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Truflation: The World’s First Definitive Reference Point Protocol (DRPp)

Published 30 Jan, 2024

Truflation has built the world’s first Definitive Reference Point protocol (DRPp) and we’re excited about its potential to change the way global data is consumed forever.

But what does DRPp actually mean? 

A definitive reference point for data refers to a fixed and reliable source of value that serves as a benchmark for comparisons and analysis within a dataset. A DRPp’s role is to provide a stable foundation for interpreting and understanding diverse data points. This is Truflation’s primary goal: to make powerful, censorship-resistant financial data accessible to all those who need it, in a transparent and easily accessible manner.

To this end, Truflation is a network of decentralized indexing feeds and tools for builders to create real-time indexes based on independent financial economic data. It is a decentralized protocol – hence the “p” in DRPp, powering the Truflation Stream Network.

Why Do We Need a DRPp?

In the current economic landscape, trillions of dollars rely on legacy data. The inflation-linked bond market alone is $4.4 trillion in market capitalization and it relies on government data that is reported with major delays and is subject to censorship. The data that powers financial markets requires an overhaul.

This is where Truflation comes in. As a Definitive Reference Point protocol (DRPp), we aim to become the leading source of reliable, real-time data for global financial markets – from commodities to inflation-linked bonds, providing prices of real world assets (RWA) on-chain. Accurate, real-time data has the power to open up limitless opportunities for investors and policymakers.

Tracking over 18 million items with three price feeds per item, Truflation’s censorship-resistant and accessible data streams and indexes provide the infrastructure for the decentralized economy, like DEXs and dApps, as well as traditional financial markets. TSN’s data streams encompass anything from orange juice and uranium to BTC-denominated oil, gas, and corn prices. 

The Three Pillars of DRPp

The Truflaiton DRPp is structured around three core parts:

  • Truflation DataDAO

The community of data users and consumers who require Truflation’s real-time data streams and indexes to build dApps, bespoke indexes or other financial tools, or to make important financial decisions. 

READ: The Truflation DRPp and TSN Network

The DAO works to facilitate independent, immutable and censorship-resistant data at a low cost. It is also in charge of maintaining transparent, mutually agreed, verified, and documented methodologies for Truflation’s growing array of indexes.

  • Truflation Stream Network (TSN)

A permissionless network that draws on Truflation’s broad real-time data streams, opening up real world asset pricing and feeds to everyone. TSN uses real-world data to enhance the use cases of compatible blockchains that lack this data natively.

Learn more about TSN here

The three key groups that facilitate TSN are the node operators, who ensure the decentralized nature of the DRP protocol; data aggregators, who compose and index the data; and the users of the data, including DeFi protocols, DEXs, dApp builders, and traditional asset managers.

  • Truflation Ecosystem Governance

Governance rights are available to the holders of Truflation’s native TRUF token through locking and staking. More details on the TRUF token are coming in a future blog, so keep an eye on our updates. 

Become a Truflation Ambassador!

Truflation’s DRPp represents a paradigm shift in how data is stored and accessed, reducing latency, enhancing efficiency, and mitigating censorship risks. We are on the cusp of a new era, where decentralized and transparent data helps create a more equitable and stable financial system. 

Want to join the data revolution? Explore Truflation’s indexes and data feeds!

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