Numbers Protocol is a decentralized network that utilizes Web3 and blockchain technologies to turn digital media files into Web3 assets, a process called "Assetization".
Assetization process creates a unique identifier called the "Numbers ID (Nid)", that is cryptographically generated and serves to distinguish the vast ecosystem of digital assets within the network. Assetized content in the network have associated "Commit" records that capture context, ownership, and creator signature. These commits linked to Nid to allow tracking changes made to the assets over time. Each commit is also linked to an "AssetTree" file which describes the property of the asset including creator, creation time, license, etc.
Numbers ID (Nid)
The Numbers ID (Nid) is the interoperable identifier of digital media following EIP-7053 standard. It is a unique identifier to identify each content file within the Numbers Protocol network. The Nid is a 59-character string that is cryptographically generated and serves to distinguish the vast ecosystem of digital assets within the network. The use of Nid ensures that all content files within the network can be easily identified, tracked and verified.
Similar to commits in Git system, every asset in the network has its own "Commit" history recorded on the blockchain. This allows for the tracking of the asset's journey from its creation to the present time, making it easy for anyone to verify the authenticity and integrity of the asset. This makes easy for developers that are familiar with Git to understand the concept of AssetTree and Commit in the Numbers protocol system.
AssetTree, an integral component of Numbers Protocol's assetization process, is a metadata repository that describes the important properties of digital assets. Complying with international standards like IPTC and C2PA, AssetTree ensures the credibility of digital assets and respects the creators' intent. Consequently, it encourages responsible and ethical use of digital content in AI workflows, ensuring respect for creators' rights and preferences.