Relative and Absolute Data

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Relative and Absolute Data

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To put it simply,

when two devices that aren't related or connected each detect one another, and then independently report that they saw each other, each one proves that they both really were in the same place at the same time.

XYO Network reports this interaction as a bound witness.

Bound witness interactions can include other data that helps increase the value of the bound witness. Things like time and location improve the data which can be used in the bound witness, and help prove what the bound witness asserts. For example, if someone is looking for information about when two devices crossed paths, if they...

  1. Detected each other and say they detected each other
  2. Report the same approximate location
  3. And say that A and B happened at the same approximate time

...that proves they really did interact in a certain place at a certain time.

when two devices that aren't related or connected each detect one another, and then independently report that they saw each other, each one proves that they both really were in the same place at the same time.

XYO Network reports this interaction as a bound witness.

Bound witness interactions can include other data that helps increase the value of the bound witness. Things like time and location improve the data which can be used in the bound witness, and help prove what the bound witness asserts. For example, if someone is looking for information about when two devices crossed paths, if they...

  1. Detected each other and say they detected each other
  2. Report the same approximate location
  3. And say that A and B happened at the same approximate time

...that proves they really did interact in a certain place at a certain time.

A real world example of relative vs absolute data is coming soon!

What is Relative vs. Absolute Data to a developer?

In this context, relative data is the data that comes from sentinels. This data is what contributes to a bound witness interaction before the interaction is confirmed through the proof of origin chain.

Once the bound witness interaction has been observed and signed by the Bridge, stored by the Archivist, and then used by the Diviner to create an answer to a question regarding the data, the relative data becomes absolute data.

This could be equated to “fact-checking” a statement, or better, collecting anecdotal and statistical data and creating and absolute response to a question.

In this context, relative data is the data that comes from sentinels. This data is what contributes to a bound witness interaction before the interaction is confirmed through the proof of origin chain.

Once the bound witness interaction has been observed and signed by the Bridge, stored by the Archivist, and then used by the Diviner to create an answer to a question regarding the data, the relative data becomes absolute data.

This could be equated to “fact-checking” a statement, or better, collecting anecdotal and statistical data and creating and absolute response to a question.