The Protocol
The Bittensor protocol composes the foundation for an agile, iterative, and collaborative pure market for the production of machine intelligence, designed to solve the previously mentioned problem and open up new possibilities for innovation and collaboration.
The network is designed such that a digital token, Tao, reaches equivalency with the quality and quantity of representational knowledge generated within the system.
There are two primary types of nodes (alternatively called “miners” or “peers”) that compose the backbone of the economy: Servers and Validators. A third type, Client nodes, exist purely to extract knowledge with Tao they have purchased upon registration. These three types of network peers compose the dynamic, iterative ecosystem that is Nakamoto - a peer-to-peer network of machine learning models - while the network blockchain, Subtensor, tracks peer activity, processes it, and distributes tokens accordingly.
Upon registration, Servers and Validators are fashioned with a dataset, a model, and two separate wallets to store inflation. Validators pass text data on to Servers in the system, in a tokenized version, and receive a processed format in return, in the form of tensors. Validators will then determine which Server has provided them with most useful “knowledge” and relay these assessments to the network blockchain.
This iterative process and competition framework is the foundational activity that the entire network is designed to support.
Copy link