DIRT allows anyone to deploy a datastore on Ethereum that is openly editable. We call this a Community Moderated Datastore (CMD) because there is no single owner. All the data is community owned and managed, and any service or application can use the data in a CMD.
Trust as a service - A differentiator for any service is now trust. Because anyone can verify the data and have an economic incentive to fix bad data, users can trust the data stored in a CMD. For example, if there is a list of exchanges and their reputation scores, exchanges have a high incentive to bribe the curators to have a higher ranking. With a black box methodology, it is hard to know if the data is reliable. A CMD removes the likelihood of single party manipulation by allowing a community of users vested in the data's accuracy to collectively keep the data up-to-date.
Secure data on Ethereum - Storing data on-chain provides an additional level of security against scammers and against censorship. For example, if you are running an initial coin offering, create a CMD and record the official contribution address on-chain. Even if your website is hacked, you can prevent your users from being scammed.
Free to use - 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. DIRT aims to make structured data about the world freely accessible to allow new applications to emerge.
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