What is property? Property is a titled asset. The other day one of our engineers asked “Can I think of a property as a ballon?” Smiling, I asked what she meant. She drew me that picture. If I want to give you my ballon, she said, I would hand you the string, not the ballon itself. The […]
What consent should look like when you share your data. Bitmark handles consent differently than most apps: we take greater measures to empower the user to have full control over their personal data. We’re getting ready to launch a beta of our Data Donation App that will make it easy for individuals to donate their […]
On the internet, nobody knows you’re a renter. The important differences between copyright, licensing agreements, and property titles. Bitmark allows property titles to be assigned to digital content and data. The ownership and history of these titles, which we call “bitmarks” are recorded in the blockchain. We aim to extend traditional property rights into the digital […]
When I talk to people about Bitmark there is confusion about digital property. I think most of this confusion boils down to what exactly is in a property title (or in the digital realm, a “bitmark”), and what is in the asset itself.
People far too often still believe they own their personal data and digital assets when they do not. In the current state of big data, big companies make money by tapping into the enormous amount of “free” information created by individual internet users, bundle it together and sell it to the highest bidder. And when this content and data is stolen there is seldom any liability assigned or fines paid.
Environmentalists advocate for the health of the natural environment through changes in public policy, for example groundwater management, and changes in individual behaviors such as recycling or donating land to public trusts, or introducing concepts like property rights to promote sustainability and stewardship of resources.
Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part Three. Bitmark, the property system for the digital environment. In Part One of the series we took a look at the history of property while Part Two made the connection on how the prerequisite for privacy is property rights. This final post introduces a solution for defining digital […]
Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part Two. Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part Two. The First Principles of Digital Property In Part One of the series we took a look at the history of property. In this post we begin with a fundamental question, What is property? What is Property? At its simplest level, a […]
Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part One. A Brief History of Property The evolution of property. While physical goods are protected by a long history of private property rights, digital assets are, to date, essentially unownable. In this three-part series of blog posts we examine and propose solutions to the current problems of digital ownership […]