Kingdom of Fujiwe and Ark Tribe, two closely related projects, will use the technology behind the Ark Blockchain and its native token, Ark. The foundation laid out in this project will be scalable to most other video game or office software projects.
Kingdom of Fujiwe (Video Game - Visual Novel)
The story of Kingdom of Fujiwe (KOF) will be told as a visual novel, a story told with art and dialogue containing reward screens that give the player in-game backgrounds who are more detailed and show the characters at their new stage of relationship. KOF will follow the exploits of Sirielle Airi, a legal hacker in the service of the Kingdom of Fujiwe.
Visual novels generally employ mini-games. With KOF, mini-games involve managing Sirielle’s missions.
Like most visual novels, KOF will have multiple endings depending on the relationships that Sirielle develops during the game.
Different endings can be achieved through dialog between Sirielle and various mercenaries from the Draticornix, an elite division of the Sanctuary guild.
The role of the Ark blockchain regarding KOF will be twofold:
- Ark will be used to power the shop, and make the initial purchase of the game
- Ark will be implemented as an anti-piracy system
The application of these two technologies can easily be reused by other online merchants, as well as by software sales firms, and of course, for the gaming industry.
Challenges facing the adoption of such a system include the antagonistic relationship of gamers towards proof-of-work (POW) currencies (more particularly the miners behind them), and the number of transactions that the Ark network (or a sidechain) can bear.
The first obstacle regarding the attitude of gamers against cryptocurrencies is easy to overcome, because Ark’s blockchain is not a POW, but rather delegated proof of stake (DPOS). POW currencies, like Bitcoin, have been increasing the cost of graphics cards, which is one of the main causes for hatred among gamers.
The second is trickier due to the number of potential transactions needed to scale this system. At its peak, the service may incur thousands or millions of transactions over the course of a few hours with the release of video games on the most popular platforms.
A solution to this problem can only be found with the support, expertise, and consultation of the Ark team and members of the community. For KOF, the question does not arise. It is more likely that only one or two thousand users, distributed on the globe, will buy it.
KOF will act as a demonstration for the potential of building such a service.
Ark Tribe (crowdfunding)
The Ark Tribe Project will provide another real-world application of the Ark blockchain.
An alternative to bank loans, crowdfunding gives project owners the ability to raise the capital needed to seed their projects without the restrictions associated with traditional venture capital. Ark Tribe’s goal is to bring people together and foster new, exciting ideas that might otherwise not had the same exposure as they would in other, traditional settings.
Crowdfunding often entices donations from the community by offering other products associated with the main project. For instance, a mug with the design by the project’s artist, or a free artbook in a downloadable ebook format. This is in opposition to most traditional venture capitalists who are primarily concerned with receiving a return on their investment and profits.
Ark Tribe bridges that gap by encouraging the community to donate and contribute, but the goal of each project funded by the Ark Tribe should be to provide a return on the investments made in the crowdfunding projects.
This return would come from a fund specially created for Ark Tribe. Investors would thus be more inclined to help project leaders as their funds would be added to those individuals, enabling more projects to emerge.
Beyond the crowdfunding of projects, there is also social crowdfunding. In a world where health problems can ruin entire families, where poverty is not just a problem in the poorest countries, and the daily lives of families that have nothing, social crowdfunding holds out a generous hand to people who are in the deepest need.
This is a humanism that must be encouraged.
Ark’s delegation system offers a solution to those who have no family to turn to for help, or no friends because poverty often drives to isolation. This also goes for the dignity of people who have a need of social crowdfunding, but the conditions that have led them to be so in need should not be a public exhibition to relatives and neighbors.
To prevent social crowdfunding to be abused, and to respond to an emergency, a "tasks market" should be established within Ark Tribe. The tasks come from project holders.
Indeed, in the background application, they can add applications tasks, giving both the opportunity to work with people whose financial needs are immediate; and enable projects to move forward even during the crowdfunding campaign.
These tasks may be financed by the project leaders and by those funding the projects. They should allow people in need quick funds to get out of difficult solutions to find a solution to their problems.
Ensuring investors will receive a return on investment can be approached in two ways. The first is the formation of a wallet voting for a delegate whose interest will serve to compensate investors helping up projects above a certain amount. The second is to create a delegate node that would serve to ensure the return on investment of investor, again, a ceiling should be selected for deciding who is a “pro” investor.
- Create products using Ark, demonstrating its usefulness;
- Provide support to Ark by creating a demand for its organic token;
- Demonstrate that a business model based on a cryptocurrency is viable;
- Offer innovative services to people whose need for them is present.
