Founder AMA with David Ben Kay
What is TV-TWO?
An application for Smart TVs used as the new gateway to linear broadcast combined with a personalized video stream as an additional channel.
The technology to orchestrate the new television ecosystem, with direct interactions between users, advertisers and content producers.
A custom Ethereum-based token called TTV, the Token for Television, will fuel the ecosystem while ensuring security and fairness.
How does it work?
How can I try it?
You have a Samsung or LG Television? Join us in our Early Adopter program.
We are excited to get your feedback!
How does it scale?
In order to overcome the currently limited scalability as well as increasing latency and transaction fees of Ethereum, we are employing off-chain signature patterns. State channels are used to facilitate interactions between market participants.
We will employ the new and improved crowdsale standard of the Interactive Coin Offering (ICO) in order to guarantee a fairer and more transparent assignment process.
|Mode of Crowdsale||Interactive Coin Offering|
|Soft Cap||2,500 ETH|
|Hard Cap||50,000 ETH|
|Exchange Rate||1 ETH = 10,000 TTV|
|Reverse Exchange Rate||1 TTV = 0.0001 ETH|
|Token Supply for Crowdsale||500,000,000|
|Sale Launch||24 February 2018|
|Withdrawal Lock||17 March 2018|
|Sale Completion||24 March 2018|
Allocation of Funds
Unsold tokens will be burned. The tokens of the team are vested over three years. Any ETH committed beyond 90% of the hard cap will be locked for two years in a smart contract. The smart contract stabilizes the price of the TTV by automatically purchasing back tokens, should the market price drop below the issue price.
Interactive Coin Offering
The Interactive Coin Offering (ICO), which is the mode of our crowdsale, was first proposed by Vitalik Buterin and Jason Teutsch in order to turn crowdsales into a game of perfect information. They take the uncapped model and propose the following rules:
Participants in the crowdsale submit both a bid and a maximum sale valuation at which they are willing to participateIf the sale amount reaches the maximum sale valuation, the participant’s bid is canceled and the contribution is refundedIf they so choose, participants have the possibility to withdraw their bid from the sale until a withdrawal lock period is reachedA progressively decreasing discount is given at the start of the sale in order to motivate early participationIndividual buyers may place multiple bids at different valuations
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Jan Phillip Hofste
Co-Founder TV-TWO, Industrial Engineer.
Distributed Systems, State Channels, Semantic Web.
Experience: Chief Product Officer at Minodes.
Co-Founder TV-TWO, Entrepreneur.
Communications, Sales, Partnerships.
Experience: Lead Business Development at Minodes.
Chief Financial Officer, Economist.
Quantitative Finance, Token Economy, Game Theory.
Experience: Finance Student at University of St Andrews.
Head of Business Development, Strategist.
Strategy, Operations, Exchange Management.
Experience: Intl. Management at Bocconi, Strategy& PWC.
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TV-TWO offers regular consumers of broadcast television an easy way to transition into a world with a personalized video stream
TV-TWO Smart TV App
While watching broadcast television through TV-TWO, users can start a personalized video stream offering premium content at no subscription costsThe video stream acts as an additional channel and can be opened by pressing Enter on the remote controlBased on in-stream behavior, preferences in linear TV, surveys and other data, a supervised learning algorithm selects suitable videos from a broad selection of high quality contentThe following video categories exist: Movies, Music, News and Politics, Travel and Nature, Food and Beverages, Fashion and Beauty, Sports, Cars, Technology, Gaming, and Education
TV networks and broadcasters exploit their position as middlemen
We encourage direct interactions between consumers, content providers and advertisers
Get to use a platform that blends linear TV with a personalized video stream curated by a supervised learning algorithm, enabling more organic content variety and relevance without having to pay a monthly subscription feeExperience the freedom to skip videos and ads as well as the chance to select ad frequencyReceive rewards for watching relevant sponsored messages as well as sharing anonymous data with advertisers through the TTV
Receive the chance to generate reach on television sets without having to sign a contract with a TV network, giving small creators that focus on quality videos an equal share of voice as determined by watch statistics instead of clicksGet full transparency on watch statistics for their videos without having to trust a single centralized platformCan refinance their content more easily by profiting from high media spends that go towards TV
Receive targeting and attribution features as well as the automated media booking on TV that they know from digital advertisingGet per user reporting on ad engagement and organic video context without falling victim to fraud or non-transparent KPI reportingCan address users on the basis of their first-party data without having to hand over data to TV-TWO or a third-party
The combination of Smart Contracts and State Channel Technology build a trustless and scalable solution
We redistribute the $180 billion television ad cake of networks and broadcasters
FAQ: Token Economy
How is the Token for Television (TTV) structured?
The Token for Television is an ERC20 token that is divisible to 18 decimal places.
Can other cryptocurrencies or fiat be used in the decentralized television ecosystem?
Transactions between advertisers and users as well as between users and content providers are always tied to the Token for Television (TTV). Other cryptocurrencies and fiat can not be used to exchange value between market participants. Advertisers have to acquire TTV during the crowdsale or on exchanges in order to sponsor messages. This fact will sustainably protect the value of the Token for Television.
Will additional TTV be issued after the crowdsale?
No additional TTV will be issued after the crowdsale. We will make the Smart Contracts for the operation of the ecosystem open source. This way, participants are able to validate this claim.
How do I participate in the crowdsale?
Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive a video before the start of the crowdsale that describes the process of purchasing tokens in detail.
How is your crowdsale different from other ICOs?
We will employ the new and improved crowdsale standard of the Interactive Coin Offering as proposed by Jason Teutsch and Vitalik Buterin. The Interactive Coin Offering will ensure perfect information during the crowdsale and a fairer mode for assigning tokens to contributors.
What sets the Token for Television apart from the Basic Attention Token (BAT)?
Both the Basic Attention Token and the Token for Television are transnational units for advertisers, content providers and consumers. While the team behind the BAT concentrates on managing this triangular relationship on the blockchain for desktop and mobile devices, we work on the Television ecosystem. A market that is equally large, but much less digitized. In contrast to BAT, we believe that the consumer should be able to sell the tokens he or she acquired through the application in order to monetarily profit from the transaction. This will increase the velocity of the TTV and strengthen our token economy. On the topic of privacy: While we personally sympathize with BAT’s focus on protecting personal data of users, we feel that it is wrong not to provide market participants with the chance to opt-in to data sharing that improves relevance of sponsored videos and increases the utility for advertisers, content providers and consumers. Despite the differences, we feel that the BAT team and we are fighting the same battle: for a better user experience, more quality content and higher relevance. Therefore, we want to ask supporters of BAT and those who were looking to participate in their crowdsale to consider TV-TWO.
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