21 Inc’s Bitcoin Vision Becomes Clearer With Announcement of …

21 Inc

has
announced

the launch of ping21, a service that allows users to check the

uptime

or
latency

of any given website from
Bitcoin Computers

on the 21 network. This is the first release in a series of
projects related to the
Internet of Things

that the company plans to release in the coming weeks.

How Does It Work?

Thanks to the release of its Bitcoin Computer last year, 21 has
created a decentralized network of machines that are financially
connected to each other via Bitcoin. Ping21 essentially takes
advantage of 21’s network of devices to process various requests in
exchange for Bitcoin. This first service offered by the network
allows web developers to see whether a specific device or server is
online or experiencing connectivity issues.

Ping21 also takes advantage of
21’s micropayments
marketplace

, which means the relatively high fees (at least in this context)
associated with
on-chain

Bitcoin transactions will be avoided.

Webmasters will also soon be able to pay to
ping

even more devices once the 21 Bitcoin Computer is
no longer a
requirement

to join the
grid-computing

network.

Why is Ping21 Useful?

Individuals who

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