The following definitions are used in the rest of the whitepaper to refer to certain roles.
Any dApp / smart contract / centralized service / etc who wishes to send notifications.
Any service that has activated themselves on the protocol and thus can send notifications to their subscribers.
The user who have subscribed to a particular channel.
Any user who is present in protocol registry.
The pool of staked fee charged when a service activates themselves as a channel.
Token Incentives Pool
The token incentives generated by the stake pool meant for distribution among subscribers of a channel in a weighted ratio favoring early subscribers.
The fee earned by the protocol during certain actions, i.e. micro fees when sending notification, part of the penalty, etc.
The user token incentives that haven't been moved to the user wallet and still present and mapped to the user in the protocol.
Ecosystem Development Pool (EDP)
Portion of the Fee Pool used to incentivize user wallets / infrastructure services that integrate EPNS protocol
Integration Upfront Reward Pool (IURP)
Portion of the Fee Pool allocated as instant bounty for integrating EPNS protocol
The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a protocol and peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data in a distributed file system.