Metaiye Knights

Changing Storytelling Through Blockchain

Metaiye Knights

Changing Storytelling Through Blockchain

New York, NY
Media
Gaming
metaKnyts by Metaiye Knights Media Inc. (‘metaKnyts’) is the world’s first Crypto Comic™ and the future of digital collectibles. metaKnyts episodes will be distributed as collectible Crypto Media™ items that can appreciate in value and be traded peer to peer via a wallet that accompanies, but is independent of the series.

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Offering Type
$100.00
Min. Investment

$167,495

raised
833
Investors
43
Days Left
$5.00
Price per Share
$8M
Valuation
Equity
Offering Type
$100.00
Min. Investment

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Get rewarded for investing more into Metaiye Knights

$100+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$150+
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Welcome Tier
Digital copy of Pilot Season 1 Unique Personal "Owners" Avatar and Personalized Wallet.
$500+
Investment
Upgrade Package
Digital and Paperback edition of Pilot Season (0 Saga) + Metai KNights T-shirt
$1,000+
Investment
Super Fans Package
Limited collectible digital and paperback edition of Pilot Season (Season 0) of the saga with unique serial number.
$2,000+
Investment
Limited Edition Tier
Limited collectible digital and hardback print edition of Pilot Season (Season 0) of the saga with unique serial number signed by the author
$5,000+
Investment
Moviestar Tier
Cameo appearance for your avatar as an extra (with no lines) in an episode of Season 1 of the Saga x 20
$10,000+
Investment
5% Bonus + Cameo Role|Movie Star Tier
5% bonus shares + Cameo role for your avatar (with minimal lines) in an episode of Season 1 of the Saga
$20,000+
Investment
Hero's Tier
10% bonus shares + Cameo role for your avatar as a villain (or hero) in upcoming season

Reasons to Invest

Partnerships with Comic Republic, Afropunk Gaming Publishers and Elixxir.
The graphic novel and comic industry is rapidly growing, already generating revenues of $1.095B in the US and Canada alone in 2018
Led by a world class team including advisors: Brittany Kaiser - the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower; David Chaum - the forefather of cryptography; and Karen Hunter - Pulitzer prize winner and Sirius XM radio host.

Today digital assets are locked in closed platforms that cause them to lose value over time

We believe today’s comic and gaming media industry is massive, creating more value than the music and film industry combined. However, current blockbusters like Marvel Heroes or Fortnite are closed systems where the value created by readers, fans and gamers is locked into the publisher’s platforms. If a title is discontinued or users move on to a new franchise, this value is lost and cannot be transferred to new platforms. This reduces the potential value of assets created in these closed systems. The same is true with other digital media and collectibles. Current platforms prohibit true ownership of digital media items preventing them from realizing their full potential to accrue value.

metaKnyts is a ground-breaking Crypto Comic™, a new type of Crypto Media™ that can be owned, sold and exchanged digitally, peer-to-peer without losing IP

metaKnyts is a cyberpunk saga on the evolution of the internet which takes place across a physical realm “Terra” and its digital twin “Digitterra”. It is the tale of a battle between secret FANG and BAT clans of cyber vampires for the souls of mankind. Episodes are distributed as Crypto Media™ - a new blockchain enabled type of media which can be sold person-to-person directly, in a decentralised and IP preserving manner.


metaKnyts is being developed as an open, edutainment franchise using blockchain technologies to give people ownership of saga assets and other digital items which they can earn, buy and build upon within and independently of the saga.  All metaKnyts episodes and digital items can be brought, tracked and traded peer to peer on the blockchain automatically without intermediaries, resulting in more freedom, creativity, transparency and fraud resistance.


We believe blockchains prevent items being copied, making Crypto Media™ more valuable over time. Since conventional digital items are easy to replicate, most platforms prohibit customers from owning transferable copies of high value digital media using content rental models like streaming to protect IP while monetizing content. We believe blockchain changes this by encrypting items in a decentralized manner, enabling them to be reliably sold and exchanged as fraud resistant digital media that cannot be illegally replicated. This means they can live outside a publisher’s platform and increase in value over time.

