Our mission is to develop new ways for video creators to monetize their content. We envision the future without ads.
That’s why we’re building Viewly, a social video platform:
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Viewly Alpha is an experimental video platform, aiming to provide a more fair and efficient means of content delivery and monetization. We are trying out modern, decentralized technologies such as Ethereum and IPFS.
We would like to help niche content creators connect with their viewers and receive rewards for their hard work. We also dislike ads, just as much as you do.
Ethereum is an open, permissionless and decentralized financial network. The VIEW Token runs on Ethereum.
VIEW token is kind of like magic internet money that can be used on Viewly as a medium of exchange between users and content creators. Content creators can use the token to publish videos. VIEW token holders can reward content creators for their hard work by voting on videos, sponsoring channels or sending rewards directly.
VIEW tokens can be bought or sold on 3rd party exchanges. The price fluctuates over time. You can check out the current price here.
The seed words and the private keys are generated on the client side. We store an encrypted backup only. If you forget your encryption password or the seed mnemonic, your funds will be unrecoverable.
This small fee is in place in order prevent spam and/or low value content accrual.
We will cover the cost of your first few uploads, just reach out to us in chat.
We would love to help you get started on Viewly, please fill out the Creators Form, or reach out to us in chat, and we'll get back to you ASAP.
The distribution game is a content subsidy program, in which creators who publish valuable content compete for votes from token owners. The videos are rewarded with freshly minted VIEW Tokens in proportion to the cumulative stake of votes relative to all videos within a distribution period.
The maximum reward is determined by the daily rewards pool.
A reward period is a 24 hour window which binds the videos published within said window to its respective rewards pool. During the first 7 days, all of the videos from that period compete to receive rewards from this daily pool. You can always check how rewards are distributed by accessing the following link.
The rewards pool is based on a combination of how many videos are published and how many votes are cast in recent days.
The voting ends 7 days after the video has been originally published. The rewards are calculated and displayed shortly after, although the actual payouts may take a bit longer.
Yes. An email notification is sent just after the rewards are distributed. The rewards are paid out on a bi-weekly basis.
You can use an exchange. A list of exchanges can be found here.
It means the rewards for the video will be paid soon. Clicking on it should display outstanding credit.
"When rewards" is a meme - a spin on an infamous joke of "When moon?".
Viewly does not claim rights to the videos.
Yes, there are no exclusivity constraints.
For copyright owners we have a DMCA form in place.
You can delete your videos before being published but not after (yet). If a valid DMCA claim has been made, the video will be removed after review.
Yes, it's in our to-do list.