SilentFilm Token -- A Digital Way to Promote Silent Films

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SilentFilm Token -- A Digital Way to Promote Silent Films

PostTue Aug 22, 2017 4:04 pm

SilentFilm Token [SLF] a digital currency on the Waves platform. SilentFilm Token is one of a new breed of tokens created not as a stand-alone complete currency system but instead to promote knowledge and support the economy of those involved in worthy endeavors.

Silent Films were the only films made for the first forty years of film making history. Sadly, up to
70% of all silent films no one will ever see again. Every year, new silent films from this lost category of movies turn up unexpectedly. It's one of the most exciting events going on today -- to stay in tune with the news about films being discovered which often have not been seen by anyone in over eighty years.

SilentFilm Token will help people explore silent films and reward them in the process.

The reason for this token's existence is that Silent Films are perhaps one of the least appreciated and under funded arts in existence. In fact, the reason why 70% of them no longer exist in any form is because of great neglect and even outright destruction of them for their silver nitrate contents.

AIRDROPS

We will have several "airdrops." "Airdrops" are free coin giveaways in the cryptocurrency world. We will also have an ICO to boost the price of the Token in the marketplace. There are one hundred million SilentFilm Tokens available. These will only be released very slowly over time so that they retain their value to those receiving them. This token follows the "decentralized charity" framework of promoting cryptocurrencies to people interested in noble causes like the arts.

To get the first airdrop, have Junior member level status at Bitcointalk and simply name five silent films that are on YouTube and post screen shots from each of them on some social media site, image sharing site, or your own website. PM the developer this information and "I Love Silent Films" in the Title. Do not post it in the thread. Send your WAVES address and 500 SilentFilm Tokens will be sent if you do exactly as asked. Allow up to one week to get the airdrop.

Bitcointalk is the central hub of cryptocurrency communications and has formal annoucements threads for most of the over one-thousand active cyptocurrencies. If you are reading this somewhere else and do not have a Bitcointalk thread but would like to be involved in the SilentFilm token, there are ways you can help increase the value of the token. Stay infomed about this by following updates at our website, which will be
online soon.

The WAVES digital currency allows you to have "currencies" created which are stored on the same address that you use for your WAVES address. As of the time writing this, WAVES has a over a 500 million dollar market cap. It's the most user friendly of all cryptocurrencies, working as a stand-alone application that you first add to your Chrome browser as an extension. Burger King in Russia recently issued a token on the WAVES platform.

There will be more posted in this thread about why Silent Films are important and why you should get to know more about them, if you don't already.


Some Silent Films you may want to select from are:

Lon Chaney, Sr. films:
The Hunchback of Notredame
The Phantom of the Opera
The Shock
He Who Gets Slapped
The Unholy Three
Laugh, Clown, Laugh
Tell It to the Marines

Films by Others:

The Docks of New York
Tramp,Tramp, Tramp (1926)
The Strong Man (1926)
Buster Keaton Movies
Charley Chaplin Movies
Sunrise (1927)
Beggars of Life (1928 Louise Brooks)
A Fool There Was 1915 (Theda Bara)
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari 1920
The Sky Pilot
Ella Cinders

These are just some suggestions to get you started. More will be mentioned later.
Note: in films, to avoid confusion in searching online, often the date is placed after the movie title.

There are over 1000 full length silent movies on YouTube at any one given time. They are in all genres,
from comedy, horror, mystery, drama, war, crime stories, and many more.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

The founder, Robert Pearson, started ParaMind Brainstorming Software in 1992, and in early 1994 was the Seattle area's first Internet consultant advertising to the general public and small businesses. Since 2011, he has been a contributing member on the Nitrateville Vintage film forum, having started over twenty heavily discussed posts and contributing to many more. Nitrateville is the forum frequented by silent film scholars, vintage film collectors, film companies, archivists and others in the film industry.

ROADMAP

We have many goals involved in making silent films better known in the world. One goals is to promote the translation into English of many silent films which currently are only in less popular languages. Dutch is the language of many of these films since that country saved so many of them. The original language oddly enough was English, but there are no surviving English copies of these films.

While it is possible that less than Junior member-level accounts may not be duplicate accounts, it's less probable. So, if you have a less than member-level account, please realize this airdrop is indefinite so you have time enough to build up your member status.

Total tokens: 100,000,000
Waves Indentifier: Identifier: BsoP9pmPc3nxi7JWmeSF4DF4QZscW9tPCpX4UrNBUJaU
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Re: SilentFilm Token -- A Digital Way to Promote Silent Film

PostTue Aug 22, 2017 4:24 pm

This sounds very ambitious and interesting. Unfortunately, I have no idea of how this might work. Would you be kind enough to run through how you see this playing out?

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Re: SilentFilm Token -- A Digital Way to Promote Silent Film

PostTue Aug 22, 2017 5:19 pm

boblipton wrote:This sounds very ambitious and interesting. Unfortunately, I have no idea of how this might work. Would you be kind enough to run through how you see this playing out?

Bob


The first tier is that I am getting people to watch silent films so they can be rewarded for it. People are trading these currencies much like stocks. There is a total 145 billion dollar marketcap on digital currency right now. The trading fees are only .25 of the total trade, not $6 or whatever one is charged in online stock trading. So, for people who like to use their mind to make money, it's wonderful. These airdrops and bounties are taken up by people all over the world on Bitcointalk and they then sell them.

