@DomSchiener on Twitter
1/ Really happy to be able to finally say that our Data Marketplace initiative has launched (http://data.iota.org ).The launch is only the first step in this massive, globally collaborative project. I will give you a quick dive into what to expect over the next few weeks #IOTA
2/ First and foremost, this is a public, real life demonstration. Everyone that visits the website, is assigned a wallet can with that start making payments directly to the sensors for their data.
3/ Because of the huge potential of the data marketplace, together with a few partners, we will be doing “thought leadership”, where we outline the concrete use cases and business models for different industries (Energy, Mobility, Supply chain, Industry 4.0) and more.
4/ Apart from the corporate focus, the goal is to make this a true global, collaborative effort. We will be releasing the API and instructions on how to participate in December, this means that anyone with a sensor can start contributing to this experiment.
5/ In Berlin, we will work together with a partner on setting up a LoRaWAN network coupled to the marketplace. So if you’re in Berlin and have a LoRa sensor: great, you can now sell your data!
6/ With the API, people will be able to build applications on top of it. We encourage the community to let your imagination run free and start building awesome prototypes with the marketplace. All of this will be ended with a big, global (virtual) hackathon in March.
7/ As one of the most requested end results: we will be publishing a report on the data marketplace itself, the limitations and some of the open technical and legal challenges. GDPR will be a big topic here.
8/ With all of this, we hope to launch a production ready marketplace in 2018, and are already now working with selected hardware providers on integrating MAM in their SDK’s.
9/ As a final word: interoperability is everything! With IOTA, and with this marketplace, we hope that we enable application developers to use various technologies (Ethereum, Hyperledger, etc.) to solve existing problems and work towards scalable, production ready apps.