FAQ

What is Grass?

Everyone has an internet connection with a certain amount of bandwidth per month, but almost nobody uses all of it. Grass is a network for selling that bandwidth to corporations & institutions, with a suite of applications that do this in the background of your phone or computer. The end result is passive income for selling a resource you didn't even know you had.

How do I use Grass?

Simply download the application on the Google Play Store or Chrome Extension Store, sign up, and start earning.

Who buys the bandwidth that you sell on Grass?

Internet bandwidth is needed by commercial businesses in a huge number of industries, but more and more, the answer is AI labs. For detailed answers to this question, check out a few of our blog posts here and here.

How is Grass utilized by AI Labs?

To train an AI model takes a huge amount of web data, which labs can only access on the public web. Grass helps them do this in two ways:

First, it enables AI labs to directly scrape the internet for web data to train their AI models, and second, it can also supply them with data sets directly.

These datasets are curated by Grass using its own network of nodes, which is designed for web scraping. This versatility makes Grass a valuable tool for AI labs in both sourcing raw data and providing structured, ready-to-use datasets for AI development.

To learn more about the role that Grass plays in AI development, check out our blog post here.

How do I ensure my personal data is protected while using Grass?

When you use the app, your personal data is not accessed or utilized by either Grass or Wynd Network. Period. Our browser extension does not have access to any data on your computer. You can use Grass with confidence knowing that your personal data is safe and secure. To read more about how Grass can guarantee your privacy and security, check out our blog post on the subject here.

When I add the Grass web extension it says “read and change all your data on the websites you visit”, why?

This is a standard permission on many, many chrome plugins and in no way suggests that Grass has access to any of your personal information. All this means is that you gave us your email address when you signed up.

What is Wynd Labs?

Wynd Labs is the parent company that powers Grass and meticulously vets buyers interested in purchasing bandwidth on the network.

Are there any restrictions or limitations on using Grass?
  1. If two or more accounts are on the same Wi-Fi network, daily uptime earnings will be split between the two accounts.

  2. Grass cannot be used with a VPN enabled.

That’s it, if you’re on a residential network, get in!

What will I earn?

As an early adopter, you’re not only getting rewarded for selling unused bandwidth, but also gaining a stake in a future network that could index the entire web.

We're committed to rewarding our early adopters by granting them a stake in a network that is destined to become the source of truth for decentralized AI. By joining Grass, you're not just selling unused bandwidth, you're claiming your stake in the future. Secure your place today in this revolution and be a part of something that is set to redefine the online world.

How do I get paid my rewards?

During the Beta phase, you'll earn Grass points. At the end of the beta these will be retroactively converted into network ownership.

While direct cash-out options aren’t currently supported, we’re exploring additional payment methods, including gift cards. We will be informing our community about these developments as they occur, so join our Discord community and Twitter for future updates.

What is internet bandwidth?

Bandwidth is what determines the capacity of your internet connection to transmit information. Think of bandwidth as a pipe with water flowing through; the diameter of the pipe represents the bandwidth of the connection - the wider the pipe, the more water it can carry at once, and the faster it can flow.

Grass enables you to monetize your unused bandwidth. If you pay for unlimited home WiFi, it’s very likely you have idle bandwidth, and we make it easy to sell it to earn passive income.

Who uses my unused internet bandwidth?

Grass will allow you to sell your unused internet bandwidth to companies that are carefully vetted by Wynd Network. These companies would include Fortune 500s, as well as institutions like Colleges and Universities.

Why do buyers want my unused internet bandwidth?

Buyers seek unused internet bandwidth to access a more diverse range of IP addresses, which enables them to see certain websites from a retail perspective. By utilizing your unused internet bandwidth, they can conduct market research, or perform tasks like web scraping to train AI. This enables buyers to obtain access to services they might otherwise be unable to reach, all while you earn passive income.

Can I download Grass on multiple devices?

While you can download Grass on multiple devices, if they’re all connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you’ll receive a split of 24 hours of uptime between all the accounts on the network.

Can I make multiple accounts to earn more?

Each user is permitted only one account. You’ll be able to add more than one device under your account - if you have a computer and a mobile device, for example - but you risk being banned if you attempt to game the referral program by referring yourself under multiple accounts.

How does the referral system work?

Direct Referrals:

  • When you join Grass, you'll get a unique referral link. Share this link with others.

  • If someone uses your link to download and use Grass, you earn a bonus. You’ll receive 20% of the Grass Points they accumulate, continuously. This means the more active they are, the more points you get.

Extended Referrals:

  • The rewards don’t stop at direct referrals. You also benefit when your referrals bring in new users.

  • Secondary Points: If your direct referral successfully invites another user, you earn an additional 10% of the uptime points this secondary referral accumulates. This bonus is ongoing, enhancing your earnings as long as they remain active on Grass.

  • Tertiary Points: The system extends further. If a secondary referral from your network invites someone else (a tertiary referral), you gain an extra 5% of the uptime points earned by this tertiary referral.

New Enhancements:

  • Referral Bonuses:

    • When you referral someone to the grass network you receieve 2,500 bonus points, subject to your referral hitting 100hrs of uptime.

    • When you join the grass network via an invite link you recieve 5,000 bonus points, subject to hitting 100hrs of uptime.

  • Tiered System: A new tiered system offers additional bonuses based on the number of referrals you have and their overall activity on the network. Check out the list here.

In summary, the more active users you refer, and the more active users they in turn refer, the greater your rewards. It's a comprehensive system that appreciates and rewards your efforts in growing the Grass community.

Note: commissions (20/10/5%) are not subject to the 100hr uptime threshold.

What are the variables that go into network score?

Variables that go into network score:

Geography - Certain locations have higher demand for bandwidth.

Traffic - Public networks and VPNs provide lower scores due to high network traffic. Please note: network scores are a reflection of buyer demand for your bandwidth, and this will fluctuate over time.

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