Ocean Protocol is a blockchain-based ecosystem that allows individuals and businesses to easily unlock the value of their data and monetize it through the use of ERC-20 based datatokens.
Through Ocean Protocol, publishers can monetize their data while preserving privacy and control, whereas consumers can now access datasets that were previously unavailable or difficult to find. These datasets can be discovered on the Ocean Market, where they can be purchased and later consumed or sold.
On Ocean Protocol, each data service is represented by a unique datatoken, which is used to wrap a dataset or compute-to-data service — this essentially allows third-parties to perform operations on the data without it ever leaving the secure enclave of the publisher.
OCEAN is a utility token that is used for community governance and staking on data, in addition to buying and selling data as the basic unit of exchange on the Ocean Market. The price of these datatokens is set by an OCEAN-datatoken AMM pool, which adjusts the price of the datatoken as it is bought and sold based on supply and demand.
Ocean Protocol was co-founded in 2017 by an experienced group of consultants and entrepreneurs, who together have a wealth of experience in developing and growing high tech businesses.
The Ocean Protocol core team includes: Bruce Pon, an experienced international project manager and current CEO of BigchainDB; Trent McConaghy, an experienced engineer and AI expert; Cristina Pon, marketing director at both Ocean Protocol and BigchainDB; and Razvan Olteanu, who has more than 20 years of technical and management experience in senior roles.
The Ocean Protocol core team is currently composed of 15 individuals, and the platform is supported by a massive list of advisors — many of which are experts in AI, blockchain, big data and business, and have developed and managed their own successful companies.