The marketplace for

Data is the new Oil. Datum is creating a global data exchange by turning data into tradeable commodities. Powered by Ethereum, BigchainDB and IPFS.

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What is Datum?

Datum is a decentralized and distributed high performance NOSQL database backed by a blockchain ledger. This technology allows anyone to backup structured data like social network data, data from wearables, smart home and other IOT devices in a secure, private and anonymous manner. Datum provides a marketplace where users can share or sell data on their own terms.

Decentralized Data Store

Secure, private and anonymous storage of structured data

Storage Nodes

Miners running Storage Nodes are paid for storing and providing low latency access to data


Users can choose to share their data selectively or even sell their data to trusted entities


The Ecosystem

The Datum network relies on the DAT token smart contract to provide secure trading of data while respecting the terms set out by data owners.

  • Data owners pay small amounts of DAT tokens to store data
  • Storage node miners earn DAT tokens for storing and transmitting data
  • Data can be purchased by spending DAT tokens, on the owners terms

The Datum App

End users do not need to interact with complicated wallets, instead Datum provides a simple to use mobile app.


All data is encrypted in the app before its sent to the network


Data is cleaned from personally identifying information and patterns


Fast backup and retrieval of data through locally close storage nodes



Simple interface abstracts Datum network complexity for everyday users


Ability to share data with non-profit entities such as researchers, NGO's and others


Users can choose to selectively sell anonymized data to trusted entities in return for DAT tokens


At Datum we have one focus - Creating a viable data marketplace to start returning value to token holders in the shortest time possible.

Concept Development

Founders start exploring large scale data storage for IOT devices in the medical and smart home sector and devise first prototypes of structuring unstructured data

September 2016

White Paper & Concept Validation

With the release of the white paper and the resulting community feedback we have fine tuned the concept and laid out the roadmap for the Datum Network

June 2017

Pre-Sale & Alpha Version

The Presale for the DAT Token starts, DAT allows users to participate in the new data economy. Datum will also release a demo of the Datum app before end of August.

11th August 2017

Datum Token Sale

The Datum Token Sale will run from 29th October till 29th November or until the hard cap is reached. Meanwhile development of the Datum test network continues.

29th October 2017 to 29th November 2017

Test Network Launch

The launch of the Datum test network marks the beta release and will allow basic functionalities to be explored by developers and the community.

December 2017

Release Candidate

The feature complete release candidate will be deployed to the test network and undergo intensive testing and bug fixing over the next three months.

March 2018

Datum Launch

The launch of the Datum Main Network marks the start of the new data economy. At this point the Datum Network will consist of the decentralized Storage Layer, the Datum App, Open API's to submit and consume data and a full fledged trading system.

June 2018


Our team has over 100 years experience building large scale data processing and management systems. We are based in Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong and combine the best of these worlds: Swiss Quality with Singaporean Efficiency and Hong Kong’s Dynamism.
Roger Haenni
CEO, Co-Founder
Tech Wizard & Serial Entrepreneur, 17 years experience in big data systems. Co-Founder of StockX, SwissInvest, and Kosi.
Gebhard Scherrer
Operations, Co-Founder
Product and Service Specialist, 20 years experience in operations and sales. Co-Founder of Gelid Thermal Solutions and Arctic Cooling.
VC Tran
Marketing, Co-Founder
Brand and Marketing Expert, 10 years marketing experience taking Gelid from launch to one of the leading CPU Cooler & Fan brands.
Theo Valich
Head of Growth
Entrepreneur & Analyst, 21 years experience in technology, from GPU to supercomputer design. Co-Founder of Space Image Network, Robotic Systems and VR World.
Florian Honegger
Smart Contract Expert
15 years experience as enterprise document and data management architect in automotive, defense and micromechanic sectors.
Vitaly Krinitsin
Community Manager
Dreams and bleeds technology, years of experience as community liaison and online marketeer building engaged audiences in Russia and abroad.
Matt Kimball
Programmer / Designer
25 years of experience writing data intensive apps and websites, from real-time 3D to maze-solving AI's.
Tevon Strand-Brown
Software Engineer
Stanford University ’19, B.S. Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence). Software Engineer with a strong interest in blockchain and financial technologies.
Luis Fernando Varela
Software Engineer
Stanford University ’19, B.S. Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence). Software Engineer with a strong interest in blockchain and financial technologies.
Christiana Kuo-chen Chien
Community Management
With over 15 years customer service experience in high-tech, finance, events management, hotel management, international conferences, and a stint in the educational field, Christiana enjoys fostering positive relations amongst people of diverse backgrounds.
Alex Yedomski
Programmer / Web-developer
7 years of experience writing web and mobile applications. Web-developer with a strong interest in front-end technologies.
Eugene Kyselov
Programmer / Front-end developer
5+ years of experience in design, development and maintenance of web server-side projects, modules and solutions. Passionate about blockchain and AR technologies.


Chris Miess
Previously CFO at TenX raising $80M in their Token Sale. Before finding his passion for blockchain Chris was with Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.
Daniel Saito
Co-Founder of RIMNET K.K., MySQL K.K., RedRobot K.K.
Managing Director for MySQL In Asia. Co-Founder of MariaDB (formerly known as SkySQL), Daniel is a seasoned Marketing and Sales Executive with decades of big data experience and crypto.
Michael Egorov
Proxy Re-Encryption expert and CTO/Co-Founder of NuCypher. In the past, Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn; PhD in Physics of ultracold atoms
The Datum Presale
Thank You! - The Presale is now closed.
DATG Presale Distribution
Total raised
1500 ETH
5,000 ETH
Current Bonus
Current Rate
1 ETH = 15,000 DATG*
(incl. 90% bonus)

Current Bonus ends in
Next Bonus
0.1 ETH
ETH Raised
350 ETH
* Up to 50% of DATG bonus tokens get distributed immediately, the rest of the extra bonus gets distributed as DAT tokens after the end of the presale on 11th September 2017 14:00 UTC
DATG can be exchanged to DAT on a 1:1 basis after the token sale

Token Sale Terms

11th August 2017 14:00 UTC
11th September 2017 14:00 UTC
Token Sale
29th October 2017 13:00 UTC
29th November 2017 13:00 UTC
Use of proceeds
60% Development
15% Marketing
15% Operations
5%   Legal
5%   Security
Token Distribution
51% Public Contributors
29% Reserve Fund
20% Team & Advisors
Role of Token
Enable trade of data between data owners and buyers
3'000'000'000 DAT
For Sale
1'530'000'000 DAT
Emission Rate
No new tokens will be created
10'000 DAT = 1 ETH
Accepted Currencies
Sale Period
29/10/2017 13:00 UTC to 29/11/2017 13:00 UTC
Token distribution date
4th December to 11th December 2017
Minimum goal
5'000 ETH
Maximum goal
153'000 ETH

We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.
Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media