So it’s finally the time you have all been waiting for. We are extremely proud to release Version 2 of the Tapmydata app, alongside and connected to our Glitch NFT.
We believe we’re taking the next steps in the data value revolution, and we’re excited to share this with you all. We would like to thank the community for being so supportive during the development process, and it is now time to start rewarding you.
So, you may be asking yourself, what are the main differences between Version 1 of the app, and Version 2? Well let’s get into it:
- Firstly, we have moved from the Stellar blockchain to the Polygon blockchain. There are a multitude of reasons for this, but the main ones being the speed and cost of it. We wanted to make sure minting of the Glitch and transactions within the app were fast and cost effective for all our users. We believe Polygon was the right choice to achieve a fast, scalable and sustainable service. We have also received a grant from Polygon to help further the progress of Tapmydata and reward our users with MATIC.
- Secondly we have completely stripped out the mechanism for contacting companies who hold data on you. The idea was valid and helped us create awareness of the problem, however the industry wasn’t and still isn’t ready for this type of play, just yet. We will continue to monitor this situation carefully, and may bring it back in the future within the new improved UI.
- Thirdly, you will see that we have integrated Metamask wallet as the first step in our focus on authentication and verification. We wanted to ensure that our platform is a place of genuine engagement between real users and quality partners. This is so our users know that they are being rewarded for giving their data and time to verified high-quality partners, and in return that partners know that they are receiving data and time from real people, not bots.
Once authenticated, the process for using the V2 app has become a lot simpler and more education oriented. We will introduce guides and visuals to help the onboarding process. When you first mint your Glitch NFT you will receive TAP tokens equal in value to the cost (in MATIC) of minting the Glitch. Your TAP tokens can be used to open a communication channel with a partner, in order to then earn that partner’s native token according to the terms of each channel. If the partner doesn’t have a native token then MATIC will be used as a reward. This gives the TAP token real utility within the ecosystem.
So what happens next, and where can we go from here? What our v2, v3 and v4 will do is bring “time” into the mix, alongside data. Tapmydata will be giving people an opportunity to earn from their time, time that will be spent engaging with and learning about, amongst other things, the importance of personal data. Enabling people to earn whilst they learn and share, in addition to earning from their data, we believe will do more to grow awareness of the data economy as a whole.
For those who missed the recent AMA with Luke Judge, new CEO of Tapmydata, you can view it here to hear all about the new and exciting future direction that Luke intends to take the company in.
We would like to give a special thank you to Outlier Ventures, Polygon, Swash, Boson Protocol, Streamr, Shyft, and GeoDB for continually supporting our mission and driving the importance of personal data forward.
Tapmydata is a Web3-enabled business with a mobile app and platform built using the Polygon blockchain, designed to give people earning and control over their personal data, with privacy and security by design. With the imminent launch of V2, users will be able to connect their Web3 Metamask wallet, authenticate their identity by minting their personal Glitch NFT, and engage with verified partners in a rewarding and secure way.
Tapmydata rewards users and other ecosystem partners for their data and time. Launched in 2018, the company is supported by Outlier Ventures with a growing team across the crypto, privacy and tech space.
Powered by a mission to help people generate data income and DeFi technology, Tapmydata will be launching the Glitch and V2 of their app soon to ensure users can start earning a universal data income.
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