Kingdom of Fujiwe - book
The book of the history of the Kingdom of Fujiwe serves three essential purposes. The first is to draw attention to Ark and Ark Tribe. Distributed free of charge and offered on Steam for free, the eBook will help stir up public curiosity. It also used to structure the history of the Kingdom of Fujiwe (game) because the visual novels need a solid story. The third goal is to find potential partners for the game and start building a team of artists and writers.
Ark Tribe must be created and released after the book’s launch. Part will be the web platform, where projects come to life, the other will allow a project manager access to manage projects and coordinate teams. It is important to note that an English version of this project will be the priority, as the French market will be harder to find video game studios and artists. Although the platform will not be limited to these, they will be a primary source of projects and tasks.
Kingdom of Fujiwe - Game
Kingdom of Fujiwe will release completely translated into English because French niche is relatively undeveloped. It is vital to present the game both in English and French, so as to make the demonstrations in these two languages and reach as wide an audience as possible.
Kingdom of Fujiwe - Book
- 11 000 € in Ark will cover the cost of producing the book. This includes: co-writer, review, and revision of the book, beta-readers, and the translation into French and the review of the book in French, knowing that it will be between 50 000 and 100 000 words.
- 2500 € in Ark to format the finished book into a format visual novel script once it is finished to prepare the background of the Kingdom of Fujiwe.
For the book, a crowdfunding campaign is held here: https://www.reddit.com/ArkEcosystem/comments/8ek2xn/mixing_literature_with_ark/
We have a co-writer (in English, no need in French) an editor (the person in charge to correct the text and manage inconsistencies) and 5 beta readers in each language. Translation English => French is also already covered, however, the need for a second professional to double-check is requested.
Ark Tribe & Kingdom of Fujiwe
- An assistant to discuss and write the specifications (30 hours approximately), which will be in charge of web programming team once done
- One or two web programmers (C#) for the Ark Tribe website, and Kingdom of Fujiwe
- One or two C# programmers in addition to the API and the payment API.
- A C# programmer for the Kingdom of Fujiwe - Game (2 months) We already have a project manager and the artists needed. The financial estimate is difficult to date and will only be possible when the specifications will be established. Time estimates above are broad.
Kingdom of Fujiwe - Book
Beside the co-author and committed professionals who will get paid, there will be no direct gains from this project. A Patreon will be set up, which will include both the game and the book, people who have participated (author, programmers, etc.) will share the revenue made by the Patreon’s after expenses are taken out.
Ark Tribe & Kingdom of Fujiwe - Game
Project promoters should pay their expenses in fiat currency, in fact, while users work in Ark project bearers will get their donations in Tether to avoid the fluctuation of Ark price to put the projects bearers in trouble. We will need to create a bridge between Ark and Tether for that matter.
To support the team and projects, an Ark delegate will be created, which will fund the maintenance needs of these two projects. Sales of the Kingdom of Fujiwe will be added to the income. Kingdom of Fujiwe players will be invited to vote for the delegate.
It is hard to say when 10x became the bare minimum for the Go Big or Go Home Mentality that surrounds personal information and future tech. You will hear it said, in so many words, again and again, “don’t even bother competing with “The Googleverse”, as Visual Capitalist once called it, unless you have something 10x better in your category or market space. Since Google and Facebook have their eyes set on just about everything from your wallet to your exact location, on a second by second basis, it would logically follow that we just give up now and let Google and Facebook, and don’t forget Amazon, take over everything and invent all future social systems and relevant technologies that will continue to shape them. The company that thinks they can do it: www.10x.market https://preview.redd.it/1m2mpn3bzo511.png?width=219&format=png&auto=webp&s=d96541a37dea5d7cd53f89ae174d2ffcc7793c0f
Elon Musk decided the 10x divide was a good way to get people excited about new ventures that will not bear fruit until you are too old to care. We are all excited to get from Washington to New York in 33 minutes, and it’s just nice to know that my daughter doesn’t have to move out when she goes to college, as long as by her time the Hypertube spans the East Coast. It almost makes me forget about all the people who will be put out of work in the next five years by driverless cars and automated cargo vehicles, and what they are going to do with all their time when the Robot Tax dollars come every week in the form of a Universal Basic Income
“The key to making this work is increasing tunneling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10 or more — this is the goal of The Boring Company. “ https://preview.redd.it/anp94fd9zo511.png?width=425&format=png&auto=webp&s=ff6d6b7f7b9e856bb3bf29af0438b47dffec7409
The Visual Capitalist makes it clear most people believe it's pointless to compete in any area that turns personal information into pay by the bit, which is the IOT version of paying by the click in The Googleverse
. It seems it is considered, in many cases, wiser to build something inside of the current Ecosystem of a Google or a Facebook, or something that serves as a gadget that adds utility to these platforms like a Selfie Drone
, rather than doubts the wisdom of the Googleverse and Facebook. How Google Tracks You - And What You Can Do About It This Chart Reveals Google’s True Dominance Over the Web https://preview.redd.it/8ikrp437zo511.png?width=760&format=png&auto=webp&s=bbf678d7dba90057840dacc52cdea7630013d4f5 Why can no one match Google?
