Images
Video
Movies
Audio
Books
Software
Docs
P2P file catalog and marketplace with intelligent search engine and blockchain payments
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The Problem

No legal file library with specialized file search that offers both paid and free content

No unified platform for content creators or aggregators to create personal public file catalogs

No single file marketplace with effective payments, ensuring transparent remuneration system for authors and correct metadata

As a result...
there is no universal, large and free storage platform
to organize, store, and preserve useful data with specialized file search and viable monetization options
Solution
Files.fm Library unites technology and people to form a semi decentralized data platform on an open and equal basis.
  1. 1. The platform is built on two decentralized bases:
    • - P2P file sharing network in a browser
    • - P2P payments system on blockchain
  2. 2. It provides useful content gathered by community
  3. 3. Clear and convenient legal control of content
Main content types on the platform
Images
Video
Movies
Audio
Books
Software
Docs
Use cases:
  • - free stock photos, paid stock photos
  • - free/paid stock videos
  • - public domain books, educational materials – videos, presentations, docs
  • - documentaries, creative commons, creator’s video channels
  • - datasets, maps, music sheets, lyrics
  • - freeware and opensource software, etc.
  • - paid content
Library concept video
Usability Community Content
Powerful search
engine and catalog
Coin motivation
for useful work
Free to store
and use
Works in
any web browser
Transparent blockchain
database
Free and fast
P2P shared traffic
Files are connected
by metadata network
TIT-4-TAT
storage sharing
Sell IP content
logged on blockchain
FFL is a hybrid fog computing platform with open source Web browser platform, as well as desktop and mobile apps, aimed at creating a hybrid P2P storage and sharing network. The FFL network is a semi-decentralized network made up of classic cloud storage servers, P2P super-nodes and end-user nodes where users can store files and share them with other community members on the platform.
P2P application and decentralization
Why, where and how P2P is used?

The main problem with classic client-server architecture: as the number of users increases, speed drops but the service costs increase.

P2P technology is needed to ensure system growth, speed and cost-effectiveness - to implement massive file sharing for a large and fast-growing number of users while achieving these targets:

- fast download speed
- unlimited traffic
- able support thousands of simultaneous users and traffic spikes
- reduce service maintenance fees
- independent file exchange

P2P video streaming on web
Downloading from 0 peers.
Whether it’s video, music or audiobooks, you can play it right away. You don’t have to wait for it to finish downloading.
Service usability and transparent P2P
Our core focus will be on convenience and the usability of the system.

We will integrate P2P tech usage very transparently for end users – no need to learn how blockchain works or install and configure any software.

Users will be able to participate in the network by just opening Files.fm website and we will integrate options to buy/sell tokens and create wallets if needed. Lots of automation and smart contract integrations.

Why use blockchain and tokens?
The level of transparency and independence that blockchain provides.

All transactions, sales and licenses are registered on a public ledger and turn immutable.

We would like to create and use independently exchangeable digital currency instead of credits.

FFM tokens will allow users, doers, customers and creators to become a part of the platform’s economy and value.

Crypto token transactions will cost less than credit card payments, which in turn allows users to implement and execute micropayments.

