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Terminology and Acronyms

Term
Definition in the context of this documentation
Agent
Any person, organisation, or machine who has control over a self-sovereign digital identifier (DID), to transact in Internet of Impact networks
Alphabond
Novel impact finance tool with risk-adjusted bonding curve used to provide dynamic risk assessment for funding outcome-based social impact projects. Alphabond Docs
Blockchain
Decentralized, immutable transaction record secured by cryptography and consensus mechanisms.
Cell
The base form of any type of organisation, which is represented by a digital identifier (DID); cyber-cellular organisation to coordinate the activities of agents.
Cell Node
An autonomous, decentralised, sovereign data store and software agent which performs actions on behalf of one or more controller agents. Cell Node Config
Claim
Observed state in the world, submitted by an agent.
Credential
Issued to DIDs by Trust Seeds to create stateful trust graph; grants rights, access, or verifies as a trusted entity.
Cosmos
The Internet of Blockchains, formed by networks built on the Cosmos SDK and Tendermint consensus engine, which are interconnected through the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol
Decentralised Identifier
A W3C standard digital identifier
Delegator
Person or entity who delegates tokens for staking and/or voting with a selected validator.
DID
See Decentralised Identifier
DID Document (DDO)
A set of data describing an Entity Node (the DID subject) in ixo protocol networks; stateful digital record as a collection of JSON-LD attributes and objects related to DID.
Hub
Network of interconnected blockchains or devices.
IBC
Interoperability protocol for communicating arbitrary data between arbitrary state machines.
Inter-blockchain Communication
See IBC
Interchain Identifier
A decentralised identifier (DID) which has been purposed to identify digital assets which are located within blockchain name-spaces
Impact Token
Digital asset which represents interest in the impact economy and its impact claims.
ixo
Name of the open-source project that is building the Internet of Impact. Not an acronym.
IXO
The native utility token of the Internet of Impact Hub
Market Relayer
Agent who cultivates, facilitates, and supports projects, activities, and actors within a regional impact market.
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