The Poneglyph Project intends to gather support with the goal to build an app, based on the Poneglyph from One Piece created by Eiichiro Oda. The app will be built using blockchain technology, more specifically the Ethereum blockchain utilizing the FOAM protocol to provide location verification.
What is a Poneglyph?
The Poneglyphs may have been inspired by the Rök Runestone as they are both massive stone blocks with inscriptions on them. In the One Piece series, Poneglyphs are huge indestructible blocks with world changing information inscribed on them. Because the blocks are indestructible, concealing the information requires one to have the resources to guard it. Eiichiro Oda either intentionally or unintentionally provides us with a war game simulator of what is possible when powerful information is anchored to a location.
Characteristics of a Poneglyph:
- Censorship-free, decentralized
- Immutable, indestructible.
- Accessibility to info tied to location
How can we duplicate all of these properties? This is where blockchain technology and more specifically the FOAM protocol creates new opportunities. Transactions that are recorded on an immutable blockchain is nothing new but, the FOAM protocol adds proof of location.
“The FOAM Proof of Location protocol empowers a permissionless and autonomous network of radio beacons that can offer secure location services independent of external centralized sources such as GPS through time synchronization.”
The Poneglyph Project intends to build an app using the FOAM Protocol in conjunction with a decentralized storage service in order to give individuals the ability to store a file that can only be downloaded from a chosen location. In order to download the information, the download device’s location must be verified to be within the designated download area. A simple idea that will be treated as a novelty and dismissed until it’s significance is realized.
The Poneglyph Project is nothing short of a new way for the human race to communicate for the rest of it’s existence.
The end product must have certain characteristics which force certain decisions creating a conceptual foundation.
- The information must be indestructible. The information cannot be centralized in one location. Because of this we must use a decentralized storage service to store the file.
- The information must be specific to an exact location. This means we cannot use GPS because location can be spoofed. Proof of location resolves GPS spoofing. Because of this we are using the FOAM protocol.
- The information can be sent to any location. To state more clearly, the information can be sent to locations that do not want to receive the file. Because of this, the mechanism that facilitates the storing and sharing of the file must not be subject to authority. There cannot be one centralized location or persons such as a company or data center that can be raided in order to stop operations. Because of this we must build a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) app.
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