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Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for sharing data and services. It provides a tokenized service layer that exposes data, storage, compute and algorithms for consumption with a set of deterministic proofs on availability and integrity that serve as verifiable service agreements. There is staking on services to signal quality, reputation and ward against Sybil Attacks. Ocean Protocol helps to unlock data, particularly for AI. It is designed for scale and uses blockchain technology that allows data to be shared and sold in a safe, secure and transparent manner.
The Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem of data assets and services. Assets are data and algorithms. Services are the integration, processing, computation and storage. Ocean Protocol facilitates discovery by storing and promoting metadata, linking assets and services, and providing a licensing framework with pricing. Any data marketplace can hook into Ocean Protocol to provide “last mile” services, connecting data providers and consumers. Ocean Protocol is designed so that data owners cannot be locked-in to any single marketplace and the data owner controls each dataset.
Centralized data exchanges fail because they lack fair and flexible pricing mechanisms, data providers lose control over their assets, and there is a lack of transparency in how the data is used. So data remains locked up due to a lack of trust.
AI models have limited accuracy and usability without appropriate data. Ocean Protocol will unlock more data for AI. This should lead to more breakthroughs to help society. Ocean Protocol gives the tools to unlock the remaining 99% of untapped data.
AI start-ups and researchers are drowning in algorithms, but lack data. The opposite is true for many large corporations. Ocean Protocol is the bridge between these two sides. By bringing together data and AI, Ocean Protocol will unlock a trillion-dollar market for data sharing.
Ocean Protocol is being built by a diverse ecosystem of contributors who share a common vision of unlocking data for AI. Our core team and advisors have converged from many different countries, industries, and backgrounds to collaborate on kickstarting a New Data Economy.
The Ocean Protocol core team combines a deep background in big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence and data exchanges, with real-world business experience as entrepreneurs, designers and technologists who have started over 20 companies.
Our advisors are a group of truly world-class and talented thinkers and doers who are bringing their capabilities and expertise to help launch a Data Economy around Ocean. All the advisors are leaders in their space and their experience spans the range of industries that need to grapple with the disruptive power of data, AI and blockchain.
The Ocean Protocol Ambassador Program is a grassroots project to involve our incredible community of thinkers, learners, and problem-solvers into the very core of our ecosystem. It is a chance for passionate individuals to be on the frontlines of the data revolution. We are excited to bring onboard motivated, curious, and interesting people based all around the world, who are passionate about decentralization, challenging the status quo, and equalizing access to data for all. There are a wide range of ways to get involved once you become an Ambassador, and plenty of great reasons to apply, including:
We work closely with our collaborators to iterate on the network's underlying technology. The following projects either have an agreement with Ocean Protocol or are actively working on integrating their project with Ocean Protocol.