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FIGHT FAKE NEWS WITH YOUR 2 CENTS!


JAN 28, 2020, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA - This Valentine’s Day, those who love democracy and hate fake news, can take action to end the misinformation campaigns that are destroying America - for just two cents. For just two cents, the world will be able to join the Ovis community. Ovis is a San Francisco Bay Area based blockchain start-up, whose mission is to restore the public’s trust in the news. On Valentine’s Day, Ovis will unveil Phase I of its game-changing media platform, which will ensure all stories are verified, accurate and accountable to the community.
CREATING A NEW PARADIGM - JOURNALISM 2.0 Ovis is using blockchain technology to reinvent the entire news gathering process. Ovis recognizes that the current news media model is broken. But instead of trying to fix it, Ovis is reinventing it. “What we’re doing is truly revolutionary, it’s Journalism 2.0,” Ovis founder Linton Johnson says. “For the first time in human history, not only do we now have the technology to prove that every word our journalists write is verifiable, accurate and trusted, we can also use the technology to hold journalists accountable to the people they serve - the Ovis community.” MAKE A DATE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY SEED ROUND FUNDRAISE Starting at 12:00 pm PST on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020, those who love America, but hate fake news should make a date with Ovis and join the community starting at just two-cents.
“For your two-cents, you will get a digital token,” Johnson said. “That token is powerful because it allows the community, not an elite group of out-of-touch editors, to call the shots. As a member of the Ovis community, you can use your tokens to vote on everything from what stories journalists should cover daily to which reporters are the most objective. At Ovis, everybody has a say - everybody gets to give their two-cents.”
Ovis is looking to raise $375,000 from the sale of the tokens. Ovis plans to use the money to launch Phase II of the platform. Unlike other token sales, where token holders wait years for the platform to go live, Ovis community members will be able to use their tokens immediately. “Your two cents matters!“ Johnson said. “During the Phase II rollout, our token holders can vote on everything from what platform features they want to where they want to hold our first annual convention.”
Johnson is a graduate of Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism. He spent the last 30 years as a veteran television anchor on NBC and communications executive. He started Ovis because he was sick and tired of profits driving newsroom decisions.
“I remember the days when TV networks didn’t care whether their newsrooms lost money, they simply cared about the truth,” Johnson said. “Then came the explosion of social media and fake news. Suddenly, shareholders started demanding newsrooms pursue profits, not facts. Today, news outlets that have a clear political bent simply to drive up ratings. As a result, public trust in the media is at historic lows.” THE TIME FOR OVIS IS NOW With the 2020 elections just months away, the need for the revolutionary Ovis’s news platform couldn’t be more urgent and timely.
“Objective, fact-based journalism is critical to a well-functioning democracy,” said Johnson. “What we’re doing to restore the public’s trust in the media is unprecedented,” Johnson said. From story selection, to fact verification, to even how the news is delivered, we have decentralized the power of the media elite and put it in the hands of everyday people. Ovis is news for the people, by the people and of the people. Ovis is the news reimagined. Ovis is Journalism 2.0.”
Media Contact: Elsa Ramon ‪(801) 810-6847‬ media@ovis.news




