Crown Cuba: Introducción a Crown Platform desde La Habana

Crown Cuba: Introducción a Crown Platform desde La Habana

Hi, friends! Welcome to our first video about Crown! Today we are going to talk about this cryptocurrency, what it means as project, what’s new about it and its benefits in daily life In that way, we are going to talk about how internet
works nowadays what services it offers and the
troubles that appear along the road and how Crown enters this world
with very interesting solutions to topics that now are central for the global
telecommunications discussions. Also, we are going to talk about what Crown can
mean for Cubans. Go! Although Crown is a great innovation project, we must start talking about the context of its inception. In that way, we will be able to convey
better the enthusiasm for this cryptocurrency. In our days, the internet is a massively useful tool, that allows information transfer with an unprecedented
dynamic, in a form that we can’t think of an enterprise,
start up or prolonged economic activity, without the network at some point of its
implementation. But let’s clarify something: internet
is just a set of computers, that communicate with each other. How this interaction is achieved to form what we see in the present world, is an answer that has much to say, and it demands differents types of knowledge. Crown is a platform where
the users can make several requests: from hosting services, to enter webpages. We are going to talk about how it works in the
standard internet. There is an infrastructure, split in several
layers to manage it better, that makes the global
connections work, in which private companies and goverments are involved. There are
enterprises called Internet Services Provider (ISP), that have the task to connect the final
user with the rest of the network. We are talking about AT&T Internet,
Services Cable, OneCenturyLink, and in the case of Cuba, ETECSA. After the connection is achieved, we can open a web browser (Chrome, Firefox,
Internet Explorer) and access google, for example, then we can talk about the different services that
exist. Services that go from phone talks and videocalls, like Skype or IMO (the last one very known in Cuba), file transfer from one computer to another, money transactions, or acces to www, the world wide web. Every time that we write an address in the browser top bar or a link is clicked, we are accessing a web page. In that way, when we enter our facebook profile, (from a mobile, a computer or any device that has
connectivity), to youtube or to any site that starts
with the www, our request travels through the network
to the physical support where the application is
hosted, which are the servers that are
able to manage the data and requests made from all
over the world. But there is even more, each Internet user can host their own site by renting a
space on one of the physical servers. However, folks, this model, as
it works today presents certain problems that have generated numerous debates
among Internet users. Let’s think about it just for a moment, the information of many popular
sites used globally is hosted on servers controlled by mega
businesses, where the responsibility for the custody of sensitive data lies
with them. This decade which concludes has been marked by scams related to the illegitimate sale of
information and by revelations about how some groups
are being able to violate privacy for the sake of greater surveillance and control
of the citizens. On the other hand, the terms by which
server hosting is requested are not always the most flexible and fair and many are paid with a digital currency, which, for example, cannot be accessed in Cuba. We are talking about any fiat currency (dollar, euro, yen, pound), using a Pay-Pal account
or similar payment processors, to which the Cubans don’t have access either. There are also important voices in this discussion that advocate an internet under the tutelage of
governments and their sovereignty. In other words, conceive the network as
the property of a state, and that this in turn considers and respects
the other networks as circumscribed or limited to interest
from the country where they are. And all these problems force us to take sides and search for solutions. Among them, of course, is Crown. If you look at everything we have highlighted, it points to an impulse to centralize the
order on the internet, which goes against the initial conception of the
same. More than one group and activist have made statements about that the network should not have
borders nor should it be controled by a government. To start off, what should be done is to respect the possibility of the individual to
develop within the digital world. We must all have the same rights on the internet without discrimination due to origin or ideology, and we do not believe that
it must be the responsibility of a mega-organization or government to maintain that status. What we believe in is that we must promote the
right tecnology for these rules to be percieved by all
internet users. That’s why we want to talk about Crown. Crown uses the bitcoin source code. This is a totally legitimate operation under
the philosophy of free code, and that once again, shows the benefits of the current internet. And in this way, Crown possesses
Bitcoin functionality guarantees in these unchanged aspects, next to the own characteristics that it offers. Crown does not follow the arquitecture server-client
that we know, for example, from facebook, but it is a point-to-point distributed system, with the task of servers distributed among different computers called nodes. There are two types of nodes, masternodes, which support the network in core tasks, taking care of the validation of
instant transactions. And the system nodes, which serve as the basis for running applications
on the Crown blockchain. This avoids the path to centralization that has
been taking place in other contexts, since the equipment needed to perform proof of
stake, is less expensive and therefore more
affordable for all kind of users. To receive a benefit of POS, you have to own one of the types of nodes that populate the
blockchain. That is why in the Crown particular case, its called Masternode Proof of Stake. So this network is what allows us to acquire Crown
coins, or transfer them to other users, using digital
support for this, as is the case with Electronic wallets. Likewise, it is possible to host an application in
the system, which given the blockchain transparency philosophy, (where all transactions are perfectly
auditable, including the information inside the
application) results in a guarantee of reliability. Crown works applying a type of algorithm of
consensus called Proof of Stake, wich guarantees efficiency, and unlike the
algorithm that bitcoin uses, does not require broad computing power, which can
be unsutainable in many scenarios. In fact, this is one of the most interesting
divergences that Crown shows regarding bitcoin. Crown is a self-sustaining platform, which has a
self-regulated economy, that is, the users themselves, the technology and
the form of governance are the ones that give it value. Constantly, new Crown blocks are generated, and a part of them go to a decentralised fund which is used to finance proposals made by users. These proposals are subject to the endorsement of all those who have a master node. The developers are currently focusing on the
implementation of non-fungible tokens, which are a way to
encapsulate information in the blockchain, taking advantage of technology security. This way it will be possible to keep medical
records, civil identities, products resulting from
manufacturing, works of art and many other assets that we will talk about in an upcoming video. In this way Crown fits the philosophy
to offer all individuals the same rights no matter where they come from. In our case, we live in Cuba, our possibility of
accessing certain Internet functions, such as accessing finance or hosting data in the
cloud is limited or prohibited, due to political decisions about which we do not
have the opportunity to decide. That’s why we believe in Crown as project, because both its form of governance, where we can all say and
acquire voting power with enough Crown for it, in a transparent way in which everything is
done on the blockchain, they are the guarantee of a reliable and safe
system. Just by dedicating our connection time to this
idea, we can find a whole community willing to share
motivations and to generate sustainability under fair and equitable rules. Often when thinking about seeking economic gain, you
aspire to work for a company. But companies inherit from the feudal systems the
centralization of power, with bad consequences for all its members, both the highest size businesses as the ones below. With Crown you don’t have to be an
employee to obtain benefits, just be an active member of the
community, contributing ideas and working with quality to
materialize correctly. Well, friends, the internet is Facebook, Twitter,
Whatsapp, and all social networks you know. And it is also some kind of more daring hobby. But still is much more. It brings substantial innovations to our life. So study and read about it, because knowledge is
necessary and useful, and the more you do better it will be. And remember that with Crown: “The crown belongs to everyone, and nobody.”

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