We believe metaKnyts is the Future of Storytelling and Digital Collectibles

In addition to letting fans own comics as crypto assets, metaKnyts will allow people to create avatars which they can use in novel ways like earning cameo appearances in the series - providing them with compelling new ways to engage with and become a part of the saga while also giving their items new ways to accrue value. metaKnyts will use crypto rewards, limited edition items promoted through super fans and influencers along with other gamification tactics to let fans build status, accrue value, trade and engage with the saga and their communities. 


metaKnyts introduces a pioneering Crypto Media™ Wallet that lets fans own digital items independently of the platforms they use to create them. We are developing metaKnyts episodes that will be accessed using a wallet that will let fans store episodes they buy alongside other digital items in a platform independent way. It will enable fans to take control of their digital items, giving them a safe place to store them regardless of what happens to metaKnyts as a media franchise. 


On one hand metaKnyts is a crypto comic that tells the story of the rise of a decentralized society. On the other it is a new platform for a new type of media that will enable fans to collect and store digital items and share or trade them with anyone, anywhere in the world safely and equitably in a way that does not result in IP loss through replication and fraud or dependency on media publishers for the longevity of assets.

In 2018, the Comic industry generated revenues of $1.095bn in the US and Canada alone

The market potential for metaKnyts is incredible: in 2018, 84.37mn comics and graphic novels were sold in the US and Canada alone, $100mn was generated from comic and graphic novel downloads and US game sales are projected to be $39bn for 2019. 


Additionally, the gaming industry now generates over $130 billion in revenue globally each year. This is more than double the global movie (40.6B) and music industries (17.3B) combined. Free to play games like Fortnite which sell skins for $10-$20 each generated over $5 billion through trading and wagering these skins in just 2016.

metaKnyts champions Digital Literacy, STE(A)M education and Diversity in Tech. metaKnyts actively promotes diversity and inclusion in technology. We've partnered with Comic Republic, Africa’s leading comic production company to create a story led by an African hero with an inclusive cast from diverse backgrounds. Our vision is digital education and financial inclusion for all. Black Panther, the highest grossing film based on a solo superhero ever, has exposed a buoyant market for African superheroes, which metaKnyts aims to tap into. Promotions and marketing have begun with Comic Republic, Afropunk and Sirius XM’s Urban View to bring metaKnyts to urban audiences. 


Additionally, metaKnyts is partnering with the Digital Intelligence (DQ) Institute to promote digital literacy and skill development in urban communities.


metaKnyts is helping 1bn people take ownership of their data by 2030. We believe Gen Z’s often don't understand the dangers of their digital activity or the value of the data they create and how to protect it. Our goal at metaKnyts is to teach them through their preferred media about how to take control of their digital selves so they can be safe online while increasing their freedom and prosperity. 


In addition to being an official DQ Adopter organization, metaKnyts has also partnered with the Internet Foundation, a sister NGO of metaMe, Inc., to support its goal of helping a billion people take ownership and control of their data and digital footprints to become self-sovereign by 2030.

Core development is complete and 5,000 copies have already been viewed on Comic Republic since launch where metaKnyts remains a Top 10 title

The pilot season of the metaKnyts saga launched as a digital graphic novel successfully with over 5,000 views since first released in September 2019 and has consistently remained a Top 10 title on Comic Republic’s platform. A cryptographic version of the comic that can be owned as a unforgeable limited edition copy has since been developed and will be launched shortly. Key partnerships have been secured for creative and technical production.  Development of the blockchain system for publishing, identity, data management and payment are in development and will be ready to launch to a closed beta network of early adopters in Q2 2020, with a wider public release planned for Q3.

