aya whitepaper

AyA Whitepaper Released

On April 1st, World Mobile released the first version of their AyA Whitepaper. The Whitepaper outlines World Mobile’s hybrid Layer-2 solution which consists of a highly decentralised and secure Financial Settlement Layer, a Trust Layer, and a scalable and competitive Telecommunications Settlement Layer, known as “AyA”.

The AyA node is present in the software of an EarthNode, allowing EarthNode Operators (ENOs) to offer their resources to provide infrastructure for value-added services and communications. Customers keep their financial assets on the Financial Settlement Layer, and delegators hold World Mobile Tokens (WMTs) and stake them to one or more EarthNodes. The AyA consensus mechanism is used by validator nodes inside the EarthNodes to reach agreement and achieve finality, and the AyA Committee is a rotating and randomly-selected subset of all the EarthNodes that operate the trustless interface to the Layer-1 chains in the system.

The whitepaper has introduced several new concepts and components surrounding the new World Mobile Chain (WMC) which include Stake Injection and Light Clients which receives messages from the mainchain, and is connected to a Cardano-Node to listen to events and look up historical mainchain data.

The AyA Whitepaper is available via this link, however, please note that it is a work in progress and is iterative.


ENNFT Claiming Contract Audit Completed

In a recent blog post from Runtime Verification they announced that the audit on the Earth Node NFT Claiming Contract has been completed. Runtime Verification is a software company founded in 2010 that specializes in formal verification, runtime monitoring, and security for complex systems. The company was started by a group of researchers and engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and it has since grown to become a leading provider of software verification tools and services.

Runtime Verification conducted a manual code review for a period of 3 weeks and delivered a detailed report on December 29th, 2022.

To ensure the correctness and security of the Earthnode NFT Contract, World Mobile engaged Runtime Verification to perform a thorough audit of the code. The audit process included manual code review, automated testing, and formal verification techniques which found a number of minor issues that were promptly addressed by the World Mobile development team.

The audit identified and highlighted some issues along with some informative findings. Runtime Verification conducted a best-effort review of code fixes and worked with the World Mobile Group team to incorporate code fixes into the smart contract.

Overall, the audit confirmed the correctness and security of the ENNFT Contract and gave World Mobile confidence in its ability to provide a reliable and secure mobile network infrastructure. Readers interested in a more detailed and technical explanation of the findings can review the full report in Runtime Verification’s GitHub repository.


Public Testnet “Aya” now live

World Mobile have accelerated the roll out of testnet by onboarding more EarthNode Operators to public testnet “aya_preview_501”. It’s still being deployed in progressive iterations with more and more ENO’s being invited as testing advances.

The current Testnet status includes:

  • EarthNode Non-fungible Tokens (ENNFTs), which can be claimed by the EarthNode Operators and stored in their wallet to allow them to connect to the Aya testnet and register as a validator
  • Installation script that allows our first EarthNode Operators to create their account, set up an EarthNode, connect to the Aya testnet, and register as a validator
  • Basic infrastructure to support rudimental cross-chain interactions
  • Grafana dashboards to allow EarthNode Operators to monitor their EarthNode

A Testnet whitepaper will be available soon and World Mobile will introduce mainnet after the testnet has been proven to be stable and fully functioning.

For more details on the steps of how Earth Node Operators are being onboarded, please see the recent World Mobile blog post “Introducing the Aya testnet“.


Earth Node NFTs and Testnet launched

The World Mobile community have had a great start to 2023 with the launch of Earth Node NFTs (ENNFT) and the World Mobile Testnet, codenamed “Aya”. The name Aya comes from the Adinkra symbol, and it means fern. This symbol represents resourcefulness and endurance. Aya is built using the Cosmos SDK, interfacing with Cardano using smart contracts. Testnet is currently limited to a handful of Earth Node Operators (ENO’s) so the setup script and installation details can be streamlined and any issues ironed out.

The EarthNode NFTs (ENNFTs) are unique non-fungible tokens for EarthNode Operators which represent their ownership of an EarthNode. They are deployed on the Cardano blockchain, and each NFT has a unique number signifying the EarthNode it represents. EarthNodes are the heartbeat of the World Mobile network. Their operators earn rewards for processing transactions on the blockchain and securing the network, as well as offering value-added services.

All 1,000 available EarthNodes were previously reserved through a multi-stage process that culminated in a month-long auction for the last remaining nodes.

Those who have reserved an EarthNode are now able to claim their unique ENNFTs from within the WMT Vault and will need to do so to continue to participate in the EarthNode Operator Rewards Distribution Programme.

PSA: Please be careful when purchasing an ENNFT on secondary NFT marketplaces such as jpg.store. Be sure to check that the policy ID matches the official ENNFT policy ID here.

More details on claiming ENNFTs can be found on the World Mobile Blog.

Earth Node Alliance

The first alliance of Earth Node Operators

Following Cardano’s Rare Bloom event held in Denver, Colorado on October 14th-15th, several Earth Node Operators got together to discuss all things World Mobile. From here the Earth Node Alliance was born.

This alliance gives ENO’s a central platform/resource similar to Cardano’s SPOCRA where they can connect, create content and have a unified voice. This also include a weekly Twitter Space where all World Mobile community members are invited to speak and discuss the current rollout, updates, partnerships, Air Node ownership, Earth Node staking and more.

Currently you can follow the Earth Node Alliance on Twitter, Discord and YouTube.

The first ENA Twitter Space was held on November 5th 2022 and if you missed it you can listen to the 1.5h recording below via their YouTube channel.