HoloPorts are efficient, plug and play devices that make hosting easier, especially for those who might not be comfortable with Linux. You can pre-order a HoloPort on shop.holo.host.
Anyone can become a host by buying a HoloPort hosting device or downloading the Holo app (no purchase required) to run on any Linux device. Windows and Mac versions will be released at a later date.
In the future, there will be additional ways to earn Holo fuel. For example, credit may be extended for exchange or barter based on trust, services, and skills.
You will be able to buy Holo fuel from Holo, third party exchanges, peer-to-peer, and from apps that sell Holo fuel. These are the options that we know today, who knows what will be possible tomorrow?!
Holo’s Reserve Accounts will only redeem Holo fuel that is earned through hosting services. The system is designed to know how Holo fuel was earned, so you can only convert Holo fuel into other currencies for hosting.
Holo fuel obtained, but not earned, from hosting is likely to be able to be exchanged and traded on third party exchanges and platforms.
- p5: Holo Hosts get paid for providing hosting to mainstream users who just use their browser instead of installing Holochain.
- p7: Holo enables hosts to turn a consumer-grade mini-computer into a source of revenue, where they get paid for hosting distributed applications. Hosts choose what apps to serve, and set their own hosting prices and priorities.
- p18: General Purpose Transfers and Transactions: Initially, Holo will only support hosting services and so support hosting transactions only. Eventually Holo needs to be able to support general purpose transfers and transactions that are not just hosting transactions.
- p33: Hosts will be required to register if they want to redeem credits for outside currencies through reserve accounts.