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On-Chain

selfdriven uses the Cardano Blockchain to store Digital-Assets on-chain.

Getting On-Chain

Why Cardano?

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Engineering

Cardano is an extensively scientifically researched and engineered third generation blockchain.

Peer-reviewing of all aspects of the design and implementation is a core part of the Cardano philosophy.

Responsibilty

Environmental responsibility. Cardano uses proof-of-stake as its method for choosing on-chain validators and consensus mechanisms. Unlike proof-of-work it uses a fraction of the energy to validate a block of transactions/data.

Vision

An aligned vision to change the world - with economic identity for all.

Community

A vibrant community, that is working together on all aspects of building a better (least-harmful) society - starting with meeting basic human needs for all.

Transparency

Open communications - with team accessibility.

Reliability

Always up and secure, with proven multi-year 100% up time.

Other Factors

Striving for decentralisation - from the tech to organisational structures.

Deterministic fees - consistant and lower transaction fees.

Well supported - with a great collaborative community!

Catalyst for funding community projects.

Great development tools - that are available in many different forms/languages

What

We are delivering on the following three key outcomes.

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Overview

Policy ID

All assets on the Cardano Blockchain are created in the context of a policy and its associated Policy ID.
Assets (e.g. a learner achievement) can have the same name.
It is the combination of the Policy ID and the Asset Name that make an asset unique.

Assets

The tokens and associated metadata are stored on the Cardano Blockchain.
E.g. an achievement (as an asset) is stored on-chain as a SDA token with metadata describing the achievement.

Getting Assets On-Chain

The selfdriven cloud service periodically analyses the new data entered via the App or API (e.g. a validated achievement with skills) and when applicable coverts it into a Cardano asset - it then submits the asset as a transaction to the Cardano Blockchain.

Accessing On-Chain Assets

Assets (tokens/metadata) can be accessed by the App or by directly querying the Cardano Blockchain using a service like blockfrost and the selfdriven SDK.
Non identity based (fungible) tokens like the selfdriven Community (SDC) token can also be accessed directly using a Cardano wallet.

How It All Fits Together

Some of the technical details about wallets, addresses, accounts have been simplified to help communicate the core concepts.
If you are interested in getting a deeper technical understanding of Cardano, then head to buildingoncardano.dev

Helping With Real Human-Centric Problems

Using on-chain (Cardano) technology to help solve real-world challenges.

Information Control

A global immutable store of data validated by many is now available.
Enabling the transition from exclusively controlling access of information assets through permissioned systems to expanding the sharing of certain information on a permissionless blockchain via trustless protocols.

Autonomous Organisations

Transitioning from exclusively Centralised to more Decentralised Autonomous Organisations.

Considerations

What should be shared on-chain?
Do you have the rights to share the information?
Just because you controlled it in the past, should you control it now?
What is the "identity" of the information.

On-Chain Technology

As there are now many developer resources within the Cardano ecosystem that align with existing Web 2.0 developer skill sets, Cardano tech is relatively easy to adopt for an experienced developer.
Once the core concepts are established - such as everything being considered a transaction with an input and an output (UTxO), and smart contracts acting as 'on-chain transaction validators' - the subsequent steps involve design and execution similar to any information technology project.

Identity

Deeper dive into identity on and off chain.

Trust

How we help establish trust between Leaners & Learning-Partners, without having to trust each other.

Skills

The Universal Skill Set "skillzeb.io".

Collaboration

We love to collaborate.