Hey, do you like crypto? Me too! How’d you like to earn yourself some ERC20 tokens by raising awareness of the need for privacy within the big-data industry?
If you’re satisfied with the sieves over at FAMGA — Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Apple — leaking our data, stealing our data, greatly profiting from our stolen data, click away now. This article’s not for you.
However, if you feel there’s a better way — a cooperative and civilized way — to handle private data, keep reading. Because, like me, you know how blockchain tech delivers a level of transparency that nothing else can.
Now, in case you missed it, this article covers the Datafund project’s overarching theme of returning data to whom it belongs.
The article you’re reading now is about how you can get a jump-start on the entire data reclamation movement.
Let’s dive into how you can join Datafund in the battle against data piracy. We’ll also discuss how you can get crypto along the path to taking back what’s rightfully yours.
Now, to be fair, these tokens aren’t entirely free. Monetarily, yes. Time-wise, no. Like most good things in life, you’ll have to work to get them.
In this case, it’s an easy process. Some tasks are quick while others are more involved. And, as with any legitimate bounty program, extra effort equates to higher rewards.
1) Getting Your Digital Wallet Ready
The personal data economy runs on tokens. As Datafund forces mega-corps to realize their thieving ways are no longer acceptable, crypto will thrive within the big data industry.
Why? Because, globally, cryptocurrencies are so much easier to swap and securely stash than fiat. The concept’s especially true when using tokenized assets — aka our personal data — to conduct business.
As the name implies, Datafund allows users to create a basket of their personal data. And assigning a monetary value to that data shouldn’t involve paper and ink.
Owning a ‘Datafund’ of your private info, in digital form, allows you to sell it — anonymously, in certain instances — to ethical companies within a transparent marketplace.
Now, in case you haven’t yet guessed, the Datafund project pays participants of its PAC — Privacy Awareness Campaign — in the network’s native DEX token.
And, since the project is still pre-TGE (Token Generation Event), DEX tokens are currently held within your online PAC account.
Here’s how to make a DEX wallet:
Get a PAC Account
Clicking the link at the end of this sentence takes you to the Datafund project’s PAC page.
The system’s email instructions walk you through the entire process. It’s super-simple to get your wallet up and ready to accept tokens.
Create a Basic Profile
Although this campaign is all about privacy, it behooves you to hand over at least 2 pieces of generic information: Email contact info, plus an ETH wallet address.
When the Datafund ecosystem goes live, we’ll see a host of ethical merchants who’d love nothing more than to buy our permission-based data.
Data brokers may — with our consent, of course — buy the right to send us marketing emails. Plus, the Datafund team needs a way to keep you abreast of project updates.
DEX tokens earned during the PAC needn’t dawdle in the project’s hot wallet. Once the token sale concludes, the project intends to transmit all DEX tokens to ETH addresses on file.
2) Choosing Your Level of Participation
In case the big, blue ‘Start earning DEX!’ button proves elusive, scroll down to the bottom of the page and look to the left. Here are your tiered portals to claim tokens.
Level 1: Getting Your Feet Wet
Several hundred tokens can be yours a few minutes from right now, with literally a few clicks.
Activate any task by clicking on its title.
Now’s your chance to try it out. Join the team’s Telegram group, then follow the project on Twitter. Go ahead… I’ll wait.
Back already? Wasn’t that easy? Congrats, you now own some DEX tokens!
The PAC system flows through each task by sending your browser to token-earning pages.
Upon alighting back in your PAC dashboard, you’ll see DEX tokens appear in your account balance auto-magically.
Getting a little more public with your enthusiasm puts even more tokens in your wallet.
Choose your favorite pre-written blog or ad, then tweet both out to your followers and score yourself more DEX.
Level 2: Getting Serious
The next tier’s activities require a big bump in time commitment.
Writing an article, making a video, performing translations, or adding Datafund signatures and avatars to your Bitcointalk profile puts thousands — if not 100s of thousands — of extra DEX in your wallet.
Each task at this level requires some form of interaction with the Datafund team. Your efforts must receive pre-approval and undergo quality checks before you claim bounty tokens.
To find explicit instructions, just click on the title of any level-2 task you’d like to complete.
Level 3: Going All-in
Looking to take your enthusiasm for the ethical exchange of private data out into the real world?
Representing Datafund at events and meetups offers a platform for expressing your thoughts and ideas to a broad community.
Again, as in the previous tier, you’ll want to contact the team to indicate your interest. The project would love to see a short presentation explaining why you think you’d be a good fit for level-3 status.
Data hacks, much like crypto-exchange hacks, reveal chinks in our armor. For too long, we’ve mindlessly trusted mega-corps to be good stewards of our private information.
Now that we know their true intentions, it’s up to us to take proactive steps in the direction of self-ownership.
Datafund’s mere existence is highly ironic. The world shouldn’t need a blockchain startup to figuratively shout and slap us in our faces to break our sheepish spell.
We shouldn’t need to ‘take back’ our data because the last time I checked, 99% of the world’s citizens know it’s wrong to take what doesn’t belong to you. But, sadly, that’s our current reality.
The concept of a data-driven society is becoming more and more prevalent. And, our personal data is becoming more and more valuable.
Datafund aims to allow us, as individuals, to become managers of personal data sets.
The data industry can thrive within an environment of transparency. All participants can freely exchange information so that all parties benefit. That idea is what the PAC attempts to convey.
By joining the PAC, you’re taking a stand for yourself as well as your data. After all, your data is yours, not theirs. Why hand it over willingly?
And, as you begin your journey to free yourself from constant pillaging by massively-funded data pirates, you may as well stash some crypto. You in?
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Disclaimer: This is not investment or financial advice. I’m not a financial expert by any stretch of the imagination. Most information within this article is speculative and merely personal opinion. Always conduct your own research before contributing to any startup projects.
Always remember that what you do with your funds is your decision to make. And if that decision proves too difficult for you alone, seek guidance from a financial professional.
I may or may not receive a small allocation of tokens for creating this content. That said, I do my best to remain unbiased and fair. I try to avoid all FOMO and FUD and don’t wish to evoke those emotions in my fellow crypto-heads.