Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)



Disclaimer: Pi is NOT free money.

Pi is NOT free money. It is a long-term project whose success depends on the collective contributions of its members. Pi is dedicated to helping everyday people participate in a utilities-based ecosystem on blockchain fueled by a cryptocurrency without the need for traditional intermediaries. If you are looking for quick money, look elsewhere.



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What is Pi?

Pi Network is essentially a globally accessible online blockchain ecosystem that makes use of “Pi” – a new cryptocurrency for and by everyday people that you can “mine” on your phone for free with simplicity.

Cryptocurrencies are a new form of digital money maintained and secured by a community, instead of by governments or banks. Today, you can mine Pi by making diverse contributions to the ecosystem, namely, helping to secure the blockchain, grow Pi’s trusted network, run a Node, and engage with the Pi app ecosystem. While most cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin) have been very hard for everyday people to use and access, Pi puts the power of cryptocurrency into the palm of your hand.

AAA / 001

Koja je uloga Sigurnosnih krugova u radu Pi Nodova?

Za razliku od Bitcoina koji koristi "spaljivanje energije" za dokaz rada, Pi Network je osmislio sasvim drugi sistem verifikacije transakcija, koji se zasniva na poverenju i tome služe Sigurnosni krugovi (Security Circle).

Pi je zasnovan na ispravljaju grešaka koje su se iskristalisale na BitCoin-u. Jedna od njih je upravo rad NODOVA, koji tamo vrše verifikaciju transakcija putem "spaljivanja energije" kao dokaz rada. To "spaljivanje" zahteva super jake mašine sa posebnim skupim grafičkim procesorima koji obavljaju složene matematičke operacije 24/7, pa se mašine pregrevaju i troše struju kao grejalice, te zagrevaju prostor toliko da se moraju ugrađivati rashladne klime... bla, bla, bla... kamioni, avioni... Dakle, potrebno je imati para i uložiti u opremu. Najjači i najbrži su nagrađeni. Svodi se na to, da samo bogati zarađuju.

Za razliku od Bitcoina, Pi Network je osmislio sasvim drugi sistem verifikacije, koji se zasniva na poverenju, čemu služe Sigurnosni krugovi (Security Circle). Posao verifikacije transfera se raspodeljuje mreži NODOVA koji se povezuju putem sigurnosnih krugova koji su poverljivi i upisuju blokove sa transferima u knjigu.

EEE / 003

Is Pi real? There is some confusing commentary on Pi online.

Pi is a genuine effort by a team of Stanford graduates to give everyday people greater access to cryptocurrency.

Pi’s core team is led by a team of early innovators in blockchain and social computing, with PhDs from Stanford University. No one can guarantee that the project will succeed. However, the Core Team is committed to working their hardest along with all Pioneers to make our shared dreams a reality, while maintaining the highest standards of integrity.

Furthermore, the app is free. You never have to spend fiat money out of your pocket in this app. The app was vetted and approved by Google Play and the Apple App stores. The Google Play store alone shows millions of downloads.

In fact, the network uses a native, decentralized KYC process to identify and verify that the members have only one account and to prevent bots or fake accounts from trying to game the system.

You can learn more about the “Core Team” on the Team page on the Pi Network website.

MMM / 001

How does the Pi app work?

The Pi app allows you to mine Pi cryptocurrency by making diverse contributions to the network. The more you contribute, the more Pi you mine. The app is also the home for your Pi account where you can stay tuned on the network updates and interact with fellow members of the Pi community.

To start mining Pi, check in every 24 hours and hit the lightning button. Once you are mining, you can boost your hourly rate by inviting trusted friends and family to join the community. After 3 days of mining, you can boost your mining rate further by building your security circle, which contributes to the overall security of the network. There are additional ways to mine Pi through Pi lockups, app engagement, and Node operations. Please refer here for details.

HHH / 001

Mogu li maloletne osobe rudariti Pi kriptovalutu?

Osoba ne mora biti punoletna, ali kada dođe vreme za to, moraće dokazati svoj identitet nekim ličnim dokumentom (KYC).

Bez obzira na to podaci koje upisujete moraju biti istiniti... puno ime i prezime i pravi broj telefona koji je poželjno verifikovati.

BBB / 003

Do I need to leave the app open to mine? Does the app drain my battery or data?

