Developing new features for Xumm is a challenging and on going process. It requires 100's of hours of coding, testing, revising, retesting, recoding and so on, until we finally get to a stage where we satisfied that a feature is ready to be released in beta form.
The idea behind releasing beta software is to get it into the hands of people who are willing to test it and give feedback in order for us make to improvements and fix any issues that may be found. To this end, we need your help with one of our new feature called Profiles.
One of our primary goals for the Profiles feature is to add trust to the XRP Ledger blockchain and it is our hope that this new xApp will be a big step in this direction. Here is how it will work:
1) A user goes through the KYC process in Xumm Pro. This involves providing government issued ID and verifying that the ID matches the person who is providing it.
2) Once the KYC process has been completed and verified, a user will create a "user ID" known as a slug which closely matches the verified ID provided during the KYC process. The user will get the option to choose their own slug, but it must be similar to what is on their government issued ID.
Here is the part where you come in...
We need a way to make sure that when you enter your slug, it is close enough to your real name so people will not be confused and mistake you for someone else.
Here's an example:
If your name is John Smith. You could pick a slug like one of these:
You could not pick a slug like one of these:
The goal is to ensure that you pick a slug that allows you to be identified on the XRPL. This way, when people interact with you in the XRP community, they know who are. (...and you will know who they are if they create a Profile as well.) They will be able to trust your user profile is legitimate and will not confuse you with someone else.
It is our hope that Profiles will help build trust and transparency on the XRPL.
Why do we want this information?
Our goal is to get an idea of what type of slugs people are going to choose when creating their profile. We need to design a way to either approve or deny a particular slug based on what a typical user might enter.
If we can get a sense of what you expect, we can better determine how to provide it to you.
What we need from you
In order for this process to work, you will need to go through the KYC process in Pro beta before proceeding.
You can do this by pressing the Open KYC xApp button in Pro beta.
Once you have completed the KYC process, please fill out a list of possible slugs you would like to see for your user name in order of preference. (Enter your first choice in in the Slug 1 field, then enter your second choice in the Slug 2 field and so on.)
The form will look like this:
Based on what we have discussed above, we would like to get an idea of the top five slugs you would choose for your Profile account.
We truly appreciate you taking the time to help us out with this and appreciate your continued support. 🤗
As well, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via the Xumm Support xApp in Xumm.