Golden is building a permissionless, open-source protocol that incentivizes the collection and verification of canonical knowledge. The knowledge graph will be publicly accessible for free, while commercial usage will require payment. Golden started as a web2 company in San Francisco on a mission to map all human knowledge. We have raised $60m from leading VCs and investors including a16z Crypto, Balaji, Founders Fund, and many others. Since the fall of 2021, we have been focused on creating a decentralized protocol to increase the speed that the knowledge graph can be built.