cXc Music: Music Mapping with SMT Cryptovoting

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About

Elements from NASA
Elements from NASA

The World is Yours

Our revolutionary cXc Music Mapp (mapping application) allows you to find and share music in your local area, or anywhere in the world. Our tools put you on the map, metaphorically and literally. Listeners: Find new and hot music made in your area. Artists: Share your music with the community instantly. cXc Musicprovides free tools to share your music, and climb to the top of the charts in your area code and beyond.

cXc Music allows artists to geotag their Spotify, Soundcloud and Youtube music on our map, as well as music events, giving local listeners an easy way to find new local music and music event. Listeners get to vote on the music they like and help the artists they love climb from local acts to global chart-toppers, all without record labels or Billboards. Artists get the exposure they really want and get their music out in their community with little effort. Listeners can easily find what music created in any area has the most buzz in each genre.

Map and chart displays both show the same results. You can easily switch back and forth between the two. Elements from NASA
Map and chart displays both show the same results. You can easily switch back and forth between the two. Elements from NASA

The Problem

Creators of all kinds, from musicians to cartoon artists, have a hard time getting their ideas out there in a way that gives them a fair chance at making it big

This problem stems from distribution channels, and although online tools help artists get their music published, successful distribution is still largely pay-to-play, know someone, or hit it viral.

The problem is mirrored on the consumer end, for example our difficulty finding good music until it ends up on a playlist somewhere, or finding local music at all, even when it’s next door.

The Solution

We have designed the world’s first geotemporal (Location + Time) cryptovoting system to organize the world’s data. Geotagging music and events and putting them on a global map allows people to load a city and hear the best music created there, plus see all the events happening tonight. Top Charts for every genre in every zip code ensures listeners can find high quality local music and artists get a fair chance for exposure, climbing bigger charts. Cryptovoting runs the chart system, and artists that receive votes can trade them in for exposure on the app or PRP, worth real money.

Sol (SOL), Blue (BLU), and Purple (PRP), the components of the cryptovoting system
Sol (SOL), Blue (BLU), and Purple (PRP), the components of the cryptovoting system

Power to the People

Power to the People is a strong slogan. We mean it 100%.

All cXc Mapps empower people to control global & local information exposure through their vote.

Users get 288 votes (called UPs) per day. Collectively, these votes control what music shows up when anyone loads a Mapp. Content has a location, and competes against other local content. Each locality, (zip code, city, county, area, state, region, nation, continent, globe) has its own chart.  Votes have a “time”, a 5-minute monad they belong to, and the most current map shows the results of the last 5 minutes of voting. 

Learn More about the voting system: currentxchange.com/cryptovoting 

And even more in our purple paper: bit.ly/PRPpaper1 

Let’s Change The World

Through fractalizing the geometry of information transfer we allow a framework for a unified world to develop. By creating the framework for this fractal transfer of information through Mapps, a unified world can exist through the uniqueness of each part. Each part will advance the whole and benefit from every other part, growing together as a planet and as a universal consciousness.

Elements from NASA
Elements from NASA

The Economy of Attention

Attention is not just the currency of the future, it is the currency of the universe. Many agents are vying for our attention, from creators, to marketers, to the people in our personal life. 

Attention translates to connections, love, money, fame, and more through views, sales, votes, and transfer of ideas. 

We give our attention away everyday, but we don’t know how much impact it has. cXc Music allows you to pay artists with your attention (not money), and them to receive that attention in exposure and money.

Starving Artists, Starving Listeners

Today, local artists aren’t the only ones starving. Listeners are starving for good music. The music they want is out there, but the tree has fallen and no one heard it. 

There may be musicians you would love right in your town, but discovery is left up to chance. When songs are released in your area, you only know if you follow the artist on social media. 

When you combine the idea of a running a chart granulated to 5 minute blocks with a similarly granulated system of locations, you have a multidimensional fractal system of attention accounting. The system is propelled entirely by the viewer in a fair and provable way. 

Cryptographic technology has already revolutionized currency, but that is only one application of a blockchain. By integrating our temporal system of voting with the super-fast Steem blockchain, we offer a new system to organize all of the information on the web. 

Fractal Everything

Fractals ~ Bringing Nature to Technology

Fractals are all around us. In us. We are a fractal, and so is everything in nature. Life moves in fractals, time passes in fractals, and our consciousness is fractal too.

Propagation of information through a location-based fractal network of information makes a system that spreads like the light you see in the below image. This is a similar geometry to that of a tree, with a trunk leading to smaller trunks we call branches, to smaller branches and so forth. All things in the universe are like this, from the shape of the galaxy to that of our brain, and even an individual brain cell.

