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AutomataDAO: A Blockchain-Based Data Marketplace for Interactive Robot and IoT Data Exchanges Using Ethermint and State Channels

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We present AutomataDAO, a decentralized data marketplace for robot and IoT cyberphysical systems. Unlike present literature on blockchain-based data marketplaces, AutomataDAO is implemented as a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) through a set of governance smart contracts that account for both human and synthetic agents that may take part in the DAO. Concerns over transactional costs and throughput are resolved using state channel technology, and a preliminary decentralized ID (DID) solution is leveraged to establish a reputation system that is considered within the cryptoeconomics of the system; the latter is also accounted for in the market’s data pricing model.

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The authors thank Antoine De Vuyst and Brandon West for their contributions during the development of the initial implementation of AutomataDAO. As well as thank Cosmos Network for their award at the 2020 ETH Denver conference.

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Cardenas, I.S., May, J.B., Kim, JH. (2021). AutomataDAO: A Blockchain-Based Data Marketplace for Interactive Robot and IoT Data Exchanges Using Ethermint and State Channels. In: Lee, SW., Singh, I., Mohammadian, M. (eds) Blockchain Technology for IoT Applications. Blockchain Technologies. Springer, Singapore.

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