The Idena network allows for anonymous proof of humanity and proof of uniqueness for its participants. All validated participants are encouraged to do useful work for the network (hosting their nodes, creating and solving flips, inviting new users, and so on). This resource sharing is rewarded in IDNA tokens.
The Idena network allows for anonymous proof of humanity and proof of uniqueness for its participants. We call it Proof-of-Person (PoP). Idena does not require any personal data sharing, does not reveal a person’s identity, and does not need a third-party identification center. Idena is based on a network of people mutually validating their humanness and uniqueness.
Idena employs regular checkpoint rituals — synchronous validation sessions — to certify a participant’s humanness for the consequent epoch.
Idena validation flow for a single epoch
The idea of synchronous validation sessions suggests a ritual of solving of puzzles — “flips” — in a constrained time frame: easy for a human, difficult for a bot.
The uniqueness of participants is proven by the fact that they must solve the flips synchronously. A single person is not able to validate herself multiple times because of the limited timeframe for validation, which is the same for the whole world.
After the validation session is over, the network reaches consensus about the new list of validated participants, and the date of the next validation session is scheduled. The bigger the network is, the less frequently the validation sessions happen.
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.
To be allowed to take part in the next validation round, the participant must provide a certain number of newly created flips.
To join the network, a new person must get an invitation from a validated participant.