Welcome to our February update! This month, although it contained one of our most significant announcements ever, was relatively calm on the surface. Nevertheless, we want to take a moment to reflect on the events that unfolded during the final month of winter.
Major topics include:
- The Relay Network Goes Public
- Syntropy Stack revamp
- Introducing Relay Network pricing
- Syntropy Knowledge Hub
- Guides to start using Syntropy Stack & set up VPN
- Public launch in numbers
- Jonas at ETH Denver ‘23
- Syntropy Ambassador & Experts program updates
- Syntropy Team Blitz
This month marks a significant milestone in the Syntropy journey as we have officially launched the Syntropy Relay Network to the public. This brings on-demand network optimization previously available to select testers and enterprise clients. With these new possibilities, we are excited to explore new ways to acquire users and developers who can contribute to developing the Syntropy ecosystem.
As we covered the Syntropy Relay Network in detail last month, let’s see what changes we have shipped alongside the network launch.
Also, don't forget to watch Syntropy CTO Jonas, Senior Product Manager Mikas, and DevRel Beata discuss the importance of the Syntropy Network public launch 👇
We have updated our Syntropy Stack website to provide a better user experience. Our team put a lot of effort into ensuring that our website reflects the simplicity and efficiency that our network brings to the table.
The updated Syntropy Stack landing page perfectly represents our commitment to making network management easy for everyone. With a new product description and overview, we have made sure that technical jargon is replaced with simple, straightforward language that's easy to understand, no matter your technical proficiency level.
Explore Syntropy Stack here.
We understand that network management can be daunting, but with Syntropy Stack, we've made it our mission to take the complexity out of the equation. The landing page is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of our network. We're confident it will leave you excited and ready to explore everything Syntropy Stack offers.
So, whether you're a seasoned network professional or a newcomer to the networking world, we've got you covered. Our landing page is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to harness the power of Syntropy Stack, and we can't wait to see what you'll create with it.
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new pricing overview page on our website. With Syntropy Stack, you can purchase bandwidth using fiat currency in the Syntropy Relay Network. You only pay for the bandwidth you use, so you can rest assured that you're getting the most value.
As a bonus, we're offering 50GB of free bandwidth to all users who sign up. And if that wasn't enough, we're also integrating $NOIA token payments in Q2, which will allow not only to pay in $NOIA but also all fiat payments to be converted into $NOIA tokens.
Explore Relay Network pricing here.
We understand these mechanics may seem complex, but don't worry - we've got you covered. In the upcoming weeks, we will publish a new blog that will explain $NOIA token payments and fiat conversions in Syntropy Stack more clearly.
To support the launch of the Syntropy Network, we have updated our documentation and expanded it to include relevant Web3-related information and whitepapers. You can now find all the necessary information in the Syntropy Knowledge Hub.
Explore Syntropy Knowledge Hub here.
We understand that staying up-to-date with the latest developments in tech and Web3 can be challenging, so we're committed to providing you with all the resources you need to succeed. Our Knowledge Hub is a comprehensive repository of information that includes everything from technical documentation to in-depth explanations of our technology.
So whether you're a seasoned network professional or a newcomer to the world of Web3, you can be sure that you'll find everything you need to succeed in the Syntropy Knowledge Hub. We encourage you to explore our resources and contact us with any questions or feedback.
We have a new video guide for Syntropy Stack created by our Developer Advocate, Beata. It's a quick and easy way to learn about Syntropy Stack without having to read all the documentation. Check it out and let us know if you have any questions.
If you are a fan of written guides, we’ve got you covered as well 👇
Syntropy Blog Bridging DevOps and Networking. Our blog is mostly supported by our developer community members and our engineers.
After setting up Syntropy Stack, a great way to put the new Syntropy Relay Network to the test is by trying it out with one of our Syntropy Stack use cases, such as the Syntropy VPN. We've made it easy for you to get started with our extensive documentation and a video tutorial prepared by our Developer Advocate, Beata, to ensure a straightforward and seamless VPN setup. In case you encounter any issues or have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on Discord by joining our #vpn-support channel.
The marketing campaign of the Syntropy Relay Network has been a resounding success, having amassed over ten million impressions and heavily contributing to increased brand recognition and positive perception of Syntropy. This is a significant achievement and a testament to the power of our marketing efforts. By bringing on-demand network optimization to the public, we have created a buzz in the industry and garnered attention from users and developers around the world. We look forward to building on this success in the future.
The Syntropy team is ready for a year full of Web3 conferences, beginning with ETHDenver. Syntropy CTO Jonas Simanavicius attended the event and had the opportunity to meet individuals from well-known companies like TrustWallet, Uniswap, The Leo Wallet, Cosmos, as well as multiple blockchain analysis and security startups.
Additionally, Jonas had a chance to attend various events such as the IOSG Ventures Security Day, Cosmos breakfast, Shared Security Summit, Google Web3 event, Reelworks event, and investor panel with speakers from Shima, Electric Capital, and others. He met many talented individuals, and some discussions are likely to lead to future partnerships.
