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Learn more about a BlockClaim™. Quite possibly the most valuable new protocol on the planet. Learn how you may lay your claim to space. It exciting and rewarding. While most think mining in space is decades away. The reality is we are maybe 5 years or less from the realising this opportunity. The promise will provide humankind with a limitless supply of materials, of adventure, of exploration and it will assist in making our home planet green.
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Ostensibly, The BlockClaim™ topology is a protocol.
Typically, protocols are NOT owned by governments, nation states, empire or sovereignty.
They are often private companies who provide a system topology that creates a new business paradigm, for example; TCPIC for internet connectivity; Bluetooth, for voice and music in a wireless world; the Internet Protocol ('IP") network enabling .dot com's and other TLD's (Top Level Domains) by Network Solutions to allow for individual and companies to establish a domain on the internet.
Given this brief introduction, Asteroid Australia Pty Ltd, (“Asteroid”) has developed a protocol called a BlockClaim™. It uses both Smart Contracts, through a blockchain system, called Hyperledger Fabric. Each BlockClaim™ is an individual, immutable record, recorded in the blockchain coupled, with a sophisticated algorithm that captures the spectrographic, delta V, asteroidal material, asteroidal mass, and other important factors to determine the actual value of an asteroid’s minerals and the latent mineral value. This is divided into a BlockClaim™ which represents $1,000,000 dollars of value.
The BlockClaim™ registration protocol applies this to 937,167 asteroids, presently identified by NASA and ESA. Spectrographically, approximately 137,167 have identifiable value.
This BlockClaim™ protocol is the only system topology presently in the world and represents a significant methodology to make mining asteroids viable in the foreseeable future.
As with any protocol, a definition must first be established, coupled with a significant dataset to ensure long-term viability.
Asteroid Australia Pty Ltd. has licenced the BlockClaim™ Protocol, to Asteroid Society, SG. (its first licensee). Asteroid intends to expand its licencing worldwide as the BlockClaim™ becomes more mainstream.
WHY AN ASTEROID BLOCKCLAIM™ IS LIKE ICANN...
Our model parallels the way ICANN and NETWORK SOLUTION license the registration of domains within the IP protocol of the internet. Importantly, these are PRIVATE COMPANIES, and NOT GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES. This distinction is both important and quite understandable. How could a government own the internet? Would a US citizen trust a Chinese or Russian entity to control their domain? Would an Indian person or entity trust a government to own the rights to their domain?
It is quite easy to see for the internet and the World Wide Web to exist in a free and open system, an outside, non-governmental protocol had to be established. However, the internet did NOT HAVE any precursor documentation that specifically stated that all claims to domains would be available to anyone who cared to participate, and would exclude nation sates, empire and sovereignty from participating.
Incredibly, such a document exists for the claiming of space. It is called “The Outer Space Treaty”, created by the UN in 1967, and now ratified by most countries in the world. It specifically excludes nation states, sovereignty or empire from claiming ownership of asteroids, and states that they are for all mankind, or humankind in the vernacular of the day. This is significant in many ways. It opens the gateway for private exploration, private claims, and private monetary benefit for all individuals who become involved.
Far-fetched as it sounds, this is the actual treaty. As Space Law develops, it will envelope this revolutionary concept more readily and precisely. Again, by using the internet and the World Wide Web it fostered, it took several decades for the law to catch up with the actual use. If fact, it could well be said that the law is still grappling with the internet and its pervasiveness. More importantly, the largest companies on the planet are internet based and the internet arguably has created the wealthiest people as well.
Our conclusion is quite simple; Asteroid has developed a significant registration protocol, using smart contracts, closely paralleling the internet and the world wide web it spawned.
Each BlockClaim™ simply affords any individual the ability to register their claim to the mineral rights to an asteroid. Given the great populist movements afoot across the globe today, we strongly believe the advent of the BlockClaim™ and its subsequent empowerment is just a matter of time.
With this as a backdrop, we have provided some recent articles published relating to the veracity of a need for a protocol and the legal logic behind it. One of the best is provided by “The Yale Journal of International Law”, entitled,Interpreting the Outer Space Treaty’s Non- Appropriation Principle: Customary International Law from 1967 to Today, which can be found in its entirety @: https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1697&context=yjil
A couple of quick excerpts should be enough to whet your appetite for further review.Referred to as the “constitution of space,” the Outer Space Treaty is the primary document thatspace powers are party to this treaty, including the United States, as are many establishes fundamental rules about States’ activities in space. non-space-going nations.
In total, the treaty has been ratified by 107 States.Article IIOuter space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.
[T]he Treaty in its present form appears to contain no prohibition regarding individual appropriation or acquisition by a private association or an international organization, even if other than the United Nations. Thus, at present, an individual acting on his own behalf or on behalf of another individual or a private association or an international organization could lawfully appropriate any part of outer space, including the moon and other celestial objects.
The Outer Space Treaty’s non-appropriation clause has been redefined via customary international law norms from its broad application to now include a carve-out allowing appropriation of space resources once such resources have been extracted. Because “the Outer Space Treaty prohibits the national appropriation of outer space and celestial bodies,” he argues “a State endorsement would be interpreted as a means of national appropriation, hence it would be unlawful.”
Pursuant our initial arguments, we remain with the mission statement of Asteroid as it pushes forward with a populist ideal,
“The Wealth of Space for the Whole of Humankind”