about how Syntropy can revolutionize the web, and ensure everyone has the opportunity to be a part of this thrilling journey. 2023 is the year of execution, so the most significant challenge lies in front of me.