Is Silicon Valley the last word on how data is gathered and put to use?
- Part of the reason lies in the math. Google operates at an insane level, processing 3.5 billion searches per day. To get millions of people to try a different search algorithm is expensive — and to get them to keep that behavior permanently is even more expensive.
- The only way such change becomes feasible is if a product comes out that is 10x better than Google, and at this point, such an event seems unlikely — at least in the current ecosystem.
It might seem that way at times, however, if you listen to the message that is coming out of Research Triangle
in South Carolina, home to the innovation hubs of Big Data giants like IBM and SAS, global innovation centers such as Silicon Wadi
, in Israel (where apparently, there is a glass ceiling for Muslims, and the rest of the tech sector is run by ex-military personnel from the elite cyber division Unit 8200) you could form a completely different opinion. Forbes did a good piece on Unit 8200
back in 2016, if you aren’t familiar. Companies like IBM and SAS say the secret sauce is all in the temporaneous, unstructured data streaming through the airwaves that can be correlated in real time with your position, preferences, and ready-made content bubble, like the one John Palfrey
talks about in Born Digital
. Three Different Models: one of them makes less sense than the others in a hyper-connected world. https://preview.redd.it/qzumjju4zo511.png?width=595&format=png&auto=webp&s=735aa43e3e2cd2cfc4a1514d59bc9fa1a97513ea How safe is it to concentrate a huge portion of your company’s warehoused data in one mammoth datacenter in a single country that could change it’s laws about how you can use and store data anytime it wants?
Facebook is said to have it’s largest data center, Lulea
, in Sweden. It is a good thing the Swedes are pro-blockchain, pro-crypto, or Mark Zuckerberg might have brick and mortared himself out of the Crypto-Blockchain boom that he recently announced Facebook intended to embrace and FaceOpolize. His Lawyers were probably on it way before they applied for the construction permits, but they still have the GDPR
and they are still a member of the EEC. If some of the bigger EEC Countries decided that they were tired of having Facebook harvest data from its citizens like a black market doctor in an Indian” Kidneyville
”, they could put some pressure on the Swedes to turn off the power. This is unlikely, but so seemed the fall of Rome before Christianity. At least the Romans would have thought the idea preposterous in 500 A.D.
However, the EEC did succeed in fining Facebook and Google an estimated $9.3 billion the day after the new GDPR Laws went into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR impact: Google, Facebook look at $9.3 billion in fines under new EU privacy law https://preview.redd.it/j9nfinh2zo511.png?width=366&format=png&auto=webp&s=b1f9bff96340d0a1b6063e7fb20f7b61ba44f6df https://www.businesstoday.in/technology/news/gdpr-impact-google-fined-facebook-fined-european-union-privacy-law/story/277807.htm
Ex-Facebook Executive and Founder Chamath Palihapitiya
, says that traditional social networks are not only misusing our personal information and forcing us to take an all or nothing deal when we check "yes" in the terms box, but also using surreptitious methods to get people addicted to visiting their sites. He compares the site stats that display on your Google plugins as red numbers to slot machines and says that many of the calls to action on Facebook’s site were developed to elicit the same kind of dopamine rush a gambling addict gets when he pulls the arm of a slot machine. LinkedIn uses the same sort of alerts to keep you coming back throughout the day as well
This is a world where you generate all the interesting facts and Google and Facebook collect them, with your help, and get all the monetary benefits. This is a world where despite all the free time-saving, life-saving apps, you don’t have time for anything and you increasingly don’t have a life…not a real one. You are to busy working on the “digital you” and keeping the views-and-likes-ball in the air. Forget to post just one or two days and you will be reminded to log in and view the negative numbers and the graphs that make your popularity in the ether look like the Stock Market crashing in 2008.
