This Mental Mining Assignment is everything about the Blockzero Vortex. It consists of three separate parts. At first we want to learn about what you, the community, already know and assume about the vortex. What is its purpose and how does it work? This is all about your own assumptions. In a second step we’d like to create a list of all the questions to be answered to fully understand the vortex. And finally we are exploring potential attack vectors and exploits.
about what you know and what you assume
We want to know what you think about the vortex. What do you know so far? How do you think the vortex works and how will it help Blockzero? (You may not have definite answers to these questions. Please share your assumptions from what you have heard about it so far?)
about what you don’t know and have questions about
Now, please ask questions. Which questions would you like to have answered to reach a deep level of understanding about how the vortex works? (Of course we intend to provide answers to all questions collected here. These will also be considered when creating a manual/documentation and the FAQ for the vortex.)
about potential attack vectors and exploits
Please think about ways how the vortex could be exploited? Most of the bug testing done so far (including the first testnet competition) has been focused on usability. Even if a protocol works as intended it is possible people come up with creative ways of (mis)using it. In this step we ask you to brainstorm all ideas how an attacker could break the vortex or use it to harm blockzero. Please don’t hesitate to share ideas you think are absurd. Others might be inspired by them and evolve them into something feasible.
Here are some additional resources about the vortex. Some information might be outdated. For those new to our ecosystem this might help understand what everything is about:
Please be aware that we have also have a thread on discord belonging to this discussion. When allocating the rewards (following coordinape epoch) make sure to account for all contributions you have witnessed adding value to this assignment. We encourage cross posting! But also consider that the best discussions evolve when you relate to others by answering their questions or adding arguments to their points.
This assignment will be active for seven days, i.e. Thursday, December 30th. Then we will start the coordinape allocation epoch. As always this will be part of the assignment. So if you want to earn your share of the 10,000 XIO total reward allocated please make sure to register using the typeform if you have not done so before.
Find an introduction to the Mental Mining Missions here.
And Merry Christmas to all of you!