One of the main topics discussed at the conference was zk privacy, which refers to zero-knowledge proofs that allow for the verification of a statement without revealing any information beyond what is needed. This concept has been gaining traction in the industry due to the increasing need for privacy-preserving solutions. With the growing number of Web3 applications, the need for privacy and security has become more crucial than ever.
Another crucial aspect of the conference was the focus on the need for more decentralized and scalable infrastructure. As the industry continues to expand, the current centralized infrastructure is becoming increasingly vulnerable to attacks, making it necessary to transition towards more decentralized models. Additionally, with the rising number of users, there is a pressing need for scalable infrastructure to support the growing demand.
Despite these limitations, the Web3 industry is driven by talented individuals who are working hard to address these issues. The conference was a testament to the passion and dedication of the Web3 community, who are constantly seeking new ways to push the boundaries of what is possible in the decentralized space.
The Syntropy team is now preparing for their next conferences - Paris Blockchain Week and Consensus by Coindesk in Austin. These events are significant gatherings in the blockchain and cryptocurrency community, attracting industry leaders, innovators, investors, and enthusiasts from all over the world. We are looking forward to meeting Web3 communities all around the world, and if you are also planning to attend these events, reach out to our community managers to organize an in person meetup.
The Syntropy Ambassador community is thriving! In February, we integrated a new engagement platform called Crew3.xyz. With Crew3, community members compete for the leaderboard's top spots and get instant rewards by completing quests. These tasks range from simple contributions, like spreading the word about Syntropy, to more difficult ones, like setting up Syntropy VPN and creating how-to videos.
Speaking about ambassadors, we've recently opened up registrations to the Syntropy Ambassador Program once again! If you have what it takes to be a Syntropy Ambassador, sign up and apply to join our 30+ Syntropy Ambassador community.
Syntropy ambassadors are passionate followers of the Syntropy project who are highly knowledgeable about Syntropy technology and the project. They are supporters and active community members committed to spreading the word about Syntropy and its mission. Ambassadors play a critical role in the Syntropy community, taking on various responsibilities such as foreign community moderation, providing technical support, and promoting the Syntropy project through multiple channels.
As an ambassador, you will have the opportunity to represent Syntropy and help shape its future. You will be able to connect with like-minded individuals from around the world, share your knowledge and expertise, and contribute to the growth and success of the Syntropy community. If you are passionate about technology, committed to supporting open-source projects, and eager to help others, becoming a Syntropy ambassador could be the perfect opportunity.
In case you missed it, we've recently launched the Syntropy Experts program - a developer-focused initiative that brings together technical individuals with a passion for Syntropy technology and Syntropy Stack. As a Syntropy Expert, you'll have a chance to share your knowledge of networks, latency, reliability, and security-related topics through various events like meetups, conferences, webinars, and written content.
By joining this program, you'll gain access to a range of resources and benefits designed to support your professional growth and contribute to the Syntropy community. These benefits include exclusive webinars, networking opportunities with other Syntropy Experts, and early access to new Syntropy products and features. Moreover, you'll receive recognition for your contributions to the Syntropy community, such as featuring on the Syntropy website and social media channels.
As a member of the Syntropy Experts Program, you'll become part of a global community of like-minded individuals who are committed to advancing the field of networks, latency, reliability, and security-related topics. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with other experts on exciting projects, share your expertise, and learn from others. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just starting your career, the Syntropy Experts Program is the perfect place to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. If you are interested, we encourage you to sign up and apply by filling this form.
Syntropy Team Blitz is an initiative to bring the Syntropy team closer to the community. Every month, we interview someone from the team and ask several questions to understand their thinking and get insight into what keeps them busy.
This month, we have Paulius Gedminas joining us. Let’s hop right into the interview!
Q: What are you responsible for at Syntropy?
Hello! My name is Paulius, and I take upon the Head of Engineering at the department of technology at Syntropy.
I'm responsible for running the engineering department, which involves guiding leaders of different technical teams through challenges and growth, bridging the gap between the executive team and engineers, alongside being the point of contact when issues or opportunities arise.
Q: How does Web3 differ from the traditional IT environment?
It is a fast-paced environment that is not for the faint of heart. The best way to describe it would be as a challenge that is difficult, yet highly rewarding. I believe the major difference compared to the traditional IT sector is that Web3 technology is growing at an extremely rapid pace. A huge emphasis must be put on innovation and adaptability to ever changing conditions.
Q: Taking upon the role of being the Head of Engineering in a quickly developing company is not an easy feat. What helps you cope with all the stress?
There is no single magical technique that helps cope with a variety of different inputs and the difficulty of rapid decision-making. It's a combination of multiple skills that I learned from previous mentors and past experiences, organizational techniques, stoic mindset alongside a lot of reading and learning.
Q: What is your favorite part about working at Syntropy?
It is definitely the Syntropy people. It is a big pleasure to work with extremely goal-oriented, smart, and driven team of experts.