Who’s Viewed You? Are you up or down in the ratings today? https://preview.redd.it/xonpoydyyo511.png?width=637&format=png&auto=webp&s=44f0a9d15f157c1b038919935e0494ac00ca14cd
If you listen to the companies who invented the modern market for data mining and data warehousing , you will hear them say that the only dream worth catching in the new “hyper-connected” world, where over 20 billion sensors will triangulate in the ether and create volumes of metadata and new data points outside the Google/Facebook Ecosystems is Unstructured data. Hence, the only logical place to start storing personal data is in a wallet like Bitcoin with all transactions verified on the Blockchain and in the ether where the promised land lies. Visit websites like IBM (Cognos, Watson Analytics), SAS, SAP HANA, and read the language they use to describe this new kind of data that are the reason AI and Machine Learning and Big Data are the wave of the future. Read the terminology they use on the SAP HANA webpage:
Gain new insights from advanced analytical processing in SAP HANA
“Leverage our in-memory advanced analytical processing capabilities — text, predictive, spatial, event streams, and time series — to build intelligent applications that provide deeper insights at unprecedented speed. And take advantage of predictive analytics, data mining, text analysis, and more.”
-SAP HANA Website
Terms like “event streams” clearly refer to windows of time that are narrow, temporaneous, and outside of the traditional data warehouse. While Google does maintain the position of most people’s cell phones, and a lead in the handheld device market with Android, it is not like we don’t have a choice, or as if Google is the only one who can pinpoint your position for you or the third-party apps on your smartphone or tablet. https://preview.redd.it/ef6iialtyo511.png?width=759&format=png&auto=webp&s=9fa74fd790f026dd51292361c4ee18ee7841e125 Who in their right mind would want millions of personal data records stored in a central location, that if breached, left every record up for grabs?
With all the turmoil brewing around the theft and loss, and misuse of personal data lately, whether it be SOX, GLBA, Classified Intel handling laws, or now GDPR, you would think the last place The DNC, Equifax, Hospitals, Google, Facebook, a bank, or anyone would want to purposely store data is on their servers, platforms, or any other company asset. Why not just push it to The Ether and scatter it like dust across the blockchain? Cracking the system to steal one transaction’s worth of data is economically akin to stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime. Why steal something when it is more profitable to take part in validating it?
It seems like every other day there’s another mind-boggling data breach at one of the world’s most trusted companies. https://preview.redd.it/dotihufoyo511.png?width=640&format=png&auto=webp&s=0adcf1c4a6f688d70b54973e097dd7afa702bdd4
While some institutions may have no choice but to store your data in a central depository, like a hospital or Equifax, the ones that profit the most have no reason except profit to keep your details on their servers.
In Google’s defense, they do have an app called Google Takeout
™, which allows you to download every detail that has been collected on you in the Googleverse by any and all of the 89+ apps in the Google ecosystem. It is not like they are forcing us to let them steal our data and sell it without our consent. Although the 20-page take-it-or leave-it opt ins on the apps they use to collect the data are a bit unfair, we are the ones who decided that Google and Facebook could sell it for several thousand dollars per person, per year without any compensation except some free cell phone apps. This begs the question: what would I do with all that data if I had a copy?
Well, at 10x.market, CEO Chris McFayden and President Greg Fogarty say, “roll it up with some sort of data that is 10x more valuable than the information Google has, and then transfer its value to a token, and begin selling it over a distrubuted Smart Contracts Platform. You are now the owner of a data set at least 10x better than the next best source in the marketplace. You now possess the worlds most complete record of the digital you, and you've only just begun.
Advertisers, IOT, and Big Data service providers, as well as all the mixed reality content providers that will be augmenting the world around you with the help of some holographic contact lenses, will all need to come to you through the 10x platform to get the most complete version of the digital you to sync up with all those "event streams' and senors.” Here is what we think you should do at 10x https://preview.redd.it/ezlo0aq7yo511.png?width=747&format=png&auto=webp&s=2e4e60c176b0eca68f08c6b9282c0bc641aa1b45
Things like smartphones, tablets and laptops and flatscreen TVs will no longer be necessary since you will be able to project them holographically into your private version of reality. Even Holographic Keyboards and input tools can be projected into empty space, which means many wireless accessories will disappear too. Maybe we will simply carry a processor with Wi-Fi in our pockets to connect us to the connected world. So where can I get some 10x data so I have a fighting chance at beating Google at the Personal information game?
The Founders of 10x found their opening by accident. While working with a company in the patient engagement software space on a blockchain app that would give their AI driven engagement model the edge in a very competitive industry, Founders Greg Fogarty and Chris McFayden discovered that patients were willing to volunteer data from Fitbits, other wearables, and an app that asks routine questions that a doctor might ask you at a checkup. As it turns out paying patients cash to answer basic questions about lifestyle, habits, and symptoms lower health premiums.
