Rated on Apr 28, 2018
Rated on Jan 27, 2018
Great Team! Good luck guys!
Rated on Apr 5, 2018
Rated on Jan 28, 2018
Rated on Jan 26, 2018
Team looks huge enough, still we can't see a single profile linked to a social one (maybe on purpose).
Trying to build decentralized versions of Google Adwords in ad tech, Amazon in ecommerce, Udemy in education, and LinkedIn in employment is colossal effort to do, but as we can see from other projects and startups in recent years - everything is possible! Asking people Questions & Answers and scoring them is interesting idea.
Good suggestion is to have secondary market for trading Knowledge Tokens, this will give a new option for experts to sell earned tokens for other cryptos and advertiser or 3rd parties to buy.
Hard part of the deal will be to get Academic community to acknowledge the platform, good starting point will be to promote it among the students first.
Rated on Feb 2, 2018
I think the product vision could be good for someone in advertising but as a potential user seeing this as an educational platform I think I would find it a little bit creepy that it appears to be there to profile everything I know and then match me to advertisers. However maybe not creepier than what advertisers do anyway without us knowing?
But I'm not going to ding them on score just because the vision didn't meet my preconceived notions of how it should work.
Assuming I did want to collect data on users and then match them to advertisers I would do something like BAT or BLOOM are doing where the data and the consumer are completely separated and without the user to unlock it the data is worthless, and the in Bloom the user has fine-grained control over what parts of the data are ever shared (anonymously). That might be how Knowledge works inside - it just wasn't clear to me. Given that they will have to support the right to be forgotten in Europe and other standards around privacy they will have a lot of work to do to meet them especially considering the immutability of the blockchain. It would seem the *only* way to allow users to be forgotten is if their identity and data is completely encrypted in a way that without the user to permit it then it cannot be accessed at all. Alternatively all that information has to be stored off the blockchain in a mutable store.
Also I wonder if there is a completely ad-free way to use Knowledge that is suited for children? Or if it is only intended for use by adults. Sort of a Udemy with ads that is free to use.
On the economics side it is unclear to me if there is expected to be a financial upside of token ownership. I think it is related to increased use drives more demand for tokens by advertisers and those token circulate back through users to pay for products in-network. As best I can tell there is no option for users to cash-out those tokens so it keeps you in the system. This avoids a lot of problems with deflation or exchanges or taxes etc.
The team only lists one developer with blockchain development experience so I'm assuming they have hired more since the system of meta-mining and token economics seems pretty complex. I expect a lot of contracts to be written - plus the whole meta-mining system. Thus far the Git-repo has mostly the boilerplate ICO contracts and some boilerplate developement templates and basic coding standards. I have had a chance to chat with Steven Englander who has an impressive background in data engineering and they do seem to have an above average number of developers listed vs. a bunch of executives and one or two coders. That's a good sign to me.
There is however an app Trivia Spar that come from International Knowledge League where one of the co-founders still works. It seems that is a non-blockchain version or prototype for the concept.
This begs the question - does this actually need to be a blockchain app at all? It certainly isn't autonomous, and without Knowledge software running it will no longer function so it isn't that decentralized. Unless the tokens are going to be usable outside of the system I'd say no it doesn't need to be blockchain based - it could all be done with a normal centralized app based on what I've learned from the whitepaper.
My main concern here is - will people really use it? Are people going to want to devote a lot of time to answering questions and quizes (if that is how it works) to try and demonstrate their domain expertise, just to receive domain targeted ads? I actually think creating a learning platform and the corrolary a platform for demonstration of knowledge is a more interesting angle but not well developed in this product description. I have no idea how the my "knowledge" would be represented in this system and how it could be made useful to third parties like advertisers except where they are looking for very specific domain experts ie. someone already promoting their products or something very similar.
Rated on Jan 26, 2018
Very productive project and Vision .
Rated on Jan 27, 2018
Good idea. But the team has no LinkedIn links. The product seems very complicated, there can be some difficulties in implementing it. Good luck.
Rated on Mar 14, 2018
5 for the team and also their vision. Whitepaper looks great too. Looking forward to the platform's growth.
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