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DIA Advance Governance Token to Create Decentralised Wikipedia for Financial Data

DIA, (Decentralised Information Asset) the open-source data and oracle platform for the DeFi (Decentralised Finance) ecosystem, has announced the first step to decentralise its governance by public distribution of its governance token. The highly anticipated event will give participants the opportunity to acquire DIA’s Governance Token (DIA).

Founded in 2018 as a Swiss Association, DIA’s vision is to make validated and auditable financial market data accessible and open-source to both traditional and decentralised financial markets. Rather than sourcing and providing data itself, the DIA platform sets crypto-economic incentives that drive the sourcing and validation of data by the community.

The exponential growth of DeFi calls for more resilient data solutions

Financial data is the critical foundation of any financial market. Both in traditional and digital asset markets the cost of bad data has become tragically apparent in the wake of scandals surrounding manipulation and a lack of transparency, causing severe loss of funds and calling for more trustworthy and transparent solutions.

In particular, the recent exponential growth of DeFi applications have sparked a new interest in the data architecture that supports this ecosystem. While a range of providers are already catering to the increasing demand for data, DIA’s approach fuels the hope that the ecosystem’s data providers will leverage the benefits of decentralised governance to provide the highest quality data and make it accessible to all market actors.

DIA’s co-founder and Association President Michael Weber explains, “With a DeFi industry already worth $5 billion and growing at a rapid pace, trusted data will become the most crucial building block for the DeFi economy. We believe that data needs to be community-driven, decentralised, and transparent. The DIA Association will be positioned to provide the best possible oracles by leveraging the decentralisation of DIA as an organisation and a community that is incentivised at each step the process.”

DIA’s Governance Token Distribution

Following its private sale which sold out in just 3 days, DIA will make its governance token accessible in a novel allocation mechanism dubbed “bonding curve distribution”. This will be the first public distribution of DIA’s governance token and aims to decentralise governance to the broader DeFi and blockchain ecosystem and raise funds for the continued development of the platform. The distribution is now publicly accessible via DIA’s website and the full process is explained in greater detail on DIA’s official Medium blog.

DIA’s team brings extensive experience in blockchain and finance

DIA is run by a team of experienced web3 founders and financial market experts and is backed by notable venture capital funds, including Outlier Ventures (OV), Continue Capital, and TRG Capital as well as angel investors from the traditional financial space. As one of the star performers to emerge from OV’s ‘Base Camp Accelerator, DIA has received praise as one of the most promising upcoming DeFi projects, dedicated to the democratisation of data and company transparency.

Following the upcoming distribution, DIA is planning several other mechanisms to allocate its governance tokens to key DeFi market actors and innovators as part of the ‘DIA Ecosystem Token Pool’ and ‘DIA Labs’. DIA’s goal is to reach a full DAO implementation by 2025. More details will be announced soon.

Jamie Burke, Founder of Outlier Ventures, explains, “DIA’s unique proposition is to democratise the provision, access, and usage of financial information by leveraging the wisdom and power of the crowd. Their mission is to make financial data standardised, open-source and accessible to everyone and under the same terms. We believe that decentralised finance will be a multi-billion dollar industry and that DIA are leading the innovation that will secure a solid and fair foundation for this industry.”


  • Gina is a fintech journalist (BA, MA) who works across broadcast and print. She has written for most national newspapers and started her career in BBC local radio.

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