Decentralized Information Asset (DIA) Price



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About Decentralized Information Asset (DIA)

DIA is a cross-chain, open-source data and oracle solution for Web3. The platform’s utility token, DIA, confers voting rights and is a means of paying data providers for procuring information.

According to project documentation, DIA provides an all-inclusive, open-source ecosystem for financial and blockchain-related data.

The platform leverages a decentralized network of data providers who actively work to procure information and share it with the network for a tokenized reward.

Individual data requests are put forth by so-called data seekers in need of reliable and transparent information. Each request is equipped with its own payment bounty that works to economically incentivize data providers to share honest material with the network.

DIA enables any publicly accessible data stream to be sourced and shared with the broader network. As noted by documentation, DIA simultaneously procures data “from a broad array of on-chain and off-chain sources at individual trade level, covering feeds for asset prices, metaverse data, lending rates and more.”

Once obtained by data providers, who use code-based scraping tools to scour CEX, DEXs, traditional markets, and NFT planforms alike, these various information streams are submitted to the platform, at which time independent community members can challenge the data’s accuracy. If deemed honest by DIA’s decentralized network, the data is uploaded and stored off chain via the platform’s database while a corresponding hash is sent to the Ethereum ledger.

DIA’s robust architecture allows information stored within its database to be accessed via multiple channels including on-chain oracles and off-chain APIs. In terms of on-chain data delivery, the platform’s cross-chain compatibility allows oracle-based smart contracts to be deployed across a range of independent networks including Ethereum, Polkadot, Avalanche and Solana, among others. Likewise, off-chain APIs can be accessed by a range of information seekers namely independent data provers, fund managers and market research firms, the project’s core development team explained.

As of August 2022, DIA’s comprehensive data library stores pricing information regarding more than 2,000 digital assets and 18,000 NFT collections.

When was DIA created and how much was it worth?

DIA was created in 2018 by Michael Weber, Paul Claudius and Samuel Brack.

A veteran of the crypto space, Weber, who is CEO, gained recognition in 2014 as the founder of Goodcoin, a blockchain-powered loyalty solution. Claudius has prior experience with BNP Paribas and AXA Private Equity. Cyber security expert Brack currently serves as DIA’s technical head.

The platform’s utility token, DIA, was first released to the public via an August 2020 sale that netted the project roughly $15 million. DIA was initially offered at a per-token price of $0.67.

Data from Coingecko indicates that DIA caught fire in the days following its public launch, increasing nearly 400% within a week of distribution. This momentum continued into the latter half of August before a sudden price correction saw the token shed more than two-thirds’  of its value. DIA subsequently rallied in early 2021, hitting an all-time high of $5.73.

DIA has since lost momentum in a broader market correction and as of August 2022 was roughly $0.50.

How is the price of DIA determined? 

A deflationary asset, DIA has a maximum supply of 200 million tokens; currently, some 82.3 million of that supply are currently in circulation. According to DIA’s transparency report, some 75.5 million tokens currently reside in the platform’s reserves, while another 20 million were disseminated though various token sales. Some 24 million DIA were allocated to the project’s core development team, and another 19.5 million earmarked for DIA’s various investors/advisors.

Why does DIA have value?

In financial markets, access to data is controlled by a few centralized vendors operating in silos, resulting in data that is opaque and expensive, contributing to unequal market conditions, and “adversely affecting smaller market actors,” the project’s core development team explained. “DIA is like a decentralized Wikipedia for financial information,” they insist. “It democratizes access to financial data.”

Is DIA secure?

DIA’s data collection, storage, and publication services are run via a Kubernetes cluster hosted on IBM cloud; a cloud computing network noted for its robust security measures. The platform’s eponymous native token, DIA, is ERC-20 compatible and features integration with a number of leading Ethereum wallets and exchange-based storage solutions.

What are the main benefits of DIA?

  • DIA’s open-source infrastructure incentivizes a decentralized network of data providers to crowd source information on behalf of application developers, fund managers, independent traders and research institutes, among others. 
  • DIA’s comprehensive data library contains pricing information regarding more than 2,000 digital assets and 18,000 NFT collections.
  • DIA’s flexible architecture allows data to be delivered via various channels including on-chain oracles and off-chain APIs.

What do critics say about DIA?

That it faces stiff competition from established players like Chainlink and The Graph who outpace DIA in terms of their global footprint.

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