I thought it would be really cool to build a full meshnet with GoTenna on top of the blockchain. I’ve been working with some distributed system projects and the blockchain looks to be a great tool for this.
My idea on how to build cool stuff:
1.Run Geth node on the mesh itself or on a phone connected with the mesh. (Running on the phone seems more viable. The node will probably need connection to regular internet at least once in a while. Maybe not, I think it depends on whether you want a connection to the wider blockchain. HOWEVER, I believe that if at least one meshnode has connection to internet, the whole thing will work.
2.Weird complicated tech stuff to connect phone and GoTenna. Phone basically becomes to GUI to the node.
3.Mist just released support for Swarm and ENS, so this is easy. The GoTenna just let’s you navigate to whatever Swarm site you want.
That’s the basic stuff. Here’s some other cool stuff. You want people to have an incentive to run nodes, so you release a token. We’ll call it GoToken. We don’t need any shitty ico scam for this, just airdrop to all the new GoTenna owners. If someone with GoToken uses your node, some of their GoTokens go to you! You spend GoToken on other nodes or maybe you could just exchange it for regular ETH/cash. First sites would be basic semi-static stuff like a map. Emergency info. Nearby restaurants. Cat pictures. Weather.
Please share your thoughts and ideas!