About DIA

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.

FAQ

1. Who is behind DIA?

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.

2. Who are the stakeholeders in the DIA platform?

The main stakeholders on the DIA platform are data providers, analysts and developers, and DApp providers.

3. How is data sourced to the DIA platform?

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.

4. How is data verified on the DIA platform?

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.

5. How do I get access to the data on the DIA platform?

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.

6. What kind of token will DIA issue?

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.

7. Why is DIA using blockchain?

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.

8. Which blockchain is DIA running on?

Ethereum

9. How do I access the DIA API?

The DIA API documentation can be accessed under diadata.org/bounty. This documentation will be continuously expanded.

10. How do I get DIA tokens?

DIA tokens can be earned by becoming an active community member, i.e. working on bounty tickets on diadata.org/bounty

11. How do I become a DIA data contributor?

All bounty tickets for data requests can be found on diadata.org/bounty

12. How do I become a DIA data analyst?

All bounty tickets for data analysis can be found on diadata.org/bounty

13. How do I develop DApps for DIA?

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.

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