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HUMAN Protocol, a project that works to quantize, organize and compensate human labor, today launched its HUMAN app—a web-based platform that lets you complete data-labeling tasks and earn cash. 

The Singapore-based foundation said in an announcement that the app is a “gateway to work processed on the protocol.” The app had already been released in beta mode but today is fully-functioning—and already has 200,000 users. 

What Is HUMAN?

First, what is HUMAN and how does it work? Founded in 2017, HUMAN Protocol powers distributed marketplaces and improves human collaboration by improving machine understanding. In simple terms, it works to automate human tasks.

An example? hCaptcha, a verification web application is one application that people use HUMAN for. HUMAN Protocol speeds up and automates the process of checking hCaptcha.

It is trying to disrupt Google’s reCAPTCHA with a privacy-focused alternative—and is doing a good job: hCatpcha integrated with Cloudflare in April 2020 and it is currently the second-most-used CAPTCHA after Google’s reCAPTCHA. 

Earn Rewards For Tasks 

HUMAN’s app allows people to earn tokens for completing data-labeling tasks. It runs on Ethereum and Polygon networks and is working to support other major blockchains. 

When users complete tasks like sifting through data for hCaptcha via the app, their rewards are processed through the Polygon network. Polygon, a layer-2 protocol for Ethereum, has attracted a lot of attention lately. 

Harjyot Singh, Technology Director at HUMAN Protocol, said in a statement: “The HUMAN App showcases what is possible through HUMAN Protocol: hundreds of thousands of users all completing work on the same network via a simple interface that serves as an access point to the permissionless job markets the Protocol enables. 

“We’re thrilled with the success of the beta version and our community’s interest in it, and are excited to deliver this major milestone.”

Right now, the app is open to anyone who wants to complete simple tasks and earn rewards. According to HUMAN, more tasks will be added in the coming months. 

HUMAN’s native token, HMT, was today trading for $0.7388, according to CoinGecko data. 


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