Data NFTs: Welcome to the Future of Data Ownership

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5 min readJun 30


In the evolving decentralized society, where industries like finance have witnessed the transformative power of decentralization through innovations like Bitcoin, Itheum embarks on a mission to revolutionize the data industry in a similar vein. Data brokers and tech organizations have long capitalized on valuable data, leaving individuals and entities with limited control over their own information. However, with the rise of blockchain technology and the pioneering concept of Data NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), a new era is dawning.

Just as Bitcoin revolutionized finance by enabling peer-to-peer transactions and decentralizing control over money, Itheum aims to bring about a similar revolution in the data industry. Our vision is to empower individuals and entities, granting them the authority to determine the fate of their own data and reshape the data landscape.

Data NFTs play a pivotal role in this transformation. By leveraging the unique capabilities of blockchain technology, individuals and entities can tokenize their data as NFTs, verifying ownership on the blockchain and engaging in direct peer-to-peer data exchange. This groundbreaking approach challenges the traditional model of centralized data control and opens up a world of possibilities.

Through Itheum’s Data NFTs, data owners can unlock the true value of their data, create opportunities to earn rewards through royalties on the re-trade of their data, and ensure transparency, security, fair compensation and most importantly, true ownership. By revolutionizing the way data is owned and exchanged , we envision a future where data ownership is democratized and individuals and organizations are in control of their most valuable asset: their data.

What are Data NFTs?

Data NFTs are unique datasets wrapped into non-fungible tokens, enabling seamless validation and exchange. They provide a novel way to represent and trade data as a limited edition asset. Through an algorithm, data is converted into a visual representation, creating an abstract image that guarantees the uniqueness of the token. Tokenizing data into NFTs brings several benefits, including controlled exchange of personal data, the potential for passive revenue through royalties when NFTs are re-traded, and access to a wider market through primary and secondary NFT marketplaces.

Data as a New Asset Class: The Power of Data NFTs

Data NFTs enable the transformation of data into a new asset class on the blockchain, opening up a world of possibilities that were previously inaccessible. By minting data as NFTs, data owners can showcase their valuable datasets on specialized marketplaces, attracting consumers and creating opportunities to earn rewards from the re-trade of their data through royalties. This next generational technology unlocks the true power of data, revolutionizing the way we perceive and interact with data assets. With Data NFTs, data becomes a tradable and highly sought-after asset, offering immense potential for businesses, researchers, and individuals. The blockchain ensures transparency, security, and immutability, providing a solid foundation for the exchange and verification of data ownership. Embrace the power of Data NFTs and unlock the value of your datasets in this new era of data ownership.

The Evolution of NFTs:

Itheum’s Data NFTs represent the next evolution of NFTs — NFTs with utility, specifically tailored to data ownership. By becoming the true owner of their data, individuals can exercise full control over its exchange. The combination of Data NFTs with Itheum’s N.F.Me ID (Non-Fungible Me Identity) technology allows users to extract personal datasets linked to their N.F.Me ID, convert them into separate Data NFTs, and trade them on NFT marketplaces. This innovation empowers users to customize and add value to their personal information, opening up new possibilities in the data landscape.

Itheum’s Upcoming CanaryNet Launch

As we approach the highly anticipated launch of CanaryNet, Itheum’s revolutionary technology will soon be unleashed, offering a glimpse into the future of data ownership. CanaryNet represents a significant step towards realizing our vision of a decentralized data brokerage, where data creators, integrators, and consumers can engage with real-economic value and experience transparent guardrails that protect participants in the ecosystem. With CanaryNet, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of this transformative data landscape, where data ownership, monetization, and innovation converge in unprecedented ways. Stay tuned for the exciting launch of CanaryNet, and get ready to embark on a journey that will reshape the data ecosystem as we know it.

The Whitelisting Process is Live: A new era of data ownership

Having recently announced the opening of our Whitelisting process, we’re thrilled to provide an exclusive opportunity for data creators and organizations to transform their data into a brand-new asset class, empowering data ownership like never before. By participating in the Whitelisting Process, you gain early access to our innovative technology, along with personalized guidance and support from our experienced team. This marks a significant milestone in our mission to revolutionize the data landscape by shifting power from platforms into the hands of creators. The Whitelisting Process opens doors to a new era of data ownership, where individuals and organizations can unlock the true potential of their data through the power and transparency of blockchain technology.

Read more about the Whitelisting Process

About Itheum:

Itheum empowers data ownership in the Web3 and Metaverse ecosystems and creates new market value for your data. It enables this by providing “decentralized data brokerage” technology. It’s a suite of tools that facilitate high-value data to be bridged from web2 to web3 and then traded peer-to-peer. It allows for “viral adoption” via our creative “Data NFTs” (provide “inner value” to NFTs and enable royalties / limited supply), “NFMe ID” technology (a living Metaverse avatar representation of you — wrapped as an NFT and backed by personal data) and innovative Data Coalition DAOs (governance entities that bulk trade your data with your consent). It also aims to be fully privacy-preserving, regulation-friendly, and multi-chain, making it the most comprehensive core blockchain data and identity infrastructure available in the market with use cases in both the enterprise and consumer space.

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