TRUSTED. VERIFIABLE. ACCOUNTABLE.

 JOURNALISM 2.0 

With the 2020 U.S. elections just months away, it's critical the American people are able to distinguish between what is factual or fake.  Using blockchain technology, Ovis has the solution to eradicate the fake news problem.
 
Simply, Ovis is the intersection of blockchain and journalism and is creating new opportunities to:
Save our democracy.
Restore faith and trust in journalism.
Hold both the powerful and ourselves accountable.
Ensure news is accurate, trusted, verifiable, accountable, and transparent.

ERADICATING FAKE NEWS

Ovis is committed to restoring the public’s faith in journalism ― which we believe is one of the most important institutions in a well functioning democracy.

In order to achieve our goal, Ovis leverages blockchain technology to create a new paradigm in the news gathering process.  The revolutionary process ensures stories are trusted, objective, verifiable, democratic and accountable.
 

Ovis is a blockchain-powered, decentralized media network whose mission is to restore trust, credibility, and objectivity in the news industry.

Ovis is reinventing journalism by holding reporters and news organizations accountable to the people we serve, distinguishing between real and “fake news”.

Ovis will help solve this problem by creating a blockchain-powered, decentralized media network that incentivizes high quality, accurate, and bias-free content.

 
 

WHY WE MUST ACT NOW

Coordinated manipulation of the news industry and social media publishing has reached crisis levels.  The upcoming 2020 presidential election is likely to exacerbate this problem. 
Our American democracy is at stake!

Financial disruption in the traditional news industry has pushed publishers to seek new avenues for hosting content.

Blockchain technology has evolved to the point where it is now a viable solution for validating identity at scale.

PROBLEM 1

Coordinated fake news campaigns have undermined trust in the media and elections.

PROBLEM 2

The monetization structure of digital publishing incentivizes the creation of low-effort content designed to maximize traffic.  Clickbait, blogspam, and low-value-content undermine the credibility of legitimate news items.  Many media consumers can no longer discern a difference. 

PROBLEM 3

  • The mere selection of news stories by the elite is in of itself biased.  

  • At present, there is no mechanism to hold the media accountable for how they choose their stories.

  • Editorial departments are also often too detached from the real concerns and desires of their audience.

  • Ultimately the media industry answers to shareholders who are profit driven, not solely focused on facts or quality.

PROBLEM 4

Once the elite select a story to tell, there is no accountability:

  • On vetting of their sources

  • On the objectivity of the information presented in their reporting

 

CREATING A NEW PARADIGM

Ovis represents a new paradigm ―
an opportunity to blaze a new path forward for news and technology. 

Ovis is Journalism 2.0.
Moves beyond the current problems with news.
Sets new, higher standards using technology.
An opportunity to reinvent journalism.
 

OVIS IS A GAME CHANGER

To solve a problem, leave the problem behind. Move to a new paradigm. 

Journalism 1.0

There have been three main actors in the current model of news gathering and distribution.  None can perform the function of another.

  • Consumer

  • Storyteller

  • Owner (shareholder)

Journalism 2.0

In the new paradigm, a fourth actor is added, and each can function as the others.

  • Consumer

  • Storyteller

  • Owner (token holder)

  • Curator or Judge

THE NEW PARADIGM

Ovis uses immutable, decentralized blockchain technologies to verify and curate the identity of users and content providers and democratizes them across the platform.

DEFINING THE NEW PARADIGM

Ovis incentivizes storytellers to create content that is:

Objective

High quality

Visual

Written &
Multimedia Content

Storytellers must stake a single token on any content they upload to Ovis.

If Users Upvote:

the storyteller is refunded half of that token.
 

If Users Downvote:

the storyteller forfeits the entire token.
 

This model offers an elegantly simple solution for the problems of fake news, coordinated manipulation, and editorial bias.

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WHY WE'RE EXCITED

This is the first time in history where technology and journalism merge to form a new trust paradigm.
Journalism and blockchain share the same virtues.
Transparency
Accountability
Verifiability
Accuracy 
Democracy and decentralization
Immutability 
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