the launch of ping21, a service that allows users to check the
of any given website from
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
, which means the relatively high fees (at least in this context)
Bitcoin transactions will be avoided.
Webmasters will also soon be able to pay to
even more devices once the 21 Bitcoin Computer is
no longer a
to join the
Why is Ping21 Useful?