Guardium: Providing a Decentralized Worldwide Public Emergency Response Utility Draft 1.01 Mark Jeffrey [email protected]
December 13, 2017 Abstract Physical safety and security is essential for everyone—yet four billion people have no access to on-call emergency services such as 911 in the United States. This paper calls for the formation of a decentralized emergency response grid that would be more widely accessible, faster, proximal, scalable, user-friendly and technically advanced than any existing network. Like the creation of ride-sharing services like Uber, Smartphone ubiquity is a precondition for the establishment of such a global network. But the emergence of protocol-based decentralized organizations, distributed ledgers, cryptographic currencies fundamentally shift the economics of providing such a global service. Services like Filecoin and CIVIC have demonstrated that a new class of Global Public Utility provider that is decentralized and protocol-based enables the creation of a unified decentralized network that evolves and updates through its governance framework. Distributed ledger technology can provide an immutable record of responses to emergencies for auditability, accountability and trust. Finally the availability of cryptographic tokens and smart contracts enables a framework for establishing protective relationships, compensating responders and rewarding positive behavior within the network. No government is capable of providing a global network, yet the economic benefit of having a single, final, global provider is evident when considering the user experience of multiple competing networks during an emergency situation. DISCLAIMER: This draft GUARDIUM Technical Whitepaper is for information purposes only. Guardian Circle, Inc. does not guarantee the accuracy of the conclusions reached in this paper, and the whitepaper is provided “as is” with no representations and warranties, express or implied, whatsoever, including, but not limited to: (i) warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or noninfringement; (ii) that the contents of this whitepaper are free from error or suitable for any purpose; and (iii) that such contents will not infringe third-party rights. All warranties are expressly disclaimed. Guardian Circle, Inc. and its affiliates expressly disclaim all liability for and damages of any kind arising out of the use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained in this whitepaper, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will Guardian Circle, Inc. or its affiliates be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages for the use of, reference to, or reliance on this whitepaper or any of the content contained herein.
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Problem Solution Organization Reference Implementation 4.1 Protocol 4.2 Progress To Date 4.3 How Does It Work? Hardware Support For API Platform Distributed Response The Guardium Token Paid Guardian Marketplace 8.1 Guardium Response Contracts Response ‘At A Distance’ Alert Room Transcript Preservation 10.1 Alert Room Transcript Custody and Viewing Permission Geofenced Response Guardium For Corporations, Governments and Institutions Guardium Beyond Guardian Circle 13.1 Guardium Is Built For A Working, Deployed App 13.2 Guardium Is Social Good Why Are We Doing The Guardium Token Launch? Technology of the Guardium Token and Blockchain 15.1 Background 15.2 Introduction 15.3 Algorithm 15.4 Speed 15.5 Mining 15.6 Security 15.7 Distribution Investors and Advisors Team Conclusion
1 Problem Less than half of the world has 9-1-1, a government centralized emergency response system. Invented in 1968 for a world of landlines, it has not advanced significantly1. Emergency services, particularly in remote areas suffer from these problems:
Antiquated: 9-1-1 operators do not know your loc