Publica Building New eCommerce Platform for the Publishing Ecosystem – Token Sale Coming Soon

Share with:

Publica is building a new ecommerce platform for the publishing ecosystem using the Ethereum Blockchain and smart contracts.

Marc Kenigsberg, founder of BitcoinChaser, also announced his role as Publica’s advisor.

“Blockchain will go down in history as one of the most disruptive technologies of all time,” said Kenigsberg. “Publica’s vision to unite it with printing and the internet, two of humanity’s most disruptive inventions, is brilliant and perfectly timed for this revolution in human history. The Publica platform is going to enable a lot of positive change for many people around the world.”

Publica’s ereader apps, for all common platforms, will do double-duty as digital wallets to make their adoption easy and transparent for the public. The platform is designed to bring the Blockchain revolution to how books are funded, made, publicized, discovered, bought, and read.

Publica will work with Ethereum, standards bodies, and other authorities to extend the Blockchain into publishing. Publica will also support Blockchains in the long tail of publishing derivatives such as movie scripts, games, merchandise, audio books, and periodicals, with the requisite legal frameworks.

Publica’s CEO Josef Marc said:

“The publishing ecosystem is really a global economy of ecommerce unto itself. Book projects are like startups. They can start small and they can grow into sustainable businesses. Entrepreneurial business models and ideas will become the new norm.”

The Ethereum Blockchain plays three roles on the platform, supporting READ, RIGHTS, and PBL tokens. When a book is funded, whether by crowd pre-sales or institutions or by any other means, Publica will write the terms in smart contracts called Book ICO’s. READ tokens are one of the two keys in a public-key / private-key decryption system for reading a book’s digital editions.

When a book’s contents are extended to derivative rights, Publica will write their terms in smart contracts called RIGHTS ICO’s. “We’ll do our best to help the Blockchains get ready for RIGHTS tokens,” said Publica’s CTO Yuri Pimenov.

Publica will issue one billion tokens called PBL, or Pebbles, in an October ICO. According to Marc:

“The publishing economy needs its own digital money because it’s a very long-tail business. Book projects and their contracts outlive people, as do copyrights. Project funds don’t need daily exchanges with local fiat currencies. They’re ‘work money’ with long-running balances. The gig economy and sharing economy are global and they should come into the publishing economy. No local currency should pose a barrier to entry.”

Pebbles will be invisible to the general public. Coin and token exchanges make it simple to present ecommerce in any denomination. Pebbles will be the medium of exchange within the platform’s smart contracts for goods and services. “Publishing’s ecommerce needs mega payments, micropayments, and every size in between. Pebbles are better suited for it than BTC, ETH, READ and RIGHTS tokens, or dollars for that matter,” said Publica’s COO Antons Sapriko.

Publica’s development team is Scandiweb. Their Ethereum ICO experience includes projects with Element Group. As a leading Magento developer, their ecommerce experience includes Walmart, The New York Times, Land Rover, Jaguar and many other leading names.

