Proof of Ownership

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Skillz
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Proof of Ownership

Post by Skillz » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:44 pm

So it seems BOINC has a system setup to prove you're the account owner to external sites.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProofOfOwnership

However, I have not been able to locate a project (i've checked around 10 of them) that offers this.

Does anyone know of a project that has this enabled?

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Re: Proof of Ownership

Post by crashtech » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:26 pm

I don't.

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Re: Proof of Ownership

Post by WDP » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:15 am

I knew I'd seen it somewhere and wondered what it was, it is on Minecraft, displayed on your account page as: Account Ownership Generate ownership proof

https://minecraftathome.com/minecrafthome/home.php

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Re: Proof of Ownership

Post by Skillz » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:34 am

Thanks @WDP

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Re: Proof of Ownership

Post by Skillz » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:39 am

After doing some more research and asking questions in other places I believe I will implement a similar system them Gridcoin uses.

Where the user will get a random key when they sign up and they'll have to change their name on one of the projects in the competition to that key. Then when my system gathers the data from that project it can confirm the random key name and CPID match, thus allowing the registration.

Granted this could take up to a day (or more depending on how often the data is updated) to happen, but users will only have to do this once.

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