Tired of being data mined by big corporations? We built our own personal data broker.
The /buy/contact route lets you sell your contact info (and only the info you choose); the default price is 10,000 satoshis (or approximately 6 cents at today’s rates).
The /buy/besthours route lets you sell the best hours to reach you; the default price is 20,000 satoshis, or approximately 12 cents.
21 buy “pagekicker/personal-data-broker/buy/besthours” –maxprice 20000
Note that by default the 21 user must issue the –maxprice flag for transactions over 10,000 satoshis.
The system returns JSON files using standards from Schema.org, a joint venture of tech giants including Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Yandex.
Assuming basic familiarity with the 21 command line software, you can start running pdb in only a few minutes of effort:
- Download the software: git clone https://github.com/fredzannarbor/personaldatabroker.git
- Configure the static data files and manifest.yaml with your personal info.
- Start the daemon: cd …/pdb/ && python3 pdb-server.py -d
- 21 publish submit manifest.yaml. Now you will have the app available via your 21.co user marketplace at 21.co/<username>/.
- Add the URL to your app (e.g. 21.co/username/personal-data-broker) to your email signature or webpage contact form, with a note directing your interlocutors to download and install 21. In the near future there will be easy ways for non-techies to acquire satoshi without installing 21 so they can interact with you via this, your preferred protocol, which meets your needs first.
Coming soon: additional routes; configurable pricing; refactoring for flexibility; the ability to opt in to an aggregating service; and the organizational data broker, which enables your corporation to offset its costs of providing basic information to suppliers and prospective vendors.