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HOW IT WORKS

Providers run a server that talks to a decentralized directory running on Ethereum and stake OXT in it to compete for inbound service requests (stake-weighted random selection). Payment is settled via Orchid’s own L2/L3 using streaming probabilistic nanopayments.
The Orchid project includes a VPN application, available for iOS/macOS/Android. The app purchases VPN service from the Orchid bandwidth marketplace by making a request to the directory and then connecting to a provider and paying for VPN service with nanopayments.

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THE CORE COMPONENTS OF ORCHID

OXT & TOKEN STAKING
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Providers stake OXT to enter the Orchid marketplace. Through Orchid’s stake-weighted selection algorithm, users are randomly connected to providers proportionate to the amount of OXT staked by the provider; the larger the stake, the more likely a user is connected!

MORE ABOUT OXT
ORCHID ACCOUNTS
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Orchid accounts are the center of Orchid’s “probabilistic rollup” nanopayment system, enabling a stream of tiny payments sent from the account owner to a provider for services. They’re built on two components: the layer 1 wallet address for funding the account, and the layer 2 Orchid identity for facilitating transactions.

Once an account is created, there are two elements necessary to send payments: the
deposit, which determines the value of your account’s tickets, and the balance, which determines the amount of tickets available to spend.

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THE ORCHID PROTOCOL
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The Orchid software is designed to use a custom VPN protocol, similar in scope to OpenVPN or WireGuard. The Orchid protocol is designed for high-performance networking and runs on top of WebRTC, a common web standard, widely used to transmit video and audio from inside browsers. The Orchid protocol allows users to request access to remote network resources and pay for these resources using cryptocurrencies via the Orchid nanopayments system.

READ THE DOCS
PROBABALISTIC NANOPAYMENTS
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The probabilistic nanopayment ecosystem is the foundation of the Orchid marketplace. Instead of sending funds for every unit of service and incurring processing fees on every transaction, Orchid accounts send lottery tickets to providers to achieve a low per-unit cost through consolidating transactions to fewer overall “payments”.

Probabilistic nanopayments allow users to directly pay for services (bandwidth, storage, API calls, etc.) at a much lower rate than traditional payment protocols.

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THE ORCHID NETWORK
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The Orchid network uses a curated list of verified providers to match users with properly-configured provider nodes. This curation enables trust-free marketplace experience for users by assuring quality service is delivered by the provider nodes available in the market.

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ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I FUND MY ACCOUNT?

The simplest solution is to use the Account Funding Widget. The widget outlines the minimum balance, deposit, and gas fees required to start an account with your choice of nine partnered currencies.

WHAT ARE TICKETS?

Tickets are how you pay providers in the Orchid nanopayment ecosystem. As you use the services in Orchid’s decentralized marketplaces, tickets will be constantly sent to your provider in lieu of currency.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BALANCE AND DEPOSIT?

Balance and deposit accomplish two different tasks: the deposit determines the value of your tickets (equal to half the total amount of your deposit), while the balance determines the amount of tickets you can send before service is interrupted.

In addition, funds held in the balance can be withdrawn instantly, while funds held in the deposit aren’t available until they are “unlocked” and the 24-hour unlocking window has passed.

WHY HASN’T MY BALANCE CHANGED?

While you are constantly sending out “lottery tickets” as you use an Orchid service, only a small amount of those lottery tickets are successfully paid to the provider. As such, it’s possible for users to have extended periods of time paying below the expected costs of service, due to the nature of probability.

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND ONLY FOUR TICKETS?

Orchid’s nanopayment tickets are similar to lottery tickets: not every ticket you send will successfully disburse funds to your provider.

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HOW IT WORKS

Providers run a server that talks to a decentralized directory running on Ethereum and stake OXT in it to compete for inbound service requests (stake-weighted random selection). Payment is settled via Orchid’s own L2/L3 using streaming probabilistic nanopayments.
The Orchid project includes a VPN application, available for iOS/macOS/Android. The app purchases VPN service from the Orchid bandwidth marketplace by making a request to the directory and then connecting to a provider and paying for VPN service with nanopayments.

READ THE DOCS
WHITEPAPER
EXPLORE
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THE CORE COMPONENTS OF ORCHID

OXT & TOKEN STAKING
Line 8

Providers stake OXT to enter the Orchid marketplace. Through Orchid’s stake-weighted selection algorithm, users are randomly connected to providers proportionate to the amount of OXT staked by the provider; the larger the stake, the more likely a user is connected!

MORE ABOUT OXT
ORCHID ACCOUNTS
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Orchid accounts are the center of Orchid’s “probabilistic rollup” nanopayment system, enabling a stream of tiny payments sent from the account owner to a provider for services. They’re built on two components: the layer 1 wallet address for funding the account, and the layer 2 Orchid identity for facilitating transactions.

Once an account is created, there are two elements necessary to send payments: the
deposit, which determines the value of your account’s tickets, and the balance, which determines the amount of tickets available to spend.

LAUNCH THE ACCOUNT DAPP
THE ORCHID PROTOCOL
Line 8

The Orchid software is designed to use a custom VPN protocol, similar in scope to OpenVPN or WireGuard. The Orchid protocol is designed for high-performance networking and runs on top of WebRTC, a common web standard, widely used to transmit video and audio from inside browsers. The Orchid protocol allows users to request access to remote network resources and pay for these resources using cryptocurrencies via the Orchid nanopayments system.

READ THE DOCS
PROBABALISTIC NANOPAYMENTS
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The probabilistic nanopayment ecosystem is the foundation of the Orchid marketplace. Instead of sending funds for every unit of service and incurring processing fees on every transaction, Orchid accounts send lottery tickets to providers to achieve a low per-unit cost through consolidating transactions to fewer overall “payments”.