Purple Logo on Fractal Image "God's Forehead Ornament" by Douglas James
Purple Logo on Fractal Image "God's Forehead Ornament" by Douglas James

As above, so below

The technology driving all cXc Mapps (Map-apps) is based on the universe itself. We believe that by manifesting fractal systems, they will start to re-organize the information (light) on this planet in a more natural harmonious way. We believe fully in the human being as a divine being of light, a multi-dimensional expression of love. We are betting on the loving future of the planet by empowering people to create. By creating, we become more true and we start to shed the illusions that have kept the knowledge of our divinity as the one hidden.

We Don’t Need Another Music Service

Today, the problem is no longer being able to get your music online and sell it. The problem is there is so much music available and being created, but no effective way to curate it. Listeners and artists are at a disconnect, with only music promotion services benefiting, making their money promising musicians radio play and more, often with little effect on popularity. 

Anyone who has fallen victim to youtube’s autoplay sending them on a wild ride of music ending without fail on one of the few ”chosen” artist’s videos knows exactly how it feels to be “forced” to listen to “chosen” music. But who makes these decisions? Corporations, marketing budgets, and historic popularity from artists are a likely answer. The music industry is very hostile for newcomers, and requires a lot of investment to even get a foot in the door. 

Automatic Curated Playlists

Listening to the music in an area is super easy. Instead of clicking each song and playing it, you can load any current display into a generated Youtube or Spotify playlist. You can save this playlist for later, or just add individual songs to any of your playlists. 

Prototype

LtR: Options to search, Map display, and Main Menu
LtR: Options to search, Map display, and Main Menu

Above we can see a default Hip-Hop map display (center). You are able to set search options (shown right) and load a custom area, or just the area of your current map location (shown). 

On the right we can see the Main Menu, which gives you notifications about your received chips, shows you how many chips you have, links to the BLU/PRP exchange, and lets you post your content on the map.

Chart Display comes in three flavors: Collapsed, Medium, and Expanded
Chart Display comes in three flavors: Collapsed, Medium, and Expanded

Here you can see the Chart Display, containing three display options to let you see an overview or all the deets. Any search results you see on the map you can also see here by tapping the icon in the bottom right. 

There's a lot we couldn't fit here, like Spirit Fingers and profiles, but you can read about that and more here: https://currentxchange.com/cxc-music

Beyond Music: cXc Media

cXc Media is the extension of cXc Music into all fields of creative expression, including cXc Music, cXc Video, cXc Lit (Literature, including Poetry, Opinions, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama), cXc Art (including Photos, Illustrations, Installations, 3d Models, Crafts), cXc News, and cXc Games. We know this will catalyze a global sharing of ideas, customs, art, and understanding. Through cXc Media, we will break down all remaining cultural walls.

Once every child of the world can see that his fellow man across the world is his brother, that we are all a unique expression of the same one, we have a big shot at worldwide peace and having pretty awesome society again.

Third-party integration will allow the creations posted on cXc Media to have their own life, and posting a piece of art once will allow it to be sold on multiple sites, allowing the artists to eat. cXc Media will work with all sorts of devices, giving everyone people-curated alternative to news, radio, and more.

We also have Earth-changing applications planned. Find out more. 

Purple Cryptovoting’s Triangular system

Purple is the revolution we have been waiting for to free us from the hierarchical control of large corporations and bureaucracy.

A three token (chip) system allows a fair, democratic voting system. Only one token, purple (PRP), is blockchain based, the other are internal to each Mapp. Sol, a freely distributed, non-monetary unit of votes is given on a daily use-it-or-lose-it basis. Sol chips are only valuable when voted, its only function. An intermediary coin, Blue (BLU), allows those creators who receive votes on their content to collect voting power that doesn’t expire. Inflation is not an issue however, because once Sol is voted it is received as Blue, which is equally valuable to vote, but destroyed when voted. Blue can be voted, held, or sold to people who want to buy votable BLU with PRP.

Flow of coins, votes, and money. Explained in video below.
Flow of coins, votes, and money. Explained in video below.

This system allows creators to influence the system with the votes they receive, or make real money by trading BLU for PRP and then PRP for any other crypto or FIAT currency. Creators, no matter how big or small, can start making money (or accruing voting power if the prefer) just by making content that gets votes. They are funded by those people who UP (vote on) their content. You can see an overview in the previous diagram and a walk-through here:

Want to learn more? https://currentxchange.com/cryptovoting

"What do I get for backing this project?"

 The main reward for backing this project is purple (PRP) the fuel for cXc Music and all cXc applications. Purple is traded in-app for Blue at a market rate. Blue is then UPed (voted) like Sol. 

Purple is a Smart Media Token on the Steem blockchain. You must have a Steemit username to receive your purple tokens. Don't worry, there is plenty of time to sign up. Current waiting periods for an account are under a week. 

