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Community Made Skycoin Promotional Video
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*version without the video notation is in the post below. we still need a voice for the video, so if anyone is interested please post below. We also still need more critiques, although i think that may be taken care of soon*

The other day a community member made a promo video for sky and I criticized it and Doprah Weedfrey correctly reminded me that we are an open source community and that if I thought I could do better I should feel obligated to contribute and do it myself. Well after not sleeping for 36 hours then knocking out and coming back refreshed, the first draft is finished. After the community helps edit and refine it, someone with video production skills can take it and run with it, as I suck at video production. Feel free to leave any comments, criticism, clarifications, or what have you here. Dont worry about my feelings, if it can be improved, say something. We are an open source community, which means your input is as vital as mine. Also we need an outro paragraph bit but id like an exact date for the testnet to spark fat FOMO in whoever makes it to the end. In my head the video should be less than 4 minutes long, but who knows.

any text between two asterisks is a suggestion for the visual part of the video, or a note on something. There is also a lot of formatting errors as i wrote it in notepad++ and its absolute dogshit for writing non-code, and im too retarded to see if i could make the text wrap itself and it didnt occur to me until just now as i post this on the forums. LETS GO SKYCOIN!

DUN, DUN, DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN DUNDUDNDUNDUN like a movie trailer intro where on every DUN the screen flashes and the next line of text pops up on screen

Skycoin: Distributing a Centralized Internet
DUN - Skycoin: Truly distributed Bitcoin.
DUN - Skywire: Internet 2.0. Distributed, more secure, and more efficient.
DUN - CX: Distributed "Smart Contracts" AKA: Ethereum Killer
DUN - CXO: Distributed IPFS, FileCoin, Bittorrent, Mega, Dropbox, Google Drive
DUN - Viscript: Distributed EC2, golem
DUN - CryptoSphere: Distributed OpenVPN
DUN - Sky-Messenger: Distributed Tox, Telegram, Skype, Wechat, Whatsapp
DUN - BBS: Distributed Steemit, 4chan, facebook, twitter

*we can also instead open with the paragraph below and keep this above block of text in the corner of the screen as the paragraph plays out*

*fade in from black. Loud bassy gong or some sort of official sounding attention grabbing sound. Skycoin logo and skycoin.net watermark are on bottom right corner throughout whole video*


[Image: distributed.jpg]



[text on screen]In a system in which the connection between coin creation and control over the network is severed, crypto-tokens lose their political function and begin to act more like a form of digital property in the straightforward sense." *wait a few seconds and then next text fades in* -Skycoin, the feeless, truly distributed blockchain dedicated to Satoshi's original vision. [/Text]*a few seconds later centralized.img, decentralized.img, and distributed.img all fade in together under the quote after a few seconds to give viewers time to read the statement and get an at-a-glance understanding of the difference between centralization, decentralization, and distribution, and pique their interest as they expect us to back up our bold claim and give them a better understanding of the .imgs*
*image of "centralized" concept will now be referred to as centralized.img, "decentralized infographic" = decentralized.img, "distributed infographic" = distributed.img, "map of world" = map.img, "1 USD BILL = $1, image representing a banking institution = bank.jpg,* 

