AMA session Akash Network with Spheron Network

Spheron Protocol is an all-in-one decentralized platform for automating modern dapps.
We provide a frictionless developer experience to take care of the hard things: deploying instantly, scaling automatically, and serving personalized content on decentralized networks.
We redefine next-gen teams to build, preview, and decentralize their project on decentralized networks and get the benefits of censorship resistance by default.

In our Telegram chat, we spoke with Prashant Maurya CEO & Co-Founder at Spheron

1. Let’s start from the beginning, can you tell us more about yourself and the team behind Spheron

Sure would love to. I was a Solutions Architect and led large teams throughout my eight-year career. I have been actively building in the web3 space for the past three years. Today Spheron team consist of 23 members and increasing. Our team is highly skilled in building the vision that we want to achieve. We are also remote and global team :slightly_smiling_face: Currently working as CEO & Co-Founder at Spheron.

2.Eight-year as a Solutions Architect wow! For those who doesn’t know, or missed our Wednesday twitter spaces, can you tell what Spheron is, and how the actual idea was born.

Sure. Spheron is a decentralised cloud aggregation platform which removes the complexity of the accessing decentralised cloud and exposes Web3 Infra to developers with the look and feel of Web2. The idea was born during our hacking days at Gitcoin when we realised decentralisation is not all about decentralised smart contract but also decentralised infra that cannot be easily censored by any centralised party. Imagine one day you wake up and found uniswap is banned by government, imagine as a normal retail what you will do? Only decentralised infra can give the power to users who can still open decentralised version of the site if uniswap user interface is sufficiently decentralised. This motivates us everyday to wake up and buidl :slightly_smiling_face: and take spheron forward today

*Motivation is a key to success! Can’t wait to see web 3.0 if full Action. *
Ok, moving on =)
Not so long ago Spheron and Akash Announced partnership, what does this partnership brings to the table, what are the benefits?

We are working towards to brind next million developers onto Web3 Infra. This partnership will allow Akash to expand it’s wing in the regions where we are expanding like in India, Africa etc. Not only that, Now Akash can be easily accessed from EVM compatible chains as well. There are host lot of other benefits as well, but the above 2 are the most important in my opinion.

*This is super awesome! And the regions as well! :fire::fire::fire::fire::handshake::handshake::handshake::handshake: *
Next million developers, that’s a huge goal, but i’m sure you will achieve it!
Yes we will :slight_smile:

Ok, now let’s talk Money! How does spheron generate revenue? I know you have fixed plans and a token?

We are building aggregation layer, that means, to use any services exposed on Spheron platform users have to pay certain amount to keep using the best in class services. Apart from it Spheron will also be able to generate revenue from market place and protocols integrations directly. We cannot comment on the token till november and december of this year :slightly_smiling_face: but it will be good for sure :slightly_smiling_face:

What’s in the pipeline for the next quarter?

A lot of things :slightly_smiling_face:

  • Marketplace
  • Github and other repo integration
  • Notification Service
  • More compute options
  • Moving to optimism, solana etc
    The above are just few, as the new feature of static IP will get released we will bring some changes into our milestones.

Wow, this looks like a goals for a year at least. If you manage to do that in 3 months, that would sure be amazing!
Thank you for the answers @izrake now let’s move to a questions from the community!

Tell us about the main differences between Spheron and Cloudmos?

Cloudmos is specifically building on Akash while we are building on multiple cloud infra. We are also not only just focused on cosmo ecosystem but also on evm compatible chains. But we both are on the same mission of bringing the adoption for Akash Infra

Spheron requires registration before use, do you plan to abandon this approach? After all, this introduces the possibility of censorship, which is a sign of a centralized system.

For us we have to understand who is our users, we are targeting people who have repo, currently there are three major players and they are integrated with us. Our audience are not the anon folks but our audience are folks who are willing to show and stand together to make Web3 Infra enable for masses. Once decentralised repo will become stronger we will integrate them and this possibility will also be removed :slightly_smiling_face:

So you have been rebranded from Agro App - but the token is left, what do you plan to do with it?

We have announced earlier in our community as well, all the ARGO holders who holded tokens on the specific snapshot date will be eligible to claim spheron token once it goes live. We are yet to decide how much of Spheron allocation we will give to ARGO holders.

Do you plan to add a choice of providers when deploying to Akash

Yes, that’s our plan, but most of our users want to deploy on verified provider and we have built the system currently like that. But in future we will bring the provider choice depending on our users feedback.

You are talking about decentralized infra, but how about Tornado Cash?

I believe tornado incident would not have happened if git was not involved for storing the repo. We at Spheron actively trying to engage with decentralised repo builders to bring it into reality. Also, in most of the cases RPC providers have banned the RPC node connecting to tornado contract which would have been avoided if done using the decentralised way.

*Yes, thank you! That is really interesting AMA. *
Guys if your questions was unanswered please join Spheron discord, where you will get that all answered !

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With that said, we are going to wrap up our AMA