DIA is a not-for-profit association that aims to democratise access to high-quality financial market data. Our goal is to foster and incentivise a community of data scientists, analysts and developers to source, validate and make available data on financial markets. The DIA platform connects data providers, data analysts and data users to create an ecosystem that eases access to verified financial data for everyone.
DIA was initiated by a team of crypto enthusiasts behind Blockstate, who are working to leverage blockchain technology to maximise transparency, efficiency and accessibility for the financial markets. DIA is a not-for-profit association, thus it is overseen by a board. Currently the board is headed by Michael Weber and consists of two more board members: Paul Claudius and Martin Hobler. As DIA will push its ICO and becomes more and more community driven, the main DIA token holders as well as actors from the open-source and crypto community will become part of the board. In this effort, the founding members will push the project into the right direction, so that as soon as possible, a neutral board and the community can take over the steering of where the project will head in the future.
The main stakeholders on the DIA platform are data providers, analysts and developers, and DApp providers.
Anyone looking to source specific data sets can upload a bounty via diadata.org/bounty. By setting the right incentive, the community of developers and analysts then starts a process of working on the solution and iterating until a working solution is found. These could be codes for data scrapers or algorithms to enrich the data.
Once a data scraping code is approved and accepted, the resulting data sets can be retrieved by accessing the API (Oracles). The community can then engage in a discussion via DIA’s Github account to communicate any criticism and start iterations until the resulting data sets are verified by the community.
Access to DIA is available to anyone. All you need is a Github account. Bounties are published for anyone to work on. API access is also free.
DIA will issue the DIA token, which is a utility token. This utility token is the unit of currency that incentivises all stakeholders on the DIA platform. Data providers, analysts and developers are rewarded for contributions in DIA tokens, while DApp providers and data bounty publishers pay with the token.
Transparency and audit trails are an important topic in financial data provision, so that we can make sure to know how and where the data was sourced to ensure validity and accuracy. Blockchains inherent immutability characteristics allow us to do exactly that: provide a transparent audit trail so that the community can verify the validity of data.
The DIA API documentation can be accessed under diadata.org/bounty. This documentation will be continuously expanded.
DIA tokens can be earned by becoming an active community member, i.e. working on bounty tickets on diadata.org/bounty
All bounty tickets for data requests can be found on diadata.org/bounty
All bounty tickets for data analysis can be found on diadata.org/bounty
DApp development takes place mostly independently of DIA itself. To understand how to access data from DIA, refer to the DIA API documentation, which can be found on docs.diadata.org.