ID Protocol Design

The reasoning and the features behind SkillWallet's Protocol Design.

Individual SkillWallets are Universal, Non-Transferable NFT (U-NT-NFT) IDs.

Pseudonymous. We believe that relying on someone's full name, location, nationality and wealth to assess their value as individuals is plutocratic, dystopian, and overall a bad (and inefficient) system design. Therefore, SkillWallets are Pseudonymous (nickname + avatar), and Self-Sovereign (all data added comes from you at the time of creating your profile). This allows a purely skill-based, meritocratic ID, that is universal, while giving the holder an arbitrary degree of anonymity and privacy.

Universal. SkillWallets keep track of anyone's contribution to a Community (= community's/DAO's/Protocol's smart contracts) disregarding the Blockchain / Network where the interaction takes place. At the time of writing (April '22), SkillWallet contracts are deployed on Polygon (Ethereum's L2) - and they keep track of any NFT ID's action on EVM-compatible chains.

Non-Transferable NFT Once created, a SkillWallet NFT ID cannot be transferred (or sold) to another person or wallet. Rather, SkillWallet allows the users to own their identity and grow it with them.

DAO-Bound In order to claim their universal, NFT ID, users need to join their first Web3 Community - this makes SkillWallet the first DAO-bound, skill-based ID standard. Not so that you could "look rare," but so that you will be unique, and uniquely own your own Identity.

Commitment & Reputation At the time of claiming their SkillWallet, new Members of a Community state take their Role and Commitment in that Community - so that they can immediately be active, participate, and contribute to it. The ratio between Commitment and Contributions will determine each Member's local Reputation - while the median value of all Local Reputations determines a user's global reputation (in the entire Web3 space).

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