You do not need to leave the app open to mine. Pi does not affect your phone’s performance, drain your battery, nor use your network data any more than other regular apps. Once you hit the lightning button that initiates a new mining session and confirms your security circle, you can even close the app and you will continue to mine Pi. However, making diverse contributions to the network, such as using Pi apps, running computer nodes or inviting friends, will boost your mining rate. Any mobile usage of Pi apps will not consume more energy or resources than other regular mobile apps.

So how can you mine a cryptocurrency without draining your battery or data? Instead of burning energy, as proof of work cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin do, Pi secures its ledger when members vouch for each other as trustworthy. For more information, please refer to another FAQ – How can Pi be mined on mobile phones without energy consumption typically known in “crypto mining”?

AAA / 002

Šta je NODE?

NODE je, najprostije rečeno, vaš kompjuter kojeg ćete dati na uslugu aplikaciji, a biće jedan u lancu mnogih, čiji je zadatak obrada informacija, verifikacija transakcija i njihov upis u glavnu knjigu.

Dok je sistem bio u fazi testiranja, NODE računari nisu bili nagrađivani. Sada postoje NODE bonusi koji direktno utiču na povećanu brzinu vašeg rudarenja. Neće svi imati mogućnost da postanu nodovi. To će odlučiti CORE tim na osnovu podataka koje ste dali pri apliciranju, kao i testnih aplikacija koje će proveriti funkcionalnost vašeg računara. Postojaće NODOVI i SUPER NODOVI, u zavisnosti od stabilnosti i brzine vašeg interneta, kao i od karakteristika i vremena dostupnosti vašeg računara.

EEE / 001

Why was the mining rate higher in the past?

Earlier members mined at a higher rate to reward their contributions to and leap of faith in the network when the network was small and young.

Pi aims to be the world’s most widely used and distributed cryptocurrency. To achieve that goal, Pi needed to bootstrap its network in the beginning, and therefore, incentivized its earliest members to make contributions that would set it on a path to success (e.g., securing and growing the network). The Pre-Mainnet mining mechanism began at 3.14 Pi/h and halved whenever the network increased in size by a factor of 10x without a definite max supply, starting at 1,000 Engaged Pioneers. This occurred five times before the Mainnet Phase launched on December 28, 2021 when a new mining mechanism along with a clear supply model was introduced.

Starting March 1, 2022, the declining rewards issuance formula based on the supply model took effect, adjusting the systemwide base mining rate based on a monthly supply limit defined by the formula and replacing the milestone-based halving explained above. Generally, the mining rate declines month over month due to the limit of supply, the growing network size and Pioneer mining activity. This formula helps ensure that Pioneer mining rewards are within the total supply limit of 65 billion allocated for mining rewards as announced in the new chapters of the whitepaper drafts released in December 2021. This declining rewards issuance formula along with the new mining mechanism (which went into effect on March 14, 2022) balances the network’s need for growth, accessibility, longevity, and scarcity. Additionally, it right-sizes the Pioneers’ rewards for contribution to the network.

HHH / 002

Da li treba da verifikujem broj telefona?

Da, oni koji su se registrovali putem telefona treba da verifikuju svoj broj. Ako ste se registrovali putem FB naloga i tada je potrebno kao dodatni vid obezbeđenja vašeg Pi naloga.

Za registrovane telefonom ovo je način verifikacije tel. broja. U glavnom meniju, u "Profilu" klikni na "Phone verification". Treba poslati SMS sa generisanom šifrom na broj u Engleskoj, Belgiji ili neku drugi ponuđeni. Ta šifra se automatski pojavi u već pripremljenom SMS-u. Poruka košta oko 7 Eurocenti. U zavisnosti od vašeg operatera možda je potrebno izbaciti dve kose crte ispred telefonskog broja primaoca SMS-a ako šaljete "ručno". Dozvolite slanje SMS-a u inostranstvo, u settingu telefona. Posle desetak sekundi pojaviće se poruka da je vaš telefonski broj verifikovan i pored "Phone verification" pojaviće se zelena kvačica, u vašem "Profilu" u Pi aplikaciji.

BBB / 001

Da li treba da verifikujem Facebook nalog?

