Dopamining Whitepaper

Cheat Protection

Verification makes sure Dopamining rewards are given fairly.
To prevent cheaters from devaluing your hard work, it is crucial to secure our bridge between the digital crypto-world and real life against cheating. This is done by (i) training an AI to automatically detect cheating and (ii) designing the system to be as robust as possible against malicious behavior.

Cheat Protection through AI

Dopamining's AI team with advice from the world's best experts is developing a stream verification system which works alongside our pattern and outlier detection modules.
Verification happens first on your smartphone with random checks on our server.
Our Anti-Cheat AI will constantly be improved

Cheat Robust Game Design

Let's be realistic: if there is a monetary gain in a game, people will start trying to game the system. Fortunately, Dopamining prevents real-life Sybil attacks like this:
Pokemon Go Granddad
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    Limited Entrance: The ability to participate in the system is limited by the 10,000 initial Dragons (and will only be extended through breeding) which limits the economic incentive for launching Sybil attacks by design.
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    Blacklisting: Cheat attempts identified by our AI or random checks will lead to blacklisting, which makes cheating attempts infeasible from a game theoretic perspective (assuming individual rationality) through high risk of loss. Additionally, even irrational cheaters are slowly weeded out of the system in this way.
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    Limited Impact: The daily energy budget limits the amount of payouts per workout-day per user. This decreases the overall impact of cheating on other players and the game economy.