The Blue Tick For The Permaweb
What Is ArVerify?
You’ve seen that blue badge icon beside verified Twitter and Instagram accounts. This verification badge shows that these accounts are owned by the real people, not bots or impersonators. ArVerify offers similar means of communicating authenticity across the permaweb. The result is increased trust for person-to-person interactions across the Arweave network.
ArVerify checks to ensure an Arweave wallet address is owned by an actual person, not a robot. ArVerify checks that a wallet address also has an established identity on Google.
Its a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) for verifying addresses on Arweave. The ArVerify community therefore is the ultimate owner of this project.
It is very important for the Arweave ecosystem to have a healthy user community. Due to recent PST Token Airdrops, the amount of scammers has gone up in the last months. Besides the threat of scamming, it is always a good indicator to check the trust score of another address. If the score is low, you may wish to avoid interacting with that wallet address.
How It Works?
- User tips to the ArVerify
- communityAll ArVerify community holders receive a small tip for the verification process. The community also establishes the overall verification fee.
- AuthNode checks for the tip
- AuthNode sends sign-in URLThe sign in URL is unique and integrated with Google identification (ALPHA version). Additional means of verification will be added in future releases.
- User signs in
- The user completes the Google login prompt. ArVerify does not store any personal information so all user data remains private.
- The AuthNode receives a callback and sends verification
- transactionIf the user is legitimate, they are verified with a blue tick. At this point, the wallet address is verified across the whole Arweave network. Any application using ArVerify can check our library to ensure that wallet addresses are human-owned.
How does the trust rank algorithm method for verification work?
ArVerify are using multiple metrics into their score calculations. They are rating the interactions of addresses between each other and are biasing the score when an address is verified. The more you interact with trusted addresses, the higher your score will be.