title: Verbal confirmation for submissions
author: nicobilinkis.eth, AVSA
SummaryChange the current mandatory ETH address sign for a verbal confirmation (reading X address characters out loud) to improve the onboarding process.
AbstractThe current rules for profile submission require a mandatory sign (can be a screen) showing the full Ethereum address. This has been a point of failure for many people. Although many efforts where made to help resolve those problems, such as HIP-27 allowing for one character mistakes, the sign itself is just one more step to fight deep-fakes. Considering all those facts, we believe that it's feasible to replace that sign with a verbal confirmation. Instead of showing a sign with the ETH address the submitter would have to say out loud a part of the registering address as a way to confirm ownership of both address and media files. This would require changing the current rules:
- Video of the submitter displaying a sign with his Ethereum address - Required
The sign should display in a readable manner the full Ethereum address of the
submitter (No ENS; no ellipsis). The sign can be a screen. The submitter must
show the sign in the right orientation to be read on the video.
- The submitter must say « The first ten characters of my ETH Address are xxxxxxxxxx and I certify that I am a real human and that I am not
already registered in this registry ». Submitters should speak in their normal voice
and should not attempt mimicking someone else’s voice. Speaking before or after
the required sentence is acceptable. Poor English accents, mispronunciations,
and the switch or oversight of words in that sentence are not grounds for