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How Edgar Allan Poe Inspired a Composer to Build a Blockchain Platform for Creatives
04 June 2018   342

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before

Lifestyles of the Poor & Famous

On January 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe became an overnight sensation with the New York Evening Mirror’s publication of a poem that still thrills and haunts readers, listeners, and viewers to this day.

Despite the overwhelming popularity of The Raven, it netted Poe a total of $24; over half of that amount was charity that he received for what may have been a draft. Adjusted for inflation, his literary masterpiece netted him a total $754.91 in 2018.

To put this in a contemporary context, think about an international chart-topping single, say Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off. It’s hard to imagine Ms. Swift selling that track, rights and all, to a record label for a little over $750.

The Raven went viral, first in the US, then in Europe. It has become so deeply ingrained in contemporary culture that we’re still reciting, remixing, and reimagining it in various media to this day.

Poe’s exquisitely crafted poem may have won him recognition, but his writing failed to earn him superstar riches. Poe’s lifetime earnings for 20 years’ worth of poetry, prose, and non-fiction amounted to $6,200, or $195,018 adjusted for inflation.

That’s about $9,750 per year - probably the sum that Taylor Swift makes as she sings Shake it Off at one of her shows. That may be stretching the truth, but not by much.

Unjust rewards - Nevermore!

Poe’s work, especially The Raven and Annabel Lee, has always inspired me,” says David, “He not only wrote some of the most famous poems of all time, he also established the foundations of the detective story and science fiction!
 

David Brandstaetter

Austrian producer and composer

David was shocked when he first learned about the pittance the writer received for The Raven. It got him thinking about the hurdles that many of today’s creatives must overcome in order to earn a living, such as copyright infringement and fair payment.

Experience as a sound designer at Rockstar Games Vienna and as a producer at Sony DADC gave David a deep understanding of the wants and needs not only of content creators, but also of creative teams, project managers, and consumers. It became clear to him that the digital content industry needed a platform that facilitated the production and distribution processes.

Qravity’s Rainbow

In February 2016, David founded Qravity to help bring original content to market. Soon, a working version of the Qravity platform was ready for testing.

In July 2017, we had a unique collaboration and communication tool for creative teams. Qravity also tracks tasks in such a way that creative members receive stakes in the content they help make. For example, a person who writes lyrics for a song gets a share, say five percent, of the song’s revenue. Every time someone buys that song, the lyricist gets five percent of that payment.
 

David Brandstaetter

Austrian producer and composer

Qravity needed a secure and transparent means of keeping this process equitable. There was also the matter of protecting copyright and preventing piracy.

I was speaking with my friend and business partner Sascha Dennstedt [Qravity’s Co-Founder and CFO] about Poe and how, in some ways, little has changed financially for artists. He said that we should integrate blockchain into Qravity. Some research convinced me that this made perfect sense.
 

David Brandstaetter

Austrian producer and composer

Using smart contracts, Qravity provides creatives with immutable and transparent records of their stakes in the projects they help complete. They receive these records in the form of digital tokens called QPT. Based on the amount of QPT they hold, Qravity sends creators a share of revenue earned whenever the content they helped make is purchased. They receive these payments in the form of Qravity’s cryptocurrency, QCO.

So if our lyricist has a five percent stake in the song he penned, a 1 QCO song earns him 0.05 QCO, which he can then trade on crypto exchanges, or spend in the Qravity marketplace.

Decentralization for Fair Payment

[The Raven] will stick to the memory of everybody who reads it.
 

Nathaniel Parker Willis
Editor, Evening Mirror

The creation of art that transcends cultures and achieves a sort of immortality is one of the greatest achievements to which one can aspire. But such greatness does not pay the bills.

Qravity’s decentralized content production and distribution platform is on the verge of helping creators own and profit from their work. In doing so, it aims to stimulate the continuous creation and consumption of premium digital content - forevermore.

Get QCO during the Qravity token sale.

  • Presale with 30% bonus: July 2-16, 2018.
  • Regular token sale: July 17 to September 5, 2018.

To learn more, visit www.qravity.com, read the Qravity white paper, or join the discussion in the Qravity Telegram group.

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CBOE Presindent recently warned the ICO community about the issues, that they may face in nearest future. But we had some great news recently - it has became known that in 2018, ICO-projects raised $ 9.29 billion, which is more than double than total for the previous year. The corresponding data is reported by CoinSchedule. It is worth noting that, unlike many other ratings, CoinSchedule takes into account Telegram ($ 1.7 billion) and Venezuelan El Petro ($ 735 million). These projects are the leaders in terms of investment.In each month of the current year, more than $ 1 billion was collected, and at the expense of Telegram, March became the leader - $ 3.8 billion.

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1. ABLE

Hype.Codes rate 92

The ABLE project will create a platform that enables cryptocurrency-based banking activities to center around the ABLE account, emanating from the fact that banking activities are carried out primarily through bank accounts. Users propose deposit and loan interest rates through a matching system, eliminating the lending-deposit spread by directly connecting users on a peer-to-peer basis. The ABLE project supports decentralized exchanges and provides decentralized cryptocurrency wealth management services through smart contracts. Ultimately the project aims to evolve into the ABLE Ecosystem through its integration with external systems, including simple payments.

