A great milestone has been reached. 4th of May 2020 the Unikname’s blockchain, uns.network, is up and running with its 23 delegates. The LIVENET network becomes live after more than 6 months of tests and the last release of code with the UNS Core 5.1 version. This post explains what’s Unikname’s blockchain and what you can gain from it as a delegate, or as a business user concerned by cybersecurity, or as a web user looking for simpliciy and confidentiality.
In this post you’re going to discover:
- The purpose of uns.network blockchain and its Unikname Solutions
- UNS protocol Token and the NFT token
- UNS Core
- Token Economy
- Governance and DPOS
- Blockchain tools
- First uses with Unikname Connect
- What’s ready for now and what’s next?
1. uns.network blockchain is specialized in providing Decentralized ID (also called DID)
uns.network is the distributed network and the protocol dedicated to handle IDs rooted in the blockchain, aiming to secure any web and mobile connections, and to protect the user’s privacy. This blockchain is specialized in providing decentralized ID (also called DID), and offer a good Distributed Public Key Infrastructure (also called DPKI) solution, the basis of the next generation of authentication protocols.
Unikname provides universal anonymous IDs, @unikname, secured by this uns.network blockchain, to empower privacy and cyber-security over the day to day web. Unikname Solutions makes available the uns.network blockchain capabilities to business and every web users through DApp, SDKs and API.
You can learn more about Unikname Solutions directly on the Unikname websites and you can join discussions on the dedicated entry on the Unikname Forum. Let’s continue with the uns.network blockchain.
uns.network blockchain runs with the
UNS toke, a protocol token (looks like ERC20 on Ethereum). It aims to secure the network and to rewards network players.
UNS tokens are the “fuel” of the network.
uns.network blockchain works also with a NFT Token representing sovereign digital assets: @unikname Identifiers. This is the
These two tokens are linked together and their combination ensures privacy and integrity of user’s data registry and provides innovative sovereign DID Services such as new way of user’s web authentication.
3. UNS Core
This uns.network blockchain has been built on top of the ARK.IO DPOS blockchain framework and inherits all ARK Core features. What is really new here is everything about NFT tokens and some changes in the DPOS consensus rules. On top of that we’ve build a token economy in accordance with the purpose of this blockchain.
IDs rooted in uns.network blockchain are called Decentralized IDs, or DIDs. Every DID materializes in the form of a Non Fungible Token called UNIK within the uns.network blockchain. Every @unikname is a string built with SafeTypo© technology for a peerless User eXperience.
All concepts related to UNIK NFTs are described within the key concepts section of the Network Player Hub:
- Decentralized ID
- @unikname Patterns
- NFT lifecycle
Block forgers of uns.network are in charge of validating transactions and minting them into new blocks. On top of common transactions such as sending protocol tokens between crypto-accounts (wallets), forger of uns.network validate:
- UNIK NFT minting
- UNIK NFT updates, e.g. on-chain properties, badges…
4. Token Economy
The delegates receive fees for each transaction forged in addition to the block reward. The amount of fees, in UNS, is specific to each type of transaction.
In addition, the network service providers provide unitary services to the owners of UNIK in exchange for UNS and offer them rewards when they contribute to improving their services. Network service providers are encouraged to sell their services in the unit that best suits their market: ARK token, Bitcoin, $, €, UNS token or anything else.
The LIVENET network starts with the following service providers:
- NFT-Factory-1 → Provide issuance of UNIK for @unikname scripted with Latin alphabet
- UNC-IDP-1 → Provide decentralized authentication Identity
These service providers are managed by the Unikname team and can be extended to anyone via licencing.
Then the chain produce UNS tokens for each UNIK created and having reached the “alive” status. So as, the overall supply of UNS tokens follow the level of adoption and usage of the network according number of active @Unikname.
Network service providers are encouraged to sell their services in the unit that best suits their market: ARK token, Bitcoin, $, €, UNS token or anything else.
More about the token economy on the uns.network Player Hub
5. Governance and DPOS
uns.network blockchain is a hybrid public/permissioned blockchain. It uses Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) consensus model with 23 forger delegates. These delegates are elected within three different electoral colleges representative of the different network stakeholders:
- 10 organizations that secure confidential connections on their own website. Every organization with a Unikname Connect solution implemented on their website needs to vote for an organization registered as delegate. The vote is mandatory.
- 10 individuals with UNS credits. Voting is optional.
- 3 network community actors who work for the network. For the LIVENET they’are appointed by the Unikname team.
The LIVENET starts with some famous delegates who have participated to test on the SANDBOX network.
This kind of DPOS have been design to reduce the risk of cartelization and to create a balance between professional stakeholders aiming to secure their business and individual stakeholders defending freedom and privacy.
6. UNS Blockchain tools
The CLI (Command Line Interface)
The CLI is a very friendly way to interact with the uns.network blockchain. It has been designed in order to facilitate network node management (deployment, operations, monitoring…) for delegates and for organizations.
Have a look on the uns.network player hub to know how to install and use the CLI.
The UNS Explorer
Like every blockchain explorer, the UNS explorer provides public information about forged blocks and forged transactions. And because this is a DPOS blockchain, the explorer provides information about elected delegates.
In addition, the UNS explorer provides information about forged @unikname, the UNIK NFT tokens and their on-chain properties.
The UNS explorer is available here https://explorer.uns.network
The uns.network Player Hub
You’re welcome to the uns.network Player Hub if you’re looking for comprehensive guides and documentation. It will help you to understand key concepts and to start working with the uns.network blockchain and protocol as quickly as possible.
Go to the uns.network player hub.
7. First uses with Unikname Connect
In a following post you’re going to discover the App my.unikname.app and ongoing integrations of Unikname Connect.
With my.unikname.app you’re going to discover
- how to get your own universal identifier, your @Unikname
- how to Authenticate safely and confidentially
Unikname Connect solution is available to work on the LIVENET for thousands of websites compatible with oAuth2.0 and OPENID Connect.
We’re providing 1st Quick Setup Guides for
- wooCommerce WORDPRESS plugin
- for any Discourse Forum
- and for Microsoft Office 365
Get started on the Unikname Developer Hub.
Among the first Unikname Connect ongoing integrations are some famous brands:
What’s ready for now and what’s next ?
By the 4th of may, the LIVENET is up and running with early individuals and organization delegates.
my.unikname.app Beta version is available on demand by May 4th. This version is running in English on Android. The iOS and French versions are coming in May.
By the end of June, my.unikname.app users will be able to manage their UNIK token, their UNS tokens, and to buy premium features.
We’re also working to implement token swap between ARK token.
During May and June we offer full support for free to help website developers and marketers to implement Unikname Connect on their website. Just contact us for a 10 min call to get setup directives depending on your configuration. We will provide you a free Authentication Certificate.
Let’s go !
Laurent Lourenço — CEO Unikname
Summary of useful links provided in this post
- Unikname Forum — join and keep in touch with the community
- UNS Core 5.1 version — Release note
- The uns.network Player Hub — Comprehensive guides and documentation
- more about the uns.network tokens
- more about uns.network key concepts
- more about the UNS token economy
- Form to request to test my.unikname.app beta
- The Unikname Developer Hub — Quick Setup Guides to setup Unikname Connect on your website
- Contact us to get the authentication certificate for your organization for free
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