WELCOME TO UNIFICATION

Unification is a decoupled architectural framework that provides generalized state channels for data standardization and interoperability across enterprise tech stacks.

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A Side-Chain Suite Powering Horizontal Scalability

HAIKU

HAIKU is a deployable smart contract runtime that supports rapid off-chain state transition and data transfer protocols.

CAPSULE

Providing a client and server side packaging suite, CAPSULE enables and secures off chain storage, thus allowing a vast reduction in operating costs and increase in speed solutions.

MOTHER

A handshake verification smart contract that ensures technical compliance while providing an autonomous proof and validation for the participants in the system.

Seamless Integration Into Existing Tech Stacks

Because most blockchain solutions operate in veritable “walled gardens,” where the benefits of a blockchain are only accessible by using proprietary DApps, there is currently a huge burden placed on businesses to change customer's behavior if they want to unlock the potential of this technology.

Unification is different. Rather than forcing enterprises to redevelop their tech stack, our proprietary technology helps businesses adopt Distributed Ledger Technology into their existing frameworks.

Enabling A Full-Cycle Revolution

Decoupled Architecture

Blockchain Agnostic

Elastic Scalability

Unified Enterprise Solutions

Fair Market Value Transfer

Generalized State Channels

State Channels For Enterprise Connectivity

The secret to offering a secure layer on top of traditional technologies lies in HAIKU, Unification’s distributed database. HAIKU seamlessly links together websites, apps, and DApps inside a singular, unified protocol, creating Unified Apps (UApps).

Rather than having each technology be an island unto itself, HAIKU allows each user’s data to be stored within a CAPSULE on a UApp’s server, which the users themselves maintain and can lend a temporary key to access the data to an app, company, researcher, or any other data purchaser.

Unified data has the power to dramatically improve lives.

There are infinite potential use cases for the Unification protocol, including:

One UApp collects a user’s GPS data. Another UApp privately stores that user’s medical records. A third UApp receives permission to access this data across millions of users and sees that all of the users whose GPS data shows them walking daily by a certain lake have a 67% higher chance of developing a particular rare disease.

This leads to notifying authorities, who test the waters in the lake to discover there was a previously unknown pollutant present in the lake.

We have effectively disrupted the medical industry.

One UApp collects browsing and social media data. Another UApp uses intelligent matchmaking to help users find the perfect romantic partner. The matchmaking UApp, which has access to the web and social data of millions of other users, is able to make amazing and unequivocal romantic matches.

We have effectively disrupted the matchmaking industry.

An AdTech UApp is installed on a user’s mobile and desktop devices. This collects their typical behaviors and browsing data and sends it back to the AdTech firm. In the old paradigm, the firm would then package and sell the data to advertisers; this whole process would be something the users were neither aware of, nor compensated for, as they had previously agreed to some vague Terms of Service when signing up for the app.

In the new paradigm, users allow permission to access and sell their data through a HAIKU Smart Contract. The AdTech firm sells dynamically-packaged and tailor-made data to advertisers and pays a remittance to the users. The HAIKU dictates that continued access to the data requires ongoing payments of UND to both the AdTech firm and user.

We have effectively disrupted the AdTech industry.

Medical Research

One UApp collects a user’s GPS data. Another UApp privately stores that user’s medical records. A third UApp receives permission to access this data across millions of users and sees that all of the users whose GPS data shows them walking daily by a certain lake have a 67% higher chance of developing a particular rare disease.

This leads to notifying authorities, who test the waters in the lake to discover there was a previously unknown pollutant present in the lake.

We have effectively disrupted the medical industry.

Matchmaking

One UApp collects browsing and social media data. Another UApp uses intelligent matchmaking to help users find the perfect romantic partner. The matchmaking UApp, which has access to the web and social data of millions of other users, is able to make amazing and unequivocal romantic matches.

We have effectively disrupted the matchmaking industry.

AdTech

An AdTech UApp is installed on a user’s mobile and desktop devices. This collects their typical behaviors and browsing data and sends it back to the AdTech firm. In the old paradigm, the firm would then package and sell the data to advertisers; this whole process would be something the users were neither aware of, nor compensated for, as they had previously agreed to some vague Terms of Service when signing up for the app.

In the new paradigm, users allow permission to access and sell their data through a HAIKU Smart Contract. The AdTech firm sells dynamically-packaged and tailor-made data to advertisers and pays a remittance to the users. The HAIKU dictates that continued access to the data requires ongoing payments of UND to both the AdTech firm and user.

