Vice.org, Revolutionizing the Online Adult Streaming Sector with a Steem Smart Media Token

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Vice.org announced its new platform built on the Steem blockchain, an online adult media hub which will allow users to be paid for viewing porn. That's right, get paid to watch porn.

The new #SMT will allow both content creators and viewers to earn thanks to the core Steem blockchain technology behind it. Backed by a vast amount of partners from the adult entertainment industry, the Vice team stand a good chance to not only revolutionize the whole sector by cutting out the middleman and rewarding content producers directly, without being reliant on advertising like most platforms.

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With decades of experience in the adult industry, Vice executives Stuart Duncan (founder of adult TV network Exxxtasy), and Kelly Holland (owner of Penthouse Global Media) have what is needed and can open doors in the industry to bring more adult entertainment studios to its platform.

Its early entry in the adult vertical of the new social media will allow Vice to corner a big part of the niche and promote itself trying to also possibly get homemade content creators on board. Initial partnerships with Penthouse, Red Hotties, and Cams.com almost certainly guarantee the platform a solid start and an initial launch library large enough to launch.

“Vice.org is an exciting opportunity to bring a completely new and unique business model to the market and, for the first time, offer our customers the ability to be paid to interact directly with our brand. Vice tokens are a nuclear event. The catalyst of Vice.org and Penthouse will forever change the way the world watches TV and adult video online.
Penthouse CEO Kelly Holland, a VICE partner

It still is early days and announcing the VICE ICO, without already offering initial content may be a risky move though, especially in an industry which has often been at the Internet's forefront of monetization and more often than not spearheaded the adoption of new technology. Whether Vice can corner the market already or will soon have to punch up against the Brazzers and Kinks of the industry is an interesting possible battle to wait for.

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The Vice announcement is still rather vague in how exactly it plans to reward viewers, beyond a brief and almost abstract into to the Steem SMT concept, but we have to admit that the motto has something and is bound to catch the attention of interested souls.

Now, how exactly do you get paid? Good question. The Steem blockchain has a standard known as SMT (Smart Media Token), which Vice’s proprietary cryptocurrency is built on. It enables all forms of engagement and participation to be rewarded, to include content producers who upload videos, content curators who find the best videos, and viewers like you who enjoy the videos. As you build up Vice tokens, you can do as you please with them. They can be converted to other cryptocurrencies, or fiat currencies.

While no information is available yet about when Vice plans to open up its platform, the videos you all want, whether upload facilities for amateur videos will be allowed, and whether Vice will also allow its users to directly livestream from its platform, the site already announced that its token sale will start in Q4, 2017.

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Bait or the revolution of the adult streaming business? We like to think that Steem SMT s will indeed be the revolution and change the online adult entertainment landscape once again but whether Vice will be the one cornering the initial sector rests to be seen. What is obvious though, until SMTs are deployed, get ready to see that NSFW appear always more in your feed. Because Steem is the revolution both for regular and adult content creators and the adult niche is ripe for the taking. No pun intended.

Update

Founder Stuart Duncan confirmed to us in a chat that content creators will be able to upload their content and host an own channel on the platform.

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Vice.org? That site isn't up. what are we talking about here?

It is actually vicetoken.com

This is crazy, extremely interesting, looking forward to the future of Vice! Thanks!! - Tai

Wait. Tai... arent you busy snapping?😌

Finally it's my chance to get rich doing what I do best #fapon

Well, this is it. Anything with adult content in crypto will attract money as Black Friday in Walmart.

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I think that's the most obvious application, @gekkedev. The question tho is whether that would generate enough upvote value and lead to an interesting coin. Considering that Vice mentions its ability to cut out the middleman, I suspect that they will implement a certain upvoting mechanism, complete with comments and all we are used to here on Steem(it).

Yet for a coin to get value, there will have to be more. Otherwise, you will just end up with streams/videos with thousands of upvotes but revenue below $1. How Vice plans to solve that issue will be one to watch.

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So... nothing new then. Same old, same old.

Thanks for sharing! A link to your post was included in the Steem.center wiki article about NSFW. Thanks and good luck again!

They just added their WHITEPAPERS, its' an amazing read. This is going to change everything, traffic+content=shared revenues.

https://vicetoken.com/static/Vice_Industry_Token_Whitepaper.pdf

wait how come its vicetoken.com now and not vice.org - even the steemit post says vice.org - im confused

Seems they decided to go another path and may now roll out their own blockchain. Sadly enough, on Steem you can not update posts after 7 days.

It says the pre-crowd sale is on now but I can't find anywhere to invest. Is it available to everyone?

I haven’t received any purchase opportunity. So I’m going to mark everything for now still as hype building. It surely seems something which has changed track and the timeline hasn’t been updated/adapted to reflect additional time needs.

Unless they sold everything already (in private). 😳

I hope we are able to get in. Will follow your blog, assuming you'll post an update if you hear anything. I'll try to track you down if you I find info too.

To be entirely honest, I’m not convinced I’m as interested in VICE (now VIT) as I was when I first found them.

While I can think of many reasons why one, they, would consider running their own chain (the Steem license allows the creation of a new genesis block), I find the whole operation hushed and it looks rather amateur to me. Parked domain (redirect, anybody heard of that), marketing efforts around presale which seems more like interest baiting, poor home page, a tech team which doesn’t really impress me, and here on Steem I haven’t heard of any top witnesses who consider supporting VIT as witness... I’m not really holding my breath.

I will get some early stage VIT when given the opportunity but I won’t bank my basket on those eggs. ;)

I agree with a lot of your points. I like the IDEA of it all more than anything. If another project started up and had a better team, better marketing and all that..then I would go for it instead.

A lot of your points are spot on. But there's something else to consider. Most ICO's have to try desperately to "sell" themselves and their idea to people to get them to invest... They start with just an idea and try to paint a picture rosy enough to get people to invest...

Vice doesn't apply there. Vice was created by some of the biggest names in all of adult, look up 10 Network, Elegant Angel, 3rd World Media, Penthouse, etc.. And then look up the per year average generated income from porn, about $18,000,000,000. thats 18 BILLION.. What are the most visited sites on ALL of the internet? Porn. Hundreds of millions of visits per month..

Vice doesn't have to sell us anything. It sells itself. You just have to understand how STEEM operates to understand Vice. From there it all makes sense. Top executives in porn + top studios already on board + get paid to watch porn + hundreds of millions of views per month. They don't need to sell this as an idea, its already a billion dollar working model, and now Vice is going to corner the market in this space.

I believe their concept is rock solid, their audience is endless, the team of executives is solid and I end with this............ the team behind Vice is made up of people who made their fortunes already, innovators, people who changed production, changed how we view porn in hotels and at home. These guys are in this to make a major change again, to innovate, to add to their legacy JUST AS MUCH as they are in this for the financial gain. So to think they would have anything less than the top tech people behind this would be foolish.

I'm all in on Vice.

Sounds interesting idea, yes. But the website isn't loading for me.
The domain VICE.ORG is parked sooo I dunno...

try vicetoken.com/ , i found this site on their twitter.

Interesting idea. They will be able to enforce a DRM using blockchain. A file would be embedded with a code and could only be played once ownership rights are verified on the block chain. This should do well.

Actually there plenty in this space in Blockchain now ... Another one I saw - Okoin.io