The Zenome Platform is going to raise awareness on genomic medicine, so users can make conscious decisions regarding their data. To ensure that, the Zenome Platform is based on the following fundamental principles:
On the Zenome platform user 1 is engaged in many types of different interactions throughout the system. These interactions take place at different system levels, don’t interfere with each other and involve different patterns of interactions. Thus, they should be represented as distinct entities that have different roles.
Inside Zenome Platform different types of information, namely genomic, personal and financial data, are inextricably intertwined. The specific nature of each type determines the way to store information of that kind.
Financial data, which includes records of transactions, is stored on blockchain. Anonymized genomic data is stored on the distributed network. Participant’s personal data is kept on their own computers only. Treating data of different kind diffently provides privacy as well as scalability of the system.
Since all data transactions, including buying and selling data, are governed by smart-contracts, reflecting the decentralized nature of the platform, interactions can only include balances stored on blockchains. Using any of pre-existing tokens for this purpose would result in unreasonable dependence on the valuation of external token or coin. Thus, a separate utility token should be issued to power economic interactions on the platform.
This, in particular, means that you cannot buy a genetic data with «normal» money, you have to obtain tokens first. Zenome DNA (ZNA) is an utility token on Zenome platform. The valuation of ZNA is tied to the success of the platform.