Ako ste se registrovali putem Facebook-a verifikacija Fejsbuka se vrši automatski i nema potrebe činiti nikakve radnje!

Kada odete u meni, "Profile" pogledajte pod "Account Verification". Pored "Facebook verification" imate zelenu kvačicu. To je to! Ako vaš FB nije verifikovan, kliknite na "Verify". Pri tome budite ulogovani u vaš FB.

BBB / 002

What is the Ambassador role? How does the Referral Team work?

Pi Network Ambassadors are Pioneers who help grow the network and distribute Pi cryptocurrency widely by referring other people to join the network as Pioneers.

Accessibility is a core value of Pi, and Pi’s vision is to build the world’s most inclusive peer-to-peer ecosystem and online experience, fueled by Pi, the world’s most widely distributed cryptocurrency. Therefore, anyone who contributes to network growth and Pi distribution by introducing others into the Pi Network will receive Pi rewards in the form of higher mining rate.

You become an Ambassador when new members join your Referral Team by using your invitation code (also your Pi username) when they sign up for Pi Network.You earn a 25% bonus on your base mining rate for each person you invite to the network and is mining concurrently with you at a given point in time. There is no limit to the number of new Pioneers you can invite, and therefore, no limit to Referral team rewards. A new member can only be added to one inviter’s Referral Team, because each member only joins Pi once using one inviter’s invitation code, but each member then can create their own referral team with new members. In other words, unlike the Security Circles where people can be added into multiple members’ circles based on trust, Referral Teams are fixed based on who invited whom. Each invitee in the world can only be claimed by one inviter.

There are four roles for Pioneers in the Pi ecosystem: Pioneer, Contributor, Ambassador, and Node. To view your roles, first tap the ≡ icon in the top left of the mining app. Then, tap “Roles.

DDD / 001

Šta je Referalni Tim - Ambassador?

To je tim vaših članova koji su se registrovali vašom pozivnicom (kodom).

Vi ste u timu onog, preko čijeg linka (koda) ste registrovali svoj nalog. U vašem TIM-u su oni koji su se registrovali putem vašeg linka (koda). Oni se AUTOMATSKI ubacuju u vaš TIM. U taj tim, sâmi NE MOŽETE ubaciti nikog drugog! Članovi vašeg tima povećavaju vašu brzinu kopanja samo ako su aktivni (ako i oni rudare). Za svakog od njih dobijate 25% od vaše osnovne brzine (...postoji posebna formula za to). Njih možete imati neograničeno puno.

DDD / 004

What are Pi Security Circles and the Security Circle Mining Reward?

Security Circles are groups of trusted people built by each Pioneer. You can add as many trusted Pioneers as you can to your Security Circle.

Your Security Circle mining reward increases for each new Pioneer added to your Security Circle, but caps at 5 members. This means that each member of your Security Circle gives you a 20% bonus (up to a 100% maximum) on your base mining rate as long as they remain active. The Security Circles are so central to the security of the Pi blockchain (as explained below) that the Security Circle reward raises the individual Pioneer mining rate by itself as well as by boosting any Referral Team, nodes, or app usage reward that applies to the Pioneer.

DDD / 005

What is, and how do I become a Pi Contributor?

Pi Network Contributors are Pioneers who contribute to the network’s security by adding other trusted Pioneers to their Security Circles.

In aggregate, these Security Circles help build a global trust graph that is used by the Pi consensus algorithm to secure the Pi blockchain. In other words, when Pioneers point to other Pioneers they trust, then it helps create a trusted social network that the Pi Nodes running the Pi blockchain can rely on to secure the blockchain. For this reason, it is important that you only add Pioneers to the security circle whom you personally trust.

Pi’s Contributor role becomes unlocked after you’ve finished 3 mining sessions as a Pioneer. After 3 days of mining, you will see a new icon of the security circle on the home screen of the app which you can click to start.

There are four roles for Pioneers in the Pi ecosystem: Pioneer, Contributor, Ambassador, and Node. To view your roles, first tap the ≡ icon in the top left of the mining app. Then, tap “Roles.”

DDD / 002

Kako i kada da se odjavim (izlogujem) (SIGN OUT)

Ako baš morate da se odjavite, sačekajte dok se započet ciklus rudarenja ne završi!

