Bitcoin is the first successful internet money based on peer-to-peer technology; whereby no central bank or authority is involved in the transaction and production of the Bitcoin currency. It was created by an anonymous individual/group under the name, Satoshi Nakamoto. The source code is available publicly as an open source project, anybody can look at it and be part of the developmental process. Bitcoin is changing the way we see money as we speak. The idea was to produce a means of exchange, independent of any central authority, that could be transferred electronically in a secure, verifiable and immutable way. It is a decentralized peer-to-peer internet currency making mobile payment easy, very low transaction fees, protects your identity, and it works anywhere all the time with no central authority and banks. Bitcoin is design to have only 21 million BTC ever created, thus making it a deflationary currency. Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm with an average transaction confirmation time of 10 minutes. Miners today are mining Bitcoin using ASIC chip dedicated to only mining Bitcoin, and the hash rate has shot up to peta hashes. Being the first successful online cryptography currency, Bitcoin has inspired other alternative currencies such as Litecoin, Peercoin, Primecoin, and so on. The cryptocurrency then took off with the innovation of the turing-complete smart contract by Ethereum which led to the development of other amazing projects such as EOS, Tron, and even crypto-collectibles such as CryptoKitties.
Verasity is a disruptive video sharing platform designed to pivot the online video ecosystem by enabling a direct and transparent relationship between viewers, content creators, and advertisers. Our team has a wealth of experience across the Media and Technology sectors, holding previous leadership roles at companies including Eurosport, Sky, Joost, AOL, Turner, and Guardian. Powered by existing cutting-edge video player technology, Verasity provides a high-quality viewing experience. Verasity’s proprietary Blockchain technology (PoV™) creates a transparent economy powered by a new cryptocurrency called VERA. Our goal is to liberate creators and online publishers whilst improving the viewer experience for video. Verasity's protocols will be used across the web integrating video delivery and instant micropayments using VERA all backed with trusted and transparent Proof of View™ Blockchain technology. Key Features include: Instant Transactions – using VERA, a high-performance commercial utility token (capable of thousands of transactions per second) built within the player, disbursing payments between Creators, Viewers and Advertiser in near real-time Proof-of-View™ – Accurate, transparent and audit-able audience metrics (anti-fake-view) – patent pending technology Spark Marketplace – Smart contract based system allows Creators to fund their channel development. Users receive a portion of a channel’s revenue while they hold a live smart contract