Blockchain Video Company Linius Connects Prototype to Blockchain-Centric Video Player

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Linius Technologies Limited, a cloud-based solution that transforms static video into hyper-personalized video experiences with its patented Video Virtualization Engine (VVE) – plans to showcase what they say is the world’s first virtual video blockchain in a live webinar, Wednesday 20th March at 2 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

“Linius aims to fulfil the promise of blockchain and move beyond cryptocurrencies,” said Linius CEO, Chris Richardson. “We feel this is the natural evolution of our anti-piracy strategy and we aim to use blockchain to protect, distribute and monetize the video itself.”

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The webinar will:

  • Demonstrate virtual video playing on a blockchain-aware player
  • Outline the steps taken to make video blockchain possible for the first time
  • Explain the benefits and use cases including anti-piracy, auditability, hyper ledger
  • payment methods, and new revenue generation
  • Discuss high level next steps

“With virtual video embedded within each block of the blockchain, smart contracts can be used to control the transactions associated with video files,” said Linius CEO, Chris Richardson.

“For the first time, content owners – such as movie studios – can have complete control and visibility over video distribution and ensuing revenue flows.”

Register for the 45-minute webinar here. 

Earlier this year, on 19th February 2019, Linius announced it had successfully validated its blockchain capability.

Potential benefits include:

  • Anti-piracy: Video assets and viewers can be validated prior to playing the video, eliminating improper play-out of the video.
  • Auditability: Content owners, such as studios, can have complete visibility and control across the entire distribution chain, maintained automatically, removing intermediaries and expanding margins.
  • New revenues: Users are sharing content right now, often illegally. Current anti-piracy actions attempt to stop this behaviour. The Linius Blockchain accepts this behaviour but ensures content owners are paid for it.

Linius successfully tests world’s first virtual video blockchain from Linius Technologies on Vimeo.

Linius built and tested a prototype, where virtual video can be embedded in a blockchain, and smart contracts used to control the transactions associated with video files.

Since that time, Linius has successfully connected the blockchain to a video player, making the prototype easily demonstrable.

Research from the World Economic Forum suggests that distributed ledger technology like blockchain could boost global trade by more than $US 1 trillion over the next decade.

“With figures like that, it’s easy to see why major cloud providers and Linius partners such as IBM, Microsoft and Amazon, are devoting significant funds to the development of blockchain technology,” said Richardson. “From IBM Hyperledger, to Azure Blockchain Workbench, and Amazon Managed Blockchain.”

“Linius Video Blockchain has the potential to address myriad challenges regarding video distribution, protection and monetization – throughout the global media and entertainment industry, and beyond.”

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST
2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency
($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company
Blockchain Partners
(Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser
at leading industry event CryptoFinancing (Europe's first ICO event now
branded Tokenomicon)
– Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher,
innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards
of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500
articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and
has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.  Irish Tech News put him in the top
10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Ad Honorem - Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of
Blockchain
at China's first Blockchain University in Nanchang
at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he
was invited to and attended University of Oxford's Saïd Business School
for Business Automation 4.0 programme. Chevalier (Knight) - Ordre des
Arts et des Technologies at Crypto Chain University and an Advisory
Board Member of International Decentralized Association Of
Cryptocurrency And Blockchain (IDABC) as well as Advisory Board Member
at U.S. Blockchain Association. Over a half a decade experience judging
and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the
European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor
and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain
technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels,
Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki,
London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, San
Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel
Aviv,  Utrecht, Venice,  Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and
Zurich.  His network is global and extensive.

He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has
ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean
& Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business
Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work
and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and
French. A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart,
Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to
TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to
marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian
expatriate living around the world. In his 20s, he sailed around the
world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called,
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on
yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently
lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage
daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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