🙆‍♂️Sybil Resistance

A sybil attack is a security attack when an entity creates numerous fake identities on a network for malicious reasons.

Many blockchains have suffered from Sybil attacks utilized to gain dominance in the network (51% attack), subvert decisions, get unfair airdrops, misuse funds from grants, etc.

Plurality can help in Sybil resistance by requiring users to prove that they own x number of active web2 profiles. Different criteria could be set based on the context.

By doing so, dApps can reduce the fake identities using their system and get a certain level of assurance that their user is real and unique.

Example platforms where data for this feature could be fetched: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The platforms where user activity is high are better in terms of showing that they are indeed a real person.

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