<aside> ⚠️ This is a legacy document. Go to https://docs.golden.xyz/protocol/guides/triple-validation-guide for the latest information.

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Triples that are submitted into Golden need to be checked by others to form a consensus on whether a ‘fact’ triple should be included in the knowledge graph or not. The dApp triple validation page allows validators to verify that the triple is true by voting ‘accept’, ‘reject’, or to skip over the vote. In the validation queue, your task is to decide if the URL shown is the entity’s primary, official URL for this predicate.

Users that execute validations that form a consensus above a threshold whereby the triple becomes accepted by the protocol, will receive a future reward which will be airdropped upon the token launch.

If you haven’t already, you should read the Golden Protocol Public Guide before continuing this guide and starting to validate. Here are documents explaining what a triple is and how the protocol will operate at a high level.

To become eligible to view the dApp and the validation queue, you must connect a wallet on Golden.com and submit at least one triple.

Note: you should always use caution before clicking on a URL and you can skip over URLs you don’t trust.

Directions

The validation app displays one unvalidated triple at a time. Your task is to look at the relationship and judge if the information displayed is true or false. If the triple is true, click the ‘Accept’ button, if false click ‘Reject’. If you are not sure you may click ‘Skip’. You will be penalized for selecting the wrong answer (explained below) and rewarded for being correct.

You are encouraged to use any resources you have available in order to verify triples with confidence. The primary evidence you have to go on is the information in the URL or citation presented.

Example of validation process

Example of validation process

Penalties and rewards

Golden has prestaked testnet points to wallets with a certain number of testnet points to get started.

Validators submitting incorrect validations (those that do not agree with the consensus validation vote on a triple) will be penalized by losing a portion of their testnet points (testnet points will be used to calculate future eligible airdrops). In extreme cases, validators may lose all of their testnet points and/or their access to dApp.

Correct validations (those that agree with the consensus validation vote on the triple) will be rewarded with testnet points.

Skipping a task

Validators can ‘skip’ tasks that they find ambiguous or would prefer to not validate. Skips are limited but increase with more accept or reject actions.

Non-English content

URLs that point to sites with majority non-English content should be rejected for now. Social platform URLs with just an entity name/description not based in the latin alphabet may still be accepted if the entity can be clearly associated with its latin-based name represented in the protocol. Users that have added majority non-English will not be penalized, but they will not have their triples accepted in the near future.