At this point in time blockchain and smart contracts potential is starting to surface. And a new 'breed' of projects are appearing that are trying to connect the real world and the digital world.
When it comes to the digital world we pride with blockchain ability to keep data safe and intact. But when it comes to getting data from real world is not that secure. And it becomes the weak point of the system. Let's take the drones example again. You have a drone that delivers stuff. And you want to know where the drone is, if it made the delivery or not. Collecting that data with any current means (GPS for example) is not reliable, because that data can be tempered. So you need a solution to secure this information the best way you can.
Introducing XYO Location Oracle NetworkXYO is a decentralized solution to determine and verify location. Here is a quote from their blog that synthesize what XYO wants to do:
It’s based on a set of novel cryptographic mechanisms, Proof of Origin and Bound Witnesses, which tie together the power of the blockchain and real world data collection into a system with direct applications today. (source medium)
In a previous article I reviewed FarmaTrust ICO and how they want to eliminate counterfeit drugs. Their project, at least from their whitepaper, had a week point: proof of location. They did not mention that this is a vulnerable aspects or that they have a solution for this.
On the other hand XYO is outlining possible vulnerabilities and solutions on their Red Paper - Security Risks and Mitigations. Their website has all the data you wish for. From business plan, to use cases and tech stuff. The transparency is what you would expect from any ICO and they deliver.
I am not a tech guy to understand everything from their Red Paper. But, their approach in getting it all out there, is what I like. This way I am able to learn most about the business directly from them, with minimum need to do research on all the tech stuff. After that, all I have to do is to verify what they say on other sources.
With the hope that I sparked, at least, the same interest that I have for this project, bellow you will find all the important links for XYO Network.
Website - https://xyo.network/index.html
Whitepaper - https://docs.xyo.network/XYO-White-Paper.pdf
Documents - https://xyo.network/whitepaper/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/XYOracleNetwork
Telegram - https://t.me/xyonetwork
Bitcointalk ANN - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3040825.0
Bitcointalk Bounty - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3053801.0