SharpShark: ecosystem member update

Hi all, Sasha from SharpShark is here.

As you probably know, we are creating an infrastructure for intellectual property protection on Blockchain. Recently we published on Hackernoon an article that explains intellectual property Status Quo in 2020 and what Blockchain has to do with it.

Short summary:

  • What are The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the EU Copyright Directive and how Blockchain relates to them
  • Approaches of different Blockchain projects as to Intellectual Property management
  • Presumption of Authorship and how we can deal with it in Blockchain dApps, resolving legitimacy of initial data problem
  • Keeping content on Blockchain: pros and cons (in part, why communes probably won’t survive)
  • Blockchain as a piece of evidence at courts.

Highlighted quote: “Symbol in the core, the 4th generation Blockchain technology, suited perfectly for intellectual property.”

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Hi everyone!

It’s the SharpShark team here. We’d like to share our September activity, especially our clients’ cases, and give you some important insights in the field of Blockchainized intellectual property

What are these cases:

  • We have made 2 partnership cases in 2 target markets: The Spanish-speaking market and the Russian-speaking market.
  • In Russia, our client is a bank portal. Surprising right? They had a disgusting problem with another financial portal who had copied their content “as is” and hadn’t linked the original source. The violator didn’t react to the client’s claim or angry post on social media. We resolved this issue by using our dispute resolution pre-trial claim service. This case was described in this article in Russian.
  • In Chile, our client is a media company with original content about startups. Their content was used as financial advice by a government website. We have removed it with our dispute resolution service.

Every time we are able to help our clients, we prove that intellectual property violations occur at all levels, from banks to governments.

Thanks to blockchain, we now have a real chance to make the internet a pleasant place with licensed content. And this trend is also being supported by big corporations: Google has agreed to pay publishers for their licensed content, and Facebook has launched Facebook Rights Manager to remove plagiarized photos from Facebook and Instagram.

Hmmm, looks like content licensing is “the new black”? Let’s do it on blockchain!

PS: Soon we’ll launch our full commercial version on Product Hunt and hope our beloved NEM community will help us to spread the word.

PPS: Also, there’re some of our public engagements that you may like to see

BITCONF Brazil (in Portugues) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDrRFQg5WtM
Blockchain Summit Global (in Spanish, from 5.22.00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bG-el31Yw4&t=9s
Buenos Aires University (in Spanish, from 3.28.00) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChcDp334qK_gMzCTAsXIPPw

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Hey fellow NEM community,
This was a busy month for Shark team, due to our preparation for relaunch.

While we are polishing our marketing strategy, for deeper insights, have a look:

✦ Check our one-minute product video

✦ Last but not least, you can check the demo app! Feedback is appreciated

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Also, we got an amazing press coverage in Chile last month (sorry, only 3 links by post is allowed)



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Hi there!

It’s the SharpShark team and our updates. Even roundup — since we just jumped into the year 2021 (hoping it’ll be a good one!).

The structure is an achievement plus a bit of our reflection on it.

So we,

  • Fully redesigned and rebuilt the SharpShark app. Right now we’re tweaking the latest details in the app and are in the final stage before the launch.
  • Redesigned the Shark’s brand identity. Valeriia, the designer and co-founder, revealed details [in her Medium blog] (How I created the brand identity for our startup, p. 3. Demo | by Valeriia Panina | Dec, 2020 | Medium). We’re fascinated by how visual unity contributed to the project at large and supported our vision!
  • Did several dozens of UX tests, conducted a hundred deep problem interviews (aka “customer development”). It was essential to complete the tasks above, and it gave us confidence that we made our best to use our resources like development effectively.
  • Signed MOUs with target clients that are waiting for Shark’s launch. It was possible because from the first day we were busy making partnerships, without waiting for the product to be ready to be “shipped.”
  • Did 9 pilot projects (5 running in the background). In a close mode, again, not waiting for the full launch. It helped us to reveal several critical insights to amend business processes already.
  • Finished all the stages of the Start-up Chile accelerator, namely pre-seed and seed. Happy to be titled their alumni!
  • It’s not a defined metric, but it’s an important one as well. We enjoyed every single day of our collaboration. The only change in our team was a planned backend developer replacement.
  • Found amazing advisors. We have a person who is mentoring us on B2B interaction and strategic planning, and another one who is our legal back-up.

