We've posted an update about our progress on our blog.
Milestones on the Holo Roadmap in 2019
1) Holo Closed Alpha Testnet Promised in February (not public, available only to Indiegogo Alpha/Beta Testers) 2) HoloPorts Shipped (Indiegogo in first batch, HoloPort store in second batch) 3) Holo Open Alpha Testnet (available to all purchasers of HoloPorts) 4) Holo Full Feature Testnet (including a Testnet of Holo fuel) 5) Holo Beta Mainnet
Detailed updates on all the progress towards shipping HoloPorts, and the other perks in the Indiegogo campaign, will be shared publicly on the "Updates" section of the Indiegogo page. Make sure you're signed up to receive updates using this guide.
The amount of fuel you earn depends on the price you set for hosting and how much traffic you get. When the network launches we don’t know what the supply/demand balance will be. If demand is low, you may need to price competitively to attract traffic. You may even need to set your prices low at the beginning just to establish a bit of performance and reliability records for your device.
Bandwidth settings will be fully configurable. You will be able to customize how much bandwidth your HoloPort can consume by limiting it to a certain amount or by setting up an autopilot to schedule bandwidth use only at certain times, or assign bandwidth use only to certain apps or apps that pay above a threshold. You could also configure it to only run at night when you aren't using the internet connection, or run slower when you are using a bandwidth-demanding application, such as watching Netflix.
Will my ISP charge me more?
You should not be charged by your ISP to add a new device to your home network, but you may be charged more depending on your current ISP bandwidth usage limits and if you pass this. Please check with your local service provider.
The HoloPort should connect to the router itself because it runs as a stand-alone server with a Linux distro installed, pre-configured, to run/host efficiently. A HoloPort needs Internet service, but it does not need to be connected to a computer.
Do HoloPorts have WiFi?
HoloPorts do not have built in WiFi. Instead you'll plug it into your Internet service provider router with a standard Ethernet cable. The cable will be provided in the box.
Yes, the HoloPorts will be designed and released to run unattended (including self upgrades, etc) once the initial security and connection configurations are performed.
In case of an outright failure of hardware or software, there is a color coded indicator light on the outside of the case, which can alert you to an issue. You can then login to an application that will give you more details about the state of the machine + actions you can perform to correct a situation if needed.
All three models of HoloPort would be relatively easy for a tech-savvy user to convert to operate as a normal computer. The HoloPort’s specs are comparable to a Mac mini, and the HoloPort Nano's specs are similar to a single-board computer like a Raspberry Pi.
You’ll probably have to plug it in first. HoloPorts will ship when there is a Holo Test Network and you will be able to use your HoloPort during the Open Test Network release, but Holo fuel will not be live until Main Net. Stay tuned for more details regarding Test Net participation.
You will be given a wallet address by the payment gateway to fund with your selected crypto (Note: there may be additional fees). Please send the exact amount required. You will fund that wallet from your wallet. See an example with paying with Ethereum in the images below.
Select the cryptocurrency option you will be paying with
You can copy the address to your clipboard
Or scan the QR code of the address you will be sending your ETH to
Your order will not be automatically confirmed. It will remain pending until our support team can confirm receipt of the correct HOT units and conversion from USD. Click the Complete Order button, and then you will receive instructions for manually transferring HOT.
THIS IS A MANUAL PAYMENT METHOD. In order to process your payment and confirm your purchase you must complete the following steps. Please ensure you send the correct # HOT units as per the instructions below.
2) Take a screenshot of the conversion that also displays the current HOT price and the date and time from your device. (See example below)(For screenshots, on Mac you can use Shift+CMD+4 and for Windows, use the PRT-SCR or Print Screen button.)
3) Send HOT units to: 0x557c786dc73fE5B3c1087FDD0D609e099F02306E
This address may change from time to time. If you are at all concerned, please contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation of the address. (Please note, that to send HOT you must have ETH in the wallet for gas. If you are sending from an exchange based wallet, please account for the exchange fee - send HOT amount, plus exchange fee).
4) Send email confirmation with the Transaction Hash (Txid or TxHash) and screenshot to email@example.com along with your Holo Store order number. Your order may take up to 24 hours to confirm through the Holo Store.