SIGN OUT je izlazak odnosno odjava sa Pi naloga. Pošto se obračun zadnjih sakupljenih Pi-a vrši jednom dnevno i to po isteku ciklusa, odjavom sa naloga biste prekinuli ciklus. Tada novo stanje ne bi bilo upisano, pa bi se novom prijavom pojavilo ono staro, prethodno stanje. Praktično izgubili biste sakupljeno iz zadnjeg započetog ciklusa. Ako morate da se odjavite uradite to odmah po započetom novom ciklusu. Obavite šta imate, pa se prijavite ponovo. To je način da izgubite što manje Pi novčića. Preporuka je da stalno budete prijavljeni kako ne bi dolazilo do gubitka Pi-a. Aplikaciju možete zatvoriti bez gubitka Pi-a jer se rudarenje nastavlja i kada je aplikacija zatvorena.

CCC / 001

Zašto je sigurnosni krug važan?

Sigurnosni krug je grupa 3-5 ljudi od poverenja koji su članovi Pi mreže. Sigurnosni krugovi osiguravaju kriptovalutu tako što grade globalni grafikon poverenja koji sprečava loše aktere da izvrše lažne transakcije.

Dok kriptovalute poput Bitcoina osiguravaju svoje knjige prisiljavajući rudare da sagorevaju energiju (kao dokaz rada), Pi osigurava svoju knjigu međusobnim poverenjem članova. Pi-evi članovi garantuju jedni za druge stvarajući sigurnosne krugove. Njih čine ljudi u koje imate poverenja da neće vršiti lažne transakcije. Sigurnosni krugovi mreže formiraju globalni grafikon poverenja, koji određuje kome se može verovati da izvršava transakcije u Pi knjizi.

DDD / 003

Koja je vrednost Pi-a?

Današnja vrednost Pi-a odprilike 0 eura / dolara / itd. Slično kao Bitcoin 2008 kada je bio u začetku. Vrednost Pi-a biće izgrađena na osnovu vremena, interesovanja, robe i usluga ponuđenim od strane članova Pi zajednice.

Udruživanjem interesovanja, robe i usluga oko zajedničke kriptovalute, članovi Pi mreže žele da zadrže vrednost koja obično ide bankama, tehnološkim divovima (npr. Facebook, Amazon) i drugim posrednicima. Danas pravimo osnovu za ovu digitalnu valutu i njeno tržište, delenjem Pi-a, širenjem zajednice i razvojem tehnologija za osiguranje njene sigurnosti.

GGG / 001

Can I transfer my Pi? What is the timeline for transferring Pi?

The network went through three major phases: Bootstrap (3/14,2019 – 3/14,2020), Testnet (3/14,2020 – 12/28,2021) and Mainnet (12/28,2021 – the Present). During the first two phases, transfer of Pi was generally not available across the whole network.

In the Mainnet phase composed of two periods—Enclosed and Open Network periods— mainnet migration and transferability became available for individual Pioneers based on the following procedures.

Unverified and unmigrated Pi in the mobile mining app is not transferable. Once you pass identity verification through the KYC (Know Your Customer) process in the Pi KYC app, and thus show that you are who you say you are (which prevents bad actors from accumulating Pi from unverified accounts), you can migrate your mobile-mined Pi balance onto the Mainnet blockchain. Once your Pi balance is migrated to Mainnet, you can send or receive your Pi to and from other Pioneers or to and from a Pi app in return for their goods or services. For how you can use your Mainnet Pi on the Pi ecosystem, see here.

KKK / 001

Šta je cilj Pi projekta?

PI je trenutno u Zatvorenoj Mainnet fazi. Projekt je još uvek u razvoju. U planu je da se ove godine formira Pi ekosistem i omogući razmena većini Pi mreže.

Glavni cilj je stvoriti kriptovalutu kojom ne upravljaju države i banke. PI Network je već u cilju testiranja u prošlosti, omogućio pojedincima da izrudarene Pi novčiće zamene za stvarne proizvode. Trenutno se vrše Mainnet transferi stvarnih Pi u Mainnet novčanike Pionira koji su uradili KYC i nemaju drugih smetnji za to. Sa svojim "slobodnim" Pi oni već sada mogu slati svoj Pi drugim KYC Pionirima (P2P) i tako menjati za robu i usluge.

