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Proof of person Proof of person
How do you ensure that the network does not have duplicate users? How do you ensure that the network does not have duplicate users?
The uniqueness of participants is proven by the fact that they must solve and provide the answers for flip-puzzles synchronously. A single person is not able to validate herself multiple times because of the very limited timeframe for the submission of the answers. The uniqueness of participants is proven by the fact that they must solve and provide the answers for flip-puzzles synchronously. A single person is not able to validate herself multiple times because of the very limited timeframe for the submission of the answers.
The validation status of a participant is not forever. It expires when the next epoch starts. Participants should prolong their validation status for every new epoch. The validation status of a participant is not forever. It expires when the next epoch starts. Participants should prolong their validation status for every new epoch.
How do you prevent users from buying or selling their accounts? How do you prevent users from buying or selling their accounts?
Technically, an account can be sold and bought. However, the Idena protocol introduces economic incentives to prevent participants from doing that. A person who sells their account can simply kill the cryptoidentity afterwards to unlock their frozen coins (frozen coins accumulate for each account as a part of UBI and cannot be spent while the account is valid). Technically, an account can be sold and bought. However, the Idena protocol introduces economic incentives to prevent participants from doing that. A person who sells their account can simply kill the cryptoidentity afterwards to unlock their frozen coins (frozen coins accumulate for each account as a part of UBI and cannot be spent while the account is valid).
To sell an account, the seller provides a copy of the account's private key. The buyer cannot be sure that another copy of the private key will not stay with the seller. Thus, the private key enables the seller to kill the cryptoidentity at any time, and the buyer would not have an economic reason to buy an Idena account. To sell an account, the seller provides a copy of the account's private key. The buyer cannot be sure that another copy of the private key will not stay with the seller. Thus, the private key enables the seller to kill the cryptoidentity at any time, and the buyer would not have an economic reason to buy an Idena account.
Where to start Where to start
How do I join the network? How do I join the network?
To use Idena only for sending coins, you just need to download the app. To create a cryptoidentity and start mining coins, you should receive an invitation code from a validated participant of the network and use the code to apply for validation. To use Idena only for sending coins, you just need to download the app. To create a cryptoidentity and start mining coins, you should receive an invitation code from a validated participant of the network and use the code to apply for validation.
How can I get an invitation? How can I get an invitation?
Please notice that validated members have limited number of invites (1 or 2 invites). The person who invites you gets invitation rewards for 3 subsequent validations passed by you. If you are not going to participate in the upcoming validation, please notify the person who invited you so he/she could have a chance to find another invitee and get an invitation reward. Please notice that validated members have limited number of invites (1 or 2 invites). The person who invites you gets invitation rewards for 3 subsequent validations passed by you. If you are not going to participate in the upcoming validation, please notify the person who invited you so he/she could have a chance to find another invitee and get an invitation reward.
Be aware that person who invites you can terminate your cryptoidentity until you get Verified status. In this case he/she can take 1/6 of your stake if you are not going to participate in the upcoming validation. Be aware that person who invites you can terminate your cryptoidentity until you get Verified status. In this case he/she can take 1/6 of your stake if you are not going to participate in the upcoming validation.
How do I start using Idena? How do I start using Idena?
Make sure your node is synchronized, and activate the invitation code. Check your identity status; it should be "Candidate." Make sure your node is synchronized, and activate the invitation code. Check your identity status; it should be "Candidate."
Solve the flips during the validation time. Be agile. The first 6 flips must be submitted in less than 2 minutes. Solve the flips during the validation time. Be agile. The first 6 flips must be submitted in less than 2 minutes.
Once your account is validated, keep your node up and running in order to mine coins. Once your account is validated, keep your node up and running in order to mine coins.
Learn how to create flips. Don't forget to create three flips before the next validation in advance. Schedule your next validation. Learn how to create flips. Don't forget to create three flips before the next validation in advance. Schedule your next validation.