Sonet is an open-source platform providing AWS-like services across Web2 and Web3 applications
Partner with Web3 backend service providers to create a robust connected infrastructure that can be leveraged by dApp developers
Open SDK for traditional Web2 app developers to seamlessly build and connect to Web3 using Sonet’s middleware platform
Integrate Web2 apps into our social NFT extension, Soda, to enable their Web2 users to access Web3 through their native social media sites
Illustratively, Sonet is an all-in-one Web2/3 middleware service platform providing a direct entry point to applications. We’re an integrator of blockchain services including the following categories: Data Storage, Data Indexing, GPU Rendering, Oracles, Node Services, etc.
Protocol governance token that can be staked for incentives
Full Year 2022
What problems will Sonet solve and why are they important?
App developers today face the integration challenges of different fragmented service providers on different blockchain networks. This creates a lot of barriers and friction for development, that’s a big reason why developers stick to only EVM compatible and dedicate to only one blockchain network. A lot of work is spent to integrate a specific application with several targeted service providers in the current state of app development.
The near-term target solution is that top service providers are increasingly multi-chain and building better SDKs, which allows app developers to integrate more easily across different blockchain networks. However, there will always be new and better service providers, which will be behind in accessibility. Moreover, cross-chain protocols are not standard and focus mainly on asset transfer, so business smart contracts are not supported enough at the moment.
What is Sonet’s competitive advantage over similar projects?
Middleware platforms today fall short in addressing the three main communication problems of Web3. We are resolving them in the following ways:
Communication entry points - MVP Web2 extension (Soda), a mobile application in the future.
Communication channel for users - leveraging existing Web2 applications like popular social networks, and future apps will be created using our SDK middleware development framework.
Content communication - Integrated in the channels through our middleware aggregator where end users interact in Web2 using Web3 infrastructure services.
Case study: Gaming
Problem: Web3 games are built on various blockchains, whose assets are not compatible with one another. This incompatibility creates the need for bridges, which charge additional fees, and can still result in delayed transactions or other friction across chains
Proposed solution: an integrated marketplace built on top of a connected middleware, for transacting top digital gaming assets across different blockchains
How Sonet can achieve this solution: Sonet is building a middleware that will partner and integrate with the top gaming projects across different blockchains. Transactions will settle using Sonet’s native governance token $Sonet, which can be easily swapped into, providing users with a seamless and efficient experience across gaming platforms.
How does Sonet solve the problems of focus?
Our vision is to create a middleware aggregator for all service providers, including the new ones, so that app developers can have more accessibility to the best infrastructure services from Web3. On the frontend Sonet functions like a traditional Web2 cloud service such as AWS or Google, easy to use and to develop on. We could also have a marketplace like AWS that allows developers to register and build on top of.
Our unique approach is to focus on content, including: content storage, data allocation, and meta-self presentation. Along with content, we are creating the most uniform payment system across all services and blockchains using our own native token dedicated to this middleware. We are simplifying for app developers the different pricing and payment models between services, such as swap settlement for different gas fee tokens.
What services does Sonet offer to its clients?
Sonet offers three core services for its clients:
Platform-as-a-Service: Open SDK for traditional Web2 app developers to seamlessly build and connect to Web3 using Sonet’s middleware platform
Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Partner with Web3 backend service providers to create a robust connected infrastructure that can be leveraged by dApp developers
Software-as-a-Service: Integrate Web2 apps into our social NFT extension, Soda, to enable their Web2 users to access Web3 through their native social media sites
What are the tokenomics of $Sonet?
In support of the middleware platform, we are creating a uniform payment system using our native governance token $Sonet to reconcile payments and fees for end users so that developers can focus on their apps.Additionally, we are creating a mining network for the validators that maintain our ongoing operation.
Sonet Miner Network:
Partnership and end user incentive payments will be denominated in $Sonet and can be staked in Sonet’s Liquidity Pool
A separate Infrastructure Mining Pool will be available for miners that support Sonet’s backend, and rewards will be airdropped in SoNet
Where do you see Sonet three years from now?
In the next three years, we see a middleware that is fully decentralized with a passionate community of different users and contributors. Moreover, we will have a fully integrated infrastructure of tools and services that will allow developers and organizations to build virtually any dApp or protocol. Overall, our ecosystem will be the recognized cloud service for application development to bridge the gap between Web2 and Web3.