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Zlto: increase and track positive behaviour using secure blockchain technology

Zlto: increase and track positive behaviour using secure blockchain technology
Zlto: increase and track positive behaviour using secure blockchain technology
Zlto(zlah-toh) is a project to provide secure validation of credentials for young people. Many African youth find it difficult to obtain jobs because of a lack of formal qualification, but they have a breath of informal skills. In this paper we will describe how we implement the Zlto system to provide proof of skills completed through a peer-to-peer evaluation mechanism and stored using blockchain. Since its first deployment in 2016, Zlto has processed over 1 million transactions. We present simulation and analysis of the reputation protocol used to verify work, and further evaluate the peer review process using a think a loud focus group method with a group of peer reviewers in order to improve the system.
Cryptocurrency, Zltos, community, blockchain, Ethereum, smart contracts, wallets
2042-4639
862 - 870
Gu, Michael
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Van Der Meulen, Allan
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Appolis, Kurt
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Taphel, Christine
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Parker, Marlon
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Wills, Gary
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Gu, Michael
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Gu, Michael, Van Der Meulen, Allan, Appolis, Kurt, Taphel, Christine, Parker, Marlon and Wills, Gary (2019) Zlto: increase and track positive behaviour using secure blockchain technology. International Journal for Information Security Research (IJISR), Volume 9 (Issue 2), 862 - 870, [2]. (doi:10.20533/ijisr.2042.4639.2019.0099).

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Abstract

Zlto(zlah-toh) is a project to provide secure validation of credentials for young people. Many African youth find it difficult to obtain jobs because of a lack of formal qualification, but they have a breath of informal skills. In this paper we will describe how we implement the Zlto system to provide proof of skills completed through a peer-to-peer evaluation mechanism and stored using blockchain. Since its first deployment in 2016, Zlto has processed over 1 million transactions. We present simulation and analysis of the reputation protocol used to verify work, and further evaluate the peer review process using a think a loud focus group method with a group of peer reviewers in order to improve the system.

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Published date: June 2019
Keywords: Cryptocurrency, Zltos, community, blockchain, Ethereum, smart contracts, wallets

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Local EPrints ID: 433613
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/433613
ISSN: 2042-4639
PURE UUID: 9d76aa33-7a02-4175-bf70-492da523655e
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 28 Aug 2019 16:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 05:43

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