Blockchain Infrastructure for Measuring Domain Specific Reputation in Autonomous Decentralized and Anonymous Systems

44 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2018 Last revised: 6 Aug 2019

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Craig Calcaterra

Department of Mathematics, Metropolitan State University

Wulf A. Kaal

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota - School of Law

Vlad Andrei

HighTechBlock

Date Written: February 18, 2018

Abstract

Autonomous decentralized validation of domain-specific reputation is a core decentalized infrastructure necessity.

The main design goals for measuring domain-specific reputation in autonomous decentralized and anonymous systems are to:

1) evaluate domain specific reputation across a wide variety of expertises

2) insure security, including resistance to Sybil attacks, tyranny of the majority, and 51% attacks

3) provide a minimal, robust core architecture which supports modular constructions for a wide range of use cases

The key features are:

1) a positive feedback loop which promotes productive cooperation between public and expert users

2) maximal freedom for experts in the creation of reputation verification protocols

3) complete autonomy—the economic structure is closed to off-domain influence; all power and fees are shared entirely by expert users, weighted by reputation

4) meritocracy—the platform supports anonymity, rewarding ability and productive contributions over personal identity

The creation of a transparent, fair, and predictable system that facilitates certainty of outcomes, security, and efficiency benefits society with the advancement of justice and prevention of corruption on a global scale.

Keywords: Decentralized Infrastructure, Crypto, Blockchain, Reputation, Verification, Consensus Algorithm, Platform, Ecosystem, Sybil Attack Resistance, Majority Attack Resistance, 51% Attack Resistance, Positive Feedback Loops, System Autonomy, Autonomous Systems, Decentralized Systems, Anonymous Systems

JEL Classification: K20, K23, K32, L43, L5, O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Calcaterra, Craig and Kaal, Wulf A. and Andrei, Vlad, Blockchain Infrastructure for Measuring Domain Specific Reputation in Autonomous Decentralized and Anonymous Systems (February 18, 2018). U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3125822 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3125822

Craig Calcaterra

Department of Mathematics, Metropolitan State University ( email )

700 East Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
United States

Wulf A. Kaal (Contact Author)

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota - School of Law ( email )

MSL 400, 1000 La Salle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005
United States

Vlad Andrei

HighTechBlock ( email )

1000 Chestnut St
Apt 5A
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States

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