The document registry is a non-core contract used throughout the protocol. It is not redeployed each time that a Mezz organization is created. Rather, all instances of Mezzanine use the same document registry. Notably, the document registry in Mezzanine is not access-controlled. Anyone can add documents to the registry if desired.

A document is made up of four different variables:

Documents are always versioned, and previous versions are always stored on-chain:

Whenever a document is updated, nextVersion’s current value is set to the updated document, and it is subsequently incremented. Only a document that exists can be updated.

Versioned documents are always associated with an owner, and each document is associated with an index.

The exact methods for access control for documents have yet to be determined. Access control for documents would occur off-chain, such as by using Lit Protocol. The URIs, themselves, will likely be stored on IPFS with the providers either being Filecoin or Pinata. However, this has yet to be determined. Initial versions of Mezzanine may have document URIs that point to a centralized interface.

Generally, a document's name and URI are set by the users, themselves. There is a single exception: a company will always be created with an incorporation document and its initial name will be “Company Name Incorporation Document”. The owner of the Incorporation Document is the Treasury contract. The name and URI can always be updated by the Treasury later on if desired.

At various points throughout the codebase, certain mappings keep track of a document index. For example, an asset in a company's capital stack will always point to a document. However, this document is not guaranteed to have an accurate, valid name and URI.

Certain actions in Mezzanine will always create a document:

  • Adding an asset to the capital stack

  • Sending an invoice via the billing router

  • Hiring an employee via the payroll manager

  • Creating a Mezzanine company

Old versions of a document are always queryable and immutable. The URI of an old version cannot be changed on-chain. However, depending on the system used for URIs, a URI may point to a new document if Mezzanine does not use a decentralized storage system.

Departments and Treasuries are multi-signature wallets. Therefore, they can execute arbitrary transactions on their own. However, modules and ancillary contracts are standalone contracts and are unable to execute arbitrary transactions. Each of them contains logic to update their documents. "Removing" documents is akin to setting the document’s name and URI to null values.

The Document Registry is upgradeable and can only be upgraded by the owner of the Mezz Hub, which will be the Mezzanine’s multi-signature wallet.

Notably, the document registry's functionality is not aware of protocol state, since its functionality never deals with user funds. Therefore, it realistically never needs to be paused or frozen.

Last updated