Pilot Saga Graphic Novel Completed

3D Character Development is Done

Secured Industry Leading Partnerships

metaKnyts has the support of leading figures in the space including Britney Kaiser, whistle-blower of Cambridge Analytica and star of the Netflix documentary The Great Hack, David Chaum, the forefather of cryptography and founder of the Elixxir and Praxxis projects, and Karen Hunter, Pulitzer prize winner and Sirius XM talk show host.  Our media campaign has begun with appearances on Sirius XM, Afropunk, the Digital Asset Report, Impact Fintech 2019 with many more appearances scheduled for 2020.

metaKnyts begins as a graphic novel and becomes something much more

metaKnyts begins as a Crypto Comic and quickly evolves into a motion comic series that will be gamified with virtual avatars, adventures and treasure hunt like quests for virtual assets that can be bought, won and kept safe in the metaKnyts wallet. In the future, fans will create avatars and will be eligible for rewards for “liberating” (on-boarding) new users. From here our vision is for the saga to evolve into a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) where it expands to play out across a mixed reality gaming platform integrating AR, VR and blockchain into its decentralized storytelling experience.

The metaKnyts Crypto Media™ Wallet paves the way for a peer to peer, collectible digital content revolution

We believe metaKnyts introduces a new platform for a new type of media that will allow independent artists and creatives to sell content - comics, games, gaming assets, songs, photographs, artwork, etc. - to the public directly and peer-to-peer in a decentralized way, without loss of IP. Instead of needing centralized publishers like Kindle, Spotify or Apple to commercialize their work and charge high fees, anyone will be able to sell their work to anyone, anywhere directly at a much lower cost, while retaining control of their IP. Buyers will also have the protection of being able to buy authentic collectible digital content which they can store independently of a creator’s platform and sell peer-to peer as they wish.

metaKnyts enables a wide variety of approaches to monetizing content

metaKnyts’ wallet enables people to buy and sell metaKnyts comics and other crypto media items, peer to peer across the world using local and compatible crypto currencies. It also lets creatives sell their works to people anywhere and collect payment inexpensively with near real time settlement. Our blockchain powered distribution and payment system will allow metaKnyts to utilize multiple payment models and novel community building models which the series will pioneer once released.  


metaKnyts is a crypto saga and service for Gen z's and upcoming Gen alphas. Each metaKnyts reader will be provided with a metaKnyts wallet enabling them to store comics and digital assets in a platform independent manner safely under their control. This wallet will also enable fans to earn money and rewards for promoting the series to their networks which they will in turn be able use to buy episodes and other digital inventory. 

metaKnyts will be the first blockchain storytelling experience

metaKnyts is more than a graphic novel, it’s a portal to the shifting future of our digital lives, where extended-reality gaming and our physical world meet; a first step towards a richly immersive augmented reality future, where digital assets can be owned, bought, sold, loaned and traded as physical property.

metaKnyts is at the forefront of a new type of media

Our goal is to be a leading representation of the decentralization movement as well as a cross media entertainment title. We will do this through incorporating state-of-the-art technologies like AR, VR, AI, blockchain and cryptocurrencies to tell our story through unique and compelling experiences. 

metaKnyts is led by a world class team of technologists and storytellers

We have a team with deep backgrounds in immersive media, comic production, gaming and decentralized technology, with track records of developing compelling consumer propositions and disruptive digital innovations. Our team has worked on numerous niche 2D and 3D apps and games and our advisor Nicola Rosa is Chairman of the Interactive Media Council of the BMI and leads the Augmented and Virtual Reality Transformation team for the Strategic Growth Initiative at Accenture.

The time is ripe for metaKnyts to lead a new class of media

metaKnyts is a unique opportunity to own a stake in an exciting property poised to lead a new category of decentralized crypto entertainment. We are led by a stellar management team, with advisors and development partners with expertise, connections and serious track records. We are poised to become a major media property that has the potential to grow into a billion-dollar enterprise. The project is established with core materials and technologies already having been developed to an advanced state and with a strong pipeline of content and innovations to be rolled out over an extended time frame. 

