A quick recap of the past few months at Wemark

Just a few hours before closing deposits, we’ve compiled a list highlighting our major achievements from the past few months. Working fast and lean, we’ve on-boarded influential advisors and partners, launched the Alpha version of our marketplace with a collection of over 1 million curated images, and made remarkable progress towards turning our vision to a reality.

Tai Kaish
Tai Kaish
Jul 27, 2018 · 5 min read

July

Bitcoinist, NewsBTC, and TechWorm cover Wemark’s alpha launch and token sale

Early in our development, Wemark continues to receive great press in many leading cryptocurrency publications. Recent highlights include coverage in Bitcoinist, NewsBTC, TechWorm, CCN and more.


Wemark unveils 6 new content partnerships with industry titans

Our list of influential content partners continues to grow — this month with 6 new image producers and libraries taking Wemark’s collection to new heights. Carefully curated premium commercial imagery from Image Source, Tetra Images, Plainpicture, Maskot, Robert Harding and West End 61 shatter expectations of stock photography, and look more like custom work than the boring clichés of traditional stock agencies.


Invictus Capital joins the prestigious list of VC’s and funds backing Wemark

Invictus Capital, one of the most active and influential crypto funds, backs Wemark and will help promote our platform to new customers and crypto-enthusiastic audiences worldwide. Invictus joins the long list of funds and VC’s already backing Wemark. These include NFX Fund, Elevator, Sarona Ventures, and other big names.


Wemark cancels public sale — deposits take its place

If the enthusiasm for our first round of deposits wasn’t enough, it came in tenfold when we opened our second round. After raising enough funding to reach our main goals, we made the tough decision to cancel our public sale. This way we can avoid the risk of a public sale, double and triple check each of the deposits and still have enough funds for our goals — turning our alpha into more extensive product, getting a significant amount of adoption to prove the use-case and set up other essential parts of our upcoming decentralized economy.


Ending the first round of deposits before schedule

After an unexpectedly high volume of early contributions, we decided to immediately end the first stage of deposits. These came in at an extraordinarily higher rate than we expected — we were surprised, humbled and excited beyond belief.


Launching Wemark’s marketplace

After anticipation, sweat, and very little sleep, we launched Wemark’s marketplace to the public with an initial collection of 130,000 searchable images from the world’s most inspiring photographers and content producers. This will expand to millions of photos in the coming months as we’ve already received over 1 million submitted images from content partners and individual photographers.


Wemark partners with ShowBox.com (over 250,000 users)

In early July, we sowed the early seeds of a partnership that will enable hundreds of thousands of video creators and marketers to access Wemark images for their marketing videos.


June

Wemark’s collection reaches 1 million images

More than a month before our official marketplace launch, Wemark’s collection surpassed 1 million photos. This included some of the most compelling images from top photographers and content providers around the world such as Cavan Images, The Good Brigade, and others.


Prominent rating and listing sites choose Wemark as one of July’s most trending ICO’s

Some of the most widely recognized and trusted ICO rating and listing sites list Wemark as one of the top trending ICO’s. This includes ICObench, IcoAlert, Icomarks, Icohotlist, and many more — we’re in great company.


Wemark partners with Viewbug — one of the leading photography communities with over two million registered creators

We’re collaborating with Viewbug to expand opportunities for over 2 Million photographers (ViewBug community members) worldwide. This partnership, like the one we launched with Gurushots earlier this year, marks an early step towards reclaiming power for content creators everywhere.


Wemark wins the 2nd place in Seoul’s Blockchain Open Forum pitch competition

Hosted by TokenPost, this conference leads the discussion on the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency with panels covering pressing topics ranging from “how blockchain will radically shift financial institutions and infrastructures” to “best practices for social impact.” We’re incredibly appreciative of their recognition. Watch our CEO’s winning pitch from the conference.


May

Forbes features Wemark: “Blockchain Finally Means More Exposure For Photography As A Business”

Months before launching our marketplace, partnerships and token sale, we were already getting great press on our plans to use the blockchain to dramatically change stock photography. Forbes writer Monty Munford digs in with details on our platform and what it means for photographers worldwide.


Wemark CEPIC Conference in Berlin, one of the biggest events of the image industry

Wemark’s CEO & co-founder, Tai Kaish participated in three of the conference’s main events: an interactive discussion on blockchain as the future of the content industry, a pitch presentation during Cepic Innovation Day, and a panel on alternative models for licensing photography.


Miguel Forbes, co-founder of Forbes.com, joins Wemark advisory board

As momentum continued to build for our token sale, we were thrilled to have Miguel Forbes join our advisory board. Forbes brings decades of financial and media expertise, and his experience with publishing, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy makes him a great fit.


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The blockchain-based marketplace for digital content, starting with photos. Learn more @ www.wemark.com

Thanks to Jon Feinstein @ Wemark and Pavel Elkind

Tai Kaish

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Tai Kaish

Co-Founder & CEO at Wemark

Wemark

Wemark

The blockchain-based marketplace for digital content, starting with photos. Learn more @ www.wemark.com

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