I am only releasing a small amount at a time so the value will be high for them to trade them back and forth on the Exchange tab of the WavesLite client. For people who are holders, they may wait till the price goes up, for people who want to sell immediately, they would sell cheap.

So that's how that level plays out.

Then the next tier is for those who want to patronize silent films and who can invest some money in buying some of the tokens instead of being given them for various bounties like promoting on social media, translating the announcement into different languages, and so on. They will be able to buy them from the people selling them in the WavesLite client.
There should be other fundraising activities so that there is a large amount circulating to promote projects. I have always wanted to get college students to do translations of the Eye films that are still in Dutch, and this can be one way to fund that. It's a type of microfunding.
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PostTue Aug 22, 2017 5:35 pm

So you mean that whoever watches a silent film on your site gets a blockchain credit for it?

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Re: SilentFilm Token -- A Digital Way to Promote Silent Film

PostTue Aug 22, 2017 5:44 pm

boblipton wrote:So you mean that whoever watches a silent film on your site gets a blockchain credit for it?

Bob



No, I don't have a site for watching films. They watch them on YouTube and then post me screen shots and then I give them a credit.

This thread is the announcement and you can see it's already getting approval by the community.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2112611

(I had to redo the thread to make it moderated as the site gets a lot of juvenile banter and spam done by people getting rewards for posting signatures).
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Re: SilentFilm Token -- A Digital Way to Promote Silent Film

PostTue Aug 22, 2017 5:46 pm

boblipton wrote:So you mean that whoever watches a silent film on your site gets a blockchain credit for it?

Bob



No, I don't have a site for watching films. They watch them on YouTube and then post me screen shots and then I give them a credit. The WAVES platform takes care of all the complicated work and it's a bit like Ethereum where there are "smart contracts" attached on to your address. All these altcoins have addresses like Bitcoin. That's where you receive currency from others and in this case, I would send the SilentFilm tokens to people's WAVES address.

This thread is the announcement and you can see it's already getting approval by the community.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2111764" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank
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PostTue Aug 22, 2017 6:01 pm

I trust you'll forgive me for my suspicious mind, but what's to stop someone from going to a silent on Youtube, ging some random distance into it, taking a screenshot and emailing it to you? Instead of watching some feature, they spend less than a minute. repeat at reasonable intervals -- say, twice a day. Is there some way of catching that?

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PostTue Aug 22, 2017 6:37 pm

boblipton wrote:I trust you'll forgive me for my suspicious mind, but what's to stop someone from going to a silent on Youtube, ging some random distance into it, taking a screenshot and emailing it to you? Instead of watching some feature, they spend less than a minute. repeat at reasonable intervals -- say, twice a day. Is there some way of catching that?

Bob


It's kind of like the school teacher's dilemma: how do you know kids aren't cheating on their homework? At least they're being exposed to it. The depth that they have to resonate with it is up to them.
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PostWed Aug 23, 2017 1:31 pm

Here are some of the responses I've received in less than one day of doing this:

https://meristem.blogspot.ca/2017/08/silent-movies.html" target="_blank" target="_blank
https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comment ... bout_them/" target="_blank" target="_blank
http://imgur.com/a/o9Ruu" target="_blank" target="_blank

7th Heaven (1927)
http://imgur.com/a/oTRKR" target="_blank" target="_blank

What Price Glory? (1926)
http://imgur.com/a/fZJGF" target="_blank" target="_blank

Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
http://imgur.com/a/l3aOx" target="_blank" target="_blank

Way Down East (1920)
http://imgur.com/a/Oe3zs" target="_blank" target="_blank

City Lights, Charlie Chaplin (1931)
http://imgur.com/a/91HJH" target="_blank" target="_blank

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 4293384491" target="_blank" target="_blank

1.charlie chaplin the lions cage https://s3.postimg.org/st4k3xvqb/image.jpg" target="_blank" target="_blank
2.the haunted castle 1896 https://s3.postimg.org/8n125202r/image.jpg" target="_blank" target="_blank
3.GET YOUR MAN clara bow 1927 https://s3.postimg.org/echapd68z/image.jpg" target="_blank" target="_blank
4.timeless https://s3.postimg.org/6xrywzkdf/image.jpg" target="_blank" target="_blank
5.campus carmen https://s3.postimg.org/69j4e1lnn/image.jpg" target="_blank" target="_blank

1.The general
2.Herold Lloyd the freshman
3.Haxan
4.Lady Winderemere's friend
5.Last of the Mohicans

http://tinypic.com/r/inah7c/9" target="_blank" target="_blank
http://tinypic.com/r/jp9big/9" target="_blank" target="_blank
http://tinypic.com/r/23tih46/9" target="_blank" target="_blank
http://tinypic.com/r/2cwqwd2/9" target="_blank" target="_blank
http://tinypic.com/r/ftgab5/9" target="_blank" target="_blank

https://kingmaxs.wordpress.com/2017/08/ ... n-youtube/" target="_blank" target="_blank

As I noted above, I had to edit my link to create a new one that is moderated. The link Bob is quoting is the outdated one.

This is the new one:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2112611.0
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Re: SilentFilm Token -- A Digital Way to Promote Silent Film

PostMon Aug 28, 2017 11:23 am

As a way to promote this, I'm giving away a hundred SilentFilm tokens per Nitrateville member's post. So, if you've been posting here a while and have 550 posts, that would be 55,500 tokens. I've already had some sales, which is a good sign. If interested, download and install the WavesLite wallet and send me your wallet address in a PM and I'll send you the tokens.

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