  • Russian Wood for Cryptocurrency – Timber! – October 19, 2017
  • Proof Suite Announces Token Sale for Blockchain Platform Designed to Tokenize and Insure Real World Assets – October 19, 2017
  • DataWallet Announces Blockchain-Based, Consumer-to-Business Data Exchange – October 19, 2017
  • IEEE Releases Findings from First Detailed Study of Blockchain Adoption in the Pharmaceutical Enterprise – October 19, 2017
  • Horizon State Launches Token Sale to Modernize Global Voting and Collaborative Decision Making – October 19, 2017
  • Metaps Plans to Launch Time Marketplace ‘Timebank’ Token Sale on COMSA – October 19, 2017
  • Lykke Vanuatu brings Binary.com tokens to Lykke Vanuatu Exchange – October 19, 2017
  • After raising $15M in a pre-sale, BitClave is ramping up for its Nov 8 crowdsale, and its plans to redefine the search experience – October 19, 2017
  • Kazakhstan Is About To Launch The First Cryptocurrency, Directly Backed By Fiat Money – October 19, 2017
  • Positive.com launches to protect Initial Coin Offerings from cyber attack – October 19, 2017
  • Latium Launches LATX Cryptocurrency Token Sale for Participation in AI-Based Tasking Platform – October 18, 2017
  • IBM Announces Major Blockchain Solution to Speed Global Payments – October 18, 2017
  • Launch of SMSCHAIN, a Blockchain-based SMS Gateway – October 18, 2017
  • Streamr Concludes a 30 Million CHF Crowd Contribution Period to Build Decentralized Real-Time Data Economy – October 18, 2017
  • Publica Building New eCommerce Platform for the Publishing Ecosystem – Token Sale Coming Soon – October 18, 2017
  • BLOCKv Partners with Storj Labs to Provide Decentralized Storage Architecture and New Toolsets to Power Next Generation Digital Objects – October 18, 2017
  • Coinme Announces the Start of the UpToken Sale Today With Over $40 Million USD in Pre-Registration Signups – October 18, 2017
  • Blockbid Announces Launch Of ICO Backed By Multi-Cryptocurrency Trading Platform – October 18, 2017
  • SportyFi – Decentralized Sports Investment Start-up Endorsed by Soccer Superstar Roberto Carlos – October 16, 2017
  • Acronis Joins Runa Capital and Parallels In Accelerating Innovation and Supporting Blockchain Initiatives in Malta – October 16, 2017
  • Jaxx Allows First Crowdsale Participation with STORM Token – October 16, 2017
  • Hyperledger Knits New Project – Hyperledger Quilt – October 16, 2017
  • Legolas Exchange Partners With BanQix to Protect Institutional Investors – October 16, 2017
  •  MARK.SPACE Announces Launch Of Blockchain-powered VR-platform With Upcoming Token Crowdsale – October 16, 2017
  • IRTI Partners With Ateon And Settlemint To Develop Blockchain-based Products For Financial Inclusion – October 16, 2017
  • Golden Alliance Coin Announces ICO – For Mining Gold – October 16, 2017
  • Media Aggregator Esports Gold Announces $5 Million Ethereum Token Sale – October 16, 2017
  • MinexCoin: Park the Volatility! – October 16, 2017
  • Ambrosus Token Generation Event (TGE) Officially Cracks the Largest Blockchain Crowdfunded Projects in History – October 15, 2017
  • Freedom Streaming Announces An ICO For The First Uncensored And Anonymous Live Streaming Platform – October 14, 2017
  • MicroMoney starts a $30,000,000 token distribution campaign – October 14, 2017
  • Announcing the First Members of the DataBrokerDAO Alliance – October 14, 2017
  • STK Global Payments Announce Global Advisory Board – Token Sale – October 14, 2017
  • Zilliqa Breaks 2,400 Transactions per Second with their ‘Sharding’ Blockchain – October 13, 2017
  • Dappbase Launches High-Performance Infrastructure for Decentralized App Developers – October 13, 2017
  • bitJob Raises $2 Million to Launch Decentralized Platform for Student Employment – October 13, 2017
  • Particl Unveils Its Confidential Cryptocurrency Transactions – October 13, 2017
  • Waves To Develop “liquid Democracy” Applications – October 13, 2017
  • DECENT Updates Core – New User Issued Assets and More – October 13, 2017
  • Dash for Dope – Digital Payments Platform Alt Thirty Six Selects Dash As Payment Method of Choice for New Retail Sectors – October 13, 2017
  • Garvan Institute And E-nome Enter Strategic Alliance To Enhance Medical Research Data Management Through Blockchain Tech – October 13, 2017
  • Moody’s: New Payment Technologies Pose Threat, But Incumbents Unlikely To Be Displaced – October 13, 2017
  • ZAP Token Distribution Event to Begin October 21, 2017 – October 12, 2017
  • AirFox Raises $15 Million in Successful ICO, Brings New Mobile Banking Solutions to Emerging Markets – October 12, 2017
  • HydroMiner Token Sale Starts October 18th – Austrian Regulators Approve – October 12, 2017
  • The SBM Group and SALT Technology Enter Exploratory Partnership to Collateralize Blockchain Assets – October 12, 2017
  • ExHasta: Integrating and Empowering Innovators – Announces Token Sale – October 12, 2017
  • Tech Veterans Set Up Global Public Offering Fund To Turn Top U.S. Startups Into Asia-Pacific Listed Unicorns – October 11, 2017
  • ZenCash Partners With Welto to Allow Bill Payment in Cryptocurrency – October 11, 2017
  • Cryptopay Plans to Tie Investments to Service Performance Metrics – October 11, 2017

View All Articles

advertisementBlockchain Expo