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Sales dates. Jun 27th - Jul 10th (Pre-ICO)
Accepted currencies. ETH 
Soft cap 10,000 ETH
Hard cap 25,000 ETH
Website and Whitepaper

2. idap.io

Hype.Codes rate 83

idap.io is an International Digital Asset Platform, which aims to provide a complete Derivatives Ecosystem for Crypto Assets, offering Futures, calendar & butterfly spreads, options, and swaps among major trading products. idap.io exchange also supports spot trading, P2P lending and ETFs. Additionally, it is providing an ICO venture fund with a focus on retail investors. idap.io platform provides a Point-and-Click Ladder based Trading Interface through its Desktop Application. Its simulator tool aids beginners in learning futures trading. idap.io will issue its own token, the IDAP token (IDAP), which will be based on Ethereum blockchain (ERC 20). IDAP token holders will get 50% discount in trading and management fees if paid in IDAP tokens. There will be zero trading fees for ICO contributors.

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Sales dates. Jun 25th - Jul 24th
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC
Hard cap 750,000,000 IDAP
Website and Whitepaper

3. TrustLogics

Hype.Codes rate 91

We, at TrustLogics, aim to streamline the global recruitment industry’s inefficiencies — fake resumes, faulty hiring, lack of background verification, data loss — by harnessing the immutable and secure characteristics of blockchain technology. We strongly believe that we can breathe fresh life into the hiring process for both Professionals and Independent Service Providers by utilizing Smart Contracts and certified background validators. We intend to establish a platform where: 1) Jobseekers can get their professional milestones verified, by TrustLogics ecosystem users or 3rd party certified & partnered validators 2) Recruiters can use power of Peers who can refer suitable candidates for posted jobs 3) Independent Service Providers (Blue Collar contractors) can benefit from background checks and build shareable Digital portfolios containing reviews, ratings and reputation levels, which will eliminate middlemen/service websites.

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Sales dates. Jun 25th - Aug 20th
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC, LTC, BCH
Soft cap $2M
Hard cap $16M
Website and Whitepaper

4. Smart Trip Platform

Hype.Codes rate 89

A blockchain-enabled ecosystem that connects travelers and travel service providers to create unforgettable trips. Smart Trip Platform will have a wide range of social network features: chatrooms, blogs, photos & videos, reviews, etc. This way, users will be able to share their travel experiences, ask and give advice, find travel mates, build up their ratings and become influencers, create itineraries together, and much more. To travel business, Smart Trip Platform will offer low commissions, direct access to a vast client base from across the globe, and affordable advertising on the platform. Smart Trip Platform will be the first A to Z trip planning tool and travel-centered social network - all powered by blockchain.

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Sales dates. Jun 25th - Jul 22nd
Accepted currencies. BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, XRP, DASH, ADA 
Soft cap $1M
Hard cap $25M 
Website and Whitepaper

5. Etherisc

Hype.Codes rate 86

The mission of Etherisc is to build an open protocol for decentralized insurance applications, making it more efficient, enabling lower operational costs, providing greater transparency into the industry compared to traditional operations, and democratize access to reinsurance investments. Three demos have already been developed for three different insurance fields: Flight Delay DAPP, Social Insurance and Crop Insurance. And, especially interesting for the crypto space, Etherisc is also working on a multi-signature crypto wallet that can be insured.

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Sales dates. Jun 25th - Jul 23rd
Accepted currencies. ETH
Hard cap $30M
Website and Whitepaper

6. Gese

Hype.Codes rate 89

The Gese blockchain-platform is a worldwide database of all alcoholic beverages, allowing users to quickly select a quality product that matches their taste preferences. Searching for information has never been easier: now, to get a complete product content information, a consumer just needs to place his smartphone over the NFC-label attached to the bottle. Gese will help the consumer make the right choices even before going to the store: the application will recommend alcoholic drinks based on the user's past preferences, show current reviews and help find the most optimal options from local stores. The buyer can verify the product authenticity by simply taking the bottle from the counter and placing his smartphone over the NFC-tag. Subsequently, the Gese user will be able to get a reward for writing a review about the purchased beverage and handing over the used packaging at a designated recycling point. Thus, the platform accompanies the buyer not only before, but also after the product purchase, thereby encouraging his activity within the system.

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Sales dates. Jun 26th - Jul 10th 
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC
Soft cap 3,818 ETH
Hard cap 49,090 ETH
Website and Whitepaper

7. Kepler Technologies

Hype.Codes rate 85

We are building an international ecosystem for the driven of development and production of AI & robotics. It consists of own and partners R&D laboratories, technoparks, factories and an Online platform that will bring together developers, investors, and customers from around the world.

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Sales dates. Jun 26th - Jul 17th
Accepted currencies. ETH, BTC
Soft cap $10M
Hard cap $62.5M
Website and Whitepaper

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