Project Outline - FLATLAY® with Creditcoin
Abbreviation - CCOIN
Website - https://cointoken.io/
ICO Start Time - Mar 01st 2018 00:00
ICO End Time - Mar 31st 2018 23:00
The Flatlay Marketplace is a visual publishing platform enabling users to participate in incentivized affiliate and content marketing programs. The Flatlay Marketplace began in 2015, already adding over 10,000 registered content creators, over 3,000 brands along with hundreds of retailers to their growing interactive commerce platform. Currently, influencer marketing is one of the fastest growing advertising segments. In fact, millions of The Flatlay Marketplace posts are already shared daily leaving billions of dollars in unmonetized content on the platform. The Flatlay Marketplace and Creditcoin (CCOIN) provide brands with an integrated workflow management and payment system. This allows brands and publishers to seamlessly integrate products into a global network eliminating many issues associated with cross-border payments and multi-channel content tracking. The publishing platform offers a decentralized method for influencers to participate in affiliate programs across social networks. The Flatlay Marketplace strategically incorporates adopted concepts from traditional social media combining them within a commerce-driven marketplace to provide a comprehensive solution to address evolving consumer behavior focused on moments of discovery. The Flatlay Marketplace is the premier visual publishing platform for influencers and publishers offering a turnkey e-commerce solution with a frictionless payout system facilitated with Creditcoin (CCOIN).Creditcoin (CCOIN) is positioned as the token for standardization and transparency across the growing ecosystem of influencers and social channels which need a standard of payment within the worldwide influencer market. Creditcoin (CCOIN) is a unified rewards-based token allowing users to shop everywhere whether on or offline. Creditcoin (CCOIN) offers a complimentary platform to all existing content marketing networks, providing an eCommerce performance based model that is an extension to all brands and networks.
Q1. Can you provide some background to Flatlay briefly? How did it originate?
Q2. Flatlay launched in 2015 - tell us about your team and where you’re located?
Flatlay (https://flat-lay.com) began as a project aimed at better helping brands to go direct to consumer while eliminating the barriers of market entry they typically experience. The end-goal was to provide an innovative & socially engaging solution matchmaking content creators & brands. The executive team (Ali Sammour, Morteza Nokhodian and Yasir Hossain) have had a vast amount of experience building digital publishing platforms and social sharing tools for consumers, publishers and brands. We knew that we could create a platform marketplace catering to solve those pain points. After the project went live towards the end of 2016, the team quickly realized the larger opportunity at hand,which was to support anyone with publishing tools to instantly create & launch a digital storefront emphasizing content creation to drive traffic. By doing so, it would provide the most intuitive way for people to focus on the visual storytelling of product related content. Core team is located in Los Angeles, California and the blockchain team in Berlin, Germany.
Q3. Who are your competitors and how are you different from them?
There are a few players in the space getting involved in the blockchain influencer space such as Indahash and Start Token however neither are cater to the premium publisher and retail merchants within their model. The Creditcoin protocol allows for any marketplace, publisher or brand to tap into the power of the network by leveraging decentralized product listings and campaigns. Creditcoin is designed to intertwine & enhance the existing infrastructures of affiliate and content marketing programs geared towards global participation. The smart contracts are geared specifically to run these types of campaigns and product listings while solving and closing the gap of last click attribution and conversion.
Q4. You've partnered with Shopify and OpenBazaar. Can you tell us a bit more about those partnerships?
Q5. What is your development strategy in the next future? any geographical markets or nich you want to tackle first?
Shopify and OpenBazaar are two of the marketplaces we’re directly integrating with in to facilitate direct product integration with any type of brand, merchant, wholesale or drop shipper. We are also slated to integrate with Amazon, WooCommerce, Magento and Commission Junction in the next phases of the platform this year. Immediate plans are for the US, European and Asian markets and to begin to expand internationally with hyper localization to product suggestions depending on the region the visitor/user hits a network listing from.
Q6. Can you give us some insight on the current ICO, and why investors should participate?
The ICO is an exciting time to be part of the team and networks rollout as we gear up to become the standard in blockchain affiliate and content marketing campaign listings. We’ve partnered with some of the most renown premium publishers and marketplace retailers in the space so it will be an incredible opportunity to participate in a token offering with such a deep network and adoption rate. The network will be a real game changer, so we’re excited to have the community join us for the ride. Stay tuned for more official partnership announcements as the CCOIN network rolls out for the ICO!
Q7. What do you plan to do with the money raised?
Funds raised will support network enhancements and expansion for multiple regions, locations, publishers and merchant networks. The Flatlay marketplace and publishing tools are incredibly powerful with the CCOIN blockchain integration but the ICO supports the Creditcoin network becoming a decentralized turnkey solution for all influencer marketing platforms and retail marketplaces globally.
Q8. How can people find out more about your project?
Anyone can sign up at www.cointoken.io to follow the project and token sale. To participate in the dialogue to ask questions or the bounty program, join our Telegram channel here https://www.t.me/ccointoken or our BTC talk group here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2705591.new#new