We have effectively disrupted the AdTech industry.

A Unified Command Center For Impactful Data Management And Permission

BABEL is Unification mobile and desktop dashboard for the end consumer. It is designed to act as a wallet, identity center, and data clearinghouse where individual users can visualize and manage the permissioned flow of their data.

360 Degree Token Economy

By bringing end users, apps, websites, and data purchasers together on the Unification protocol, user data can be managed, permissioned, bought and sold more safely, accurately, and inexpensively than ever before.

Unification is the Future of Blockchain

We’re bridging the gap between today’s technology and tomorrow’s innovation.

Frictionless Experience

Smooth, invisible transitions to bring consumers onto blockchain.

Seamless Conversion

Easily add a blockchain layer to existing apps without having to rebuild from scratch.

Interoperable Payments

Cryptocurrency payment options that work with existing payment gateways.

Unified Identity

A singular, unified digital identity stored on a secure database.

The Team

Neyma Jahan

Vision

Paul Hodgson

Data Science

Maziar Sadri

Product

Shawn McLean

Architecture

Indika Piyasena

Integration

Farshad Niayesh

Machine Learning

Erica Blair

Communications

Will Mekemson

Outreach

Meera Blair

Operations

Ryan Getz

Creative

John Justus

Research

Sam Marks

FinTech

Larry Gandt

Business Development

Karim Z Kanji

Enterprise

Allie Zhang

Technology

Dan Tsui

Technology

Nikolay Savchuk

HealthTech

Nelson Chen

AdTech

Sishir Varghese

TGE Strategy

Henok Tekle

TGE Strategy

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Unification?

Unification is a blockchain-based protocol, utilizing off-chain apps and on-chain Smart Contracts to create a transparent and standardized data marketplace and user sovereign identity center. Bringing users, apps, research institutions, and advertisers together in an open and free marketplace benefits everyone.

Users manage their data permissions and can be paid for sharing access. Small companies can readily buy and sell data in an open marketplace. Advertisers can cross-reference information for better data points, and research institutions can access large amounts of previously unavailable data.

Why does Unification need the blockchain?

The blockchain provides an immutable mechanism of access, encryption, transparency, and the ability for users to grant or revoke access to data as it is shared between parties.

How does Unification benefit the end user?

Unification is designed for mass adoption by end users. End users meaning - our parents and neighbors, not “cryptocurrency early adopters.” Unification provides them with data sovereignty and self-sovereign identity, allowing users unilateral control over their own data. This allows them a view into all data collected and gives them the levers and faucets enforced by code to control the flow of this data - and receive monetary compensation.

By encrypting stored data and putting the access permissions on a blockchain, there is no central point of vulnerability, all actors involved have a transparent and immutable record, and the user remains in control at all times. All this happens with the apps and websites they already use.

How does Unification benefit apps and websites?

Existing apps and websites benefit from access to a robust data marketplace, user integration, experience, and compliance with changing privacy laws. With the recent European Union laws on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many companies are updating their policies and practices. Additionally, users are demanding more transparency and ethical use of their data. Unification solves both of these problems, creating an honest and open user experience that benefits everyone.

By joining the Unification platform, apps and websites can sell the data they’ve curated directly to research firms and advertisers, cutting out middle-men and better monetizing user data. This greatly benefits smaller companies that do not have access to the closed markets and personal business deals currently used by industry giants. Additionally, data curators can easily become data purchasers on the same market, allowing them to expand their user base.

How does Unification benefit data purchasers such as research institutions and advertisers?

Data purchasers have access to data sets previously unavailable, all in a unified and streamlined marketplace and for a fraction of current costs. For research firms, this allows cross-referenced information on a grand scale. This allows Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) firms the data required for industry advancement, as well as specific data points that humans simply cannot think to look for. For advertisers, the data marketplace is an ethical window into user preferences. With tailored and robust data sets, advertisers can purchase only the data they need directly from UApps or users.

What is the difference between a DApp and an App?

The word DApp gets applied to many different things. The true definition is that a DApp is something that persistently exists “on the blockchain” without ever having a home to call. This means all of its code base is distributed. For the sake of understanding, we could say that Ethereum itself is a DApp and a Smart Contract is a DApp, but technically nothing else is. Unification is simplifying this, making what we call a UApp.

