Sentinel makes use of a multi-chain architecture to ensure that there is a secure exchange of resources - bandwidth/data for now & computing with storagein future - between people and the various applications. This network employs a three chain architecture to ensure complete privacy to the user's data. Due to this multi-layer architecture, the Sentinel network can solve the problems concerning scaling.
The Identity and Anonymous User ID chain (AUID)
This is the chain that stores the Anonymous User ID of all users. The identity chain makes allows users to access all the Services/dApps on the Sentinel network by interacting with other chains either part of Sentinel network or not. Each UID on the identity chain is assigned a specific reputation score based on the behavior of the person on the network. Having a good reputation score helps the users to contribute & earn from the Sentinel network itself.
Sentinel Service Chain
This is the chain where all the Services/dApps of the Sentinel Network are hosted. The Sentinel community develops these products and make use of the various protocols and the Sentinel SDK to help them function.
Sentinel Transaction chain
This chain is responsible for handling all the transactions on the Sentinel Network. All transactions are tied to your User ID (that is registered on the Identity chain) and the linked wallet. As this chain makes use of the AUID, no user data is transmitted. Thus, ensuring complete user privacy.
Currently, whenever a transaction is made on this chain, a smart contract that has been programmed in Solidity is automatically executed, and the specific service is launched.
This chain makes use of a master node system to secure the transactions on the network. By using this validation mechanism, all transactions on this chain are swift and, at the same time, very cheap.
In the future, on Sentinel's MainNet, these payments securely happen based on a Hub-Zone system where the Hub handles payments, and individual Zones run various Services. Users send tokens into a Zone, only if you want to access the Service.
The beauty of this network is in the ability to accept not just Sentinel's $SENT token but multiple tokens - PIVX, BNB, or any token that the Nodes of the Service/dApp are willing to accept. This enables Service Providers a greater choice in attracting users and also will develop user base for the Sentinel Network. This helps Sentinel to be able to offer Services/dApps a universal platform - not just for one network/chain, but for any network.