Libraries can be found in the strangest places. In remote regions, librarians often use buses or cars to reach their customers. Around the world, ‘traveling libraries’ can be found on the backs of donkeys and camels. There are library vending machines in Beijing. A floating library ship services tiny islands in the Norwegian Sea. They all provide essential services: the chance to read books, watch movies, listen to music, find necessary information and much more.
In all these places, a library is more than a place to read the latest chick-lits and thrillers. They are places for and of community — important beacons of wisdom and entertainment. We aim to be one of them. Files.fm community-powered library will be a place to share information, to safeguard knowledge for future generations and to give its users the chance to publish their works and earn money. More about the technical concept can be seen here, in our presentation and whitepaper.
The idea is simple. By combining the best of centralized and P2P (peer-to-peer) file storage networks, more than 10 years of experience, a great team and an awesome idea, we will provide a platform for a library created by the community around us.
How will it work?
First,each user can support the library by buying FFM tokens. They are the currency of Files.fm library. After the library is launched, you can spend the tokens there. If you are not interested in waiting, the tokens will be backed by real storage space — for each dollar spent, you will get 100 tokens which are equivalent to 1 GB of private storage space. The token pre-sale will be announced soon.
Second,we are planning to release beta version of the library to general public in 2019. Everyone is welcome to upload their content: funny videos, serious movies, books in English and in your native language, songs you’ve written, university lecture notes, high-school presentations, information booklets and infographics, unfinished novels, long-forgotten love poems, steamy fanfiction, beauty tips, vlogs, blog articles and anything else suitable for a modern, community-backed library. If the content is legal and the document is tagged with necessary information, there is a place for it in our library.
Third, each user will have a chance to earn more tokens by providing storage space, tagging the provided material and submitting their content. You will be able to use the tokens to:
- Get storage space to keep your private files safely and securely — it is a service we have been providing successfully for the last decade.
- Download paid copyrighted content in a legal way. Content providers will receive remuneration for their contribution.
- Use pro features of our website.
Fourth, we hope to grow our library into a place where a plethora of information is provided and accessible by the community around us. It is a daunting idea and an ambitious plan. That is why we need your help.
Follow us on social media, participate in the pre-sale, get storage space and help our library.
Bitcointalk ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4949343