Although a system of ‘source weighting’ will apply in order to counteract any subjective element of the assessment / verification process, that does appear to rely on each source being easy to categorise. In one example it refers to universities as being medium credibility and online communities as low credibility, but there may be (maybe extreme) examples of online communities which carry greater weight than a university! Further, something like a public review on Google is potentially easy to fabricate. So it may be difficult to exclude subjectivity entirely?
The weight of each source is dynamic, the value will change over time as we gauge the credibility of each source. We also anticipate community feedback with respects to their opinion on the credibility of the sources they choose, both for sources they use personally and for sources used by others.
Basically yes, it will be extremely difficult to exclude or account for subjectivity entirely. Our main focus at the moment is trying to give as objective assessment as possible with the data we have access to.
Exclusion of Subjectivity
Arbiters – do you envisage these being trained / qualified mediators? If so do you have access into suitable pools / communities of individuals?
We have a number of approaches for arbiters.
Our initial intent is to use a jury pool approach, where the members of the arbiter's pool is made up from the cross section of the TiiQu community. If a project requests the need for a community arbiter the platform will randomly choose 7-15 members who have opted into the arbiter scheme. These form the "jury pool" and will assess the dispute and vote on the outcome.
There may be some circumstances when a jury pool may not be appropriate or desirable, in these situations users can nominate an arbiter. These are trained / experienced mediators that will be nominated by the mission members as their arbiter for this project. If the need for arbitration arises this nominated arbiter will mediate the dispute.
3rd Party Nominee
Currently we are aware of some blockchain based arbitration platforms being developed, in the future will offer the ability for these platforms to supply arbitration services to our members.
How do you envisage the performance of experts being comprehensively and accurately monitored? Would this not rely upon every possible participant in a particular sector being subscribed to the TiiQu platform? And if so then how will it work in the very early stages where there are a low number of users?
Having every possible participant in a particular sector subscribed to TiiQu and performing all their activity via the platform would be an ideal but ultimately unrealistic scenario. In order to record and assess the user's entire activity we rely on the feedback of 3rd parties. However in most cases there will be no way to verify that the claims are true, and so we will weight these 3rd party assessments a low credibility. With the exception that the individual giving the assessment has a Trust Quotient then the credibility of these scores will be weighted against their TQ.
So in the very early stages the most users will have external sources as inputs to their TQ with very few on platform activities recorded. The user's suitability for a mission will not be affected, but it will take time for a user to build their TQ. Trust takes time to build.
Comprehensive Monitoring of All Activity
I would like to see the UX
The prototype of the platform now accessible from the Website
Why are building on Ethereum
Because the ethereum network is designed for smart contracts.
WHo is writing your smart contract?
Our internal team
What is the Business Model of TiiQu?
Clients will pay a membership to access members' professional passport , verify academic and professional background of members, search for experts corresponding to certain criteria.
- Smart Contracts enforcing condition of consulting agreements
Commission on online consulting traffic
Main revenue stream of the platform is a decreasing 10% commission on the online traffic generated by consulting sessions of members . Because the platform rewards engagement, the commission decreases up to 6% for best contributors.
- Online Dispute Resolution
- Community backed guarantee
- Basic accountancy services for independent workers
Paid Services ( from year 3)
Have you considered GDPR and how you will pass the requirements – it appears the IDs are not in wallets but on the network? I did not spot any reference to storing it in wallets – except that you aim to “give individuals direct control over their data”?
We've spent a lot of time discussing and assessing GDPR requirements and ensuring we are compliant.
When you mention storing IDs in a wallet, do you mean storing data client side associated with their public key? We don't store data client side.
If we are talking about personal details, yes I think more detail could be given about certain elements of this.
For identifying data we do not store any of it on the Ethereum network. We only store cryptographic references to identifying data. An example the techniques used are detailed in the verification section of the whitepaper https://github.com/TiiQu-Network/TiiQu-Network/wiki/Verification .
For other forms of personal details (name, DOB, address etc) are stored on our centralised servers with write and delete permissions given solely to the user for their data. Until decentralised databases can allow for data to be permanently removed they will not be suitable for GDPR compliance. Even with encrypted data on a decentralised DB, the exposure of the decryption key exposes all the data stored using that key.
What is the current plan around targeting particular markets (e.g. Insurance Claims, as we discussed). Will you hire a PR agency to assist on this front, or will it all be driven through the technology, or through agencies / intermediaries focussed on particular sectors, and on a case by case basis?
Early users will access the platform via an on-invitation-only campaign. The priority of skill-sets invited to join will be decided in collaboration with our founding clients. during the Alpha test. We are now partnering with Influencers, Thought Leaders , Vertical Networks and building a team of Ambassadors who will spread the TiiQu vision through socials,talks, meet ups.
We will start by creating a Strategic Stakeholder Partnership programme reserved for highly innovative global companies. We have targeted organisations whose mission is to enhance the way people live, move, connect and work, understand the need to approach the future of work from a globalized perspective and want to participate in its redesign both for their own benefit and that of their workforce. The TiiQu Alpha test is reserved to Stakeholder Partners. The following step will be to open membership to other organisations prioritizing industries and sectors with highest needs of STEM resources.