Finding the bound witnesses that your bridge observes and sends to the Archivist is a great tool to see how your bridge is functioning. You can explore bound witness data for any bridge that you have claimed (this includes smartphone Bridges).
We will go over finding your bridge's public key, using that public key to query the network using the XYO Explore app, and finally looking at the data in your bound witnesses. Please note that the Explore app is in beta, so there may be moments where the data may not fully display. We advise you to use a laptop or desktop computer to go through this guide.
- Use the XYO network App
- Find your Bridge's public key
- Query the Explore App
- Look at your Bound Witness Data
- More Resources
Use the XYO network app
1. Go to app.xyo.network
2. Login using your XYO account (this will be the email and password that you used to sign up for the XYO Network App)
3. In the header, click on Devices
Find Your Bridge's public key
1. Click on the Bridge you would like to explore, if you haven't renamed the bridges you own, they will be named Mobile Device for your Smartphone and Active for your BridgeX.
2. Once you have clicked on a bridge, you will see the public key for your bridge along with a Copy Public Key button on the right side of the dashboard.
Now you have your public key, let's query your Bridge.
Query the Explore App
1. Go to explore.xyo.network
2. You should see a world map with a query field in the middle
3. Enter the following in the field: chain: (your public key)
4. Press enter. Once you do you should see a node screen that has your bridge's public key and the chain of bound witnesses associated with your bridge.
Note: If you don't see any bound witnesses, keep in mind that this is still beta software, also, if you just started using your bridge, give it at least a day or two to display the bound witness data.
This is the collection as presented by an XYO archivist of the bound witnesses interactions that your Bridge has observed and signed off on.
Look at your Bound Witness Data
1. Click on the block icon on any of the bound witness interactions in the node view
2. You will now be directed to a Bound Witness screen which includes
- The public keys for the nodes that interacted (most likely sentinels)
- A hash value of the interaction
- Previous hashes for interactions with the sentinel (this interaction is part of an origin chain)
3. You can go back to the node screen and look for a number referred to as an RSSI value
The RSSI value as seen here -73, is the primary way of detecting proximity between two nodes. Node devices detect the proximity of other node devices based on how strong their signal is, calculated against how strong it has the potential to be. Since this is a negative number, the closest the number is to zero, the stronger the proximity which would indicate the strength of the bound witness interaction.
These are the main data points to analyze bound witnesses and the data your bridge is observing and sending to the archivist.
For more information on bound witnesses, here is a great article for your reading list.
For more information on how XYO works, check out some learning resources here.