# Referent member

*G1 currency co-creators who are the most connected in the network. (a bit vague and unclear)*

### What is the role of a Referent Member?

A Referent Member doesn't have to do anything else than other G1 Currency co-creators. The only reason a Referent Member exists is to calculate the distance rule.

### Who are the Referent Members?

Referent members are the most active and connected people in the Web of Trust. They are G1 currency co-creators who have received and given a certain number of certifications. Currently, in 2022, this number is a minimum of 6 certifications given and 6 certifications received.

### How much certifications do I need to be a Referent Member ?

The minimum number of certifications given and received needed to be considered as a referent member is evolving as the Web of Trust evolves and grows. There is a mathematical formula that is calculating what this number is.

Simply put, this figure, Y, is calculated by getting the total number of G1 currency co-creators in the Web of Trust (N) to the power of 1/5, rounded to the nearest integer:

**Y[N] = ceiling (Nˆ(1/5))**

Legend:

- Y = Minimum number of received and sent certifications required to be a Referent
- N = Total number of G1 currency co-creator in the Web of Trust

Examples:

- If there are between 1024 and 3125 G1 currency co-creators, then the minimum number of certifications needed to be considered as a Referent Member is 5: for 1024 < N ≤ 3125, we get Y[N] = 5
- For 7776 < N ≤ 16807 we get Y[N] = 7
- For 59049 < N ≤ 100000 we get Y[N] = 10

That's because:

- 5ˆ5 = √3125
- 6ˆ5 = √7776
- 7ˆ5 = √16807
- 9ˆ5 = √59049
- etc.

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