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Ocean (blockchain)

Ocean (blockchain)

Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for sharing data and associated services. It provides a tokenized service layer that exposes data, storage, compute and algorithms for consumption with a set of deterministic proofs on availability and integrity that serve as verifiable service agreements.

Ocean Protocol is a decentralized data exchange protocol that aims to unlock data for artificial intelligence. The company is headquartered in Singapore, Singapore and was founded in 2017 by Bruce Pon, Christina Pon, Don Gossen, Chirdeep Singh, Trent McConaghy, Daryl Arnold, Dimitri De Jonghe, and John Enevoldsen. 



It intends to create decentralized data markets, and incentivize the creation of a global data commons by rewarding data providers, data curators, and data keepers. The Ocean Protocol network is powered by its own native cryptocurrency token called OCN.



Funding

Initial coin offering

On March 9, 2018 Ocean Protocol held their initial coin offering (ICO) selling approximately $20 million worth of their platforms native cryptocurrency Ocean (OCN). During their ICO Ocean Protocol allocated 10% of their total supply of 1,410,000,000 of OCN. Notable participants of the ICO include: Zeroth, Synapse Capital, Outlier Ventures, Kosmos Capital, Fabric Ventures, and Julian Sarokin. 

Partners

The following companies are engaged in partnships with Ocean Protocol: BigchainDB, DEX, Interplanetary Database (IPDB), X Prize Foundation, and Mattereum. 



Timeline

January 1, 2017

Founding of Ocean Protocol

In 2017 Bruce Pon, Christina Pon, Don Gossen, Chirdeep Singh, Trent McConaghy, Daryl Arnold, Dimitri De Jonghe, and John Enevoldsen founded Ocean Protocol.

People

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Role
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Ahmed Ali

Software Engineer



Bruce Pon

Co-Founder



Chirdeep Singh

Co-Founder



Christina Pon

Co-Founder



Daryl Arnold

Co-Founder



Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-Founder & Head Researcher



Don Gossen

Co-Founder & Executive Director



John Enevoldsen

Co-Founder



Matthias Kretschmann

Lead UI Design & Development



Sheridan Johns

Community Engagement Manager



Trent McConaghy

Co-Founder



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

A decentralized data exchange protocol, powered by blockchain technology and a native token

Ocean Protocol Foundation Ltd





A Decentralized Data ExchangeProtocol to Unlock Data forArtificial Intelligence

Ocean Protocol Foundation Ltd





Ocean Protocol: A Decentralized Substrate for AI Data & Services Technical Whitepaper

Ocean Protocol Foundation Ltd





Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Bruce Pon, Co-Founder - How will the Ocean token distribution work?

January 23, 2018

Don Gossen, Executive Director and Co-Founder - How Does Ocean Connect to Big Data

January 23, 2018

Fang Gong, Researcher - Bringing Privacy to Ocean Protocol

October 10, 2018

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