Payment systems: current vs blockhain
Credit Card Transaction fee 3% + 0.30$
Direct P2P Payments on FFM Blockchain
We are building Files.fm Library to help people find and access any file stored on a FREE P2P community supported and distributed storage platform!
We invite you to join our ICO campaign
Buy the FFM tokens, support our development and join the community to be able to receive and enjoy the benefits of the Files.fm Library!
Library’s target audience
Files.fm Advantages
10 years experience in cloud file storage and backup solutions for SME and private users. 1M monthly web users and:
cloud storage platform
web and desktop apps
knowledge of large scale storage systems
current user base
working decentralized alpha version
Roadshow
Baltic Blockchain pitch & networking night
Latvia, Riga, June 7
Beyond Blocks Summit
South Korea, Seoul, July 17-18
Tokenisation & Blockchain Meet-up
UK, Liverpool, October 11-12
Riga Comm 2018
Latvia, Riga, October 11-12
German Blockchain Week / East-West Crypto Conference
Germany, Frankfurt, October 21-25
DSS ITSEC 2018
Latvia, Riga, October 25
Malta Blockchain Summit
Malta, Msida, November 1-2
Liverpool City Region Digital Summit 2018
UK, Liverpool, November 8
Digital Manufacturing Week
UK, Liverpool, November 14-15
China Hi-Tech Fair / Shenzhen Blokchain Summit Forum
China, Shenzhen, November 14-17
Beyond Blocks Summit
Thailand, Bangkok, November 26-27
Digital Freedom Festival
Latvia, Riga, November 31 - December 1
Slush
Finland, Helsinki, December 4-5
Crypto Investor Show
UK, Manchester, January 18-19
5th International Conference on Wireless, Telecommunication & IoT
Italy, Rome, June 20-21
Partners
Token economics
User participation in maintaining the library will be rewarded with FFM utility tokens that can later be exchanged for additional benefits.
Tokens will be listed on a crypto exchanges!
This allows independent trades with them
Gamification
In addition to FFM Tokens, community is encouraged by using gamification and giving special titles to the users who have achieved a high ranking in any of these categories
The Archivist
Top content uploaders
The Librarian
Top storage providers
The Tagger
Top metatag editors
The Giver
Top traffic providers
The Security
Top security officers
The Celebrity
Top content holders
Roadmap
Q2 2018-2021
The Files.fm Library Token
Total Token Supply 10 000 000 000
Limited Supply Yes
Price per Token $ 0.01
Symbol FFM
Type ERC20
First Year Crowdsale:
Private sale $ 1 000 000
Presale $ 1 000 000
Public sale $ 10 000 000
What is FFM?
FFM is the native platform token that allows users to participate in the Files.fm Library and gain rewards for their work.
Token Utility
The FFM token can be gained by uploading files, adding metadata, sharing free drive space or doing other things that are beneficial to the Files.fm Library. Users can spend their tokens on subscribing to pro features, buying private storage space or exchanging them for paid content, such as movies, TV shows, music or books.
Use of Proceeds
Token Allocation
Team
Janis Viklis
CEO
Master in Computer Science. Led several IT SaaS product development projects from scratch in B2B and B2C segments. IT development and team leadership experience.
Madara Paegle
CTO
Extensive experience in software development and project management. High skill knowledge in the field of software architecture and development, as well as P2P.
Pauls Sondors
CFO
Experienced professional who has worked in businesses from various fields, including construction, IT and sports. A strong sense of innovation and their further usability.
Janis Lamsters
COO
20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, strategic communication and team leading. Experienced in IT and blockchain fields. Creating usability-focused UI/UX designs.
Anatoly Ressin
Smart Contracts
Has worked in IT for 20 years, 3 years in Blockchain (NOIA, BirdChain, etc.). Founded Blockvis - smart contracts development and consulting company.
Janis Upmanis
Senior Developer
More than 15 years experience in software development in several international IT companies. Designs the required systems to incorporate solutions and protocols.
Kristine Vikle
Legal
Experienced business analyst working in the information technology and services industry. Legal expert with a specialisation in international law, civil law.
Daiga Goba
Chief Accountant
Experience with research and business development in most areas of distributed computing from Internet of Things to High Performance Computing.
Rihards Strenga
Investor Relations
Communicator, business strategist, early bird of VC competence. Strong marketing and market understanding. Proficient in financial management and data analysis.
Elina Plume
Research Officer
Experienced research and analysis professional with demonstrated experience in both academic and professional sectors. Years of experience in content creation and writing.
Agija Rumpe
Marketing Manager
Experienced marketing and sales manager with a demonstrated history of working in ICT, FMCG and Finance industries. Communicates with cryptocurrency and main stream media.
Seung-Hoon Cha
Community Manager of Korea
Long-standing experience in business administration in high-ranking companies. Share owner in a number of companies and has helped in developing IT brands.
Tony Hughes
SMM Manager
Has worked along side various international blockchain organisations (NEM, Soramitsu, Hyperledger Iroha, Blocksafe etc.) as a creative designer, consultant and strategist.
Ilmars Bluzmanis
Programmer
Full stack developer and programmer with a specialization in web and mobile applications. Follows the constantly changing development environments to create state-of-the-art products.