With just the data from a Fitbit and some routine questionnaires, medicine can not only move to a preventative care model, but some might say a predictive diagnostic model where AI assumes many of the responsibilities of a primary care physician. https://preview.redd.it/jf3gnfwcyo511.png?width=747&format=png&auto=webp&s=f0825e440d0e9a3a1d4793bb498be2f08ce3f025
In addition, once employees knew that employers and benefits providers where paying them, the Patient Engagement Platform, that appears to employees as part of their HR departments Wellness Program, saw participation rates that were in line with those of Google Search and Facebook.
Furthermore, the two founders of 10x discovered, during a due diligence exercise, that Medical data was worth 10x more on the black market than Credit Card and Banking Data. If they could just put that information in a digital wallet with the information that Google would give you back for free via Google Takeout ™, they would have the 10x everyone said you needed to compete with Google and Facebook. https://preview.redd.it/qpub6wnfyo511.png?width=740&format=png&auto=webp&s=19f5708f975306d404f19ec30406a123f5d8d0b3
There are literally thousands of companies who sell these Patient Engagement Platforms, and Greg and Chris's client had less than 1% market share after 6 years in business. It was obvious that the play was not in upgrading one platform with Blockchain and equipping it with a token, but rather in making a free app, just like Google has done 89+ times, that gives all the Patient Engagement and Medical Records platforms the kind of advanced AI that their client incorporated to turn Wellness into Predictive Medicine.
Then individuals could start adding other valuable data points that were stranded in data warehouses to their digital data wallets. Things such as:
- Public Records
- Credit Score
- DNA and Biometrics
- Political Party, Policy Preferences
- Connected Car Data
- Connected Home Data
- Connect to LinkedIn and download professional Profile
- Connect to Facebook and download personal Profile
- Connect online Purchase History
- Rewards and Points Programs
- Unstructured Data
- Predictive Markets, i.e. Atlas Predict
Now that all the data is within the control of the individual, all that is needed is a trading platform that provides a fair profit to the creator, a fair price to the owner of the Personal Information, and that gives information of any type a normalized value so that it can be stored as a token which reflects the value of the new infonomics marketplace and the sum total of the personal data transactions carried out over the 10x Platform. If the platform gained significant market share in the buyeseller infonomics ecosystem, the token market cap should increase as the volume of available personal data and buyer and seller transactions increase over time. We all know why they call Big Data by that name. It is because the amount and variety of personal data being collected and generated are getting bigger and more varied with every sensor that is added to the IOT Ecosystem. Now with more of the kind of data that the companies like SAS, IBM, and SAP would like to correlate with, “Unstructured” Real-time data, 10x is not only in the Personal Information business, in grand style, but also all the other hot spaces that will dominate the Ether for the next five to ten years: IOT, Big Data, Mixed Reality.
With Personal Data Profiles selling for between $1000 and $5,000 a year, charging for transactions and managing complex coordination of Smart Contracts executed with the 10x token offers an extremely profitable business model if you consider the lifetime value over ten years is between $10,000 and $50,000 for an individual’s static data profile and real-time location information. This means that with only 2 million customers 10x.market could cross the billion dollar magic line, that makes a run of the mill startup an official Silicon Valley “Unicorn.
The history, terms, and stats you need to understand crypto all in one place. Don’t miss this beginner’s guide to cryptocurrencies in infographic form. Using this handy visualization from Visual Capitalist (accurate enough to get the right perspective), we can see that Bill Gates’ personal wealth is around 20x BFF. Apple’s market cap is around 150x BFF. To repeat that unless you missed the implications: One company in the US is around 150 times larger than the entire Bitcoin economy. Crypto wallet adoption Blockchain wallet users are predicted to soar to 200 million by 2030. Hardware & in-store interfaces Square, Stripe, and Clover are driving new mobile processing integrations. The $4.1T digital payments ecosystem is facing a notable transition, catalyzed by a wave of global advancements and disruption. Bitcoin’s Journey to $10,000 – This timeline chart catalogs Bitcoin’s wild 2017, in which it catapulted from $1,000 to $10,000 in just 11 months. Comparing Crypto – This giant infographic compares the differences in design and protocol of six key cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Dash, and Ripple. Cryptocurrency: Redefining the Future of Finance – Visual Capitalist 13th June 2020 14th June 2020 Many people are familiar with blockchain technology, but did you know that Ethereum has the largest and most active blockchain community in the world?
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