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In this video you will learn how to create forms, add/configure form components, create/test (*.ODT) templates, and connect these elements to build a basic Proxeus workflow in just a few minutes
This video guides you through the process of creating a document, registering it on the blockchain, verifying its authenticity and sending/accepting signature requests from other Proxeus users.
Often dubbed as the “Wordpress of blockchain”, Proxeus is a tool aiming to simplify the development of document-centered blockchain applications.
The set up features and functionalities offered allows to quickly prototype a large range of blockchain applications. Have a look at use cases we have been working on over the last years in the “discover” section for some inspiration.
XES is the utility token used to facilitate transactions across the Proxeus ecosystem. Workflow creators can decide to make their work available externally, for free or for a fee. Workflows published on a platform can be purchased by consumers on a pay-per-use basis.
If you are interested to test the Proxeus platform, a demo application with limited functionalities is available on testnet.
If you are a developer and would like to install Proxeus, please check the developer section of the website.
The following apps are needed to use Proxeus.
We recommend using the Google Chrome browser. Other MetaMask- compatible browsers may work, too.
MetaMask is required for processing your payments for our services. Proxeus also allows you to log in using your Ethereum wallet instead of a password. You can download MetaMask directly from here.
Proxeus templates must be created in the OpenDocument Text format with the “.ODT” suffix. Several popular office suites such as Microsoft Word and the free-to-use LibreOffice and OpenOffice support this format.
A free download can be found here.
Because the test platform runs on the Ropsten Test network, switch to the Ropsten testnet by opening MetaMask, clicking on “Main Ethereum Network” and selecting “Ropsten Test network”.
In order to obtain free test Ethers (ETH), you can use the Ropsten faucet. Open MetaMask and click “buy” (or “deposit” if you are using an Apple computer). Click on “Get Ether”, this should open a page that allows you to request as many test Ethers as possible. It may take up to a few minutes until the test Ethers show up in your balance in MetaMask.
Every user receives 10 test XES upon registration on the platform.
To check your test XES balance, you need to add the token to your MetaMask wallet. In the “Tokens” tab, click “Add token” and use the following inputs:
We have prepared a user handbook here. It serves as a manual to all the available functionalities. We suggest reading the handbook from beginning to end and try out all the different features.
The test networks for the Ethereum blockchain are an incredibly useful tool for easy and painless software testing. They are like cloned copies of the real blockchain, running on separate nodes. Ethers (ETH) in testnets do not carry any value and can be obtained for free from a so-called faucet. We use the Ropsten testnet as an inexpensive way to test our smart contracts and blockchain interactions. This means that you do not have to use your own Ethers (ETH) or Proxeus tokens (XES) for your testing activities. In fact, we strongly recommend using a separate wallet for testing purposes. In MetaMask, you can easily create as many wallets as you want and simply switch between them.
The workflow builder allows anyone to define all the relevant information needed from the different parties involved in a particular process. The workflow builder contains three elements: templates, forms and conditions. With these three elements, it is possible to replicate complex workflows any other registration processes where inputs are required from several participants.
Proxeus calculates the unique fingerprint of your document, the so-called hash value, using the Keccak256 algorithm. Hashing is a one-way process, it’s impossible to figure out the content of a document based on the hash value. Proxeus registers only the hash value of the document in a smart contract on the public Ethereum blockchain. As hashing the same document always leads to the same hash value, this allows verifiers to compare their result with the value on the blockchain. We know Keccak as one of the most secure and efficient hashing algorithms - for more information, please consult a cryptography specialist.
Anyone that is in possession of your created document and has access to the platform, can verify the authenticity of the document.
Yes, workflows can be shared. However, the sharing feature is designed for experienced users who would like to collaborate with other users or publish their work for others to use or copy. More details can be found in the handbook.
Unless you share your workflows, the workflows, templates and forms you create are only visible to you.
Yes, all documents, workflows, templates and forms that you created will be saved on the server. However, please note that the data is wiped on a regular basis for privacy reasons - the schedule is published on the Proxeus website.
We are not running a bug bounty at the moment. With your valuable feedback, you are contributing to a project that will be open source and freely available to the community. If we run a bug bounty in the future, your contributions will be considered.
We’re kindly asking you to try and look for answers in this FAQ and the handbook first. If you’re stuck, a group of early users is happy to answer questions - get in touch using the @proxeusapp Twitter channel or via email (email@example.com). Please keep in mind that the channel moderators work on a voluntary basis and do not provide 24/7 technical support.
You can use the firstname.lastname@example.org email to open improvement and bug tickets
Yes, the Proxeus framework is published as open source software under a GNU GPLv3 license.