Purple is essentially super-charged voting power on the system. How can the system be fair, if we allow paid votes?? Firstly, outside of this one-time sale, purple will never be sold by cXc again, it will only be earned on the system. So consider yourself lucky. Secondly, purple can only be earned and traded for votes that already exist, it is not worth any votes itself. By burning (destroying) votes on the system, we keep an ecosystem that cannot be corrupted. We go into great detail about this in our purple paper.  

"Is this just an ICO page for purple?"

No. This is a Kickstarter to raise money for the development of our application, cXc Music. We are rewarding those who want to help us build this app with PRP to give backers the ability to be super users of the app from the get-go. Our actual ICO can be found here: currentxchange.com/ico

The intrinsic value of PRP

This Kickstarter is to fund the development of cXc Music, but our long term goal is an entire suite of applications running the same voting system as cXc Music. Every single one of these applications will run on PRP. This means that over time, the utility value of PRP will increase as it has more uses.

"I am not a techie. How do I get PRP?"

All you need to receive your purple is a Steemit username. You can get one for free here: https://signup.steemit.com/ When you log into the app, you will use your Steemit credentials through the ultra-secure SteemConnect. We never store or even receive your Steemit password. 

Long-Term Vision

cXc is about more than organizing the world’s content and music. We founded the Current X Change LLC to empower the people to come together as one. We know there is only one battle at any time, the battle between love and fear. We are on the side of love, the side of unity, and believe that creating this system is the best fit for evolving conscious at this time on this planet. 

Creation Story

Founder Douglas James designed this app to empower people to create and share their creations. 

Current X Change is the result of an idea growing over a decade. The idea in its current form started four years ago, and has been refined and redesigned over and over until it's final form. 

You can read the full creation story here: https://currentxchange.com/revolution/

Fun Fact: Douglas designed, developed, and launched his first location-based app, a social network for high schools (myhs.us) in 2008 at the age of 16. 

Core Team

Our core team includes one jack-of-all-trades, one artist and musician, one expert mapper, and two blockchain programmers. Meet them on our site.

Linkedin: Douglas, Nathan, Alec, Zach

Not Pictured: Nicolas Kouri, Graphic Artist

Roadmap Highlights

Beta cXc Music Web App - December 2018

cXc Music iOS and Android App Launch - Summer 2019

cXc Media: cXc Video, cXc Lit (Literature), cXc Art, cXc News, and cXc Games - 2020

cXc Solutions and cXc - 2021

cXc Pueblo - 2022

Find our full roadmap in our whitepaper: https://bit.ly/PRPpaper1

Where’s The Money?

All money from this Kickstarter campaign will go to the development of cXc Music mobile and web applications. If we raise over 10k, we will use up to 2,000 on advertising for cXc targeting musicians. If we raise over 50k we will use up to 5k for promotion. 

This app will be built with any level of funding, but we will build it much faster and better with more funding. 

Where we are now: Progress Report

The App

Done: The mobile app has been designed, with most-if-not-all design and technical considerations laid out.

In Progress: The beta web app is currently being coded by founder Douglas James. He estimates the coding is 40% done and will be completed the first week of December. We will update this page with an official launch date.

Needs to be Done: The app has not been written for native apps. This is what we are raising funds to do. 

The Voting System

Done: The voting system has been designed and redesigned to be a working model that makes sense ideologically and programmatically. 

Needs to be Done: Programming the system using a SMT. We can’t launch this system on the blockchain until SMTs launch on March 24. 

Promotion

Done: We are on social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more. We are also listed on major crypto sites like ICObench. We have an extensive bounty and ambassador program that extends into the app experience. We have planned promotion through our beta application posting all content to Steemit with a back-link to the beta site and project page. 

In Progress: We are recruiting for our bountiful program and ambassador programs. You are welcome join!

Needs to be done: Organic promotion by bloggers, tubers and more who try the beta app or read the purple paper.

Thank you for being you!!

Risks and challenges

If funding is low, the app may be pushed back. We believe we have budgeted plenty of time, over 6 months, but there are always unaccounted for variables.

There is a chance that the app will change from the prototype images shown, and functionality may differ slightly than the information provided. We will do our best to follow our plan, and make the decisions needed to get the best app possible out on schedule.

There is also a chance that either the Android app or iOS app gets pushed back. We plan to work on the web app first, then iOS, then Android.

Any time a token is a reward, you have associated risks. You acknowledge these risks, and that we do not claim or suggest any value of purple outside of our application. We are using blockchain technology, but this does not mean purple is a security or similar. You agree you have read and agree to our terms of token sale to receive purple as a reward, listed here: https://currentxchange.com/token-agreement/

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