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1/ For clarity, MANA will not be assigned or transferred by users. It is NOT a token. It can NOT be traded. And it should NOT be considered an implementation of DPoS, but an evolution as @hus_qy says(TaPoS). MANA is a metadata ability linked directly to VALUE transactions. #IOTA
2/ In a technical sense, it will be more like a protocol wrapper or header once implemented with the purpose of saying that a fund transfer is reputable because the node sending the funds is within its threshold.
3/ Then verifying that it's within that threshold by tying the underlying MANA to the value transaction and associating that MANA with the decentralized identifier(Node ID) tied to the node. This process is fully asynchronous and autonomous between nodes.
4/ The only dictation that users have over the process is by choosing who they’re sending funds to. They are in essence selecting nodes that they consider inherently trustworthy or their node considers as a "Trusted Authority" that they would direct their transmissions through.
5/ For example, if you own a node it goes through your dictated nodes that you connect through and the MANA is used for reputation and threshold limits with those nodes. This is how it would work in enterprise/commercial systems since their infrastructure wouldn’t be as mobile.
6/ From a user level, if you don't own a node, and are just using a wallet app, it would be guided through autopeering to its intended destination wallet and user, and the MANA would be dispersed by and through that node autonomously to get the funds to their final destination.
7/ This modular process is extremely useful for enterprise integration, and public sector integrations in particular because it drastically increases the security of data transfers and valiudation over traditional networking capabilities.
8/ It will also play a part in enabling secure decentralized digital identities, economic clusters, and potentially selective pruning of data after its half-life has passed. Among other things.
9/ So, even though it’s only transferred with value transactions, MANA still helps establish the reputation system necessary to autonomously secure the Tangle and implement IOTA as a data management protocol.
10/ The reputation of the nodes is linked to the nodeIDs to help facilitate trusted data validation from the data sources without the necessity of using MANA for 0-value transactions. This creates a profound method for establishing digital trust through a scalable data protocol.
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