Humanode’s goals and objectives

In our research, the Humanode core came to agree that the Humanode network should have two main epochs that are defined by two factors, the external existence of keys and how often proof-of-human-existence occurs. In our opinion, these two factors also shape the way people accept becoming a part of the Humanode network.

The first factor is derived from the problems connected to presentation attacks. If we consider that every year 3D (or even 4D) printing becomes more accurate, then sooner or later models will be able to emulate floating points even for top-notch neural networks and will not be expensive to produce. Since the very first creation of keys as a tool to store something that you do not want to easily fall into the hands of strangers or malicious actors, keys have always existed externally. Even when humanity learned to digitize keys, we still used some virtual plane of existence to store them. Modern biometrics are also based on keys stored externally because most companies use external modalities (iris scans, fingerprints, nose, palm, ears, etc.). Malicious actors may try to steal your biometric data, using a futuristic printer to bypass the biometric processing protocol. We can mitigate this angle of attack by removing the key from the external world per se and putting it inside a human body. There are a lot of ways to do so, but the most common are biochemical, DNA signatures, and brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). If the network is built so that node creation is possible only through internal biometric processing, where keys do not exist externally, then the mechanism becomes tremendously impenetrable. At some point, Humanode will have to transcend to this kind of verification of human existence. Before the implementation of internal biometric processing protocols is complete, Humanode will use external multimodal biometric processing with liveness detection.

The second factor consists of two main sub-factors: real proof-of-human-existence and fee distribution. Let us imagine that somehow we create tech that emulates internal biometric processing with such accuracy that it bypasses the system and is able to generate an artificial proof-of-human-existence. If the Humanode network demands verification every month then a malicious actor would be able to create many identities without additional challenges in terms of bandwidth and computing power. But if the Humanode network requires proof of existence every, let us say, half a minute, then it would be very hard and costly to carry out such types of attacks, considering that the biometric processing protocol itself has an incorporated neural network that distinguishes emulations from real data by detecting liveliness. The second sub-factor is all about fees. Fees are built in such a way that they are equally distributed among every node that exists in the network. If Humanode requires proof every month, then if some human, unfortunately, ceases to exist, his node would still receive rewards until the end of that month.

Humanode’s long-terms goals and objectives:

  • Sybil resistance based on decentralized pseudonymous biometric identities

  • secure, scalable, efficient, consistent, immutable, and sustainable Substrate mechanism

  • creation, proliferation, and development of a strong and dedicated community of human nodes

  • custom low-latency high-throughput Sybil-resistant consensus protocol

  • privacy-preserving biometric processing protocols

  • distributed encrypted biometric templates matching

  • ZK-proven liveness check

  • EVM compatibility with the Substrate pallet

  • native Humanode applications (wallets, etc.)

  • biometric ownership;

  • integration with EVM-compatible applications

  • rich integration into Substrate ecosystem

  • Humanode token (HMND) with Fath monetary system, equal fee distribution, and proportional emission distribution on the Humanode network

  • Vortex, a DAO that regulates the existence of the Humanode network through voting

  • a proposal system that pulls trending proposals to vote in Vortex

  • Formation, a system that distributes grants across approved proposers and helps them to assemble a team to develop Humanode solutions

  • a public Humanode knowledge base that stores all the information, research and analytics carried out by teams assembled in Formation. It will also act as a base in educational sessions and programs carried out in Humanode

  • cryptobiometric applications that deliver proper flows in UX/UI

  • multimodal biometrics

  • ability to deploy Fath-based monetary systems

  • ability to deploy your own tokens on Humanode with different monetary policies and systems

  • Humanode development framework with modular solutions

  • judicial system framework;

  • BCIs for liveness detection

  • neurosignatures for signing on-chain transactions

  • internal modalities-based biometrics (neurosignatures, DNA matching)

  • real-time proof-of-human-existence

  • biometric-based Autonomous Intelligent Agent

  • ZK offchain commitment-based smart contracts

Solutions for governments

The reliance of human beings on governments is undisputed. We believe that many countries are willing to try and make their financial networks more secure, decentralized, and just. So we are willing to help out any administration or any other form of government that is willing to deploy human node–based national currencies, backed by citizen human nodes or even a Fath monetary system for fair, direct, and proportional distribution of emission and extraction of excessive monetary supply. Fees generated through verification of a user’s unique existence can also become a solution in terms of funding a universal basic income. Governments that decide to make this experiment and pursue a transcendent solution will get the full support of the international human node community, and the Humanode core will assist those courageous people with research, analytics, and development, if Vortex, the Humanode network decision-making body, approves.

Shout-out to white hats

As we are building a system that is based on highly experimental data, we want to ask all the white hats to try and pwn our network hard. The future security of a network is very dependent on the amount of pwnage it has to go through in the early days of its testing and creation. Someone finds an angle of attack, tests it, shares the results with the Humanode community, and makes a proposal to research and develop a solution that mitigates this attack. Then, if this proposal is approved by Vortex the team behind the solution gets a grant with rewards for pwnage. So please come and test our system’s resolve, we will get stronger with each attack.

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