EXCITEMENT BUILDS AS “TRUTH TOKEN” SALES SPELL END OF FAKE NEWS


Ovis Launches the “Truth Token” to Fund Game-Changing Platform to Restore Public Trust in Journalism
FEB 14, 2020, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA - This Valentine’s Day, an excited community of people began making dates with Ovis to share their love for the truth.
Ovis, a San Francisco Bay Area based, blockchain-powered start-up released its one-of-a-kind “ Truth Token.” The Truth Token, backed by Ethereum, can currently be purchased for two cents.
With two cents, those who cherish democracy and hate fake news can now help the not-for-profit company build a decentralized media network that promises to end the misinformation campaigns that are destroying America.
“We’re excited so many people are purchasing the Truth Token and joining the fight against fake news,” said Ovis founder Linton Johnson. “In just the week leading up to the Truth Token’s release, ovis.news had more than 23,000 unique visitors. It’s clear there is a ground swell of people looking for a way to engage in a community dedicated to spreading the truth.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of the Ovis community and not only to fund the buildout of this cool new project, but also to use my tokens to help shape the future of Ovis,” token holder Ryan Harris of Hayward, CA says. “I’m frustrated because I can’t tell whether the news I’m reading is real or fake. I also feel helpless to do anything about it. Once the platform is complete, I will be able to take part in the process to ensure stories are accurate, fair and truthful as well as hold journalists accountable who act in bad faith.”
Ovis Truth Token holders have a tremendous amount of power and influence. Not only are they able to help fund the buildout of the Ovis media network, they can also use their tokens immediately to vote on critical pre-launch decisions.
“Your two cents matter!” Johnson says. “What makes us different from other tokenized projects is that a portion of the platform is already built and the community can use their tokens instantly, calling the shots on a wide range set of pre-launch issues such as platform functionality, right down to executive compensation and establishing the standards that will ensure bias-free content post-launch. Ovis is designing this platform to be for the people, of the people and by the people.”
CREATING A NEW PARADIGM - JOURNALISM 2.0 Recognizing that the current news media model is broken, Ovis is using blockchain technology to reinvent the entire news gathering process. Instead of trying to fix it, Ovis is reinventing it.
Once the platform is complete, Ovis community members - whether they are journalists, news consumers, or fact checkers - will be able to use blockchain technology and the Truth Token to instantly validate facts through crowd sourcing and authentication.
Johnson is a graduate of Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism. He spent the last 30 years as a veteran television anchor on NBC and communications executive. He started Ovis because he was sick and tired of profits driving newsroom decisions.
As the platform gains popularity and trust, the value of the Truth Token is expected to rise. Unlike the current broken news model that encourages click bait and sensational stories to increase ratings, the Ovis model promises to incentivize high quality, accurate, and bias-free content. The Ovis community is also incentivized - 100% of the surplus revenues made from the Truth Token will be distributed to the entire Ovis community - not media company shareholders.
“Objective, fact-based journalism is critical to a well-functioning democracy,” Johnson says. “What we’re doing to restore the public’s trust in the media is unprecedented. For the first time in human history, not only do we now have the technology to prove that every word our journalists write is verifiable, accurate and trusted, but we can also use the technology to hold journalists accountable to the people they serve - the Ovis community. What we’re doing is truly revolutionary, it’s journalism 2.0,”
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Media Contact: Elsa Ramon ‪(801) 810-6847‬ media@ovis.news




A REVOLUTION IN JOURNALISM BEGINS LABOR DAY WEEKEND


Ovis aims to restore public trust in the news with a revolutionary business model that incentivizes the truth and ends fake news AUGUST 27, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA - A revolutionary form of journalism is on its way with the imminent launch of Ovis, a news community that combines blockchain and a first-of-its-kind cryptocurrency to produce accurate, high-quality, bias-free news by the people, of the people and for the people. Ovis, a division of Opes Media LLC, is a decentralized media network in which any Ovis community member can have the opportunity to function as a journalist, a fact-checker, a news consumer, token holder or all four, with the shared focus of eradicating fake news and media bias by incentivizing the Truth. “I started Ovis because a free, fair and fact-based press is essential to a well-functioning democracy,” said Ovis Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Linton Johnson. “Using blockchain technology, coupled with a first-of-its kind digital currency called the Truth Token (TRUTH), we can restore public trust in the news. Ovis is the news reimagined. Ovis is journalism 2.0.” Right now, the mainstream media is under attack for creating a click-driven, ratings-grabbing business model that values profit over truth. Ovis and its culturally diverse team have found a way to restore the public’s faith in journalism by embracing trust, transparency, democracy, equality and accountability. Each member of the Ovis community is incentivized through rewards, voting power and money to ensure every story on the Ovis platform is trusted, verifiable and accountable to the people. “So much of the public has developed a true disdain and distrust for reporters and what is being presented as ‘journalism’ these days,” said Traci Grant, a former television and print reporter who, now, is an Ovis co-founder. “They want proof that they’re not being fed lies.” Ovis’ tokenized publishing model allows members of the community to curate and validate content by voting on story selection, fact accuracy and editorial objectivity. Members purchase Truth Tokens (TRUTH) and use them to vote on which stories to cover and on the accuracy of the content. The higher-ranking stories are rewarded. The TRUTH token also has the power to hold the people of Ovis accountable to themselves and to each other, which is contrary to the way mainstream media operates now. “The flood of information streaming into society under the pretense of journalism makes it hard to decipher the truth from fake news,” said Brenda Boudreaux,” a former Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism professor and Ovis Advisory Board member. “Ovis provides a remarkable and refreshing solution that fosters truth and restores the core values of journalism.” Blockchain-powered smart-contracts ensure all surplus revenues are shared with Ovis’s community of token holders. That means the entire community profits off the truth. When the value of the TRUTH token rises, the entire Ovis community rises with it. The more truth told on the Ovis platform, the more valuable the Ovis token. The world will be unrecognizable in the next five years due to blockchain technology,” said Ovis Co-Founder Gil Bindelglas. ”Ovis is at the epicenter of this Revolution.“ Ovis will hold its soft launch on September 6, 2020 at 5 pm. The launch is by private invitation only. RSVP for an invitation at ovis.news. Media Contact: Elsa Ramon ‪(801) 810-6847‬ media@ovis.news




