# uns.network key concepts
Here we introduce key concepts of the UNS network. Those concepts are designed, but not all of them are implemented yet. Please, wait a little bit more to try everything, and look at up right now what the future will be!
# Cryptography Overview
In the blockchain world you must rely on cryptography to make it happends! uns.network cryptography is based on ARK.IO basics augmented with specificities related to Decentralized IDs and Decentralized Public Key Infrastructure requirements.
# IDs rooted in the uns.network blockchain
What is a Decentralized IDentifier in general and what are the specificities of the uns.network ones: the UNIK Identifiers.
UNIK DIDs are minted with a type according to their purpose.
The way the character string forming a @unikname ID is combined can be classified into patterns. Patterns are used to determine the cost of @unikname ID and to control @unikname issuance.
⚡️ UNIK Badges
Every UNIK DIDs are featured with trust badges.
The life cycle status provides information on the state of a UNIK and allows to know whether the UNIK is active or not.
UNIK owners can define customized properties to their IDs.
# Network Services
# Network Governance
The uns.network is a DPoS blockchain governed by three separates colleges of stakeholders.