The Tech

YawLife is combining the blockchain technical prowess of the Ethereum platform with the visual powerhouse of the Unreal Engine (typically reserved for game development and simulations) as a cornerstone of the interface. This way, users will create their own beautiful living world... a profile that is truly alive. Your favourite plants and animals roam free. You shape your slice of life. Beyond the profile, you'll be able to post and review content (it is a social platform after all), and you can earn LifeCoin for doing so.

Unreal Engine

Rich, beautiful experiences are a necessity for the adoption of blockchain technology by the masses, and for the betterment of arts and culture. For this reason, we must move forward with a design that is, for all intents and purposes: alive. Conventional buttons are old. We need living plants and creatures and dynamic environments to host the future of computing. Unreal Engine is our choice for this purpose, for its proven versatility in the game industry in producing complex living ecosystems with lifelike lighting properties, that we believe can have further-reaching application to the software field.

We are applying gamification to the platform in a way that will be welcoming to new comers…. not just pro-gamers. While we do not consider our platform to be a game in its own right, we host game-like elements, as we feel this to be a natural progression in user interface design… A “living interface,” if you will.

Third Party Asset Support

Artists will be able to submit their own Assets, so long as they meet the standardization criteria and ownership policy. Assets created in compatible software will be accepted for listing in the collectibles marketplace. Artists who sculpt 3d models (e.g., in Autodesk Maya or 3ds Max) can submit them for sale in LifeCoin (or offer them for free), with optional rigging and animation (when relevant). In turn, users will be able to place them in their digital world to express their personality. Users could choose a “welcome animation” that displays when friends view their profile (like having their lion “Simba” roar to greet visitors). These world assets are assigned to NFTs (non-fungible tokens) on Ethereum, and can be verified by tapping on the asset to show the artist and quantity in existence. This gives credit and helps foster an environment of creative appreciation.

Fig. A — Artist NFT Issuance

Ethereum

Beyond using Ethereum for the customizable world on each profile, YawLife is programming Ethereum smart contracts to power a content originality, curation, and contextual engine. Users can own their content from the "patenting system" within the network (achievable through content-watermarking with smart contracts tied to the user’s public address). Users can earn LifeCoin by distributing or selling rights to their content, earning tips when others appreciate it, or a portion of ad revenue based upon impressions and clicks.

To improve content quality on the network, enforce originality, and train machine learning algorithms, users can optionally peer-review content in their spare time in exchange for LifeCoin [our ERC20 Ethereum token]. Review accuracy is dictated by our unsellable, multivariate, fluctuating reputation token called SENSE, to ensure the best consensus possible. SENSE rewards honest participants, and punishes dishonest/malicious ones. In choosing to review content, users can earn LifeCoin for their time spent ensuring authenticity and quality, translation with contextual aspects held intact (for a more unified world), and tagging content to help teach computer vision systems (in the hopes that things like self-driving cars can become safer).

Fig. B — Peer-Reviewed Tasks to Earn LifeCoin & SENSE

A deep dive into the technology is available in our comprehensive white paper; this page serves as a partial overview.

Read the YawLife/LifeCoin White Paper

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