PressCoin federation for building platforms

Its been recognized that media producers, especially news publications, are severely challenged to provide meaningful content and value to their consumers, while having a profitable financial model. The problem is especially acerbated since distribution of news is largely controlled by a few technology giants and platforms. We present an alternative below:

PressCoin provides media houses, authors, readers, moderators an ecosystem to envisage news distribution & consumption differently. PressCoin federation is a shared ecosystem made up of media platforms which can make use of PressCoin’s infrastructure to scale and reach audiences. The PressCoin stack provides inter-operability between the applications in the ecosystems, defines specifications and provides tools for synergy: a shared set of data and services that power each platform within the ecosystem. The stack can be used by platforms to provide differentiated value to their audience without having to develop all by themselves.

As an example, take the issue of so-called “fake news”, which seems to be rampant. It is perhaps not easy to identify the authenticity of fake news using machine algorithms. PressCoin attempts to solve this issue by fundamentally changing the verification of news authenticity and moderation; not by using machine algorithms, but instead by having human moderators verify the authenticity of published content.

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Any media platform can become a part of PressCoin ecosystem, as long as they adhere to protocols and specifications of PressCoin Federation. The platforms within PressCoin can concentrate on producing meaningful content, leaving the rest to PressCoin.

PressCoin provides Layer of Abstraction to the PC platforms, which allows them to focus on content and engaging with their audience without necessarily worrying about technology complexities. The Backend Engine of PressCoin aggregates data from all platforms to provide shared services, which can be used by platforms to reach larger user base. The Infrastructure and overall Platform helps applications to scale quickly and work seamlessly with each other within the ecosystem.

A $100 Billion Crypto Economy To Help Save Democracy And Freedom – Part 3 of 3

[Editor’s Note: This is the third email of three sent to PressCoin’s thousands of subscribers over this, the penultimate weekend of the PressCoin ICO. The series of three emails updated prospective purchasers in the NEWS token sale on the big picture for PressCoin as we enter 2018, the year that cryptocurrencies are expected to mature.]


Dear PressCoin Subscriber,

Good morning and happy Martin Luther King Day!

Here in the U.S.A. today we are having a holiday to celebrate the birthday of the legendary civil rights campaigner. Its a good day to reflect on the importance of functional democracy, and the role of freedom of speech in defending freedom.

In this, the third and final part of this email series I discuss how PressCoin Plc. – as a technology company – will build value for NEWS tokens. ( See previous parts here >> Email One >> Email Two )

For PressCoin, the goal of restoring a free news media to prosperity is fully aligned with the goal of strengthening democratic institutions.

“A crypto-economy for a new independent news media,” is one of the key phrases we have used over the past five weeks to help communicate the full scope of the PressCoin project.

What makes PressCoin different from most technology ICOs is that PressCoin’s business solution is this new economy for a decentralised global news industry. An economy which will  transact internally using the NEWS currency.

And it’s for this reason that in the coming few months – as soon as the ICO ends – you will see our NEWS crypto-economy get rapidly underway.


[Skip This Bit If You Are A Crypto Expert – Background #1: NEWS is a “utility token”, an expression which is often misunderstood. BTC, BCH, DASH and ETH are also utility tokens – and what this means is that they can be used as a means of exchange, to buy and sell goods and services, or to transfer money.  That being said, right now most of the trades across all cryptocurrencies are not for goods and services, the vast bulk involves buying and selling different cryptocurrencies – and over the past six months – the volumes of trading have been driven in part by the explosion of the ICO market.  Scroll to the end to see another note explaining how capped cryptocurrencies are different from regular currencies – and why they can grow rapidly in value.]


