GoWithMi: Building the First Complete Decentralized Location-Based Service

GoWithMi: Building the First Complete Decentralized Location-Based Service

Dec 11th 2018| Investment By:Mars Finance
Besides Google, can there be a "decentralized location-based service" option that allows us to control our privacy and data value? This is the original aspiration of GoWithMi.

How important is location-based service? Every day, Baidu location service is called more than 80 billion times, Tencent location service is called more than 50 billion times, AMAP responds to location service more than 30 billion times, and Google Maps has more than 1 billion monthly active users. In addition to "searching" in all internet services, there is nothing more fundamental and important than "location-based services." Location-based services have also inspired Uber, Didi, Meituan, Airbnb and other "Big Mac" in share economy, leaving the location-based service, they are difficult to move even one step.

If the "high-frequency rigid demand" location-based service can truly link to the blockchain, we believe it will solve the ultimate challenges of blockchain practicality. And that's exactly what GoWithMi is achieving. Based on blockchain technology and leading location-based service technology, GoWithMi has created a complete decentralized location-based service system – not only completely realizing “everyone for me; I am for everyone”, but also making this ideal pursuit become a path of “wealth creation”.

Current Three Major Challenges Confront with "Centralized Location-Based Service"

First, the “quality” of coverage, real-time, and update of global location services presents regional imbalances. In the world, there is 60% of the regions and 4 billion populations still unable to enjoy the same quality map services as the developed regions. Reality shows that in the foreseeable future, people in these regions cannot expect centralized maps such as Google to cover their homes “with equal quality”.

Second, centralized monopoly leads to weak privacy protection of personal locations, and the business lifeline of corporations is being controlled. According to the report of foreign media Quartz, Android phones will collect the user's geographic location data and send it to Google. This feature is sustainable even if you have turned off geolocation services or haven't installed a SIM card. As everyone knows, commercial organizations have long suffered from the monopoly of Google Maps, and there is no second choice.

Third, the underlying technology of centralized location-based services has different origins with the blockchain; therefore it is difficult to be compatible with blockchains and trusted businesses. Blockchain networks like Ethereum and EOS have no direct way to capture information outside of the chain, so there is no way to obtain and verify the conditions that trigger a smart contract. Due to the centralized location-based service platform and its applications have potential threats such as tampering with location data, unreasoning stop services, and arbitrary price increases (the Google location service has soared 14 times in 2018), it is therefore impossible to rely on them to provide the "trusted" location-based service response required for smart contract auto-execution.

GoWithMi Consensus Map Products Southeast Asia Experiment

"As a map veteran, I have always had a dream: to break the monopoly of traditional location-based services by Internet giants, so that hundreds of millions of businesses and everyone can dominate their business lifeline and location privacy, and enjoy the benefits of their valuable data. Now the blockchain gives me such an opportunity." Dong Li, GoWithMi founder & CEO said. He is the only continuous entrepreneur in China's spatial information industry that two A-share listed companies acquired his entrepreneurship project, was praised as the "most reliable and successful entrepreneur" by Manzi Xue, the father of Chinese angel investment. He and his team are currently devoting on the construction of GoWithMi, the world's first complete decentralized location-based service infrastructure. Since the formation of the team in March 2017, it has successively breakthrough four global cross-field difficulties such as "automatic compilation engine for map data", "decentralized cooperative acquisition of geospatial data under the consensus mechanism", "production of all data and services on chain", and “super spatial oracle for smart contracts to call out-of-chain trusted location-based services”.

In 2018 in Indonesia, without the market promotion, the GoWithMi mobile app reached 1 million+ naturally downloads and the DAU reached 20,000+ within 5 months; through the “experimental consensus collection of geospatial data”, within 3 months with nearly zero cost, it has obtained data with more than twice the data density of the same region as Google Map——the data quality has been examined by the world's most rigorous automotive pre-installation standard test, successfully entering the global car dealer procurement catalog. The success displays only a small part of one's talent, allow GoWithMi to speed up the development process for the complete "decentralization" of location-based service.


The above picture takes the POI coverage density in the core inner ring area of Indonesia's capital Jakarta as an example. Google can achieve 14.53/km2, and the open source map Open Street Map has only 9.82/km2. The data density of Beijing Second Ring 5 years ago is already 541.20. /km2. After decentralized data production GoWithMi has achieved 97.95 / km2. POI is one of the important indicators to measure the quality of map services.

Complete Solution for GoWithMi Decentralized Location-Based Services

What GoWithMi does is decentralized location-based service (DLBS), and the map is just an application for location-based services. Location-based service is a system engineering, and any single point of breakthrough (such as only focusing on the unmanned aerial vehicle, satellite imagery data collection or indoor collection experience) cannot achieve "complete decentralization." Complete decentralization includes decentralize of data source, data production, service computing, application support, and full-structural processes such as personal terminal and commercial ecological. Corresponding to the three major challenges of traditional location-based services, GoWithMi outlined three key features “consensus map mechanism, decentralized location-based service and super spatial oracle” to solve the problem, and created Gaia, the “global spatial computing power blockchain network” to systematic achieve three key features.

