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How HUMAN Protocol can scale
We’ve spoken extensively about HUMAN Protocol as an infrastructure that can be broadly applied to different use cases, accommodating increasingly diverse types of work. It supports permissionless job markets that integrate with existing work pools, such as hCaptcha, Intel CVAT, etc., and new on-chain pools. That’s why the future of AI is important to us; the first job market to be supported is the data-labeling job market, asking questions to millions of global respondents to produce more detailed and representative datasets.
But the answer to a question is just one type of response – and a response one type of work, which denotes any form of contribution or interaction in which value is produced. Following on from our previous piece on network effects, we explore how HUMAN Protocol can scale to support a new future of work across industries and use cases.
Scale through adoption
Scale is a matter of proliferation; to grow awareness of the Protocol, and continue to nurture and support the HUMAN community to build on top of it and realize its benefits across new use cases. Our most recent partnerships, with Pyth Network and EQIFi Finance, are examples of this. Each new application can mean a new use case, or an extension of the types of work – increasing in complexity and specificity – that can be completed through the Protocol. What starts with people labeling images can, in time, become doctors diagnosing patients, quality and accuracy scoring of content by global groups of readers, or crowdsourced development.
HUMAN Protocol scales as the work requested and completed through it increases. One key factor in fueling this increase is new integrations and applications.
An example of an integration may be a deployment of Proof of HUMANity, our unique bot-blocker for decentralized application, in which users, by verifying their humanity, also complete a data-labeling task.
Scale through collaboration
To change the future of work, incremental change is required today. New infrastructure has to also adapt to existing infrastructure, to keep the good while addressing the bad, maximizing access for projects and workers alike. Practical examples of this we discuss in our recent piece comparing Scale AI to HUMAN Protocol.
In short, API integrations can be created that allow work pushed through Scale AI or MTurk to be completed and settled on-chain via the Protocol. And likewise, projects requested through the Protocol can have part or all of their tasks completed through off-chain platforms. The Protocol parcels out the different job-associated tasks depending on which provides the highest quality at the lowest cost. All work is ultimately represented, verified, and settled on the Protocol, on the blockchain, and made transparent to projects.
We’ll be relaunching our Gitcoin page in the near future, which, in addition to the DevBounty and Grant programs, will provide the apparatus for greater community collaboration, specifically as we introduce the Protocol and associated HUMAN solutions (PoH, etc.) to new use cases.
Scale through technology
What’s exciting about HUMAN Protocol is that it’s designed to operate across multiple blockchains. The main benefit of this is that it can scale to the transaction volume produced by millions of workers. hCaptcha, a partner application, is interacted with already by millions of users every month. More and more of this work is being brought on-chain – and it’s just one application.
The secondary benefit is that the Protocol adopts the benefits and unique capabilities of each blockchain it integrates with. This may be related to transaction speeds and network scalability, but it can also be related to capability and functionality, such as smart contracts and oracles. Similarly, HUMAN can provide its products to each of these blockchains, whether that’s PoH, to provide scalable bot protection to the network and supported applications (DeFi, DEX, NFT auctions, etc.), or IMOO, to help settle prediction markets and collect off-chain information. Bringing the world’s work on-chain also results, as we’ve already seen, in exponentially increasing volumes of transactions, wallets, and the number of people familiarized with the space.
If we’re paid through cryptocurrencies, the perceptual barriers surrounding them – and the role they can play in our lives – begin to erode. They become standardized, normalized, and accepted. This is significant, and it involves everything we’ve discussed here: useful use cases, broad adoption of those use cases, and the technology to support it at scale.
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