Disruptive $100 Bln Crypto Ecosystem For Global News, Using Blockchain to Compete With Titans – Coin Telegraph – 28 Dec. 2017

A Transactional Economy From Day One

PressCoin’s NEWS token is the native currency of the PressCoin crypto-economy:

  • From February PressCoin will begin selling products and services in NEWS tokens.
  • PressCoin’s SAAS software products will be priced and sold in NEWS.
  • Participants in PressCoin’s planned content, traffic, advertising, subscriptions and services markets will transact in NEWS.
  • Readers who engage with publishers using PressCoin’s blockchain engagement technologies will be rewarded for their contributions in NEWS.
  • Readers and supporters who wish to support PressCoin projects will be encouraged to do so using NEWS.
  • And NEWS will also be used to pay PressCoin’s staff including writers, photographers, developers and designers.

All this is possible because of PressCoin’s association with a new Fiat/Crypto Exchange – CointypeX – which will be listing NEWS shortly after this ICO ends on 22nd January. We are finalising the date now and will let you know as soon as it is locked in. We are also in discussions  with several other exchanges for additional listings.

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A Platform Giant Hits Turbulence Confirming PressCoin’s Perfect Launch Timing – Part 2 of 3

[Editor’s Note: This is the second email of three sent to PressCoin’s thousands of subscribers over this, the penultimate weekend of the PressCoin ICO. The series of three emails updated prospective purchasers in the NEWS token sale on the big picture for PressCoin as we enter 2018, a year that cryptocurrencies are expected to mature.]


Dear PressCoin Subscriber, Hello again.

In my email yesterday I updated you on the PressCoin ICO which is closing soon.

We will be announcing the listing date shortly!

Today I want to talk about the PressCoin opportunity, as it is presented right now. News industry developments over the New Year mean our launch timing is looking pretty sweet.

To recap, PressCoin is much more than a run of the mill ICO. It’s the initial funding round for an ambitious technology platform to build solutions for a news industry suffering from acute market failurePressCoin’s economic stimulus approach to resolving the news crisis provides crypto buyers an opportunity to participate in a new cryptocurrency, NEWS, which will power a projected $100 Billion crypto economy for independent news.

Our ICO launch over the past five weeks – during a period when the entire world’s eyes were focused on the boom in cryptocurrencies – has been a perfect opportunity to showcase our project to the attention of the global market we will be targeting in 2018 and beyond.

How Facebook Will Rule The World In 10 Years– INSURGE Intelligence 29 December 2017

A Platform Giant Hits Turbulence

On December 29th PressCoin launched its INSURGE Intelligence investigative news platform into alpha with an article revealing previously unreported Facebook ties to the military industrial complex. The investigation detailed how the links pose a significant threat to global democracy, possibly a greater threat than the fake news epidemic which has been getting all the attention.

Six days later in a New Year’s message, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg promised to dedicate his efforts in 2018 to fixing flaws in the Facebook platform. Zuckerberg also announced Facebook is considering investing in cryptocurrencies.

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PressCoin’s Exciting Crypto-Economy To Safeguard A Free World – Part 1 of 3

[Editor’s Note: This is the first email of three sent to PressCoin’s thousands of subscribers over this, the penultimate weekend of the PressCoin ICO. The series of three emails updated prospective investors in the NEWS token sale on the big picture for PressCoin as we enter 2018, the year that cryptocurrencies are expected to mature.]


Dear PressCoin Subscriber,

PressCoin is a cryptocurrency project to address a wicked problem: the two decade long failure of the news industry to transition into a workable digital business model.

PressCoin is building new global markets, which trade in the NEWS currency, to service a crypto-powered news industry retrofitted with a raft of new revenue models. To accelerate this transformation, we will provide news companies with fit-for-purpose, omni-channel, state-of-the-art cloud based publishing solutions.

This forms the first version of what we call the PressCoin Operating System, and once assembled it will provide a boost of technological and financial infrastructure to an industry which is experiencing acute digital disruption. Along the way we hope to begin to heal the damage the failure of the fourth estate is doing to democratic institutions.

NEWS tokens is an opportunity to purchase a new global currency in its earliest stages, whilst supporting solutions for a critically important part of the world’s constitutional system. You can read more on PressCoin‘s plans to fix the news business in this new Coin Telegraph article, published today.

– Coin Telegraph, 12 Jan. 2018
 

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Insurge Is Coming!

We are extremely proud and excited to announce the public beta of our new platform for Insurge Intelligence.