When Satoshi Nakomoto created Bitcoin,*centered btc.img hits top 1/5 of screen and makes a loud thud or gavel sound* he intended to revolutionize international economics *map.img makes its way to cover bottom 3/5 screen as btc.img slides to top left corner and centralization.img fades out as other 2 represantations move upwards and shrink to fit neatly on top 1/5 screen row next to btc.img and be equal size as btc.img* by decentralizing the movement and storage of value, *centralized.img fades back in with the center being the usa represented by $1 with multiple green lines going to all other continents* leveraging the worldwide connectivity of the internet *centralized.img gradually changes into shimmering blue lined distributed.img with significantly more connections everywhere and some sort of shimmery movement to the lines to represent lots of traffic everywhere* and the rapidly advancing computer hardware industry *old mining graphics card pops up centered, then the next gen used for mining pops up over it even larger than the previous one, then a stronger gpu even bigger covers that one, then ASIC miners pile all over the screen* to simultaneously take economic control OUT of the hands of centralized corporate interests *snaps back to centralized.img in the usa green lines, then 1) centralized.img fades into distributed.img as the lines gradually become awesome shimmery green and thicker with with major nodes in every continent, OR 2) a bunch of money flies out of bank.img and scatters around the world* and distribute that power amongst its users all across the globe *whether we pick option 1 or 2, sound clip of crowd of people going yaaaaaaaay plays. Everything on screen fades to black except btc.img remains center left as yay sound clip plays.* Since the launch of the first generation of the economically disruptive technology known as the BLOCKCHAIN, *angelic sky-opening-up-and-heavens going AHHHHHHHH sound* Bitcoin has steadily remained the premier cryptoasset against which all subsequent cryptoassets are compared to. *dead old shitcoin logo pops up doing an evil wario / walluigi HUE HUE HUE type guffaw (community can decide which dead shitcoin(s) to rake over the coals) and a bitch smack is heard [WHA-PSHHH--UGHH soundclip in my head] and shitcoin flies off screen and sunglasses descend from the sky as btc.jpg poses for a dated deal with it meme as the camera zooms in, takes a picture, and freeze frames as if btc just won the game of crypto.* Bitcoin initially positioned itself as a decentralized network where users could transact freely without third party interference or manipulation from centralized powers.

*music slows drastically, gets dark, creepy, and heavy. im thinking a deep piano note DUNNNNN strikes just as we start this paragraph. maybe the whole paragraph is creepy piano-y*

However, it was only a matter of time until Bitcoin's biggest flaw was exploited and the nature of the blockchain was compromised forever. Bitcoin's implementation of the Proof of Work (PoW) algorithm backed by coin creation linked to a hugely inefficient mining process to reach network consensus *loud-but-not-LOUD-loud gpu fans spin*, while originally thought to be a permanently decentralized solution to banking centralization, directly incentivised the accumulation of hashing power by the most wealthy groups in Bitcoin. *rich old white banker looking people throwing their heads back and laughing?* You see, the Proof of Work consensus algorithm, intended to distribute the responsibility of transacton confirmation over the entire network, means that bitcoin needs miners to mine 24/7 *gpu fans* to keep transactions moving and the network secure without a central governing authority dictating fees and demanding trust from the entire network *maybe show some popular world banks names or something*. The more hashing power you can generate,*gpu fans spin up louder than before* the more direct control you have over the network *decentralization.img slowly starts becoming more centralized as connections between nodes get severed and the 3 main nodes become huge. fully centralized by end of paragraph*, and the more money you can put into mining hardware, *KA-CHING NOISE* the more hashing power you can generate *GPU fans get mega loud*. This glaring flaw gradually allowed control of the majority of the Bitcoin network to funnel into hands of just three wealthy mining groups. *names of the mining groups slap on screen with the same sound used to introduce btc.img in the beginning* Infact, these mining groups have such thorough control over the network that not only do they actively collude to split hashing power between themselves *sick of leaning on the wario evilness but it seems fitting still* their immense concentration of hashes opens Bitcoin up to Satoshi's worst nightmare, the dreaded 51% attack. *willhelm scream?* The Proof of Work algorithm's biggest weakness is that if a group manages to control 51% or more of the btc hashrate, they suddenly have enough influence over the network to revert and falsify transactions. This means that not only can they nullify legitimate transactions without a trace, they can make up transactions of whatever amounts they choose.*slot machine raining coins sound* Thus, the very concept that made bitcoin the decentralized currency of the people was eventually exploited to make bitcoin as centralized as the banking institutions it was created to free the people from. *btc.img falls over and crown clinks as it hits the ground*

*music gets gayer and sing-songy like a commercial. animation part seems straight forward so no notation on that*

