D I S C I P L
DIStributed Collaborative Information PLatform
It started with a Hackathon
Discipl Introduction Trailer as shown on Dutch Blockchain Hackathon Pre meeting at Deloitte Rotterdam. Discipl was the actual use case for the Reinventing Government track at the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon - 10-12th February 2017 in Groningen
Discipl enables you to store information through standard API’s provided by smart contracts which run in an autonomous way within the platform. Here a smart contract is a computer program owning a miniature database which can only be modified by sending digitally signed messages to the contract that owns it. The smart contracts are uniquely identifiable and like in Linked Data form ontological subjects and therefore store the corresponding subject-predicate-object triples linked to users of the platform (people and things) and make this information available for combination and processing with other data.
Discipl enables individuals (and things) to have themselves safely and uniquely identified within the platform (with multifactor authentication) and enable them to create different persona’s for specific uses privately but immutably linked to this core identity. Smart Linked Datasources them self keep track of who (or what) is eligible to view or edit information. Information stored and processed in the platform is highly encrypted in a quantum computing resistant manner.
Besides that the Dutch government actually prefers this for obvious reasons it is a deal breaker if the workings of such an important platform is not as transparent as possible. Discipl is therefore made available under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-SA though GPLv3 for software). It should be effectively audited too of course. Also solutions built on Discipl are encouraged to have an open world assumption; semantics should always support the real world not restrict it.
It should be easy and free for anyone, citizens and organizations, to use Discipl on any reasonable device including smart phones. Discipl enables this new economic arena for new business models in which consumers can be producers and vice versa supporting all kinds of cooperation’s. There will still be room for customers that want to pay. The platform itself however should be kept free like the air we breath.
Small devices can be nodes. The more nodes Discipl consists of, the more capacity for storing and processing information it has. Discipl lets your device do at least twice as much work for others (in an automated way) as you are requesting from the platform yourself to make this possible.