How to prepare data assets for Ocean Market

Preparing your data assets for upload to Ocean Market using Google Drive

You can host your data assets on any URL. Ocean Market encrypts this URL and stores it on the blockchain. Only when someone comes along with the data token for your data asset can they decrypt the URL and consume the data. 

Tutorial Overview

We’re going to show you how to get your data assets ready to upload to Ocean Market using Google Drive.

Firstly, you need to upload your data set and sample data to google drive (the sample data helps potential buyers see whether or not your data will suit their needs for free).

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Right click on the file and select ‘Share’. 

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The pop up should say “Anyone on the Internet with this link can view” like the example below.

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Click ‘Copy Link’.

Paste this link into a text editor.

Next, copy the following code and paste it in the same editor on a new line.

https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=YourIndividualID

From the first link, copy everything after 

“https://drive.google.com/file/d/” and before “/view?usp=sharing”.

It should look something like this: 1SOrZH-qfD6aHoR__Pac-WtU71VIAiPix

This is Your Individual ID.

Replace ‘YourIndividualID’ from the first link with the string you just copied.

It should look something like this:

https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1SOrZH-qfD6aHoR__Pac-WtU71VIAiPix

You now have a download link that will enable anyone to download your file and is ready to be uploaded to Ocean Market.