Ari joins ReUnion Network. She sets up her first relationship, which is with herself. She creates five activities in her Self-Relationship. She receives five Ari Tokens, or PTs, in the Self-Relationship wallet. Her PTs have no value yet, as they have never combined with other people’s PTs.
Ari puts in five relationships in which they are currently engaged. These include the following: a romantic relationship with Devin, which has five activities; a flat-sharing relationship with Frankie, which has three activities; a parental care relationship with Elliot, which has two activities; and, a childcare relationship with Dorian and Harper, which has eight activities. Ari receives 18 more Ari Tokens (PTs), which are stored accordingly to each relationship. In total, Ari has 23 PTs: 18 PTs related to her relationships detailed above, and five PTs related to her relationship with herself. Since Ari has not sent any of these relationships or activities to the associated person, these contracts are on CS-1 and only for Ari’s self-reflections.
Ari and Frankie decide to put together a small fund for taking care of the house and domestic work. They discuss the arrangement with each other and reach an agreement. They deposit a small amount of money (in domestic currency, or fiat money) to their own PTs, which they use to compose a CC for their agreement. Their agreement becomes a CS-2 contract. Ari conducts the same process with Devin in their romantic relationship.
Ari wants to discuss domestic work with Frankie. She selects the flat-sharing relationship she previously created and invites Frankie to join ReUnion Network. Frankie accepts the invitation and sets up their account as Ari did. When they enter the relationship with Ari, both Ari and Frankie see each other’s color reflection and time spent. After discussions about each other’s situation and understanding of the relationship, they make a new arrangement between them. When they set up a Checkpoint for their new arrangement, the system will ask them to put in a certain amount of PTs, which they need to deposit money to validate the PTs. After the PTs are validated, they will be combined to compos Ari-Frankie Coins, or CCs. The CCs vouch for their relationship to become a CS-2 contract. This contract is then eligible for receiving self-organized community funding and paying for related services.
After 1 year, Ari and Frankie’s contract has reached its Checkpoint. They decide to let their contract expire because Frankie is moving away. Over the past year, Ari has completed 45 activities for Frankie and Frankie did 42 for Ari. They also spent 20 CCs with local cooperatives for house cleaning. When their contract expires, they have [(45+42)/2 - 20]= 23.5 CCs left. After the contract expires, Ari will receive 12.15 Ari Tokens (PTs) and Frankie receives 11.35 Frankie Tokens (PTs).
At the same time, Ari and Devin decide to extend their contract and shift it to the CS-3. Ari asks Elliot, Dorian, and Harper to vouch for their Ari-Devin contract. Devin also asks three people from their CS-2 and CS-3 contract network to vouch for their contract with Ari. After six people vouch for the Ari-Devin contract, it becomes a CS-3 contract and is ready to receive a subsidy.
Frankie moves to a new city, where he only knows their co-workers. He accesses the local cooperatives working with ReUnion in the app. He goes to one of the local cooperatives and meets Jayden, a social worker of the cooperative, who helps him to get to know the city. Frankie and Jayden put in 10 PTs respectively to form a CS-2 contract and compose 10 Frankie-Jayden CCs. At the end of the year, with Jayden’s help, Frankie finds new friends in the city and forms new social contracts. Jayden and Frankie decide to end their previous CS-2 contract and form a new CS-1 contract as a souvenir for the last year. Over the year of their relationship contract, Jayden helped Frankie 23 times and Frankie returned two favors for Jayden, who receives [23/ (23+2)] x [(23 x 2)/2] = 11.5 PTs and the 10 PTs they previously deposited. Frankie receives 1 PT and the deposited 10 PTs.