Complete Guide to Earning on Verity Alpha

Verity

Verity Alpha is our prototype platform that allows you to earn rewards by completing fun and fast microtasks – known as ‘events’.

Verity Alpha is the first public version of Verity which is at the moment deployed on Ropsten testnet (This enables us to thoroughly test the edge cases of the system and different use cases before the official launch on mainnet, planned for the start of Q2, 2019).

 
All tokens earned on Verity Alpha will be deposited to your wallet address on mainnet which normally takes place weekly.

Verity Alpha Demo Events

Tested use cases (since Feb 9th, 2018)Fake news detection, emotion recognition, crypto scam detection, AI feedback, eSport data feeds and many others!

How to start earning: sign up and join the event

There are 3 steps:

1. Get Metamask

2. Join an event

3. Vote!

1. How to Get MetaMask

1. Install Metamask extension, open it and create a new account.

Select a strong password and save seed keywords somewhere safe

2. In Metamask, click on the upper right corner to change to Ropsten Test Network (Verity Alpha is deployed on Ropsten testnet so if you are not connected to it, you will not be able to participate in events).

Change to Ropsten Test Network

3. In order to join the events (and later claim rewards), you will need to pay a small amount of gas (mining fee in Ethereum network). In order to do so, you need some test ether in your wallet, so click DEPOSIT in your Metamask wallet, then select GET ETHER (a new page will open), and finally click on the green button saying request 1 ether from faucet. Wait a minute or so and check your Metamask account balance — you should have 1 ether inside (it can take up to 10 min if the network is slow).

You can also get test ether here http://faucet.ropsten.be:3001/

4. Go to https://alpha.verity.network/, sign up, wait for the confirmation email and log in. Then click Settings, check that Wallet address field is correctly pre-filled with your Metamask account and click “Save changes”.

5. Go back to the main page of Verity Alpha, select an event and click JOIN. Metamask plugin will pop-up, then click CONFIRM to confirm joining that event. This action will call a function in this event’s smart contract which will add you as a participant to that event. Joining the event can take from few seconds to few minutes (depending on how fast your transaction will be mined on the Ethereum network).

Click CONFIRM and wait for the transaction to be mined

Step 2. Join an Event

Now you have metamask – log on to Alpha.verity.network to browse events and click ‘join event’ on a task you want to do.

Remember – you’ll need to join an event at least 10 minutes before it’s due to start.

Step 3. Vote!

Carefully note the date and time of the event start and be log on to Alpha.Verity.network at the right time.

Click on the event you sign up for and wait for it to start.

When it does, carefully read the instructions and options then input your response and click VOTE.

When the event is over you’ll be able to see if you were in the consensus. If you were, you will get the reward (the size of which depends on how fast you reported the data).

To read more about what is going on behind the scenes, and how Verity protocol achieves the consensus in a trustful way, read the whitepaper.

Get Paid: How to Claim Your Reward

If you were part of the consensus, you can now click Claim reward. Click SUBMIT on the Metamask popup and you will soon receive the reward in a form of test ethers to your Metamask wallet.

We will distribute the same reward amount of ETH / VTY that you just received on Ropsten test network, to the wallet you have registered in Verity, on “real” main Ethereum network.

Things to remember

  • Verity Alpha is at the moment deployed on Ropsten test network, NOT on the main Ethereum network, this means your “real” accounts and ether are ALWAYS SAFE, even if something goes wrong.
  • You need to be on Ropsten test network with the same account selected in Metamask that you registered in Verity Alpha settings.
  • You NEED to join the event at least 30 min before the event starts, otherwise, you will not be accepted to the system (take into account that Ethereum network can be slow, so join at least few minutes before the deadline).
  • You will only get the reward if you are part of the consensus (i.e. you provided the same data as the majority of voters) and the size of the reward depends on how fast you reported the data.
  • Transactions can take a long time if the Ethereum network is busy, so clicks on SUBMIT in Metamask extension after joining the event or claiming the reward can take up to a few minutes.

Start earning now: join Verity Alpha here.

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