Consensus Map Mechanism

This is a new way of producing maps and value creation created by GoWithMi. It subversively solves the core problems of cooperative production, automatic supervision and value evaluation of large-scale data in the map industry, breaking the boundaries of human labor organizations and making the “consensus map of decentralized circular operation” possible. The principle is a series of "spatial consensus mechanisms" surround Proof of Mapping, Spatial Bancor, etc., allow people from any corner of the world to jointly maintain a "world map data book" without any thresholds, provide contributors with a fair return, and let the people all over the world can enjoy the equal quality digital travel services.


Decentralized Location-Based Services

GoWithMi's decentralized location-based service can be freely called by various upper-layer applications of the Internet and blockchain networks at the same time. Its functions cover a complete set of systems such as map positioning, search and query, route navigation, peripheral and road condition information search, and spatial smart mining. All of its data and services are encrypted and run on the current GoWithMi's initiated “global spatial computing power network” Gaia. No one can control and hijack so that the map service will never end, the business lifeline of the corporations will no longer be controlled,  and the personal trajectory privacy will no longer be occupied and used without compensation.

Super Spatial Oracle

It is worth emphasizing that GoWithMi's original "super spatial oracle" technology complements the most critical "oracle" gap for the application of blockchain technology in the field of location-based services. As mentioned above, blockchain networks such as Ethereum and EOS have no direct way to capture information outside the chain. This requires a “super spatial oracle”.

Simply say, the super spatial language machine can obtain and verify all the conditions related to the location service that triggers the smart contract, such as "where are you", "Where were you", "how did you get there", etc., for automatic execution of smart contracts. It is like a "trusted gateway." Because it is native to the GoWithMi decentralized location-based service system network, which is homologous isomorphism to the blockchain technology, consequently, it can connect the perfectly credible chain world with the untrusted Internet and the real world. As a result, it can actively promote the rapid development of location-related distributed businesses such as shared travel, tourism, food delivery, express delivery, location-accurate advertising, and behavioral credit finance. It can also enable public chain network such as Ethereum and EOS seamlessly integrate with the business related to location-based services, and actively promote the application of blockchain.

Global Spatial Computing Power Blockchain Network Gaia

In general, Gaia is a “spatial double-chain double-sharding” structure, considers the decentralization of the POW and the high efficiency of the EOS, and has a breakthrough in solving the “impossible triangle” industry-level application problem. It consists of four parts:

Original GeoMesh sharding mechanism to achieve storing full data on chains;

The first spatial root chain and map data automatic compilation engine integration mechanism, the world's first to achieve full-chain production of map service data;

The first spatial peer-to-peer computing network allows the computing resources of CPU, memory, hard disk, and the network of all objects to enjoy "equal rights mining" and being able to resist "mining pool control".

The original design "spatial multiparty random sharding protocol" constitutes an anti-attack sharding chain.

(For detailed technical explanations, please visit GoWithMi website)


Incentive Mechanism and Economic System Design

Decentralized location-based services and maps return data control to users. At the same time, users also have the right to benefit from their data and contributions: acquire GMAT——as the digital token for GoWithMi through Mapping data contributions, accounting contribution spatial computing power, receiving accurate location advertisements, etc., it has a rich set of high-frequency rigid demand usage scenarios in its ecosystem.

For example, users who like Mapping can use the Mapper tool integrated into the GoWithMi mobile app to mortgage some GMAT to obtain the initial mapping rights of a certain area. After the map data collected by the Mapping, such as POI, is verified by the “consensus mechanism”, you can get several times the mortgage GMAT award in this area, and the mortgage can be withdrawn after the result of the collection is verified;

Every call to the location-based service, such as taxis, food delivery, room reservations, location advertisements, etc., is required to use GMAT as a token payment to the computing power miners of calling the “spatial computing power”, just like the GAS in the Ethereum network. At the same time, GMAT can also be used to pay for these services directly;

And individual users who are allowed to call their location information can get a share of each advertisement push fee;

In addition, people can also use the acquired GMAT to bid for the corresponding spatial digital land rights GoZone on the GoWithMi global map, and the “landlord” can obtain the commercial revenue dividend generated by the GoZone but also is responsible for the update and maintenance of the map data for the area.

Through such economic system design, GoWithMi has enabled Mapper miners, computing power miners, individual users, service providers, GoZone landlords, and all business users who need to call location-based services to form a decentralized business ecosystem for sustainable circular development.


GoWithMi supports a wide variety of business ecological scenarios

Cut in from the $240 Billion Southeast Asian Internet Blue Ocean Market

From the perspective of landing applications, GoWithMi has been at the forefront of the blue ocean market where blockchain services are landed. GoWithMi takes Southeast Asia as a breakthrough and focuses on the next blue ocean of economics – emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Google & Temasek predicts that the Southeast Asian Internet economic scale will increase sevenfold in the next seven years, surpassing $240 billion, and the core target market of GoWithMi is the emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Here is a vast blue ocean market with nearly 4 billion users just connected to the internet. With the tremendous potential of China's map industry and operational experience, combined with top local resources, GoWithMi has a great opportunity to become a provider of local location-based service infrastructure.

According to the GoWithMi roadmap, the full coverage of Southeast Asia's 650 million people will be achieved by 2019, coverage of Africa and South America will be completed by 2020, and achieve global coverage by 2022.

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