Storytelling Through Blockchain
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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’ 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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$280 | 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.
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Metaiye Media Inc has partnered with New York University and its Metaverse Collaborative to launch a Metaverse Bootcamp.
NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS), earlier this year established the Metaverse Collaborative at NYU SPS. The collaborative is a cross-industry initiative designed to prepare students and industry partners to succeed in the metaverse amid the continued convergence of the physical, digital, and virtual worlds into our future work and personal lives. It is designed to create value for the Metaverse through teaching, experiencing, researching, and influencing all while ensuring access to new opportunities for a diverse student population.
Metaiye Media has joined the Collaborative as a strategic partner and is excited to use its products and IP and strategy of transforming ownership through storytelling and play to inspire the university’s students to the potential of the metaVerse. The Collaborative completed its first Metaverse Bootcamp last week where students attended an intensive two days of workshops with presentations from leaders of industry including the New York Bar association, Bloomberg, Nars Cosmetics and other prominent players in the space.
Student attendees were provided with the metaKnyts pilot episodes as mandatory reading in preparation for the workshop. In addition, Dele Atanda, CEO of MetaIye Media and creator of metaKnyts delivered an Identity Masterclass to students as part of the Bootcamp.
Furthermore graduating students will receive a metaKnyts KnytCard Digital Collectible which will give them access to metaKnyts’ Order of Metaiye community as well as a metaKnyts NYU Metaverse Club for ongoing engagement, education and other services.
metaKnyts NYU Metaverse Bootcamp Alumni KnytCard Digital Collectible
We have no doubt that the students will find the story entertaining and educational. Not only do they get to experience these amazing collectibles, they will each be given a customized KnytCard Collectible. These will commemorate their graduation and will also grant them membership and access to exclusive metaKnyts Order of Metaiye content.
metaKnyts NYU Metaverse Bootcamp Alumni KnytCard Digital Collectible
"The metaVerse is an open landscape with endless possibilities awaiting. Metaiye Media plans to play an active role in preparing the next generation to take full advantage of what this technology can offer media, commerce and society as a whole," concluded Dele.