Here are the following steps to start editing on the Everipedia Network (everpedia.org):
Reading content is and always will be free, just like it is on Wikipedia. However, the difference between Everipedia and any traditional online encyclopedia/knowledge base is that Everipedia is completely self-governed and decentralized.
- Because the Everipedia Network is completely self-governed (meaning it is completely governed by the community via proof-of-stake algorithm with no hierarchy/differences in privilege among editors), content contributors need to (temporarily) stake IQ tokens for Brain Power.
- Because Everipedia is a decentralized application run on EOS, people also need to stake EOS tokens to help run transactions (in this case, propose edits and vote to accept/reject edits) within EOS's network.
Getting an EOS account
Your EOS account is a 12-character username that is stored on the blockchain. It is required for making transactions and interacting within the EOS network.
1) Obtain at least 5 EOS, either through a cryptocurrency exchange or through the June 2 2018 genesis event. Alternatively, you can skip this step and use a credit card to purchase EOS in the next step. There are many exchanges that offer EOS, such as:
2) Obtain an EOS account.
To do this, you will need to either have one already from the June 2 2018 genesis event, or you can create one by following the instructions here:
MAKE SURE YOU SAVE YOUR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC KEYS.
If you registered your ETH address before June 2, 2018 (the date of the EOS Genesis snapshot), you already have an EOS account. If you did not save your keypair, you will need to get a new one in the aforementioned part of this step.
Note about Staking EOS Tokens:
You need to stake EOS tokens in order to make contributions. Currently, the easiest way to do this is to visit https://www.myeoskit.com/#/tools/stake if you have a Scatter account.
If you don't have a Scatter account, move onto the next step.
Once you have an EOS account, install the Scatter desktop app (the application that confirms one's identity on EOS applications); it makes it easier to make transactions, as you do not need to submit your public key every time you want to make a transaction.
1) Download the file associated with the operating system you're using (Mac, Linux, Windows).
2) Install Scatter Desktop, set up your password, and write down your mnemonic phrases. Save these 12 words, in case you forget your password.
*You will also need to set up your 'Backup Location.' Scatter now enforces 'Automatic Backups' to a local device if you are using their desktop application. (This is for security purposes, to ensure that you have backups of your digital assets.)
(If you downloaded Scatter's Chrome extension, make sure you disable it when contributing to Everipedia; the Chrome extension is no longer compatible with Everipedia.)
3) Import your private key from Step 2; Scatter refers to them as 'Secrets' now. To do this:
- Click the Vault icon; it is located right next to the Minimize icon on the top-right corner; a pop-up screen will open.
- Click the 'New' icon on the top-left corner of the pop-up screen. This will allow you to add a new private key.
- You will see two options: 'Generate' and 'Import.' Click 'Import,' since you should already have an EOS account at this point.
- You will then see another two options: 'Text or QR Scan' and 'Hardware.' Click 'Text or QR Scan.'
Enter your private key in the search bar. (Without pressing Enter/the return key, this will automatically check to validate and eventually link the accounts associated with your private key.
Screenshot of inserting a "secret" (i.e. your private key)
*For a video demonstration, follow steps in the GIF of this tweet:
4) Now that you have your EOS account linked with your Scatter account, you need to grant Scatter permission to login to Everipedia. To do this, go back to Scatter's main menu and select ''Click here to find some."
This will take you to Scatter's GitHub account, where you can find all the apps that are accessible through the Scatter desktop application. Scroll down to Everipedia.
You will get a pop-up asking if you want to log into everipedia.org. Click 'Login,' and then select the @active option.
Side Note: At this point, if you have not done so already, stake your EOS tokens using the following link: https://www.myeoskit.com/#/tools/stake
Getting IQ Tokens
1) Obtain IQ tokens. You might already have some from the July 12 airdrop (if you had a genesis EOS account). If not, visit one of the following IQ exchanges: https://everipedia.org/exchange-listings/
If you bought IQ tokens, send them to the account you created earlier.
To withdraw from an exchange, enter your EOS account name in the account destination field of the exchange you're using and send it.
Once you do this, refresh the page. You should see a balance when you click your account name on everipedia.org.
Optionally, you can check your IQ balance by checking an EOS Block Explorer, such as EOSFLAREor https://eostracker.io/
Staking IQ for Brain Power
1) Click your account name and select "GET BRAINPOWER" or "## BRAIN". This will allow you to stake IQ for Brain Power, which allows for editing and voting.
2) You will now see the 'Brain Power Management' screen. After reading the description, you can begin to stake. To stake IQ for Brain Power, enter an amount, then click 'New Stake.'
3) You will get a pop-up window from Scatter confirming that you wish to make the transaction. Click 'Accept.' This may take a few seconds to confirm so please wait.
4) You should now see your stake as a row in the stake table. You should also notice that your Brain Power balance has increased and your IQ balance has decreased. After the staking period is over (currently 21 days), you will be able to claim back your IQ tokens, but you keep the Brain Power. You can then choose to re-stake them again and earn even more Brain Power from the same IQ.
Creating/Editing a Page
Now that you have Brain Power, you are able to edit, vote, and create pages.
1) Select the + sign next to your EOS account name at the top right hand side of the screen. When the pop-up box appears, enter the desired title of your page.
2) You should now be on the edit page. (A tour window is available and highlights some of the important parts of the page. Click the 'Help' button in the navigation bar. When you are done with the
tour, you can close it by pressing the X.
3) After you are done editing, click the blue 'Save' button. You will get another Scatter pop-up - click the checkmark in the top-right corner and you will be directed to the voting page.
Voting on Proposed Edits
After you saved your page you should now be on the voting page. On the right hand side, you will see the 'Before & After' changes to the page. If it is a new page, only the right-most IPFS hash is important.
To place a vote on the page:
Enter the number of votes you want, then click either "Reject" or "Approve". The voting period is currently 6 hours. After 6 hours, the votes are tallied. The closer the vote is to 50/50, the smaller the IQ reward for the votes.
The editor/proposer will still be rewarded with newly IQ tokens. However, this only happens under the condition that the editor or voter is on the side of the majority of the vote.
Voting (without Editing)
To get to the voting page without editing a page click the gray voting booth button next to the editing pencil icon.