AAA / 005

Kada će Pi nešto vrediti? Kada mogu pretvoriti Pi u "pravi" novac?

Vlasnici Pi-a moći će pretvoriti Pi u "pravi" novac kada budu kupili robu ili uslugu na Pi tržištu ili zamenili Pi za fiat-valutu (Dolare, Eure ...) u kriptomenjačnicama.

Vlasnici kriptovalute imaju dve opcije za pretvaranje njihovog skupljenog Pi-a u "stvarni" novac: 1) direktnom kupovinom robe i usluga Pi kriptovalutom ili 2) razmenom Pi kriptovalute za drugu kriptovalutu ili za fiat-valutu (npr. Dolare, Eure...) u kriptomenjačnicama.

KKK / 002

Can I mine from more than one device? How does Pi Network prevent fake accounts, bots, etc. from mining Pi?

No, you cannot mine from more than one device. Pioneers are only allowed one Pi account per person.

Pi uses a multi-pronged strategy to safeguard against fake accounts and bots. First, the network uses a combination of third party checks (e.g., recaptcha) and natively developed machine learning algorithms to identify bots. Such checks are usually invisible to most Pioneers.

Second, Security Circles, which are integral to the functioning of Pi’s consensus algorithm, also make it easy to detect fake accounts. Fake accounts will not have enough real people pointing at them via Security Circles. At best, fake accounts would be pointing at each other with very few incoming pointers from the rest of the network. This anomaly is easy to detect with computer algorithms.

Third, Pi’s native, decentralized KYC solution helps validate the identity of Pioneers before they are eligible to migrate their mined mobile Pi balance onto the Mainnet blockchain. In other words, only accounts validated as belonging to distinct real individuals will be honored on the Mainnet blockchain. KYC also acts as a final system check against bots and fake accounts. That is, even if all other methods missed out on some “bot” accounts, this Pioneer validation process will further eliminate them because bot owners will not be able to prove bots to be real people with real names and government-issued identity cards.

AAA / 003

Da li je potrebna Pi NODE aplikacija za računar?

Ko ne želi da postane "NODE", ne treba ni da instalira ovu Pi aplikaciju za kompjuter.

Pi NODE aplikacija za kompjuter je "lite" (osiromašena) verzija aplikacije na telefonu i kao takva nije neophodna za rudarenje. Ona je ipak osnova za pretvaranje vašeg računara u NODE (čvor), koji će u tom slučaju učestvovati u radu Blockchain-a i za tu uslugu biti nagrađen.

EEE / 002

Šta je to "KYC"?

KYC je akronim za "Know Your Customer" (upoznaj svoga kupca) i to je proces kojim se verifikuje identitet osobe.

Kada dođe do verifikacije osobe (KYC), samo jedan račun može biti verifikovan. Svima će stići pozivnica u Pi mobilnu aplikaciju preko celog ekrana, zato ne radite ništa unapred i na svoju ruku. Verifikacija se radi preko Pi KYC aplikacije iz vašeg Pi Browser-a. Svi koji ne urade KYC izgubiće svoj Pi nalog i sve Pi-je u njemu!

FFF / 001

Šta je potrebno za KYC?

Potreban je važeći lični dokument koji sadrži vašu sliku i ostale lične podatke.

Različita su pravila za različite države ali uglavnom dokumenti koji se priznaju za verifikaciju su pasoš, lična karta i vozačka dozvola. Osobe starije od 18 godina samostalno mogu proći verifikaciju uz jedan od dokumenata. Mlađi od 18 će biti verifikovani uz pomoć svojih roditeljla. Još uvek ne znamo kako i kada.

FFF / 002

How do we create and use the Pi Wallet? And can we use an external wallet to hold our Pi in the future?

Pi Network has a native noncustodial Pi Wallet app on the Pi Browser. Create your Wallet by downloading the Pi Browser app from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store and logging into your account on the Browser through your Pi mining app.

Then you can access and follow the instructions on the “wallet.pi” page within the Pi Browser. Detailed video instructions on how to create and use a Pi Wallet can be found here.

