A planetary-scale blockchain database demands new answers to old questions.

strong governance

Blockchains have struggled with governance. The IPDB Foundation is building a governance model that starts with human involvement and existing laws rather than technocratic fixes.

decentralized control

In a decentralized database, no one entity owns or controls the infrastructure or the data, nor is there a central governing body. The IPDB Foundation will drive research to make this vision a technical reality.


universal accessibility

 The IPDB Foundation will contribute to the greater decentralization of the internet around the world. The IPDB platform will be available to everyone, everywhere.


Building a better internet.

IPDB is a global database for everyone, everywhere. It is built with identity and creators in mind. It allows the management of personal data, reputation, and privacy, along with secure attribution, metadata, licensing, and links to media files. It’s also flexible: the ultimate applications are up to users' imaginations, for everything from equal-opportunity banking to energy innovation.

To make this a reality, the IPDB Foundation will research and implement a decentralized database platform and governance model that allows the decentralized, permanent storage of data independent of a central entity, that anyone can use.