Kickstart the new data economy

Data is the new oil in the 21st century and big cooperations have already realised that to their advantage. In this project we are giving the power and profit of data back to the people that create it. By using a reward system based on datatokens the contributors become immediate shareholders in data unions.

Our first Data Vault is for images. It is available on the Ocean Protocol marketplace. The contributors upload them, annotate them and then these contributions are verified. They are rewarded with datatokens so they become shareholders in the dataset. This combination of mechanics creates an intrinsic motivation to contribute positively. Our alpha is now available as web application.

We want to give everyone the ability to use their data for a better future and their own profit.


You can contribute in different ways. By taking pictures, annotate or verify you will get crypto rewards. Our alpha is available where you can get a first impression of our system and our vision as well as our community.


login with your metamask wallet. This is your ID, we don’t care who you are but that you contribute


Upload images via our website – of course don’t upload any problematic data and we use mechanisms to stop fraud


Annotate images via our website – there will be examples and tutorials


Repeat the process


Claim your rewards 


Verify images via our website – not your own and verification will be provided from multiple parties before acceptance
The computer vision industry is estimated at

USD 10.6 Billion for the year 2019.

Datatoken Usage

We will mint more tokens to reward contributors but all of these events as well as the sale of pool equity and the spendings will be documented on our website. We want to be as transparent as possible as we want to strengthen the trust of the community into the project. In the long term we want to migrate to a DAO in the style of the OceanDAO to facilitate longest term growth.

There will be Data Bounties that are looking for specific data and will give extra rewards that are sponsored by the bounty creators.


with an Ethereum Wallet


No crypto knowledge needed
and no upfront cost


There's no border, you can be rewarded everywhere in the world


Today large corporations dominate the AI algorithm market. We want to change that by giving everyone the option to participate and become a part of this evergrowing market. The aim is to create the most diverse and comprehensive datasets to create the most acurate and versatile algorithms. We believe a global community of participants will be able to outpace companies without a problem. At the moment we are the product in their data generation machineries but now it is time to take action and use our data for our own profit.

Universal Data Income

Datatokens can be handed to future generations and generate royalties via staking

Empower people

Give people instead of large corporations access to profit from data and AI

Solution in practice

This dataset represents a collection of images and verified annotations. The data is uploaded, annotated and verified by the dataset shareholders in exchange for datatoken rewards. Participants invest their time to gain shares in the dataset and improve its quality. The goal of this dataset is to be used for AI training.

DataUnion.app will run Data Bounties that are looking for specific data and give extra rewards. The reward distributions will be in intervals and not directly for now but these distributions will be announced on our webpage.

The long term goal of this dataset is to contain millions of crowdsource verified and annotated images. DataUnion.app will also facilitate the training of algorithms. DataUnion.app algorithms will be available via the Ocean Marketplace and we will do an airdrop of 10-20% of the datatokens to the holders of the corresponding vault. We are aiming to create the option of Universal Data Income. Especially for countries with low average salaries compared to e.g. Europe.

As an example we are working on a litter detection algorithm with Project.BB right now and collecting data for that use case. When the algorithm will be published the contributors of these images will get datatokens in the initial pool of the algorithm.

Our Team

Robin Lehmann

Sarah Kay

Akshay Patel

Okpo Ekpenyong

Dr. Mark Siebert


If you are interested in the project and would like to participate in building it, please contact us via our social media channels.

At the moment we are building a new team. If you have concrete ideas how you could contribute that would be a great conversation starter.

We are working in an agile, story based way where the completion of stories is rewarded.

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