Why have so few altcoins ended their reliance on AWS? It’s not like the tech isn’t there that makes it easy.

There is a new attack on some shitcoin's frontend every month and they can be taken down with just a strongly worded letter from a government agency. So why aren't the devs doing something to mitigate that risk and become more antifragile?

Then there are the centralized backends where the dev ops take place, authorization keys are managed, and the costs of instances is high. Why aren't devs interested in improving this?

It's not like the infra hasn't been developed that makes it easy. Projects don't even have to build on the Internet Computer, move to a layer 2, bridge coins, sacrifice speed or privacy, or do much leg work at all really. They literally just have to use Oyster and both the frontend and backends are no longer hosted on a server. The biggest single point of failure would be taken care of.

Frontends with Oyster:

  • Less vulnerable to exploits
  • Server farms blowing up have no effect
  • The UI everyone uses can't be seized

Backends with Oyster:

  • Allows DAOs to focus on their mission rather than DevOps
  • No authorization keys to manage
  • Cost of instances is decreased by dividing them amongst users who are only charged by their personal consumption.
  • Improves security by providing a secure execution environment for sensitive workloads via Oyster enclaves.

Oyster is an open platform that allows developers to deploy custom computational tasks or services over untrusted third-party hosts. These enclaves ensure that neither the host nor any other application running in it can snoop into data or alter the integrity of computations that occur inside the Tee. Oyster has persistent storage, Open source SDK & frameworks, monitoring and auto-scaling, https support, reproducible builds, and enables serverless deployment. Oyster uses Intel SGX and AMD SEV.

Oyster even has zk proof use cases that essentially enables hardware acceleration by routing the computations to a secondary market of GPUs, ASICs, and FPGAs.

It's the best kept secret in crypto (works for web2 projects too) and I think if devs started to get interested in it Marlin Protocol would go on another run like it did last cycle. Oyster was developed by Marlin.