Ahmad Dewanto
Bounty Manager
Campaign manager with multiple years of experience, handling successful bounty management projects, including RedCab, ImmVRse, London Block Exchange, etc.
Aivars Lipenitis
Partnership Manager
Proven track record in international marketing strategy, international expansion, partnership negotiation and growth in Nordic-Baltic region, the UK and parts of Asia.
Andis Zeidmanis
Investor Relations
Proficient in financial management and data analysis, with an emphasis on designing and implementing business strategies. Skilled in investor relations and business consultancy
Elina Eiduka
Marketing Specialist
Marketing & sales assistant, product development in business. Coordinates the delivery of the files.fm message through the social media platforms.
Martins Mangulis
IT Support Manager
Experience with various IT projects including video broadcasting, has extensive troubleshooting skills. DJ and electronic music producer.
Ingus Viklis
Marketing Specialist
Has the experience and passion for creating visual designs, specialized in the field of advertisements and implementing marketing strategies.
Advisors
Tom Collingwood
Blockchain Technical Specialist at STFC Hartree Centre
Experience in identifying relevant Blockchain applications to add value to businesses and developing proofs of concept for evaluation.
Tom Kirkham
Business Development at Hartree Centre
Experience with research and business development in most areas of distributed computing from Internet of Things to High Performance Computing.
Martins Lama
Chairman of the Board at Sensum Grupa AS and UGN AS
Long-standing experience in business administration in high-ranking companies. Share owner in a number of companies and has helped in developing IT brands
FAQ
General
FFL platform
Tokens
Crowdsale
Legal
Team
What is the Files.fm Library?
The Files.fm Library is a free to use hybrid-decentralized data library, built and maintained through the collective efforts of the community. FFM aims to provide space and marketplace for anyone to upload their files for future preservation, and by adding correct metatags any file in the database can be easily found and accessed.
What is a crowdsale or ICO campaign?
ICO stands for Initial Coin Offering, which is an alternative fundraising method aimed at blockchain startups where crypto tokens are sold in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies.
How will you use these funds?
Funds will be used to develop, maintain and extend the Library, as well as on marketing activities and to cover the legal costs.
What is the current technical stage of the Files.fm or Library?
Files.fm is a running platform with all the necessary base building blocks (functionality like P2P network sharing, payments) to be advanced to the Library. After raising the funds, we will start to rework the platform.
Why would I use the Files.fm Library?
To access useful content gathered by the community. To sell the content on your terms and pricing using integrated blockchain payments. To earn tokens via useful work like sharing resources or sorting content. To store your private files based on a fair consumption model instead of a fixed monthly subscription fee.
What is the minimum amount of funds you need?
Crowdsale\'s desired amount to raise is $10M. If we will raise more, it will help us grow and market faster. We will launch the platform, if we will raise at least $2M. In that case, less money will be used for marketing and operational budget.
Why do you need blockchain?
To enable transparent, fast and cost effective payments system and micropayments. To support the direct payments via participants and crypto exchange. To store the meta information, like authorship of the files, file usage and payment ledger - Bob bought a file from Alice.
Can you explain the platform more thoroughly?
FFL is a hybrid fog computing platform that uses web browsers as edge nodes. The FFL network is a semi-decentralized network, made up of classic cloud storage servers, P2P super-nodes and end-user nodes, that users join via web browser, desktop client or mobile app to store files and share them with other community members on the platform. If you wish to know more details about how it works, you can read our technical whitepaper.
If I get tokens for uploading content, why shouldn’t I just upload my whole hard drive to get a whole lot of tokens?
You can try if you want to, however, you will only receive the tokens if the community has marked the content as useful.
Will you have any guidelines for tagging or quality control?
Of course. We will allow the community users to tag uploaded content as useful or not, safe/unsafe, add meta tags. Detailed guidelines will be released along with the beta release of Library. And we will rely on the community\'s opinion as well.
Will I have to pay for the files?
The creators of the content will be allowed to set a price or choose to earn via ads. Only files that have been copyrighted and with price will have to be bought. The price of these files will be determined by the copyright holder. Public files will be available for everyone and users who upload them will receive FFM tokens, that can be later exchanged for copyrighted files. So if you help FFL grow, you will be able to access paid files using the tokens you earned.
Why hybrid-decentralized? Wouldn’t it be easier to just use either centralized or P2P networks?
