Decentralized Trust - Information curators can be inaccurate, biased, or dishonest. For example, some websites receive payments in exchange for positive product reviews and financial data in unregulated markets may be purposely made inaccurate. If a central source has incentives other than data accuracy, DIRT is a more reliable alternative.
Accurate Data at Scale - Crowd-based data solutions often struggle to maintain quality at scale because there are limited incentives for moderation. DIRT protocol enforces accuracy using token-staking to make it economically irrational for misinformation to persist.
Free - Data in the 21st century is like oil in the 20th century - an immensely valuable asset that is critical to the economy. Unfortunately most data is privately held and expensive to acquire. This creates data silos, limits competition, and stifles creativity. We aim to make structured data about the world freely accessible to allow new applications and utilities to emerge.