Three takeaways instead of a conclusion:

  • Make definite plans (100-day ones in our case) and regular checkups.
  • There can’t be too many talks to your customers and users.
  • You’ll be stuck sometimes. This is when you must talk to your mentors.

Thus, we’re buckled up for the next race, and wishing luck to all the Symbol family!

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Wow, how interesting

Hi all!

It’s a February resumen (a bit late) monthly update from the SharpShark team.

Some highlights of what has happened in our product development:
We changed the model of our third, “Reject” part; now it’s rather an automated claim builder than an automated mailing service (we’re still a mailing service but we will now give more control to the user);
We shifted our positioning from a “legal tech service” to a “mailing service”. Essentially it stayed the same, but it’s more legally correct now;
Completed five rounds of website user tests, came up with new ideas, and started the redesign of the landing page (now in progress);
Last but not least, broke even for this month thanks to a closed pilot contract!
Advanced as planned in our product development.

Hi there! It’s the SharpShark team here. We’d like to share our March activity, and give you some important insights into the field of Blockchained intellectual property

First of all, we softlauched and making final debugging of Sharp core functionality.
Please have a look for our last feature - “locked publication”
https://youtu.be/p5cPEr9x25A

March was rich in inner, underlying activities, in part:
Code refactoring during 2 weeks
Legal papers updates because we’ve changed a little bit DR mechanics
Managed and resolved two new cases (on the Chilean and the Russian market)
Hypothesis testing on creation and management IP for clients’ cases, a 8-week project
Re-calculating of our project economics
Extensive exploration of additional possibilities for our product, namely, computer vision for working with visual content.

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April 2021
Hi all!

It’s the SharpShark team.

To tell the truth, the last month was quite disturbing for us. As you all noticed, it’s the NFT time now, and we finally decided to make a pivot and start working with visual content as well since it will cover our hijacking case (the most profitable use case we can work with). We spent this time in deep talks with our mentors, advisers, and possible investors if we decide to raise a new round. And decided to morph Shark into a global content certifier. Speaking about NFTs, we’ll help to solve the problem of the possible existence of the same NFT in terms of content but minted on different blockchains so that the collectors can learn about the true uniqueness of the asset.

So, these were our tasks for the month that we completed:

  1. find a partner with the necessary missing part of technology to let us quickly start without making the technology from scratch (which is just unaffordable for us now) — done; 2) plan the possible tokenization strategy from the tokenomics model to reviewing feedback from several investors that we had already pitched it to (so now we are prepared for this outcome); 3) amend our materials, make new calculations, and so on; 4) last but not least, rearrange our tech team — so now we have two developers in-house and several outsource talents. Unfortunately, we had to part with our CTO Pablo Romero since he wouldn’t be able to maintain the level of commitment that we need.

This is it for now. Stay tuned!

Also, we made another strategic partnership with a large Russian university – Linguistics university of Nizhny Novgorod. We have a soft commitment on collaboration on several directions:

  • to co-develop an official certification program for multilingual content creators
  • to deliver a series of educational materials on Intellectual property in the digital space

That is, it’s a new large-scale enterprise client in our pipeline who is going to regularly use our product + it’s one more step towards the inevitable adoption of digital tools in the sphere of IP.

So happy to say: SharpShark is now live on the mainnet! Ready for launching the real-life testing with a close circle of loyal users and community members. And once it’s done and bugs fixed — ready to start onboarding the large community.

Also, we were published on Hackernoon again

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