The biggest problem with using centralized servers is the heavy load and potential crashes or downtime, while files on P2P networks often don’t have any seeders. We use hybrid-decentralized technology to ensure fast download and upload speeds and file remaining accessible even if the server goes down or there are no peers. To make file accessibility more convenient, FFL users will be able to watch videos straight from the website without downloading them, using hybrid-decentralized streaming technology. P2P blockchain tokens are needed to enable direct payments between users and ease heavy-weight banking mechanisms and fees.
How can you be sure that those who check the file quality will do a good job?
In order to determine the validity of the content usefulness, consensus must be reached between most of the evaluators. When it has been reached, both the evaluators in agreement and the file uploader (if the uploads are useful) will receive their tokens.
Will you have a desktop client? What about a mobile app?
We will have a website, a desktop client and a mobile app. Public files will be available for everyone, without the need to register or download anything. All files will be accessible from any of these platforms.
What kind of files can be uploaded?
You can upload almost any file type, however, the most common file types can be streamed (opened) straight from the browser, without the need to download.
What does your token do?
The FFM token can be gained by uploading files, adding metadata, sharing free drive space or doing other things that are beneficial to the Files.fm Library. Users can spend their tokens by subscribing to pro features, buying private storage space or exchanging them for paid content, such as movies, videos, music or books.
Why are there are lot of your tokens locked?
They are reserved for user/community rewards, future growth support and potential investment rounds, based on the platform growth mainly in terms of users, storage and content.
What technology will it be built on?
FFM tokens are based on Ethereum blockchain and built according to ERC20 standard. We will implement private chain to enable speed and avoid transaction costs.
Will you have a bounty program?
Yes up to 50M of our tokens will be used for bounty campaigns, airdrops and marketing.
When is the token sale?
The precise date and time will be announced later, but it will happen in Q1 2019.
What currencies are accepted?
For the fund raising crowdsale, we accept USD, EUR currencies, BTC, ETH cryptocurrencies as well as bank wire transfer if needed.
What is the minimum purchase during the crowdsale?
During the inital token crowdsale, the minimum purchase amount is 10000 FFM tokens that is equivalent to $100, which will give you rights to use 100GB of Files.fm private cloud storage space for the lifetime. This is a unique offering only for the crowdsale.
What is the total token supply?
The total token supply will be 10 billion, out of which 2 billion will be available for the initial crowdsale. We will add more tokens to the system, as we will add more storage petabytes and users will upload more content along the way.
Who can participate in the crowdsale / crowdfunding?
Currently, there are no restrictions. You need to have a valid user account and ID. You are getting to have utility token, which you can use for the cloud storage or Pro features.
What is the FFM token price?
In the beginning FFM token price will be 0.01 USD.
Will there be a fixed amount of tokens?
Yes, the initial token supply will be fixed. But there will be tokens minted for the useful work.
Where is your company registered?
We are registered in United Kingdom and Latvia.
How will you solve the piracy issue?
We will rely on user involvement to flag any files that might be posted without proper permissions and let author/authors apply for authorship and choose the type of income.
Are you a for-profit or non-profit?
Our company is for-profit. And the Library will contain both - free and paid content. The income will be distributed to the authors, community and Files.fm according to the resources used.
Will the FFM token be a security?
No, FFM token is a utility token backed by Files.fm storage (1 token = 10MB) and it will be used as an in-service currency. The possesion of the Token will allow you to access the special functionality, like pay-for-consumption storage model.
Who are you and why should I trust you?
Files.fm Library is developed by the team behind the Files.fm file sharing platform. Files.fm as a company was founded at 2007 and since then it has attracted more than 750,000 registered users and more than 1,7 million unique visitors every month.
Can you manage the sudden influx of users?
We have a long-standing experience of managing large data-flows and server loads.And that is why we are implementing hybrid-decentralized P2P web system to alleviate the load distribution.
Do you have previous experience with all components needed for this project?
Files.fm has already developed and tested all of the necessary components – large-scale file storage and sharing, torrent semi-decentralized support, web torrents, file shop and P2P video streaming. Just browse through https://files.fm website and try it out.
Do you have any existing partnerships?
Files.fm has several long-standing partnerships that will participate in the FFL and we are looking for more opportunities to expand and collaborate with others. For partnership requests send us an e-mail to library@files.fm
Contacts
Files.fm Ltd
The Innovation Centre
Sci-Tech Daresbury Keckwick Lane
Daresbury WA4 4FS, UK
Company Number: 11369548
Files.fm Ltd
Stabu 119, Riga, Latvia, LV-1009
EU VAT: LV40003962231
Reg. No: 40003962231
E-mail: support@files.fm
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