The use of smart technologies is a rapidly emerging trend in modern civilizations. Hyper-connectivity between human activity and the physical world around them has brought about the development of smart-cities and smart-islands.
Disruptive technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) are key technologies that will be part of any smart-civilization in the near future. The definition of a smart-city / smart-island can vary, but generally, it refers to a broad mission to optimize the functions of a city or island.
Public transport, hospitals and traffic control are to be transformed by the emergence of smart-society initiative, making the IoT even that more vital when paired with blockchain technology.
The IoT sensor data market is growing very rapidly. According to some experts, it is predicted that the market value of sensor data will be worth 1.2 Trillion USD by 2019. Due to the traditional conventions of centralization in the IoT industry, approximately 10% of $120 Billion USD of that data is unavailable.
IoT sensor data has the potential to truly unlock social and economic developments in any society. Moreover, this will soon become one of the major technologies powering smart-civilizations.
A blockchain startup DataBroker DAO represents itself as one of the leaders in the field of IoT. The company offers a platform that allows users to buy and sell sensor data at their discretion in harmony with blockchain technology.
DataBroker DAO has recently took part in the Smart Island World Congress, the two-day event which has brought experts from across many industries and nations together to discuss and explore the challenges facing islands. Islands such as Aruba and Barbados were rather keen to discover how DataBroker DAO can tackle specific challenges, which are typical for islands to face, such as waste management and lack of sensor data.
DataBroker DAO Blockchain Solution Architect Tom De Block believes that the islands are the perfect playing ground for a solution. Unlike cities, where some of the competencies are regional or even national, an island stands alone. This makes it easier to get things done, and is one of the reasons the company will work together with all interested islands to deploy white labeled front ends of the DataBroker DAO marketplace.
DataBroker DAO assures the highest quality of data on its platform by requiring users to stake the native token DTX against any data they wish to sell on the platform; the “token curated registry” requires data-sellers to put their money where their mouth is.
Additionally, as part of the Alpha V2.0 upgrade, also known as the “discovery release,” DataBroker DAO allocated a new range of sensors in Belgium that interface between users searches queries and the token curated registry. Furthermore, they created a new decentralized application (DApp) that backs this upgrade by discovering new and exciting data sets.
The DTX token sale is about to complete. The event has begun on April 26th, 2018. The crowd sale will end May 26th, 2018, 4 pm CET. During the sale, the rate of exchange is 1 ETH per 4000 DTX. On May 30th, 2018, DTX will be publicly tradeable on the CoinFalcon exchange.