About MarketSquare

The HAT MarketSquare

Buy and sell HAT (Hub of All Things) applications, data offers (where you can buy and sell permissioned data), and other goods and services on our HAT-enabled marketplace. Developers and business-side founders can learn how to host new HAT applications, companies can put their data offers up for the public, and individuals can access great apps and personalized offers, all on the HAT.

Championing User Privacy

Building your app’s backend and user account infrastructure on the HAT means guaranteed privacy for your users. User data is stored in their own HAT PMDA, rather than in a database on the app’s server, and is retrieved via an API. This means that users keep their data in their space, where they own and control it.

Strengthened Security

Benefits to user privacy are simultaneously security benefits. Because information is stored with the user, developers are absolved of the security risks that come with storing large databases. HAT infrastructure also has account management and authentification built in, as what it offers is effectively a new type of user account, giving you more time to build and develop your product.

Enabling Data Exchange

The HAT enables people to exchange and use their data, as well as to store and manage it. The HAT allows app builders to integrate exchanges into the products they create, setting up a dialogue between product and user that is transparent and open. Gain access to rich data sets and deep customer understanding, simply by asking, and use what you learn to build innovative, personalised products.

Data Empowerment

HAT is a technology, but it also stands for a movement. We’re championing the rights of individual users to take ownership over the data they create, whilst enabling a data economy that thrives through the fair and transparent exchange of data.