The engineer’s “proof-of-stake” is the fundamental building block of Quantchain where the Quant Token represents the standard unit of measure for an engineering asset. A Percentile Search Engine locates assets in the network based on quantitative queries. An Engineering Asset is characterized by a physical manifestation of human ingenuity, however, arriving at that standard unit of value in a decentralized manner is the hallmark of the application.
Curiosumé – converting the resumé / CV to cryptography
Curiosumé is a simple system that utilizes a central public repository for information such as Wikipedia. Over time, The Quantchain will form a decentralized ledger similar to Wikipedia for engineers called Engipedia. The idea is that a person may tag him or herself with a pre-validated consensus. In effect making the claim that they may be held responsible for that consensus. Uniqueness in substance or circumstance, if any, may be added to the consensus as a reference, footnote, or addendum by the claimant. Another engineer will then validate the claim of the first engineer and the asset will formed as a node in the network, registered to the blockchain, and pooled to produce Quant award for distribution to the claimant and validator.
Curiosumé – The Private Key
During the self-tagging process, both the claimant and the validator have the option to identify his or herself as a teacher or a student in the subject matter. No response means that the claimant is a practitioner. This added function has important consequences. The normalization of claims forms a bell curve that allows the community to observe itself. By identifying teachers, students, and practitioners, a protoeconomy may form representing demand, supply, and factors of production memorialized by the production of Quant.
New assets can now be measured into existence:
All of this information will be embedded in one’s transaction record which forms the basis of one’s private key which can be used in whole or in part to open or close smart contracts.
Engipedia; The Public Key
Engipedia will grow to form the public knowledge asset inventory (Public Key) upon which a private key may be compared. Access and analysis will be provided by a Percentile Search Engine that returns probabilities associated with a given query.
Queries may test for network valuation for any combination of nodes in a network. This analysis would be useful for teams, individuals, entrepreneurs, as well as banks and insurance companies.