Building the Infrastructure of Creative Contents for the Next Decade
In 2019, we launched
- LikeCoin chain, which empowers
- Republic of Liker Land, where there are
- 1000+ Civic Likers, which is 2.5% of all
- 40,000+ Likers, who rewarded
- 22mil+ LikeCoin (USD130k) to
- 150,000+ contents by
- 4000+ creators on
- 700+ media.
Quarter #1 (Jan. — March)
2019.01.01 — Civic Liker beta
We launched the first phase of the Civic Liker campaign for Early Believers and advocates of creative content.
2019.02.01 — Civic Liker Chinese New Year Reward Program
30,000 LikeCoin were distributed daily to reward content.
2019.03.15 — Published the first version of LikeCoin chain, KaiTak
Established first step tech development to look for scalability solutions of the LikeCoin token and launched KaiTak.
2019. 03 — Listed on BitAsset
Listed on BitAsset with LIKE/BTC trading pair.
Q1 Events & Meetup:
- LikeCoin Meetup: 9up.io — BC1110 Blockchain Everyday Application
- LikeCoin 1 year anniversary Meetup: From Facebook group to Civic Liker Movement
- Ted x Youth Victoria Harbour (start at 56 mins)
- Civic Liker Community Meetup (paid in LikeCoin!)
- Token2049: Ethereum Supermeetup
- BitAsset Asia Meetup
Quarter #2 (April — June)
2019.04 — Liker Land (Web) launch
Liker Land served as a go-to website to browse LikeCoin button enabled articles. Liker Land comes with bookmarks, follows, and featured articles functions. It is also the subscription page for the Civic Liker campaign.
2019.05.11 — Creative Commons Global Summit
As an advocate of open business model of creative contents, we introduced the Civic Liker movement to the world at Creative Commons Global Summit in Lisbon, with the topic Civic Liker — a movement to reward CC licensed contents with a monthly budget.
2019.05.21 — Civic Liker public launch
With the success of the Civic Liker beta in Q1, we gathered all user feedbacks and published the Civic Liker to the public.
2019.05 — Partnership with 4 media platforms
With the launch of Civic Liker, we also announced the partnership with InmediaHK, Standnews, HKCNews, and Matters. Articles on the 4 publications had LikeCoin button attached and supported Civic Liker.
2019.06.04 — Participated AppWorks Accelerator Program #18 & Demo Day
Participated in the AppWorks ecosystem. Gained access to mentors and AppWorks alumni network. Received upto US$300K worth of free cloud and SaaS credits, free use of AppWorks Accelerator coworking, meeting, and event spaces.
Q2 — Events & Meetup:
- Civic Liker public launch x HK independent media: The future of content creators (event recap, news coverage 1, 2)
- Creative Commons Global Submit
Quarter #3 (July — Sept.)
2019. 07 — Additional trading pairs on BitAsset
Added new trading pair, LIKE/TWD on BitAsset.
2019.07 — Listed on MyETHShop
LIKE/HKD trading pair is available on MyETHShop.
2019. 07 — Seoul Cosmos HackAtom — Honorable Mentions
Participated in our first Cosmos HackAtom and received honorable mentions. Built a subscription-based module for LikeCoin using the Cosmos SDK, after migrating from the Ethereum blockchain. In addition, built a browser extension to enable the use of the Cosmos SDK-based LikeCoin. (GitHub)
2019.09 — WordCamp HK
Sponsored and participated in the WordCamp HK as a speaker, after the event finally returned to HK after 2010. WordPress websites with LikeCoin plugin installed reached 500.
2019.08 — i612 Lennon Wall on Blockchain
Delivered a side project i612 that enable users to upload images to IPFS and its metadata to the Ethereum network. In response to the social idea of putting creative content on Blockchain.
2019.08 — COSCUP 2019
Delivered a speech on How we develop LikeCoin Chain using Cosmos SDK.
2019.09 — Launched LikeCoin chain test net, Taipei
Launched the LikeCoin chain testnet, Taipei. It is the closest final version of the new LikeCoin chain based on Cosmos SDK (GitHub). It allowed us to test and debug in a real production environment before the official launch.
2019.09 — Released Pending Like function
Allowed users to receive LikeCoin and check LikeCoin balance without binding crypto wallet.
Q3 — Events & Meetup:
- Civic Liker Community Meetup
- Seoul Cosmos HackAtom
- WordCamp HK
- COSCUP 2019
- BitAsset Asia x Self Token — Blockchain Use Cases and The Last Thieve Premiere
- 2019 Q4 季敘： 新北區塊新動能
- 區塊鏈社會學 Blockchain Sociology @民院教育
Quarter #4 (Oct. — Dec.)
2019.10 — LikeCoin x Matters Partnership
After nearly a year of planning, we launched our first major partnership with Matters and fully integrated LikeCoin protocol to the platform. All Matters content creators were given a Liker ID and wallet. It helped generated 3200 new users and new registration is growing rapidly each month. This is an important first step and experience to drive future integration with other platforms.
2019.11 — Matters x LikeCoin Taipei Meetup
Hosted a half-day community meetup regarding the strategic partnership with Matters. Community member wrote a great recap.
2019.11.15 — Genesis of LikeCoin Chain SheungWan
With a lot of trial and error over the year, and with the successful launch of testnet Taipei in Oct, we launched our own sovereign blockchain LikeCoin chain, codename SheungWan on Nov 15 2019 based on Cosmos SDK. Validators and tech partners in this first phase include Forbole, Enyk, OurSky, UDomain, GLOs, NTUT, Standnews, Culture & Media Education Fund, Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association and Matters (GitHub). The data of LikeCoin chain can be browsed on Big Dipper.
2019.11.25 — Liker Land mobile app
Launched Liker Land app beta, powered by Authcore. Authcore provides layman level ease-to-use authentication and private key management to help blockchain achieve mass adoption. More than 3k+ Downloads from App Store and Google Play since launched.
2019.11 — DAO: Republic of Liker Land
- With the launch of LikeCoin chain and Like Land mobile app, it marked the birth of the Republic of Liker Land.
2019.11 — First Validators Community Meeting
Hosted community meeting with our LikeCoin chain validators. Attendees include Forbole, Udomain, Culture & Media Education Fund, Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association, Oursky, Enyk, and Matters Lab. Meeting minutes can be found on IPFS.
2019.12 — Civic Liker reached 1k+ subscription
We reached 1k+ Active Civic Liker subscription following the Christmas referral campaign towards the end of 2019. Thank you for all your continuous support and this is just the beginning for us.
Q4 — Events & Meetup:
- Invest: Asia Singapore
- WordCamp Taipei 2019
- Blockcast Lab x Protoschool IPFS Technical Camp
- Matters x LikeCoin Taipei Meetup
- Life on chain 2019 鏈上生活節
- Blockchain Sociology and Practice 【區塊客學堂】區塊鏈社會學與實踐
# co-written with Phoebe Poon
# Check out LikeCoin annual report of 2017 and 2018 to see how LikeCoin started in the first place.