<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/ce144a44-5314-4858-b8df-28c4ada2f96a/lens.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/ce144a44-5314-4858-b8df-28c4ada2f96a/lens.png" width="40px" /> This document is a Work In Progress. We are improving it on an ongoing basis. Yet, we share the current version by popular demand, as it already gives a better idea of the Anagolay approach and what issues it can help resolve.



The third generation of the Internet is supposed to be read-write-own. The concepts of trust and individual user ownership over data and content are the defining characteristics of Web 3.0. As the argument for decentralization grows stronger, reliably establishing and verifying ownership for assets created off-chain in a trustless, decentralized environment remains an unresolved challenge.

In the last decade, we've seen several alternate solutions aiming to establish ownership and attribute rights to digital artifacts circulating over the Internet. From centralized solutions to the very first distributed ledger, to smart contracts implementation, and to non-fungible tokens (in their broader application), the teams have been working to establish ownership over certain digital resources (or assets) in a decentralized, trustless environment. However, the existing solutions still have significant limitations when it comes to:

The Anagolay solution goes in a similar direction to some other developing studies but has certain peculiarities that allow us to overcome several existing limitations associated with decentralization.

The most evident constraints of the blockchain solutions root in executing complex computations on-chain. The alternate approach is to store the computation algorithm on-chain and execute it off-chain. In other words, instead of trusting the result, we can trust the process that produces the result.

By establishing transparent rules that all participants must undergo, the latter are enabled to verify correct behaviors and report illegalities. The rules are defined as computer programs that are guaranteed to be unmodifiable and repeatable; we call them Workflows. The Workflows are composed of several building blocks, scrutinized, tested, and implemented separately, capable of mutual integration, referred to as Operations.

Thanks to their transparent nature, Workflows' potential is to generate digital Proofs from some real-world data; such Proofs can be used to Claim the existence or correctness of any Statement that, once signed with certain credentials, acquire a juridic value.

A process with such intrinsic characteristics is well suited for application in decentralized verification of ownership and rights management scenarios, for which we provide several use cases illustrated in this paper.

<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/bf75a69e-23a6-4a86-8177-5f85aed97f79/verified.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/bf75a69e-23a6-4a86-8177-5f85aed97f79/verified.png" width="40px" /> We propose a framework for the creation of deterministic, tamper-proof, impartial, and transparent processes that can be applied to verify the rightfulness of a claim for any relation or right.


<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/7e379f9c-8dc8-4875-892b-cdf9c451f691/verified.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/7e379f9c-8dc8-4875-892b-cdf9c451f691/verified.png" width="40px" /> Our goal is to enhance trust and value creation over digital creative assets by establishing transparent "rules of the game," where users could not just validate the authenticity of an asset but also verify and exercise the rights associated with it.


<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/fe5f2b0b-5fa3-4fa4-b3a8-86b0f0d5f9bb/verified.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/fe5f2b0b-5fa3-4fa4-b3a8-86b0f0d5f9bb/verified.png" width="40px" /> We believe the proposed approach enables a powerful decentralized rights-management framework that is flexible and scalable enough to suit the business needs of various markets & use-cases, including but not limited to the music industry, visual content, streaming, etc.