This page describes the vision for user hierarchies on Synesthesia.
Synesthesia will natively support a rank system that users are placed into.
Generally ranks will be based on an amount of tokens a user has voluntarily locked on their account, however some ranks may be assigned to a user through governance or nomination processes.
For the purposes of illustration, you can imagine the following hierarchy:
|Number of Locked Tokens||Rank Name|
The different pallets on Synesthesia will be gated by access control layers based on a users rank.
|Private||Native Token Transfers|
|Sergeant||+ Fungible Token Transfers|
|Captain||+ Interact with Smart Contracts|
|Major||+ Participate in Governance|
|Colonel||+ Create New Fungible Token|
|General||+ Create New Smart Contracts|
This design will allow us to make bold decisions about pallet design since there will now be user requirements for even interacting with a specific pallet. For example, you can imagine that we may be able to make first time voting on any democracy proposal a free transaction knowing that only users with a high enough balance would be able to successfully make that call, thus limiting sybil attack vectors.
Using the rank system, users may also receive additional perks that have not all been well defined yet.
One such example is a number of free transactions per week:
|Rank Name||Free Txs Per Week|
Beyond access to pallets, certain ranks may even grant additional privileges within a pallet.
For example, a Colonel you may only be allowed to create one new fungible token, but as a major you can create up to three.