Skycoin was created to keep Satoshi's original vision alive and fix Bitcoins flaws. Both the Proof of Work and Proof of Stake algorithms have centralizing tendencies. Skycoin dismantles centralization through the implementation of our novel type of consensus algorithm called "Obelisk", which works on our blockchain dubbed "SkyLedger." Obelisk distributes influence over the network according to a “web of trust”. Because Skycoin is truly distributed, every node has a list of other nodes that it subscribes to, and the density of a nodes network of subscribers determines its influence on the network.  Each node is assigned a personal blockchain which acts as a “public broadcasting channel” on which all of a node’s actions are visible and publicly recorded. As all consensus decisions and communication occur through the personal blockchains of each node, the community can very easily audit nodes for cheating or collusion. How decisions on the network are made and which nodes influence those decisions are completely transparent. The public record left by each node’s personal blockchain allows the network to react to defections by severing connections with less trustworthy or malicious nodes, contracting the network to a smaller and denser core of trusted nodes. Hence, in principle, if the community does not trust the nodes representing them or feels that power within the network is too concentrated (or not concentrated enough) the community is able to collectively shift the balance of power in the network by collectively changing their trust relationships in the network. The accountability of nodes to the community and 3rd party audits as well as the transparency of consensus strengthens collective decision-making and thus introduces a highly democratic and decentralizing element to the network. *yaaaay* This frees skycoin from mining requirements, transaction fees, and the resulting inflation, as well as granting our 3000+ transactions per second throughput, hastening our 3-10 second transaction times, and perpetually safe guarding the network from centralization and 51% attacks. 

*fade out, fade in*

Obelisk and SkyLedger aren't Skycoin's only contributions to humanitiy. We are harnessing the decentralization afforded by Obelisk to not only redistribute control over the movement of value as Satoshi intended, but to decentralize and distribute the ENTIRE INTERNET and free the world from the iron grip of ISP monopolies while perpetually upholding net neutrality. Introducing SkyWire, the next internet. No bills, no unfair business practices. Skywire is a self-sufficient network, 100% owned and maintained by the user community. Skywire is MUCH more than an incentivized mesh network, its a whole new protocol for how the internet functions, fixing all the problems and inefficiencies of the current internet protocols and dramatically improving its security. Just as Skycoin is a drastic upgrade on the bitcoin concept, Skywire is a drastic upgrade on the current way the internet functions. Skywire in conjunction with Skyledger utilizes blockchain technology to create a peer-to-peer community-driven market for internet service, effectively creating a decentralized ISP. Its fast, private, secure, capable of running on only 30-watts of energy, and best of all, it puts the USER first. With Skywire, you benefit directly from your contributions to the network. Every hour that passes while you hold Skycoin in your wallet, you are given one free SkyHour per Skycoin. Thus holding 1 SKY in your wallet for 1000 hours is the same as holding 1000 sky in your wallet for 1 hour in that both will yield 1000 free CoinHours, whether your wallet is open or not. Users can also earn CoinHours for running hardware nodes and providing bandwith and storage for Skywire. CoinHours will be the life blood of Skywire, allowing users to spend their CoinHours by consuming media, storage, or other network resources on the Skywire network. CoinHours are also used as Skycoin's transaction "fees", are an integral part of the Skycoin CoinJoin infrastructure for increasing transaction privacy, and can also be traded for Skycoin in our exchange once an exchange rate between CoinHours and Skycoin is established. This system makes Skywire self-sustaining and independent: the more you use it, the more robust the network becomes. Just as SkyLedger's nodes function based on Web-of-Trust consensus, so too does SkyWire. This means that malicious nodes can be cut off by collective agreement, and trustworthy nodes collectively strengthened. This keeps Skywire immune to attacks, exploitation, and manipulation. Skywire is faster and more secure than other internet alternatives. It's encrypted and private, which means that you can't be tracked as you browse. It doesnt suffer from throttling and other service outages that you get with large ISPs. Instead of paying $150/month to be tracked by the telecom companies, Skywire users get internet service that protects their privacy while only paying for what they use. Skywire will also have a freemium tier at reduced speeds for people who don't hold any Skycoin, but still want access to the wealth of information on the web. Currently Skywire will function like a VPN over legacy internet, but as the Skycoin userbase grows, our meshnet will too until it spans every continent worldwide, bringing affordable internet access to everyone around the world.

Summary and outro goes here, but I need more info to wrap it up.
-JB

also now that ive written this i dont feel bad asking for someone to send me COB so i can vote for SKY on cobinhood Big Grin pls pm me here or on telegram and ill link my address
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#2
Here it is with the notation removed so its easier to read

Skycoin: Distributing a Centralized Internet

Skycoin: Truly distributed Bitcoin.
Skywire: Internet 2.0. Distributed, more secure, and more efficient.
CX: Distributed "Smart Contracts" AKA: Ethereum Killer
CXO: Distributed IPFS, FileCoin, Bittorrent, Mega, Dropbox, Google Drive
Viscript: Distributed EC2, golem
CryptoSphere: Distributed OpenVPN
Sky-Messenger: Distributed Tox, Telegram, Skype, Wechat, Whatsapp
BBS: Distributed Steemit, 4chan, facebook, twitter

In a system in which the connection between coin creation and control over the network is severed, crypto-tokens lose their political function and begin to act more like a form of digital property in the straightforward sense." -Skycoin, the feeless, truly distributed blockchain dedicated to Satoshi's original vision.

