On a mission to democratize the value of online content - with blockchain technology
We believe in a shared, transparent and decentralized ecosystem where there is fair distribution of value to all content creators and aggregators.
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The current online content value chain is broken. We are here to fix it.
The internet has changed duplication and distribution processes.
Yet, the online model is an attempt at replicating the oﬄine model.
Spreading content and knowledge requires a true online model, which embraces the advanced in duplication and distribution.
- Problem 1 Knowing who has contributed in what capacity in the online value chain is a herculean task.
- Problem 2 Restrictions placed on accessing content prevents spreading and reuse. This restrains internet size growth.
- Problem 3 Competing business interests prevent engagement and cooperation between parties online.
How do we solve this?
We are creating an ecosystem that beneﬁts all contributors in the chain. For this we develop blockchain based software solutions.
Blockchain technology unlocks a far-reaching new form of engagement between parties which cannot seek such collaboration due to competing business interests.
We create an ecosystem that is:
We are doing this for
- Online Publishing
- Scientiﬁc Publishing
Quality content should be read, spread and… compensated! Therefore, we have developed Katalysis DecPub; a Digital Ownership and MicroPayment solution.
We uniquely tag articles, the copyright owners and the percentage of the article’s revenue they are due. On the consumer side we provide a payment button that supports iDeal, MasterCard and Visa Payments. The content creator/owner is nearly real-time remunerated whenever a payment is done.
By linking the original creators and/or owners to the content we enable business propositions for content re-use which can benefit from the internet scaling effect.
Our plugin is WordPress based and free to install. Please send us a message if you would like to give it a try! If you would like to experience the product in a working environment, have a look here. Upon request, we can oﬀer an API and/or a white-label User Interface.
Katalysis blockchain technology is enabling solutions to tackle the challenges of scholarly communication.
At heart of scholarly communication is the peer review process. While there is lack of visibility and recognition for reviewers, these reviewers are more and more needed due to the increase of manuscripts submitted. Overall the whole process is perceived as time consuming and costly.
We are developing a blockchain based solution to make this process more transparent, trustworthy and robust. In this decentralized infrastructure we extract peer review data from journals and share this information in a transparent, yet in an anonymous way, with the community.
For our peer review implementation we collaborate together with Digital Science, Springer Nature, Taylor&Francis, Cambridge University Press and ORCID. The first implementation is scheduled to go live in September 2018. More information: https://www.blockchainpeerreview.org/
The driving force
Katalysis is a start-up company based in Amsterdam. Katalysis was founded by Alex Tran Qui and Eveline Klumpers . Alex and Eveline bring together a broad set of disciplines and backgrounds: tech, ﬁnance and entrepreneurship.
Katalysis develops software based on smart contract blockchain technology aimed to help the publishing industry with the transition from off- to online. Katalysis’ product, Katalysis DecPub (Katalysis Decentralized Publishing), is the first blockchain based implementation used in the publishing industry in the Netherlands.