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State and private offline and online organisations, children’s educational institutions, universities, academies, etc
Offline and online tutors, coaches, instructors, teachers, psychologists, mentors etc
Any person that is studying, or would like to find an educational programme for themselves or for their friends and family
HR-agencies, private HR-specialists, platforms for personnel search and recruitment, employers and entrepreneurs
DISCIPLINA unites students, educational institutions (including private tutors), employers and recruiters. The users will interact with each other and the DISCIPLINA platform through applications with a convenient interface, providing a wide range of platform functions.
DISCIPLINA is an open-source blockchain, which can be used as a basis for application development by anyone. TeachMePlease will be the first project in the field of education based on the DISCIPLINA blockchain platform.
DISCIPLINA will store confidential information, such as the courses, students’ tasks, grades, and test results. Therefore, public blockchain solutions, which store all of their transactions in open access — Ethereum or EOS, for example — are unacceptable. At the same time, private blockchain solutions, such as Hyperledger, do not provide enough verifiability of the data stored on them.
Unlike traditional PoW mining, the DISCIPLINA platform provides energy-efficient PoS minting. The users will get rewards for any productive activity devoted to transaction processing and supporting the network. The network rewards the users proportionally to the volume of DSCPL tokens on the balance of each user.
The reward to minters will come both from a part of the commission earned on transactions, and in tokens from the technical pool. The size of the reward distributed from the technical pool will continuously be reduced in such a way that the pool itself will never run out.
Using the Web of Trust, the users will be able to set the level of trust in each other themselves.
To protect the system from fictitious educational institutions, DISCIPLINA has an inbuilt Web of Trust, analogous to PGP, in its protocol. Each user will be able to choose the system participants they trust. The level of trust in the other system members will be calculated individually for each user. Our network thus has no “verification centres”, which have an unlimited right to register or refuse the registration of an educational institution.
Our Web of Trust will allow recruiters to know which educational institutions are worth cooperating with and which are not. The value of the grade given to the student will depend on the rating of the educational institution at the time the grade was awarded.
When it comes to the sale of the private data, it is important to guarantee the integrity of such deals. Our team has developed the protocol that guarantees the transmission of the valid data in return for a transaction in cryptocurrency. When an educational institution sends data that has not been verified in the public blockchain (for example, if student’s grade was updated) to the buyer, the buyer doesn’t lose his money, but it is the educational institution that is fined a fixed amount. At the same time, there will be no disclosure of the transmitted data to third parties, since only the anonymised invalid part of the data has to be disclosed.
To check the validity of transactions in public chain, so-called «Witnesses» will use a consensus algorithm based on Proof-of-Stake technology, which provides the high speed and low price of transaction. The report on PoS algorithm actualisation is delineated in greater detail in the technical documentation of the project.
The Witnesses, as in other cryptocurrencies, will be rewarded for the launch of each block with commission fees from transactions made in that block. The probability that the Witness will become the block-leader is proportional to the number of tokens on his account.
Student will be able to fully or partially deny access to his personal data.
User personal data is stored on the private chains of the educational institutions. The public part of the network has only hashes of this data. Thus, private data remains reliable and safe at the same time.
The DISCIPLINA architecture stores the data on student academic achievement on the private chains of educational institutions. This could cause the problem of data unavailability in the event that that educational institution stops using the network or that their equipment malfunctions.
DISCIPLINA solves this problem by also storing the copies of all the data in student’s personal profile – thus it will be easy to prove the authenticity of the data by accessing the old records in public chain and checking the hashes.
DISCIPLINA is an open-source blockchain. Any educational or recruiting service will be able to use it in their projects that store and process the personal data. The functions of the platform will be performed through the DISCIPLINA node. The platform will provide the public API for the convenient interoperation of the services with the DISCIPLINA nodes.
You can find detailed information about the technical realisation in our technical document, which is constantly updated to reflect recent changes: Yellowpaper
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