Offering Summary


Company

:

Metai Knights Media Inc

Corporate Address

:

600 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10020

Offering Minimum

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$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

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$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

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$100.00











Terms


Offering Type

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Equity

Security Name

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Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

2,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

214,000

Price per Share

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$5.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$8,000,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below

Perks* and Investment Bonuses

Early Bird

First 72 hours - 10% bonus shares

Next 5 days - 5% bonus shares

Volume

$150 | Welcome Tier | Digital copy of Pilot Season 1 Unique Personal "Owners" Avatar and Personalized Wallet. 

$500 | Upgrade Package | Digital and Paperback edition of Pilot Season (Season 0) + Metaiye Knights T-shirt

$1,000 | Super Fans Package | Limited collectible digital and paperback edition of Pilot Season (Season 0) of the saga with unique serial number.

$2,000 | Limited Edition Tier | Limited collectible digital and hardback print edition of Pilot Season (Season 0) of the saga with unique serial number signed by the author.

$5,000 | Moviestar Tier | Cameo appearance for your avatar as an extra (with no lines) in an episode of Season 1 of the Saga x 20

$10,000+ | 5% Bonus + Cameo Role | 5% bonus shares + Cameo role for your avatar (with minimal lines) in an episode of Season 1 of the Saga

$20,000+ | 10% Bonus + Hero's Tier | 10% bonus shares + Cameo role for your avatar as a villain (or hero) in upcoming season.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Metai Knights Media Inc will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over $1,000 or made at least two investments in StartEngine's own offerings.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $5 / share, you will receive 110 common stock shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $500. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement, unless their eligibility period has been extended through additional subsequent investments in StartEngine's own offerings.  

Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company that surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.


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Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Metaiye Knights has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Metaiye Knights be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Q&A with Dele Atanda - Part 1: Why comics?

9 days ago

Dele explains the inspiration behind the series.


metaKnyts Update - July 2020

10 days ago


Notice of Material Change in Offering

16 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Metaiye Knights offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Metaiye Knights provided reviewed financial statements, increased their maximum raise amount, and extended the campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Metaiye Knights has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Metaiye Knights be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Metaiye Knights offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Metaiye Knights has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Metaiye Knights be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Material Change in Offering

2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Metaiye Knights offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Annual Report Filing

3 months ago
Notice to our investors: We will be unable to meet our April 29, 2020, annual report filing requirements for securities sold pursuant to Regulation CF as a result of disruptions to our operations caused by the corona-virus pandemic.  As such, we intend to rely on the temporary relief being provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We will continue to use our best efforts to comply with our ongoing reporting obligations.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Metaiye Knights offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Metaiye Knights Media Inc. has extended their campaign, updated 2019 financials, and updated their campaign page.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Metaiye Knights offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Metaiye Knights offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Metaiye Knights has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Metaiye Knights be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Material Change in Offering

7 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Metaiye Knights offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Metaiye Knights has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Metaiye Knights be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Metaiye Knights has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Metaiye Knights be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Metaiye Knights has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Metaiye Knights be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Metaiye Knights has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Metaiye Knights be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Sneak peak at Metaiye Knights cryopto wallet designs

8 months ago

Metaiye Knights will be the first comic sereis to be distributed as collectible crypto assets.  Here we take a sneak peak of initial designs for Metaiye Knights' crypto wallet. to see what that looks like and how it will work.

Metaiye Knights featured in AfroPunk

8 months ago

3K downloads of Episode 0.1 within first 48 hrs. Episode 0.2 Out Now!

8 months ago


Episode 01 of Metaiye Knights was downloaded over 3,000 times. Episode 0.2 has been released and is out now!

Dele Atanda interviewd on Sirius XM on data ownership and Metiaye Knights

8 months ago

Dele Atanda joins Karen Hunter on Sirius XM to discuss data ownership and the role the Metaiye Knights saga will play in providing people with tools to own their data.

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