Centralised platforms such as Google or Facebook make an enormous amount of money off user-generated content, but the actual creators, as well as the distributors, of that content earn almost nothing.
The amount of low-quality content is astonishing. Although cat videos may offer great entertainment for some, the number of self-promoting posts, fake news and click-bait stories is exploding on social media. This is bad for innovation. On the other hand, high-quality academic content is behind an expensive pay-wall.
Copyright infringement is a serious problem (60 billion dollar annually, in the USA alone). It has become too easy to steal someone's content.
On dscvr.it content creators are rewarded for creating high-quality content. The higher the reputation of the creator and the better the quality of the content, the more money they can earn.
Algorithms and the community will monitor the quality of the created content and reinforce each other. The creator's reputation score determines the reach of the content and how much money they can make. Dscvr.it will implement a Proof of Reputation consensus mechanism to enable this.
Metadata, reputation scores and ownership information of content created on dscvr.it will automatically be recorded on the blockchain, making it immutable, verifiable and traceable. Creators can sell or license their content easily using smart contracts and they are in full control of their data and content.
Mark van Rijmenam is CEO & Founder of dscvr.it, he is also founder of Datafloq, author, speaker and doing a PhD on Big Data, Blockchain and AI. He is faculty member of BRI.
Maik Peters is COO & Co-founder of dscvr.it. He is a product manager with years of experience in building technology products. He has assisted several blockchain startups.
Patrick Curry is Chairman of the Non-executive board. He's CEO of Multinational Alliance for Collaborative Cyber Situational Awareness, Director of BBFA and Clarion Identity.
Menno Weij is non-executive board member. He is partner at SOLV advocaten, Co-Founder of IncPlus and of VraagHugo
André Cardote has been involved in multiple start-ups over the past few years since he finished his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
Jorge is a Blockchain Solutions Architect, a speaker, technical evangelist and member of the UN/CEFACT Blockchain Whitepaper Project.
Arno is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Vrije Universiteit with a focus on liability, security and privacy.