Introducing Swash's All-Star Backers
Swash is part of a movement of projects and thinkers in a shared quest to create a better, more dignified data economy. Keep reading to find out about each partner and how they collaborate with Swash as we march towards a new age of data.
Outlier Ventures is an early-stage accelerator that works to jumpstart the rise and adoption of decentralised technologies and the innovators driving it forward. Their portfolio boasts big names, including Brave, Chainlink, DIA, Ocean Protocol, and Fetch.ai.
Swash joined the Outlier Ventures portfolio as part of the Base Camp program in summer 2020. As part of the accelerator, Swash joined a panel on The Role of Data Unions at Diffusion Digital with other experts in the data space, shedding light on the impact of Web 3.0 solutions for the open data economy.
Outlier Ventures continue to support Swash through networking, partnerships, and promotions.
Streamr is a decentralised platform for real-time data. Streamr’s technology enables the creation of Data Unions - organised structures that optimise individual agency as a collective force by rewarding union members for the value of their data.
Inspired by their vision to make easy data monetisation possible, the Swash team built the first living Data Union back in 2019 as a technical experiment. It has since grown into one of the largest dapps with over 60,000 installs at the time of writing, making it the first and largest Data Union in existence.
As Swash evolves, it will continue to utilise the Streamr network as the integration layer and the Streamr marketplace will be where Swash stream data is sold. The team is also pleased to have Streamr Founder, Henri Pihkala, on the advisory board.
Chainlink is a decentralised oracle network that connects smart contracts to real-world data existing outside their native blockchains. As one of the leaders in the space known for handling billions worth of on-chain value, they have partnered with the likes of Google Cloud, Binance, and Ethereum.
Swash integrated with Chainlink to make proportional revenue distribution and easy withdrawals for its members a reality.
Ocean Protocol is an open-source protocol that allows businesses and individuals to exchange and monetise data and data-based services. It empowers people to publish and consume data while retaining their privacy and transparency.
Swash joined Ocean as a Day 1 Data Launch Partner of the Ocean Market where the Swash dataset attracted over €300,000 worth of staked value at its peak. Ocean Market enables users to add liquidity to pools, and to buy, sell, or publish data. Also, as part of the Ocean Shipyard program, Swash received a funding grant plus marketing and product development support from the Ocean team.
Moving forward, the Ocean x Swash collaboration will be enhanced by the integration of Compute-to-Data with sCompute and the addition of Bruce Pon, Ocean Protocol Founder, as an advisor to the team.
Boson Protocol is aiming to enable a decentralised commerce ecosystem by funding and accelerating the development of a stack of specialist applications to disrupt, unbundle and democratise commerce.
Swash partnered with Boson Protocol’s NiftyKey solution to offer the community the chance to participate in the NFT economy by converting their data earnings into ‘NFT commitment tokens.’ These commitment tokens can later be transferred in and out of non-custodial wallets or converted to physical products and services, amplifying the value opportunities for Swash members.
The Data Privacy Protocol Alliance is working with data providers and aggregators to shape new policies and common frameworks around the information economy. The rise in the importance of data is undeniable, but there is a skewed power dynamic between those who control it and those who create it.
Beyond remuneration, the future of data passes through an allied effort to offset imbalances in structures, clarify regulations, and offer easy and customisable solutions for individuals to regain ownership.
Swash is a founding member of the DDPA, joining a variety of data providers and enthusiasts. The DPPA brings together big names in the data privacy space, including Swash advisor Gilbert Hill, Brittney Kaiser’s Own Your Data Foundation, Big Token, Tapmydata, Casper, and many more.
Tapmydata is a mobile app designed for individuals to recover control over their data. You can use it to find out who has your data, make requests to review it, correct details, share it with those you trust, and get rewards.
At its core, Tapmydata operates with a similar mission to Swash, empowering individuals to regain access to their data while incentivising new models with crypto as the vehicle.
The synergy between Swash’s data monetisation solution and Tapmydata’s mobile-first approach allows for an end-to-end data solution for individuals. Sharing a vision to increase awareness around data sovereignty, improve and streamline solutions, and develop better-aggregated customer insights.
Amasa combines, stabilises and amplifies micro income streams of cryptocurrencies, bringing all passive income sources into one place. Their solution aims to amplify the value of micro income streams by automatically converting rewards to stablecoins, eliminating the volatility issue out of the picture for earners.
Partnering with Amasa was a no-brainer for Swash as both projects are working towards a common vision to pursue a Web 3.0 world that is decentralised, more equitable, and more valuable for participants through new value chains.
1World Online is a blockchain-powered network working with brands and publishers to engage consumers with relevant content. 1World provide consumer intelligence insights to the world of web publishing bringing higher engagement, timely content for better targeting, and opportunities for businesses to understand their customers.
Swash has partnered with 1World Online to gather transparent data insights to brands and advertisers and reach a state where individuals and businesses can equally benefit from the new data economy.
The World Ethical Data Foundation unites key thinkers to debate the future of data and how to overcome pressing challenges over governance, distribution, and compensation.
Swash participated at WEDF in 2021, discussing human-centric models for accessing, distributing, and managing personal data, while looking at the role of crypto and blockchain technology as the agent for increased decentralisation and redistribution.
Crunch Digital Media is a digital marketing agency with a focus on new thinking and emerging technologies.
Swash welcomed Crunch’s former Head of Data Solutions and now Data & Analytics Director at Videmus Data, Lety Kemp, as an advisor to Swash to support with market positioning, networking, and advising from the perspective of the AdTech industry.
Defiants provide a community management service for Web 3 startups, offering comprehensive support for rapidly-growing crypto communities. Bringing their expertise to the projects they support, Defiants focus their efforts on cultivating healthy, sustainable, and value-driven audiences.
Swash partnered with Defiants to support the rapid community growth in the Swash Telegram channel.
Stay tuned for more on the Swash partnership pipeline, product spotlights, and the latest news from the team.
Swash is an ecosystem of tools and services that enable people, businesses, and developers to unlock the latent value of data by pooling, securely sharing, and monetising its value.
People share their data to earn while retaining their privacy. Businesses access high-quality, zero-party data in a sustainable and compliant way. Developers set up and build systems within a collaborative development framework with ease.
Swash is reimagining data ownership by enabling all actors of the data economy to earn, access, build and collaborate in a liquid digital ecosystem for data.