PAN protocol is simply a specification for JSON to publish to IPFS and a Struct to publish to the Ethereum chain. Let's cover how to get access to PAN Protocol Smart Contract on Ethereum for developers.
You can retrieve the ABI here: https://pastebin.com/q39anarv
The contract address is:
Kovan Test Network
For the time being, PAN's smart contract is deployed to the Kovan network. It is located here. As such, you will need to acquire access to a Kovan Ethereum node + some Kovan Ethereum.
Booting a testnet node
You can use one of the following services to gain access to the kovan test net:
Booting your own testnet node
If you want to run your own Kovan node, you can download and install Parity/OpenEthereum and run
parity --chain kovan --jsonrpc-apis safe.