Dirt Protocol

Dirt Protocol

Dirt Protocol

Founded in 2017

DIRT is a blockchain verification tool that allows communities to moderate data, such that anyone is able to add data to the platform and any user can then challenge that data. Users earn tokens by identifying and correcting errors. Thus, there is an economic incentive for data to always be improving and for inaccurate data to be removed from the platform.

Dirt Protocol is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.

Tool type
In development
Intended users
General public
Tool focus
This tool is process-focused. It evaluates how information is produced and disseminated.
Method or technology
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Founder/primary contact
Yin Wu

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

The tool aims to fight disinformation by establishing a platform that can be used to verify information including text and data.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Caffeinated Capital, David King, Digital Currency Group, DDC Fund, Danhua Capital, Elad Gil, Fred Ehrsam, General Catalyst, Greylock Partners, Hustle Fund, INBlockchain, Jerry Cain, Katie Jacobs Stanton, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Linda Xie, Liquid2 Ventures, Nafis Jamal, Othman Laraki, Pantera Capital, SV Angel, Village Global, Vy Capital, ZhenFund,

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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