IDs and Anchors
There are two unique identifiers in the Allo registry, Ids and Anchors. Both can be used to represent a project, but they serve different purposes within the Allo ecosystem.
Profile ids are a permanent, internal representation of a project. They are returned when a profile is created and are derived from the nonce and sender address.
Profile Ids are generally not used outside of the project registry, except to
create a pool in
Anchors are an on-chain address that represents the project globally.
When a profile is created, an
Anchor.sol contract is deployed and an anchor
address is assigned. Anchors are mutable, and are updated whenever the project
name is changed.
Anchors serve two main functions in the registry:
They serve as a project escrow account. Funds can be sent to and withdrawn from the anchor address.
The anchor can accrue reputation for the project. It can represent the project in any attestations, be used as a soul-bound token, or used as a pointer in a registry.
|persistent, stable||mutable, unstable|
|Can receive funds|
|Can hold tokens|