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How much of your life is stored digitally? Your photos, your files, your most intimate conversations. 

It's all on a
 hard drive somewhere and it's probably easy to access by you but also by the cloud storage companies you trust.

Those companies
 have a track record of handing over your data to governments. Their first priority is to make profit for their shareholders, not your privacy. 

Then there is
 cyber crime. It is become a bigger business than the trade of illicit drugs due to the enormous amount of data stored on cloud servers, they are a target that's hard for hackers to exist.

It's time to take
 security and privacy back into our own hands.

Maidsafe
 uses decentralization and encryption to ensure that only you can access your files. The Safe network is completely distributed. There is no central point of control or weakness. The software connects unused computing capacity to form a global network that can handle all data and communications.

It's not just about
 storage, it allows you to safely run any app that exists today while paying you for your contribution.

Here is how it works.
 You create an account without the need to identify yourself and decide how much space you want to dedicate to the network. 

As the space is used,
 Safe coins are given as a reward. Safe coin has a market value and can be freely traded just like bitcoin.

Before you
 upload a file, it is encrypted on your computer. It is then fragmented into small pieces and spread at random throughout the network. Data is stored with redundancy and files are autonomously moved by the network as connected computers are turned on and off.

Only you have the credentials to make it
 available again.

Your
 data and your thoughts belong only to you. You decide what to do with them, no one else. 

MaidSafe -
 privacy, security and freedom for everyone. 
Affordable, private, secure cloud storage
Imagine if the cloud wasn't up here, but down here with us. 

That's Storj.
 

Storj
 is a cloud shared by the community. It's potentially the largest, cheapest and most secure cloud available. What you share is what you get.

You can even be paid by renting your
 extra space. But how is it more secure?

Each file is
 shredded, encrypted and spread across the network until you are ready to use it again. And you can be sure the files are safe because the keys are in your pocket, not a company.

Only
 you have access to your stuff.

Because the network
 is shared, you don't have to worry about slow download speeds coming from one place. We are all helping to make the system blazing fast.

If you have
 some extra space laying around, you'll get paid by users who need more than they can share. It's like renting out your empty hard drives.

A cloud with security, no downtime and
 speed at a fraction of the cost. [silence] 
Sia is a decentralized storage platform secured...
We all have lots of valuable files that we want to store in the cloud for safe keeping, family photos, music, work documents or developer's application data.

Today in cloud storage,
 a single company controls your data and in recent years the trend has increasingly been for companies to abuse the privacy rights of users in pursuit of higher profits.

That's why we
 created Sia, a collaborative cloud for data storage.

Sia is a peer to peer network formed of
 many hosts located around the world, removing the centralized server reduces storage costs and it improves access speed and reliability. 

Your encrypted files are spread across multiple
 nodes, no single host holds any significant piece. 

It's a decentralized distributed storage
 network that's tracked by smart contracts. 

Data is encrypted using keys which only the uploader
 holds.

Sia blows traditional storage
 out of the cloud, putting you back in control.

Discover the new standard
 in data storage at www.sia.tech 
Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for sharing data an
We produce more data now than ever before. It's all around us growing exponentially from people, companies and devices.

Data can be used
 to power innovation and lead to breakthroughs that save lives, reduce costs and improve the quality of our environment. 

But right now data is locked
 up. It's a valuable resource that isn't being used.

Every person generates a stream of
 data. The problem is we don't own it. People give up their data for free and companies sell it.

We only realize this when we get spam mail
 or our data is hacked and our identity is stolen. This affects everyone.

Every
 year over 1 million lives are lost in car accidents and countless others are injured mostly because of human error.

Autonomous self driving
 cars point to a future where more people can get home safely to their families. If car companies could pool their self driving car data, we could rapidly improve the AI algorithms and have safe, autonomous cars on the road sooner.

Here the data is
 available but it isn't being shared. 

Our
 journey to solve these data sharing problems started with a simple idea. What if we could give everyone full control over their intellectual property? This was Acribe.io, a service to help creators claim attribution. But we faced scaling problems and that led us to [inaudible]. A Big Data database with blockchain characteristics which gives people the power to control and manage their data.

I spent nearly 20 years
 doing AI research. AI could drive Moore's law, AI for creative design and more.

Four years ago I shifted my focus to blockchain
 technology. With Big Chain DB and IPDB, the Interplanetary database. 

A year ago I started asking how
 might AI and blockchain intersect? The number of answers surprised me.

All roads led to one place, a decentralized
 data exchange protocol to connect the data halves with the AI halves. 

[inaudible] is a data marketplace,
 enabling data sharing for the last 4 years. My experience with data marketplaces was that compliance and privacy issues emerged as soon as companies, governments and citizens understand the power of their data and the risks associated with it.

The solution for
 me was in decentralizing data to provide a framework of trust enabling control, privacy, security, compliance and transparency.

That's
 exactly what prompted me to reach out to Big Chain DB in Berlin. 

It's
 the convergence of these two streams that led us to start Ocean. 

Providing peace of mind, control and
 security to data providers while allowing researchers to find and use the data they need and creating a thriving ecosystem of developers to build new marketplaces and provide innovative services.

Ocean is a decentralized data exchange protocol.
 We took pieces from Ascribe to treat data like intellectual property that can be licensed and sold.

We took the privacy mechanisms
 from Bigchain DB to give users full control over their data. We took the models of governance and managing a network from IPDB.

And we took from DEX the
 marketplace framework.

The network and protocol
 will be powered with a native token just like bitcoin, ethereum and filecoin.

The
 ocean token is used as the means of exchange within the network. Providers earn ocean when their data is sold. Consumers use ocean to buy data. Curators own ocean from maintaining valuable public data.

Developers use ocean
 for building the marketplaces that build communities together. And keepers earn ocean for providing network services.

We want 1000 marketplace to blossom.
 How? A [inaudible] to power the data marketplaces. And along side that a global data commons. 

Ocean is that [inaudible] .
 

We believe that everyone should be able to thrive in the
 data economy by unlocking the trillions in latent value and bringing to bare the power of data with AI, we can initiate change that benefits all human kind.

That's why we are building
 the Ocean Protocol. [music] [music] [music] [music]