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Building an Ethereum assisted Decentralized Data Marketplace Breakout

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Building an Ethereum assisted Decentralized Data Marketplace Breakout

Duration: 00:19:48

Speaker: Guy Zyskind

Type: Talk

Expertise: Advanced

Event: Devcon 3

Date: Nov 2017

Data has become a valuable digital currency in its own right over the past decade, but despite its utility, it remains consolidated at the hands of a few large organizations. We propose a new protocol layer for creating an open-access data marketplace. The protocol is decentralized, and allows anyone to publish data in the system in return for incentives. We will discuss the hybrid architecture of the protocol, combining Ethereum smart-contracts for managing data access and subscription, alongside an off-chain network for storing and transmitting the data. Finally, we will introduce Catalyst – the first application to make use of a decentralized marketplace of crypto-data.
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Guy Zyskind


Guy Zyskind is the CEO and co-founder of Enigma, a privacy protocol that enables scalable, end-to-end decentralized applications. Prior to Enigma, Guy was a graduate student at MIT researching and teaching blockchain technology. Guy has authored several academic papers, most recently on privacy and the blockchain, including the Enigma whitepaper (downloaded over 100K times) and “Decentralizing Privacy: Using Blockchain to Protect Personal Data” that appeared in IEEE SPW 15’ and has been cited hundreds of times. Previously, Guy led the development of several start-up companies. Most notably, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Athena Wisdom (now Endor), an MIT Media Lab spin-off company involving Big Data Analytics and Network Science. Guy holds a M.S. from MIT and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.

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