What is Vana?


Vana is a layer one blockchain designed for private, user-owned data. It allows users to collectively own, govern, and earn from the AI models trained on their data. For more context on why we built Vana, see this blog post.

At its core, Vana is a data liquidity network. It makes data liquid by solving the double spend problem for data, ensuring that data is not used multiple times without the owner's consent. This is achieved through two mechanisms: proof-of-contribution and non-custodial data. Proof-of-contribution verifies the value of private data in a privacy-preserving manner, while non-custodial data ensures that the data is only used for approved operations.

Vana aligns incentives between data owners, developers, and data consumers. It creates a data-powered economy owned by its participants rather than centralized entities.

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Learn more about the core concepts of the Vana Network by exploring these sections:

To participate in the network, you can:

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