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Pseudonym parties are based on the fact that you cannot be in two places at once. Global pseudonym party events happen in synchrony, simultaneously all over the world, and are scheduled continuously throughout the year. The earliest reference I’ve found for the protocol is by Bryan Ford in 2007,

It’s based on Bryan Ford’s pseudonym party protocol (2007), meet-ups that happen all around the planet, at the same time, and at a continuous basis throughout the year, but does hangouts in the digital space instead using video chat. It’s still the same sort of proof, that humans are limited to one embodiment at any given time.


On GitHub:

Randomized pseudonym parties using video hangouts

Anonymous and untraceable POI tokens

Hangouts happen once a month, and each month gives you a new POI token that is not traceable to your previous one. So, you leave no digital trail behind you. The tokens are fully anonymous, not registered in your name or tied to your physical self other then that you own the private key and can prove ownership. This concept contract uses the ethereum-alarm-clock service to schedule POI rounds once a month, and generates a new set of tokens once the hangouts are over.


“The tokens are fully anonymous and you receive a new one each month, not traceable to your previous one, making it very anonymous. POIs are similar to Bitcoin as e-gold in that sense, each POI is completely public but its very hard to find a pattern in who they have belonged to. “ 


This is what the POI tokens look like from the official ethereum-wallet





POIs are indexed on the block-chain and searchable, and you could build more complex IDs on top of it. A POI in itself is anonymous and controlled by the owner who has the corresponding private key. You can link your POIs together, at the cost of decreased anonymity.



Anti-Sybil Fuel (ASF)

To make the hangouts more immersive and to make it possible for the group to reward each other’s attention, the protocol uses a reward system that I’ve called anti-sybil fuel (ASF). This is a currency that people use to reward one another in the hangouts, each participant has 5000 ASF that they can give away, and everyone needs to receive at least 4000 ASF to be verified.



The protocol is agnostic about how people verify one another in the hangouts. It’s anonymous in the sense that people could even wear Guy Fawkes masks and it would still work, as they could use arm-motion mimicry to verify joint-attention. The POI tokens themselves are completely a-personal, and not traceable over time. Each new POI token you receive is not traceable to your previous one. It’s an anonymous proof-of-individuality that gives you complete sovereignty over your digital self.



It’s possible to scam the POI protocol by creating a massive amount of accounts, which would give someone control over entire hangout groups where they could just use a bot to have the accounts verify each other. This is prevented through anti-spam deposits that make it too expensive to scam the network. 



The POI system is built using smart-contracts that run on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), a new infrastructure for governance services and digitized legal services. The POI system is a decentralized, autonomous organisation, no one owns it, no one controls it, and it cannot be shut down. The POI tokens abstract the anti-sybil component from the domain of identification, and provide a global, anonymous, autonomous base-layer for legal identities. The POI tokens by themselves can be used for anything. You can use them to tap into a basic income network for one month, or as anti-sybil proof for different identities and reputations, or sacrifice some anonymity to build up more integrated identities.










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