The TaOwner is the entity who owns a Transactive Device in the real world, and its associated TerminalAsset in GridWorks. Ownership of a TerminalAsset by the TaOwner is established by a TaDeed, which is an Algorand object.

The TaDeed for a TerminalAsset will change from time to time, for example as the GNodeAlias for the TerminalAsset changes. The GNodeAlias is a structured identifier that helps capture the topology of the electric grid, and as such it is mutable, perhaps changing a handful of times over the lifetime of the GNode.

The TaOwner will often be a human. It is not appropriate, therefore, to expect an action from the TaOwner when the TaDeed changes. This is done by putting the TaDeed into the care of a TaDaemon application.

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