When Satoshi Nakomoto created Bitcoin, he intended to revolutionize international economics by decentralizing the movement and storage of value, leveraging the worldwide connectivity of the internet and the rapidly advancing computer hardware industry to simultaneously take economic control OUT of the hands of centralized corporate interests and distribute that power amongst its users all across the globe. Since the launch of the first generation of the economically disruptive technology known as the blockchain, Bitcoin has steadily remained the premier cryptoasset against which all subsequent cryptoassets are compared to.

Bitcoin initially positioned itself as a decentralized network where users could transact freely without third party interference or manipulation from centralized powers, but it was only a matter of time until Bitcoin's biggest flaw was exploited and the nature of the blockchain was compromised forever. Bitcoin's implementation of the Proof of Work (PoW) algorithm backed by coin creation linked to a hugely inefficient mining process to reach network consensus, while originally thought to be a permanently decentralized solution to banking centralization, directly incentivised the accumulation of hashing power by the most wealthy groups in Bitcoin. You see, the Proof of Work consensus algorithm, intended to distribute the responsibility of transacton confirmation over the entire network, means that bitcoin needs miners to mine 24/7 to keep transactions moving and the network secure without a central governing authority dictating fees and demanding trust from the entire network. The more hashing power you can generate, the more direct control you have over the network, and the more money you can put into mining hardware, the more hashing power you can generate. This glaring flaw gradually allowed control of the majority of the Bitcoin network to funnel into hands of just three wealthy mining groups. Infact, these mining groups have such thorough control over the network that not only do they actively collude to split hashing power between themselves, their immense concentration of hashes opens Bitcoin up to Satoshi's worst nightmare, the dreaded 51% attack. The Proof of Work algorithm's biggest weakness is that if a group manages to control 51% or more of the btc hashrate, they suddenly have enough influence over the network to revert and falsify transactions. This means that not only can they nullify legitimate transactions, they can make up transactions of whatever amounts they choose. Thus, the very concept that made bitcoin the decentralized currency of the people was eventually exploited to make bitcoin as centralized as the banking institutions it was created to free the people from.

Skycoin was created to keep Satoshi's original vision alive and fix Bitcoins flaws. Both the Proof of Work and Proof of Stake algorithms have centralizing tendencies. Skycoin dismantles centralization through the implementation of our novel type of consensus algorithm called "Obelisk", which works on our blockchain dubbed "SkyLedger." Obelisk distributes influence over the network according to a “web of trust”. Because Skycoin is truly distributed, every node has a list of other nodes that it subscribes to, and the density of a nodes network of subscribers determines its influence on the network.  Each node is assigned a personal blockchain which acts as a “public broadcasting channel” on which all of a node’s actions are visible and publicly recorded. As all consensus decisions and communication occur through the personal blockchains of each node, the community can very easily audit nodes for cheating or collusion. How decisions on the network are made and which nodes influence those decisions are completely transparent. The public record left by each node’s personal blockchain allows the network to react to defections by severing connections with less trustworthy or malicious nodes, contracting the network to a smaller and denser core of trusted nodes. Hence, in principle, if the community does not trust the nodes representing them or feels that power within the network is too concentrated (or not concentrated enough) the community is able to collectively shift the balance of power in the network by collectively changing their trust relationships in the network. The accountability of nodes to the community and 3rd party audits as well as the transparency of consensus strengthens collective decision-making and thus introduces a highly democratic and decentralizing element to the network. This frees skycoin from mining requirements, transaction fees and the resulting inflation, as well as granting our 3000+ transactions per second throughput, hastening our 3-10 second transaction times, and perpetually safe guarding the network from centralization and 51% attacks.