What is a UApp?

This is a term coined by Unification, a Unified App, where the user-controlled permission to access the data is encrypted and distributed on the blockchain. The app or website itself operates as it always has, simply introducing CAPSULE for data access, categorization, encryption, and interoperability.

What is BABEL?

BABEL is a central interface for users to manage their digital identity. Actualized as a mobile and desktop app, it is designed to act as a wallet, identity center, and data clearinghouse where individual users can visualize and manage the permissioned flow of their data. Users can receive notifications of requests to purchase their data, and be paid in UND tokens. Users can also find more Unified Apps (UApps) to enrich their internet services, protect their identity, and earn more UNDs.

Can Unification be used with other chains like Ethereum?

Because a UApp only requires access permissions to be distributed on the blockchain, any App, DApp, or Software as a Service (SaaS) website can integrate easily with the Unification ecosystem. For instance, one of our incubator UApps is CoinSparrow. CoinSparrow's core function is a Smart Contract that provides escrow services and dispute resolution for peer-to-peer transactions on the Ethereum network. This links into Unification by using the sovereign identity system provided by BABEL, so that users on CoinSparrow can have a shared identity with other UApps on the Unification ecosystem, however they choose to set permissions.

Will apps have to rewrite their entire databases to join Unification?

No, absolutely not - The purpose of Unification is to make the transition onto blockchain for apps and consumers as frictionless as possible. An app or website keeps their existing database structure and calls to a HAIKU Smart Contract, which a sort of "catch mechanism" that routes and encrypts the data in their current storage. The user has the permissions to open or close this data faucet at any time within their BABEL interface.

Can UApps be built from scratch on Unification?

Yes, absolutely! BABEL, the core wallet and data marketplace of Unification, is built from the ground up along with numerous other ongoing developments. The non-blockchain components are being developed in various native coding languages and the blockchain aspect is developed in C++, allowing easy integration of any existing or new project.

How are HAIKUs written?

A HAIKU can be considered a "spider-web-like series of smart contracts" and is written in C++. Like the namesake, a HAIKU is generally designed as simple as possible with a core reusable module. This base module is modified to allow for varied Input/Output and categorization depending on the current database structure of an app or website.

What is the utility of the UND token?

The United Network Distribution token (UND) is used as a transaction mechanism between UApps, as well as UApps and users. The HAIKU Smart Contracts can be programmed in a way that UNDs are exchanged on a fixed or dynamic rate between entities in exchange for opening and closing of data faucets, or an ongoing payment based on time or data shared. End users can also use UNDs to purchase services or goods from UApps within the Unification ecosystem. More details on the UND token can be found in the token section of our whitepaper.

Do UApps have to use the UND currency?

No, we think this is a very important point to define and stand behind. We think most current "consumer plays" in the blockchain space are likely to fail because they are creating friction of adoption and forcing users by dictating what payment channels they use. Unification understands that the benefit to both the end consumer and websites or apps on the blockchain is immutable sovereign data control, not asking them to use a specific currency. Because of this, UApps can keep their current platforms and collect payments in whatever form they prefer, for example Paypal, Credit Card, ApplePay, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or UND tokens.

How are the funds being used?

Development Headquarters based in Singapore – Our team of developers and transition experts are working around the clock at the Unification Foundation building our mainnet, testing our HAIKU Smart Contract system, and running day to day intricacies.

App Outreach Office based in the North American West Coast – Our outreach team runs an on-the-ground outbound sales education force to reach out to existing apps, websites, and SaaS companies with existing user bases and transitioning them to UApps.

When is the ICO?

Per the roadmap on the Whitepaper – The private sale ICO begins at the start of June, 2018. The private sale is only open to select individuals and institutions. Those that believe they can provide long-term value to the project and want to inquire about application for the private sale, please email us at [email protected]

The public sale ICO will begin in August. More information will be made available in the near future.

How much will UND tokens cost at ICO?

UND token purchases are valued in USD at the time of purchase, equally for whichever payment is used (BTC, ETH, EOS or fiat). In total, 1,000,000,000 UND tokens are generated, with 400,000,000 tokens distributed in the ICO sale. More details on the UND token can be found in the token section of our whitepaper.

How can I support the Unification Community?

There are many ways to support including development, integrating your app or SaaS with Unification, content generation, app awareness or community outreach. If you want to get in touch with our core team to see how you can be a part of the movement, please email us at [email protected]

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