The Protocol will reward people who submit URIs for categorization in cryptocurrency token. The Token enables a unique reputation system to be managed so submitters can potentially become validators.
Experts in their respective fields are rewarded to validate submissions, incentivizing people who already take part in populating other lists to participate in the Protocol. Submitters can become validators once their reputation score is sufficient.
Owners of URIs such as websites, bots, wallet addresses, applications and social media accounts can request the verification of their digital assets by paying in Token. This will protect their brand and reputation while reducing the risk of impersonators building phishing sites, fake apps and spreading malware.
The Protocol's registry is machine-readable and can be queried for use by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), routers, crypto exchanges, Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile devices, browsers, websites, and applications to help address cyber threats. Information stored on the Protocol and accessible by Purchasers will include ownership identity, reputation ratings, content category type, submission information, validation records and dispute timestamps.
The MetaCert Protocol will provide purchasers an opportunity to integrate the data directly into their existing products and allow innovators to create new products that would not have been possible without it.
When using a hardware or software product that has integrated the MetaCert Protocol, consumers will feel safer when opening a link. They will also have the opportunity to become submitters to help improve the registry that is used to protect them.