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FAQ

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Who is building the Subspace Network?

The Subspace Network is currently being built by Subspace Labs, a technology startup based in the United States, with a team spread all across the world. Subspace Labs was founded in 2018 by Jeremiah Wagstaff and Nazar Mokrynskyi, an unlikely duo of protocol hackers who met on Github. They shared a dream to create a scalable base layer for Web3, where users could control their data, and the Internet could work without relying on centralized servers or data centers controlled by tech monopolies. They ultimately set out to build a platform that would make it easy for anyone to build decentralized applications at scale.

When do you plan to launch?

Subspace currently exists as Aries, a public test network that anyone may join. At this time, there are no incentives for farming and we regularly introduce breaking changes. Please be on the lookout for announcements regarding an incentivized test network and community farming. We also plan to release a public roadmap soon. To learn more about running a farmer on the Aries Test Network , please visit our Github or join our Discord.

Will Subspace have a token?

Yes, Subspace Credits (SSC) are the native token of the Subspace Network and already exist on the Aries Test Network. SSC are minted by farmers who produce new blocks. While the token economics are still in development, they will roughly follow the Bitcoin model with a capped supply and an annual halving event. SSC will be used to pay storage and compute (gas) fees on the Subspace Network, which will vary with the number of farmers and executors on the network. Generally speaking, the more storage and compute resources on the network, the lower the cost. SSC will need to be staked in order to run an executor node, but not to run a farmer.

Can I invest in Subspace as an individual?

Not at this time. However, we are planning to conduct a community token sale prior to mainnet launch. The sale will likely be restricted to early members of our community and those who run a farmer on our incentivized test network. Prior to a community sale we will release a token paper with further details.

Will Subspace be a parachain on Polkadot or Kusama?

We had originally intended for Subspace to be a parachain on Polkadot, but it turned out this was not possible, due to the unique characteristics of our PoAS consensus engine. We are still considering obtaining a parachain slot for both Polkadot and Kusama in order to have a dedicated bridge into both networks, but no decision has been made at this time. Regardless, we are fully committed to supporting the Dotsama ecosystem and new features will always be Polkadot-first, as witnessed by the Subspace Relayer.

Which wallets will I be able to use with Subspace?

Currently Subspace is compatible with the default Substrate wallet in Polkadot-JS apps and the Polkadot-JS extension, which may be used to transfer tokens earned on our test network.

Your strategy to protect the network and farmers from illegal data?

Our protocol is permissionless and censorship resistant by design, so we don't get to decide who stores what data. This is the same for all decentralized blockchains. Farmers themselves have the right to choose what data they want to to store and can ignore certain content if they so choose.

Will Subspace deploy on any other blockchains?

We will be launching as a parachain on Polkadot. We plan to back up other blockchains on Subspace since we have a massive storage capacity, but our consensus and client are completely independent.

When are you launching?

We currently have a private testnet. Soon we will be opening this up to the public. We hope to launch an incentivized testnet by the end of this year and go live with mainnent sometime next year.