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HUMAN Routing Layer

A new layer to coordinate and reward entities that support the network.

power to you

The Routing Layer (RL) enables decentralization. It is a framework to coordinate and reward third parties who contribute to the network. The RL also allows anyone to lock their HMT to receive vHMT, which entitles the holder to voting rights.

Coordinate to

The Routing Layer sits on top of the existing HUMAN Protocol Execution Layer, which remains a layer reserved exclusively for executing roles within the network, such as an Exchange Oracle distributing tasks across workpools, or a Recording Oracle monitoring Worker responses.

The Routing Layer is a coordination layer. It provides the framework for determining how these decentralized - and often competing - network actors collaborate.

Come to agreement upon standards for new job types

A flexible framework for fee standards

A basis for staking and slashing models

Outlines the governance process for network upgrades

New possibilites

The new layer unlocks a new wave of potential for token holders.

Staking via DeFi

DeFi products can be integrated with the RL to provide users incentives for network participation.

Governance staking

Anyone can lock up their HMT to receive vHMT, which entitles the holder to voting rights. A key to decentralization, and to transparency on future decision making related to HUMAN Protocol.

Proof of Balance

Operators must deposit HMT to access the network. This is a way to promote good behavior of operators and to determine their priority for receiving work. Operators include all third party agents that contribute to work on the Protocol.

Incentivization & slashing

The Routing Layer enables the incentivization of network contribution. Operators, for example, can increase their priority in receiving work by increasing their Proof of Balance, or by referring valuable projects.

Operators who perform poorly can have their HMT balance slashed or, in the first instance of more minor errors, their HMT might be subject to a soft-freeze. These penalty mechanisms could be triggered by, for example, an Exchange Oracle not distributing work to a workpool.


The Routing Layer rewards positive network contributions from individual users, businesses, and tool vendors. By encouraging decentralization, the RL promotes adoption of HUMAN Protocol.