Powered by PressCoin – Insurge is a new platform for Understanding News, and moving from Understanding to Action.

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It uses a new Euclidean information model to create a unique way to represent knowledge. It allows and encourages users to See that complexity comes from interconnected and interdependent nature of systems and issues, and that no issue can truly be considered in isolation and “by itself”, for no trivial issue is unidimensional.

So dive in, start exploring, join the conversation! And support the PressCoin ICO here.

 

PressCoin is the Cryptocurrency Foundation for a Decentralized Federated News Media

To say that the news media industry has been bleeding heavily these past few years is an understatement. Journalism as a profession is simply dying out … the economics of the old model have become obsolete in a spectacularly short amount of time, leaving not just newsrooms reeling, but our world itself.

Many attempts have been made to address this crisis… PressCoin is different. For the first time, this is a truly holistic, end-to-end response to the problem faced by our planet. Bold, ambitious, but the world needs it. So how would it all work?

Blue Ocean vs Red Ocean

Here’s how Wikipedia defines Red Ocean Strategy:

Red oceans represent all the industries in existence today – the known market space. In the red oceans, industry boundaries are defined and accepted, and the competitive rules of the game are known. Here companies try to outperform their rivals to grab a greater share of product or service demand. As the market space gets crowded, prospects for profits and growth are reduced. Products become commodities or niche, and cutthroat competition turns the ocean bloody; hence, the term “red oceans”.

Making your competition irrelevant with blue ocean strategy

And here’s the Blue Ocean Strategy:

Companies can succeed by creating “blue oceans” of uncontested market space, as opposed to “red oceans” where competitors fight for dominance, the analogy being that an ocean full of vicious competition turns red with blood  … these strategic moves create a leap in value for the company, its buyers, and its employees while unlocking new demand and making the competition irrelevant.

PressCoin is very much a Blue Ocean strategy. PressCoin is not interested in fixing the whole Internet at once. No one can solve “fake news” – it has existed for time immemorial. Misinformation and disinformation have been around since the beginning of politics. Therefore in order to solve for “real news” – we must simply side-step the issue of “fake news” altogether, an simply create new worlds that bring together people around specific topics and actions. For instance, NextElection is a platform, a new digital town hall for politicians, journalists, and citizens. It creates an end-to-end experience for people to participate actively in the democratic process – bringing together relevant news, issues, people, and ratings – all around specific elections around the world – local, state, and national.

In order to create these new purposeful platforms, and in order to have them succeed, one needs to understand the state of the Internet today.

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NextElection is coming!

PressCoin is excited to announce the alpha launch of NextElection – a Digital Town Hall for Politicians, Journalists, and Citizens. It will create a collaborative space for all of us to engage around local/state/national elections in any part of the world. The platform is moderated, so is expected to be free from trolling, etc, and is being designed as a space for like-minded netizens to find commonality, understanding, and civil discourse. It will also be a good place to start/join political action networks.

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PressCoin and NewzChain – The Story Publish flow on PressCoin

From blockchain to blockchain… PressCoin is a large project with lots of moving parts. While the currency (NEWS) tokens are on Ethereum, the PressCoin project itself will use various blockchain technologies as the right use-case demands. In the end, the ledger is what is the most important, and the rest being runtime implementation choices.

Blockchain – the Distributed Public Ledger

From many points of view, the fact that blockchain gives you a publicly auditable ledger without a central authority, should be plenty information to understand how this fundamentally changes everything. PressCoin is just one of many, many use-cases of blockchain, and the cryptocurrency is one such. Here’s another, a conversation from an architecture point of view. We’d love to hear what others have to say – PressCoin is a journey for everyone!

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PressCoin and Blockchain for Story Publishing

Generally, writing story and publishing to all readers is nothing unusual and out of the box apart from writers skills. What is special about using the PressCoin technology stack? The blockchain based PressCoin platform is committed to be extremely transparent, and so must support a well-regulated mechanism for all the participants, end to end. The PressCoin value-adds then, for this use-case, right out of the box are…

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