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What this Hivemapper thing is about, in the simplest possible terms
Hivemapper is a new way of building maps of the world.
The project is called Hivemapper because it is like a beehive. A beehive makes honey by having thousands of bees fly around and collect nectar from flowers. By working together, all the bees in the community get to enjoy some delicious honey.
Hivemapper makes maps of the world by having thousands of people work together. There are a few ways these people help. Some people use dashcams to take pictures of the world while they drive. Some people look at pictures and answer questions, which helps computers learn all the things that humans know about the world. This is called being an AI Trainer.
By working together, all the people in the community get to share the fruit of their work: a fresh and detailed map of the world. Anyone can see the current status of the map using a website called Hivemapper Explorer.
When these people do helpful things, they get a crypto token called HONEY. A crypto token is a digital currency that can be traded for other things. HONEY tokens are nice to have because they can be traded for Hivemapper’s useful map data.
Every type of crypto token is based on a blockchain, which is a “distributed ledger” of trades. To understand what that means, imagine a public document on the Internet. Anyone can read the document. Anyone can add a page. Any time the document changes, everyone can see the changes. Hivemapper uses a blockchain called Solana that can handle many trades quickly and at low cost, making it a great fit for a busy community like ours.
There are many different “wallets” where people can securely keep their crypto tokens. A wallet is secure because only the owner of the wallet has the private key that is needed to access it. (This is why you should never, ever give anyone the private key to your wallet!) Hivemapper currently uses a wallet called Phantom. By logging into your Phantom wallet, you prove to the Hivemapper network that you are who you say you are.
Here's what you can do to join the Hivemapper community:
- 3.If you don't have a car or can't afford a dashcam, you can still help the map by playing AI Trainer games to help computers learn all the things that humans know about the world.
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