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Python library to privately & securely publish, exchange, and consume data.

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With, you can:

  • Publish data services: downloadable files or compute-to-data. Ocean creates a new ERC20 datatoken for each dataset / data service.
  • Mint datatokens for the service
  • Sell datatokens via an OCEAN-datatoken Balancer pool (for auto price discovery), or for a fixed price
  • Stake OCEAN on datatoken pools
  • Consume datatokens, to access the service
  • Transfer datatokens to another owner, and all other ERC20 actions using etc. is part of the Ocean Protocol toolset.

This is in beta state and you can expect running into problems. If you run into them, please open up a new issue.

🏗 Installation

pip install ocean-lib

🏄 Quickstart

Simple Flow

This stripped-down flow shows the essence of Ocean: simply creating a datatoken.

Go to simple flow

Marketplace flow

This batteries-included flow includes metadata and datatoken pool.

Go to marketplace flow

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🦑 Development

Go to developers flow if you want to further develop

🏛 License

Copyright ((C)) 2021 Ocean Protocol Foundation

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