Gladius ICO - CDN and DDOS Protection On The Blockchain

in blockchain •  3 months ago

As users of crypto exchanges you surely have seen sites getting Ddosed (often on coin pumps) or just sites getting so popular they cant handle the traffic. There are many services helping with that, Cloudflare/Akamai being most popular.

The services itself are centralized so at some point if there is bug with them or an attack on them, whole network will go down, as has single point of attack.

Gladius solves this problem.

Full whitepaper HERE but this is are most crucial things i want to mention

They want to build a technology and marketplace which lets people all across the world rent/use their spare and underutilized bandwidth to help safeguard (DDoS protection) and participate in a global CDN) websites.

It will be cheaper than current centralized SaaS platforms as you will pay only when using the system, not a monthly or daily fee.

It will have better speed due to nodes possibly everywhere in the world. This way it can work even on closed geoserving networks in rare places.

The Gladius network has no single point of failure. Cloudflare was DDoS’d and shut down for a few hours this summer. This can’t happen to Gladius because it is completely decentralized and the attackers would have to shut down thousands of separate components.

People can monetize idle/spare bandwidth. It already happends with monetizing storage (Siacoin, Storj or Filecoin), and now its time to utilize underutilized bandwidth and help protect and accelerate websites across the globe.

Public Sale in 32 Days


There is enough time for you to do research on this, read whitepaper and prepare. The product will go live early 2018 in form of Web Portal and Desktop Client.
Start rate will be 700 GLA (Gladius Tokens) per 1 Ethereum.
To find out more on this project check their official site https://www.gladius.io/ and a good writeup on INC https://www.inc.com/joseph-steinberg/could-blockchain-technology-end-ddos-attacks.html

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Hey kingscrown,
Very interesting read, Thanks you for sharing it!

Great ico

Fascinating idea. I'm curious how you would be able to direct traffic to all of the spare computers and networks to absorb the attack. I guess I'll have to read the whitepaper.

On a side note, it would be great if you could source that F.U.D. you are creating in the following:

Cloudflare was DDoS’d and shut down for a few hours this summer.

Cloudflare was not taken down due to a DDoS attack. (Source: I work there.)
Are you thinking the Dyn or AWS outage?

What does this set the market cap at for the coin?

Interesting project! Thanks for sharing!

good job @kingscrown ! I like the sounds of Gladius. I'm sure it will be a real success and It's a real innovative use of the technology ! thanks for the heads up 100% upvoted

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I'd suggest a little caution if you are intrigued enough to invest. All of their founders are currently undergrad students at the University of Maryland.

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Good point @somethingsubtle but for me that's even better as part of their narrative, important when it comes to branding !

I love it when the kids see a solution their older peers totally missed. Did I tell you the story about when Larry met Serg ? oh you've heard it, one grad student shows another prospective pupil around the college facilities, next thing their little project is asked to leave the college server cos' it's eating up all the bandwidth.. Google was born, that was 20 years ago.

I think Gladius is genius blockchain application. wish them all the best.. it's a good guy project

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There is a very different maturity profile and likelihood of success between graduate students at Stanford and a set of undergraduate students at Maryland.

I'd be fearful that they aren't just going to use the ICO to pay off student loans.

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ah well, it's the wild west out, good luck to them if they do. I think Gladius is a really neat solution for an insidious problem and like siacoin, sonm.. it uses existing capacity, so for me has a kind of efficiency. If they can prove successful they could be very handy and not just in the crypto world !!

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I see your point in general somethingsubtle, but if you do some digging you will see that they actually have a lot of experience in creating startups, not to mention the advisors behind this project. I started at their age too or even before.

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I see the point too, but I think there's a great sense of urgency about many of these projects. They won't all succeed but that's not the point. It's the exploration of new territory and experience. adaptive radiation in process. What does work becomes the future. I think Gladius is a good idea and the kernel of the idea if often far more important than experience of being successful. Let's see !

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Obviously I share your thoughts :)
Thanks for your support!

Amazing, am supprised when you said

People can monetize idle/spare bandwidth. It already happends with monetizing storage (Siacoin, Storj or Filecoin), and now its time to utilize underutilized bandwidth and help protect and accelerate websites across the globe.

Its really intresting King

Interesant, good post

your efforts are paying off, you deserve an award, thank you

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New to the world of crypto... Very new and interesting read for me! Thanks for educating a minnow 💙

Considering that DDOS attacks carry a high reward-risk ratio for the attacker, it's little wonder that they're one of the most often-used attacks out there.

A completely decentralized internet would eliminate that problem. Until then, we may ahve to settle for decentralized DDOS-blocking software.

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How would you send the traffic to the decentralized servers though? DNS and a load balancer?

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Hey @somethingsubtle, if you're still curious about Gladius' architecture we can answer that.

Gladius pools would run their own DNS service that a website owner would set as their nameservers just like Cloudflare. These DNS servers would first direct a client to the closest node to them, then if that node is at capacity they would direct to the next closest node and so on. Static files are served and traffic is verified by the nodes, then any non static requests are passed through the master node to the destination server. The master node serves to mask the IP of the destination server from any potentially malicious node in the pool.

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Thanks for the walkthrough.

So, to clarify, there would be no redundancy in the DNS servers? You would direct to ns1/2.poolname.com which would then send requests to the nearest capable pool.

A DNS-reflection attack of any scale, including the Mirai botnet, would then topple the entire system.

Exchange needed it so badly and also mining pool. But its future customer will be government and school website, this are the place on earth very prone to ddos attack. Therefore the token has a real value and promissing future is awarded to anyone give value to the community

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Agreed, a very good token utilization and a great idea. I love the bandwidth monetization concept while also helping better the internet :)

interesting

@kingscrown do you mind if I share this article to my blog off-site? I would run the first paragraph and link back to your article on STEEMIT and your profile. Let me know.

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Thank you for permission. I appreciate it. Let me know about other articles like this I would do as many as you will allow. Also is there a place where I can share a link with you privately?

God bless all those programmers working to secure all the cryptocurr

Interesante proyecto...

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@kingscrown - Why do you use vote bots? Seems your posts don't really need them.

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He is a busy man. That is why.

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It seems like a promising ICO, Will have to read the whitepaper as you recommended.

Excellent post!
Nice, i like it the your post, thanks

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This indeed solves crucial problems present in the ecosystem.

Great protecting technology Gladius, thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for liking :)

Amazing, am supprised when you said.

thank for your great information and post.

Very informative post. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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dope name for an ico, i must admit

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Great protecting technology Gladius, thanks for sharing.

Too many variations upon Filecoin for me to consider any single one worth investment. Maybe they'll become healthy companies, but the level of competition and lack of distinguishing features makes me conclude investment is not an option.

Thanks for sharing @kingscrown

I really think it will be very interesting to follow this project, because for those who have several blogs, it is very useful to have at hand a CDN that allows DDos protection at low cost, in addition to several other benefits.