A REVOLUTION IN JOURNALISM BEGINS


Ovis aims to restore public trust in the news with a revolutionary business model that incentivizes the truth and ends fake news September 6, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA - A revolutionary form of journalism is on its way following today’s live-streamed soft launch of Ovis, a news community that combines blockchain and a first-of-its-kind cryptocurrency to produce accurate, high-quality, bias-free news by the people, of the people and for the people. Ovis, a division of Opes Media LLC, is a decentralized media network in which any Ovis community member can have the opportunity to function as a journalist, a fact-checker, a news consumer, token holder or all four, with the shared focus of eradicating fake news and media bias by incentivizing the truth. On today’s live-steamed launch, Ovis Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Linton Johnson told the audience, “I started Ovis because a free, fair and fact-based press is essential to a well-functioning democracy. Using blockchain technology, coupled with a first-of-its kind digital currency called the Truth Token (TRUTH), we can restore public trust in the news. Ovis is the news reimagined. Ovis is journalism 2.0.” Right now, the mainstream media is under attack for creating a click-driven, ratings-grabbing business model that values profit over truth. Ovis and its culturally diverse team have found a way to restore the public’s faith in journalism by embracing trust, transparency, democracy, equality and accountability. Each member of the Ovis community is incentivized through rewards, voting power and money to ensure every story on the Ovis platform is trusted, verifiable and accountable to the people. “So much of the public has developed a true disdain and distrust for reporters and what is being presented as ‘journalism’ these days,” said Traci Grant, a former television and print reporter who, now, is an Ovis co-founder. “They want proof that they’re not being fed lies.” Ovis’ tokenized publishing model allows members of the community to curate and validate content by voting on story selection, fact accuracy and editorial objectivity. Members purchase Truth Tokens (TRUTH) and use them to vote on which stories to cover and on the accuracy of the content. The higher-ranking stories are rewarded. The TRUTH token also has the power to hold the people of Ovis accountable to themselves and to each other, which is contrary to the way mainstream media operates now. “The flood of information streaming into society under the pretense of journalism makes it hard to decipher the truth from fake news,” said Brenda Boudreaux,” a former Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism professor and Ovis Advisory Board member. “Ovis provides a remarkable and refreshing solution that fosters truth and restores the core values of journalism.” Blockchain-powered smart-contracts ensure all surplus revenues are shared with Ovis’s community of token holders. That means the entire community profits off the truth. When the value of the TRUTH token rises, the entire Ovis community rises with it. The more truth told on the Ovis platform, the more valuable the Ovis token. The world will be unrecognizable in the next five years due to blockchain technology,” said Ovis Co-Founder Gil Bindelglas. ”Ovis is at the epicenter of this revolution.“ Media Contact: Elsa Ramon (801) 810-6847 media@ovis.news





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