Integrate your app with the Data Unions framework, or build one from scratch. Gain meaningful consent from your users and reward them by sharing data sales revenue.
The data economy needs fixing. Trust between those who generate data and those who sell and control is at an all-time low. Data Unions help you work cooperatively with your users instead of against them, with a brand new incentive model for crowdsourcing real-time data.
The Data Union framework provides a simple front end to use Ethereum smart contracts and the xDai sidechain to broadcast revenue to large groups of users simultaneously.
This is an entirely new, fair and ethical solution to the problem of incentivising the creation of large and valuable datasets. Streamr commissioned market research that indicated widespread interest
in the idea.
A browser extension called Swash has become the world's first digital Data Union. Introduced at Mozfest in London in October 2019, Swash allows users to capture their browsing data, and then sell it in real-time via a Data Union on the data Marketplace, with one‑to‑many micropayments.
At a technical level, a Data Union product is an Ethereum smart contract that receives subscription revenue via the Streamr Marketplace and pays out provider rewards in $DATA. Streamr Core app provides a graphical front end to simplify DU creation, deployment and management.
Typically an admin will build an application or integrate the Data Union Framework into an existing application or service. Using the Core app, new streams are created to carry the data, then a new Data Union product is created and deployed.
Users join the Data Union in a draft state, then it is published to the Marketplace once sufficient users have joined. The admin can monitor members and revenue via the DU tab in Core.