You are the sole owner of your Wallet’s private key in the form of a passphrase, which is generated locally on your phone and never comes to Pi’s servers. Your public key is also disclosed to you in the wallet creation process, and is supposed to be publicly visible like on any other blockchain. Make sure to store your Wallet passphrase (equivalent to your private key) in a secure location, and don’t share it with anyone else. Due to its noncustodial nature, the Wallet will not be recoverable from Pi Network’s servers. Once you complete KYC and your Pi Transferable Balance is migrated to the Mainnet blockchain, you may lose all of your Wallet’s Pi if you lose this passphrase.

The Pi balance visible on the Pi app (your mobile balance) may not be in the Pi Wallet yet. The mobile balance becomes transferable to your Mainnet Wallet after you pass KYC (identity verification) and complete the Mainnet Checklist in the Pi app. More and more of your mobile balance becomes transferable as your Security Circle members (and at a later stage your Referral Team members) pass KYC. KYC verification makes sure that the Pi you’ve mined along with these bonuses come from verified, real individuals.

In the Enclosed Network period of Mainnet, your Wallet can be used to send or receive Pi peer to peer or through apps within Pi Network’s app ecosystem. In the following Open Network period, external connectivity will be allowed, so the Pi Wallet will be open to holding any types of crypto assets and external wallets can access Pi blockchain.

For more information, refer to the updated Roadmap chapter of the whitepaper draft here.

KKK / 003

Zašto mi izrudareni Pi nestanu sa stanja u brojčaniku?

Nemojte se odjaviti (SIGN OUT) dok se započet ciklus rudarenja ne završi!

Ova aplikacija radi i bez interneta. To što gore odbrojava, ne odlazi direktno u knjigovodstvo. Konekcija se ostvaruje po završenom ciklusu rudarenja. Tada se vrednost gornjeg brojčanika upisuje u knjigu. Ako ste se izlogovali u toku ciklusa, vi ste ga prekinuli, pa stanje na brojčaniku neće biti upisano. Novom prijavom u aplikaciju pojavljuje se prethodno upisano stanje vašeg računa (ono od juče). Sada razumete zašto se nekad desi, ta naizgled nepravilnost i manjak Pi-a.

CCC / 002

Dvostruka zaštita Facebook naloga (2FA)

Dodatna sigurnost protiv FB hakera za one koji su registrovali Pi račun pomoću Facebooka!

Vaša kriptovaluta je dragocena. Zaštita vašeg Facebook naloga pomoću 2FA toplo se preporučuje. Evo kako to da podesite za svoj FB nalog.

  • Otvorite FB na kompjuteru i prijavite se na svoj račun,
  • kliknite na glavni meni gore desno u uglu,
  • klik na "Settings", pa na "Security and Login",
  • kliknite na "Use two-factor authentication (2FA)",
  • Odaberite "Use Authentication Apps (recommended)",
  • Unesite svoj "Password" pa "Submit",
  • iskoristite instaliranu app na telefonu "Google Authenticator" da biste slikali QR code na ekranu,
  • u prazna polja na kompjuteru unesite šestocifren kod iz aplikacije na telefonu, i to je to. "Two-Factor Authentication Is On".

Google aplikacija za autentikaciju skinite ovde --> Google Autentificator.

BBB / 004

Šta treba da radim?

  • Po instalaciji Pi aplikacije i registraciji, započet je vaš prvi ciklus rudarenja.
  • Po njegovom isteku (24h) ikonica munje pobeli, pa treba da je pipnete i pokrenete novi ciklus i tako svaki dan.
  • Međutim, već od prvog dana treba da delite svoj KÔD drugima kako bi se učlanili. Oni se automatski pojave u vašem Earning timu. Oni najviše ubrzavaju vaše rudarenje (broj Pi/h), ali samo ako su aktivni.
  • U svom Earning timu vidite članove koji su neaktivni, pa morate da ih podsetite da pipnu munju ponovo. Pipnete PING INACTIVE 🙂
  • Posle trećeg ciklusa pojavi se ikonica (štit). To je Sigurnosni krug (Security Circle). U taj krug iz vašeg Earning tima ubacite one u koje imate poverenja. Najbolje porodicu, rodbinu, prijatelje. Dovoljno ih je 5 da bi se pored "štita" pojavilo 100%, što je maksimum.
  • Svaki dan po isteku ciklusa startujte novi ciklus rudarenja.
  • To je najvažnije za sada. Ostalo ćete učiti ovde ili na chat-u u Pi aplikaciji.