I’m a curious developer who just discovered this project but I have a couple of questions. Let’s assume for simplicity that I want to build a chat app.
I understand that I can host the website/frontend on the internet computer and that the language for the backend will be motoko. From what I can see this hosting is for free? Or am I missing something here?
The data from the chat app is of course confidential from a data privacy point of view, but I understand that this would work with “private canisters”? So the data generated by the users from the chat app lands in some datacenters around the world, but in the end anyone can apply to deploy a node if they meet the technical requirements. So wouldn’t it be easy for some data center operator to access this “confidential” data or is there some cryptography magic that I missed?
I understand that the data centers receive tokens for hosting, but I guess the total number of tokens is fixed, so what if all the tokens have been distributed at some point?