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2 Technology

Empowering Knowledge Sharing

2.1 Research Methodology

Cyrator breaks the crypto review process into categories such as idea, team, technology, tokenomics, progress, etc. Analysts can write reviews and provide ratings for each category which are then combined into a comprehensive overview of each project. Analysts can employ their own research methodology within this framework, but they are encouraged to cite their sources via a citation feature.

2.2 Sorting, History and Weights

Reviews are sorted by the highest upvotes by default. For recency critical categories, like progress for example, outdated reviews receive an age penalty. Analysts will be notified if one of their highly rated reviews is in danger of receiving an age penalty, allowing them to update their review in time. For transparency, users can always access a review's edit history.
Not all ratings carry equal weights for a project's final score. For a project category that has at least 5 reviews, we give 70% of the weight to the 20% most upvoted reviews and 30% to the rest. Some categories also carry a higher weight for a project's total score than others. The community can adjust these weights democratically.
Users can sort projects by category and filter them by tags to quickly find highly-rated projects of their interest. By clicking on a project, users get a wikipedia style summary of the project alongside the most popular reviews, providing a comprehensive overview of the project's key details at a glance.

2.3 Reward System

The network’s token, CURE, and a points system are used to fairly reward analysts for their contributions. Analysts earn 10 points for writing a review and 20 points for every upvote on their review. At the end of every week, Cyrator releases 756,000 CURE tokens and awards them to analysts based on their share of the week’s total points. For example, if Analyst A earned 100 points and Analyst B earned 300 points, then Analyst A will get 189,000 CURE and Analyst B will get 567,000 CURE.

2.4 Proof of Curation (Staking)

Community members can staking CURE to support the analysts of their choice. Stakers receive a share of weekly rewards from a staking pool. Rewards are proportional to an analyst's share of the week's points. This incentivizes stakers to support analysts who write high quality reviews. Rewards decrease linearly with the number of stakers per analyst, incentivizing stakers to discover and support new talent.
Analysts also boost their earnings based on the amount staked by their supporters. This encourages analysts to write high-quality reviews and promote their reviews to new audiences. To ensure that all their subscribers receive notifications, analysts with a high number of subscribers are required to stake a certain amount of their earnings as collateral."

2.5 Dealing with Fast-Changing Information

Our platform has several features implemented or planned to manage fast-changing information on a particular project:
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    Analysts can edit their posts, ensuring that their analysis is up-to-date and relevant.
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    Posts will have a transparent edit history, allowing users to view previous versions of the post and track changes.
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    Only the top-rated reviews will carry significant weight in the overall rating, and analysts are incentivized to regularly update their top-performing posts.
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    Analysts will receive periodic reminders to review their top-performing posts, with the frequency of reminders varying based on the category of the post. If analysts repeatedly fail to update their posts, they will receive an age penalty and their posts will gradually drop off from the top.
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    In addition to the review system, we are developing custom features such as "Roadmap" and "Updates" to provide real-time project updates.

2.6 Fraud Prevention

While the sharing and comparison of research is important, it's also important to ensure the integrity of the research. Cyrator has several protocols in place to minimize the risk of fraud on the platform.

2.6.1 Time Delay

Instead of earning tokens immediately, analysts earn points for publishing a review or when people upvote their reviews. Cyrator publishes how many tokens each analyst will earn based on their points at the end of the week. However, the tokens are only transferred 1 week later to give the community time to scrutinize their earnings and report bad actors.

2.6.2 Bounty Hunters

Any community member can earn rewards by reporting bad behavior. All earnings are transparently listed in the app and our leaderboard makes it easy to find and scrutinize the highest earners. Users can inspect who upvoted a post to make sure they weren’t fake accounts. Bounty hunters can also report plagiarism, shilling, and cyberbullying, among other harmful activities. Initially, the Cyrator team will make the final call on reported behavior, but eventually token holders will vote on the most important decisions.

2.6.3 User Verification

Not everyone can become an analyst. New candidates have to submit 10 reviews and basic KYC to apply for an analyst account. We will review their application and schedule a video call if necessary. This makes it difficult for people to create fake accounts and ensures that only capable analysts are admitted into the network. Because upvotes are the most important factor for earning rewards, we only consider upvotes from verified users when computing points.

2.6.4 Analyst Staking & Slashing

To ensure the integrity of our analysts and prevent fraud, we implement a slashing mechanism to penalize analysts who violate our community guidelines. Such violations include but are not limited to failing to disclose sponsored content, insider trading, plagiarism, and more. In severe cases, the community may vote to lock an analyst's account. As analysts gain more influence, they are required to stake a portion of their earnings that's proportional to the number of their followers for a period of time. This means that the higher an analyst's influence, the more they stand to lose. Slashed funds are returned to the staking rewards pool to be distributed among community members who have staked CURE tokens.