This Document is intended to help you understand the payment methods available for the T.R.I.N.C.I. Blockchain modules, and to help you understand how much you will spend on modules (depending on their reading / writing functions) using the Indipendentchain blockchain network.
Network members can make payments against invoices with their Synkrony Alias using one of five simple direct-payment methods. We accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, Stripe, PayPal, or through your phone bill. Alternatively, a network member using an Affidaty S.p.A. module in license-as-a-service mode may cover the invoice for other network members, or even for all members, and pay for the entire community. The payor may also transfer invoices to other members, if and when needed.
Depending on the module you have chosen, and the number of resources you have opted into, your payments will vary. For more information on pricing, please review our Price List or for even greater details, please consult the terms and conditions for the module you elect to use.
Each network member must have a payment-enabled Synkrony Alias, such as an account with a pay-as-you-go plan, in order for them to sign up for Affidaty S.p.A.’s T.R.I.N.C.I. Blockchain service. If you do not have a Synkrony Alias account, sign up for one, and upgrade to a payment account. To upgrade your account to “pay-as-you-go”, go to Synkrony > _______________ and click on Add a credit card.
Pay only your costs
After having added a module from the T.R.I.N.C.I. blockchain, the costs of entries will be deducted from your Synkrony Alias based on the actions taken on the modules under the rules established in the Terms and Conditions of the Smart Contract you signed.
Payment of other network members
One network member can cover expenses for one or more other network members in the same blockchain network. To use this payment method, the payor and other network members must complete the following procedure.
- The payor must execute a license-as-a-service contract online for a specific module which has already established the rules for charging those members for whom you wish to pay.
- Access Synkrony Alias.
- Attention: if the payor will be paying for more than one member, he or she must provide a password to all members of his or her network in order to allow free access to all members.
- The payor invites other members to his or her Synkrony Alias, and provides them access to his or her specific spaces, making sure that each member has access to just a single space.
- From the menu bar, click Manage > Account > Users.
- Click on Invite Users and assign user access as follows:
- Enter the email of a single user you will be inviting to your Foundry organisation.
- In the Foundry Access section, make one of the following selections:
- Organisation: the Foundry organisation to create the network.
- Organisational Roles: Auditor.
- Region: the region where you have created a space for this user.
- Space: the space you have created for this user.
- Space Roles: Developer.
- Attention: if the payor has paid for more than one member, he or she must repeat this step to invite other members and to assign access for each of these.
- Each member will then receive an email notification with an invitation to join the network. The member may use the following procedure to join the network.
- Click on the “Continue” button in the email notification to be redirected to the Affidaty S.p.A. blockchain service page.
- Enter Affidaty S.p.A., making sure you are using the correct organisation and Affidaty S.p.A. space to which the payor is adding you.
- On the Affidaty S.p.A. console, click on the avatar in the profile in the upper right-hand corner.
- Choose the account for the payor from the account list, appearing in descending order
- Attention: the charge will be borne by the account and the organisation where you carry out the provisioning of the blockchain-service request.
- Search for Blockchain in the Affidaty S.p.A. catalogue, and create a service request.
- In the Service Name field, enter a descriptive name so that you can later recognise it.
- Make sure that the organisation and the space are the ones to which the payor added you.
- Choose the service plan with which to generate your network request. Your service plan must match the one with which the payor created the network.
- Click on Create.
- Once you have created the blockchain service request, complete the wizard to join the network.
Provided all members are within Synkrony Alias, the payor will have access to all member-placed blockchain requests, and may block them. Therefore, this payment method is only used with as-a-service modules to ensure that, where a payor alone is handling module management, members are provided a free application.
All members enrolled in a license-as-service format under the same payor can create hashes free of charge. However, they cannot change any functions because they will not have the proper access.
After having added all Synkrony Alias members of a given payor, and having assigned them access to record entries for those blockchain requests placed within network, the payor will authorise members to take part in services, which may lead to additional charges. All members can sign an agreement with the peace of mind that they will not be creating any unauthorised service in their account leading to additional costs to the payor’s account.
Tips from Affidaty 😉
The modules and Smart Contracts are like rules of the game ensure that the mathematics governing the blockchain are respected. Imagine a poker game where the rules are enforced by the players, or by the croupier. In that case, the control function, no matter how careful, is human and thus user error is always a possibility. Blockchain has led to a paradigm shift: mathematical algorithms are now responsible for assessments. Fluent in the rules of the game, they applying complex calculations systems, and ensure they are applied in such a way that no one can change the results. All of this guarantees that when a module is signed in blockchain, none of the participants can cheat the system to the detriment of the others. Therefore, if you decide to join the T.R.I.N.C.I. community, you need never worry: Maths are standing guard.