Taiwanese startups you should know about: Part 3

In the third of our reviews of Taiwanese startups, today we look at Bitmark, a blockchain-based system of accounting allowing individuals to own their data as a digital asset.

The right to own land, and the right to own knowledge as patents, both changed the course of history and unlocked enormous wealth. San Diego-born Sean Moss-Pultz believes another watershed development is at our doorstep the right for individuals to own their data as digital assets.

What’s missing is an accounting system such as the land registry or patents offices of various countries. He founded Bitmark in 2016 and developed a decentralised global accounting system based on blockchain technology. It operates in Taiwan and Vietnam.

Bitmark’s first application of its tools was the music industry, where some music streaming companies use outdated spreadsheets to handle the complex...

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