Attestation

Email attestation

The Byteball platform recently announced a new distribution method that allows users who attest their email address on the @harvard.edu, @eesti.ee or @usb.ve[1][2] domain to receive $10.00 worth of Bytes as a reward.

How to do this?

1. Install the Byteball software platform

You can download it directly from the Byteball website: https://byteball.org. Choose a "Light" platform/wallet during install.

2. Get some Bytes

You will need some Bytes (the main currency in Byteball) to pay for the attestation. The easiest way is to join the Byteball Slack. Go to Byteball Slack to get an invitation.

When you’ve joined the Byteball Slack, click on the "Channels" link to get a list of all channels (Figure 1).
Figure 1

Scroll down and find the channel called "email-attestation" and join it.

Once you’re in that channel, write a message and ask if someone would help fund your email attestation.

For people to send you Bytes, they need your address. You find this by clicking the RECEIVE tab at the bottom of your wallet (Figure 2).
Figure 2



Copy the address shown there and paste it to Slack along with a request for some funds to complete the attestation (Figure 3).
Figure 3
A user in the Slack channel will likely send you the 0.051 MB (= 51,000 Bytes) you will need to complete the attestation (Figure 4). Note this amount has changed from when the images were made: it is now .05 MB and not .5 MB.
Figure 4



You then need to wait for the payment to confirm before proceeding, probably 5-10 minutes (Figure 5).
Figure 5

3. Use the email attestation bot

Click the CHAT tab at the bottom and then click "Bot Store" at the top and add the "Email attestation bot" (Figure 6).

Figure 6

Follow the easy instructions from the bot to complete the email attestation.

When you’re done you will receive $10 worth of Bytes if your email address ends on @harvard.edu or @eesti.ee.

Email attestation referral reward

The email attestation reward is $10 in Bytes, paid only for the first attestation of each Byteball or email address.

If you attest your email address (not necessarily on a whitelisted domain) and then send Bytes to someone else who later uses these Bytes to pay for attestation of a whitelisted email, then the referred user receives the attestation reward and you receive a referral reward, which is also $10 in Bytes.[3]

See Referral article.

Troubleshooting

Assuming the bot is working for others, if rewards aren't being paid or mails with code are not being sent for you, there's a reason for it. The most likely reasons are these:

  • The email address has already been attested previously
  • Attempt to attest more than one mail address from the same device
  • Malformed mail-address not passing validation as a student ID or staff address.

Now, what to DO with all this?

This is actually where all the fun begins. Assuming you just received a reward worth $10 you can now put the funds to good use. Here are some useful suggestions that you might find interesting.

Stay in the email-attestation channel

...on Slack and help fund other users' requests for funds to complete their email attestation. Pass on to others the help you received.

Explore the different bots in the Bot Store

There are several fun bots that will allow you to place bets on sports, exchange between currencies, create flight insurance contracts, receive free tokens and much more.

Visit one of the merchants

...that offers payment in Bytes. All purchases with registered merchants will grant you a 10% cashback. See the Merchants Links section.

Explore this wiki

Here is the main page, an overview, a glossary, and an article about the wallet.

If you have any questions, Slack is always around and there are usually several people able to help you out with whatever you need.

Good luck and enjoy your Byteball experience!

Real-name attestation / Identity verification

See the Identity Verification article and chatbot.

Accredited investor attestation bot

See the Chatbot section and linked Medium article.[4]

Steem attestation

Enables users to send Bytes to steem/username address. Announcement[5]

We have now removed the attestation fee. From the time of this announcement (21 July 2018), the one providing the new user with the referral link will be the one receiving the referral reward.[6]

If you have a question regarding Steem attestations please submit the details through this Google Form.

Lookup

If you know the attested Byteball address, you can look up the Steem username at https://byteball.co/@PQR.../attestations, where PQR... is the address (don't forget the @ just before the address).

Change from private to public

It's not enough to click the "public" link. You have to scroll further back up and click the "again" link to restart the attestation process. Otherwise it won't work.

@username registration

This is a different kind of attestation, in that anyone can register a particular username on a first-come-first-served basis. With version 2.5.0 you can now send funds to @usernames.[7] Buy a username from the Username registration bot in your wallet's Bot Store. See the Address article for details.

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