Obelisk and SkyLedger aren't Skycoin's only contributions to humanitiy. We are harnessing the decentralization afforded by Obelisk to not only redistribute control over the movement of value as Satoshi intended, but to decentralize and distribute the ENTIRE INTERNET and free the world from the iron grip of ISP monopolies while perpetually upholding net neutrality. Introducing SkyWire, the next internet. No bills, no unfair business practices. Skywire is a self-sufficient network, 100% owned and maintained by the user community. Skywire is MUCH more than an incentivized mesh network, its a whole new protocol for how the internet functions, fixing all the problems and inefficiencies of the current internet protocols and dramatically improving its security. Just as Skycoin is a drastic upgrade on the bitcoin concept, Skywire is a drastic upgrade on the current way the internet functions. Skywire in conjunction with Skyledger utilizes blockchain technology to create a peer-to-peer community-driven market for internet service, effectively creating a decentralized ISP. Its fast, private, secure, capable of running on only 30-watts of energy, and best of all, it puts the USER first. With Skywire, you benefit directly from your contributions to the network. Every hour that passes while you hold Skycoin in your wallet, you are given one free SkyHour per Skycoin. Thus holding 1 SKY in your wallet for 1000 hours is the same as holding 1000 sky in your wallet for 1 hour in that both will yield 1000 free CoinHours, whether your wallet is open or not. Users can also earn CoinHours for running hardware nodes and providing bandwith and storage for Skywire. CoinHours will be the life blood of Skywire, allowing users to spend their CoinHours by consuming media, storage, or other network resources on the Skywire network. CoinHours are also used as Skycoin's transaction "fees", are an integral part of the Skycoin CoinJoin infrastructure for increasing transaction privacy, and can also be traded for Skycoin in our exchange once an exchange rate between CoinHours and Skycoin is established. This system makes Skywire self-sustaining and independent: the more you use it, the more robust the network becomes. Just as SkyLedger's nodes function based on Web-of-Trust consensus, so too does SkyWire. This means that malicious nodes can be cut off by collective agreement, and trustworthy nodes collectively strengthened. This keeps Skywire immune to attacks, exploitation, and manipulation. Skywire is faster and more secure than other internet alternatives. It's encrypted and private, which means that you can't be tracked as you browse. It doesnt suffer from throttling and other service outages that you get with large ISPs. Instead of paying $150/month to be tracked by the telecom companies, Skywire users get internet service that protects their privacy while only paying for what they use. Skywire will also have a freemium tier at reduced speeds for people who don't hold any Skycoin, but still want access to the wealth of information on the web. Currently Skywire will function like a VPN over legacy internet, but as the Skycoin userbase grows, our meshnet will too until it spans every continent worldwide, bringing affordable internet access to everyone around the world.
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wheres there link to the video
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#4
this thread is going to lead to the video being made if everything goes smoothly. Doprah Weedfrey said he'd make it already, but we need someone to proofread it, correct the things i got wrong, and structure it better before doprah puts it in a video
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@DoprahWeedfrey my comments to some things a video should contain before i knew about the above are as follows

great initiative you are taking. Can i suggest anything produced contains in addition to the top line message about free net neutral private internet : a) something about the team and qualifications and why they hAve to remain anonymous (to stop china and other authorities putting pressure on team to shut it or have back doors), b) clear statement about how investors in coin make money and that coins pay for bandwidth (cheaper than isp), icos and some future skycojn products so they are based in economic value. explain that if icos don’t use skywire the investor doesn’t get benefit as it is a separate chain but that this doesn’t matter as skycoin’s primary coin value use case is bandwidth making it an asset backed coin that also provides dividends (coin hours that will be tradeable in the future m). If we take the initiative to be transparent we will be more believable. c) competition. can someone draw an internet diagram with roles on the internet and show what role skycojn is playing and how this contrasts with maidsafe, substratum , ark,qlink and anyone else and which ones are in fact compatible rather than competitors (eg substratumand skycoin) and d) roadmap showing how much has already been developed (with n icos launching in Q1 and testnet up on q1 also) and when launch on main net etc will come..


Also worth telling the bandwidth story: first an overlay network to the internet with vpn tor like privacy (how is it better than tor at this stage?) then a concentration of nodes allow them to mesh so some can dump their isp connection, finally backbone access added unhinging skywire from main internet except through some kind of interconnect points . Not sure i fully understood this but professor candy or synth could tell this story accurately
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Thread moved to new Skycoin Project / Videos sub-forum
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