Probabilistic nanopayments allow users to directly pay for services (bandwidth, storage, API calls, etc.) at a much lower rate than traditional payment protocols.

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THE ORCHID NETWORK
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The Orchid network uses a curated list of verified providers to match users with properly-configured provider nodes. This curation enables trust-free marketplace experience for users by assuring quality service is delivered by the provider nodes available in the market.

Intro Copy
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FREQUENTLY
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ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I FUND MY ACCOUNT?

The simplest solution is to use the Account Funding Widget. The widget outlines the minimum balance, deposit, and gas fees required to start an account with your choice of nine partnered currencies.

WHAT ARE TICKETS?

Tickets are how you pay providers in the Orchid nanopayment ecosystem. As you use the services in Orchid’s decentralized marketplaces, tickets will be constantly sent to your provider in lieu of currency.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BALANCE AND DEPOSIT?

Balance and deposit accomplish two different tasks: the deposit determines the value of your tickets (equal to half the total amount of your deposit), while the balance determines the amount of tickets you can send before service is interrupted.

In addition, funds held in the balance can be withdrawn instantly, while funds held in the deposit aren’t available until they are “unlocked” and the 24-hour unlocking window has passed.

WHY HASN’T MY BALANCE CHANGED?

While you are constantly sending out “lottery tickets” as you use an Orchid service, only a small amount of those lottery tickets are successfully paid to the provider. As such, it’s possible for users to have extended periods of time paying below the expected costs of service, due to the nature of probability.

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND ONLY FOUR TICKETS?

Orchid’s nanopayment tickets are similar to lottery tickets: not every ticket you send will successfully disburse funds to your provider.

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*All references to “Orchid” are intended to refer to the Orchid platform.

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HOW IT WORKS

Providers run a server that talks to a decentralized directory running on Ethereum and stake OXT in it to compete for inbound service requests (stake-weighted random selection). Payment is settled via Orchid’s own L2/L3 using streaming probabilistic nanopayments.
The Orchid project includes a VPN application, available for iOS/macOS/Android. The app purchases VPN service from the Orchid bandwidth marketplace by making a request to the directory and then connecting to a provider and paying for VPN service with nanopayments.

EXPLORE
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THE CORE COMPONENTS OF ORCHID

OXT & TOKEN STAKING
Line 8

Providers stake OXT to enter the Orchid marketplace. Through Orchid’s stake-weighted selection algorithm, users are randomly connected to providers proportionate to the amount of OXT staked by the provider; the larger the stake, the more likely a user is connected!

MORE ABOUT OXT
ORCHID ACCOUNTS
Line 8

Orchid accounts are the center of Orchid’s “probabilistic rollup” nanopayment system, enabling a stream of tiny payments sent from the account owner to a provider for services. They’re built on two components: the layer 1 wallet address for funding the account, and the layer 2 Orchid identity for facilitating transactions.

Once an account is created, there are two elements necessary to send payments: the
deposit, which determines the value of your account’s tickets, and the balance, which determines the amount of tickets available to spend.

LAUNCH THE ACCOUNT DAPP
THE ORCHID PROTOCOL
Line 8

The Orchid software is designed to use a custom VPN protocol, similar in scope to OpenVPN or WireGuard. The Orchid protocol is designed for high-performance networking and runs on top of WebRTC, a common web standard, widely used to transmit video and audio from inside browsers. The Orchid protocol allows users to request access to remote network resources and pay for these resources using cryptocurrencies via the Orchid nanopayments system.

READ THE DOCS
PROBABALISTIC NANOPAYMENTS
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The probabilistic nanopayment ecosystem is the foundation of the Orchid marketplace. Instead of sending funds for every unit of service and incurring processing fees on every transaction, Orchid accounts send lottery tickets to providers to achieve a low per-unit cost through consolidating transactions to fewer overall “payments”.

Probabilistic nanopayments allow users to directly pay for services (bandwidth, storage, API calls, etc.) at a much lower rate than traditional payment protocols.

MORE ABOUT NANOPAYMENTS
THE ORCHID NETWORK
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The Orchid network uses a curated list of verified providers to match users with properly-configured provider nodes. This curation enables trust-free marketplace experience for users by assuring quality service is delivered by the provider nodes available in the market.

READ THE DOCS
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FREQUENTLY
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ASKED QUESTIONS

The simplest solution is to use the Account Funding Widget. The widget outlines the minimum balance, deposit, and gas fees required to start an account with your choice of nine partnered currencies.

WHAT ARE TICKETS?

Tickets are how you pay providers in the Orchid nanopayment ecosystem. As you use the services in Orchid’s decentralized marketplaces, tickets will be constantly sent to your provider in lieu of currency.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BALANCE AND DEPOSIT?

While you are constantly sending out “lottery tickets” as you use an Orchid service, only a small amount of those lottery tickets are successfully paid to the provider. As such, it’s possible for users to have extended periods of time paying below the expected costs of service, due to the nature of probability.

WHY HASN’T MY BALANCE CHANGED?

While you are constantly sending out “lottery tickets” as you use an Orchid service, only a small amount of those lottery tickets are successfully paid to the provider. As such, it’s possible for users to have extended periods of time paying below the expected costs of service, due to the nature of probability.

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND ONLY FOUR TICKETS?

Orchid’s nanopayment tickets are similar to lottery tickets: not every ticket you send will successfully disburse funds to your provider.

© 2023 Orchid Technologies | *All references to “Orchid” are intended to refer to the Orchid platform.