What is Vana?


Vana turns data into currency to push the frontiers of decentralized AI. It 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 can be used like a financial asset in flexible, modular ways. This is achieved through two mechanisms:

  1. Proof-of-contribution, which verifies the value of private data in a privacy-preserving manner

  2. Non-custodial data, which ensures that the data is only used for approved operations

These mechanisms create a trustless environment where data can be securely tokenized, traded, and utilized for AI training without compromising user privacy or control. This paradigm shift not only democratizes AI development but also introduces a new economic model where data contributors become active stakeholders in the AI value chain.

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

How to establish ownership of the AI models created using our data

Empower users to own their data and the value it creates by decantralized technology

Build a User-Owned Data Treasury and a User-Owned Foundation Model

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

Understand the core building blocks of the Vana ecosystem

Explore the different participants and their role in the Vana network

Understand how data is transformed and validated and incitives will work

To participate in the network, you can:

Build your own DLP based on provided templates and deploy to the Vana Network

Start the validation of data for specific DLPs on your own hardware

Submit your data to a DLP and observe your contribution onchain

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