Q: Is it really decentralized, unstoppable, censorfree as long as you are using
a permissioned chain like Kaleido?
A: That's right - it is not! But right now usability is more important - we don't want
our users to think about transaction-costs and FIAT-to-crypto-conversion.
Moving to the main-net
or something similar is going to happen at some
point (probably in 2020 with PoS or with some kind of side-chain).
Q: Why is looking up shares and downloading files so slow?
A1: We are still in the process of crunching numbers and use
hyper-parameter-optimization to find the right setup of the ipfsd running
inside the application.
A2: Although all running Sharu-applications try to relay the meta-data of
all existing shares, this is still pretty basic and some better concept like
sharding needs to be implemented.
Q: If you want to attach "trustless" to this, why isn't this opensource?
A: To be honest: we are full of shame about the
quality of the code. 2 of the 3 developers of Sharu left the path of
software development several years ago and got in touch
with typescript and solidity for the first time with this project.
this will be opensource at some point and we would be happy if it is not only the
three of us spending our free nights working on this thing.
UPDATE: As everybody knows 2/3 of us are very good in doing bad code
, we felt
there is no real problem. Voila: here is the desktop-application
Q: Why don't you use metamask as the integration with the ethereum stack?
A: At first we did, but we think people don't want to add plugins, create
wallets and do all the other things cryptonerds like to to. ethers.js works fine right