Proof of Person Blockchain

Coordination of individuals


Has decentralization failed?

VC, whales and staking pools dominate blockchain governance and monopolize mining taking away block rewards from individuals and making independent mining meaningless.

Most blockchains have failed to maintain decentralization and turned into plutocracy.

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Return on $10,000 stake

Encouraging individuals

To increase network diversity Idena provides higher returns for smaller stakes. Individual APY is always higher than the APY of staking pools or richer accounts.

Why proof of personhood

Unlike PoS and PoW blockchains, to become a validator Idena requires you to prove that you are a unique person. Why?

Proof of Personhood allows you to maximize rewards as an individual miner and prevents the concentration of capital in staking pools.

Maximize individual rewards

Increase your rewards by optimizing the amount of your stake. Identity staking allows you to earn higher returns as an independent miner compared to being part of a staking pool. This prevents capital concentration and promotes individual mining.

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Your share of the reward pie is proportional to the stake0.9. Estimations are based on the current network size, total staked amount and current IDNA price.

Watch about Idena

Consensus mechanics based on money lead to plutocracy and extreme concentration of power

What is Idena

Explanatory video about Idena

Idena is one of the many players out there making an earnest try at creating more Sybil-resistance“

Kevin Owocki

The Green Pill Podcast with Andrew Edi, co-founder of Idena

What are the decentralized ways of Proof-of-Personhood? There’s a project called Idena

Tristan Harris

Tristan Harris mentions Idena on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Idena is a blockchain that has found a good balance between privacy and Sybil-resistance

Blockchain Socialist

The Blockchain Socialist podcast with Idena community members


Security and decentralization

Idena, the first Proof-of-Person blockchain, is live since 2019. Idena validators are coordinated on the basis of a 1-person-1-vote consensus. Security is ensured by the variety of validators and a minimum threshold for stake to be eligible to vote.

Scalability and decentralization

The throughput of the 1-person-1-vote blockchain can be enhanced by increasing the number of independent validators. A sharded network of validators enables parallel processing of more transactions. In contrast, money-based blockchains achieve scalability through greater centralization.

Identity contracts

Identity primitive is natively integrated into Idena smart contracts. Idena enables identity staking for any IRC20 token. You can use it for airdrops or building plutocracy-resistant DAOs based on token-backed identities. Build DApps using Idena Oracles as a decentralized gateway to access real world data.


The difficulty of FLIP-tests increases over time. On one hand, participants are encouraged to create AI-resistant FLIPs. On the other hand, these FLIPs are used to train a friendly AI. The friendly AI is to help participants to filter out trivial flips, making it more challenging for hostile AIs to attack the system.

Pillars of decentralization

Plutocracy resistance

1-person-1-vote coupled with higher returns for smaller stakers mitigate dominance of the rich and stimulate network diversity

Collusion resistance

Identity staking serves against the buying/selling accounts, identity farming, and coercive validation

AI resistance

Human creativity boosted by accessible AI tools is to withstand attacks from hostile AI-bots