The Gilgamesh platform is a knowledge-sharing social network powered by the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS that socially connects readers, critics, authors, and service providers, and empowers all users to become more knowledgeable and information-centric through a cohesive and engaging user experience. The platform is a resource for knowledge-seekers to unite and create an organized and infallible outlet that transforms the publishing industry and the way readers interact with one another by using Blockchain technology. The platform is an accessible, fair market ecosystem that incentivizes readers, critics, authors, and service providers with “GIL” Tokens in proportion to their contribution through Ethereum smart contracts.
Phase one of the Gilgamesh platform will focus on organically growing user participation through interactive knowledge-sharing and incentives, and will meet a need in the market for a social platform that allows readers and participants in the book reading tradition, to share knowledge with one another in an interactive way.
Phase two of the Gilgamesh platform will establish a network that removes the middleman in the publishing industry to garner more financial support for authors and remove the barrier of access for people to transfer and receive information. The selfpublishing platform will replace traditional publishers, the “middleman”, by employing the marketplace power of Ethereum network, blockchain technology, and IPFS. By removing the middleman, society will experience an increase in the flow of knowledge between authors and consumers since more people (authors) will have affordable, unencumbered access to share knowledge, experience, and expertise with readers.
The Gilgamesh platform is named for The Epic of Gilgamesh, conclusively considered the first written story. The Epic of Gilgamesh dates back to 2000 BC, and is written in the Sumerian cuneiform language.
The Gilgamesh philosophy is to propel the human race forward through peer-to-peer learning and open dialogue. Stripped down, books can act as mentors that guide people to solutions, innovative thinking, and personal advancement. The Gilgamesh platform was created to encourage readers to consume better, more complete content, to engage with other readers, and create a fair market for authors, readers, and platform participants.
The Gilgamesh platform will engage a native and flexible utility token that is unique to the platform by using the Ethereum ERC20 standard token which users will earn on the platform and spend on goods and services offered, or voting on the future of the platform. Users will earn tokens for actively participating in the platform through social engagement, creating useful content, or providing a service. The tokens earned can be saved to earn governing influence on the platform, purchase books, audio books, eBooks, or publishing services.
Authors in particular will benefit from the Gilgamesh platform because each token earned can be spent on platform publishing services, advertising, etc., or donating to charity. The platform will also serve to connect authors with book designers, copy editors, distributors, copyright lawyers, and printing service providers who can be paid through the platform using Gilgamesh tokens.
Use of the Ethereum network & IPFS allows the Gilgamesh platform to securely store critical information such as user information, token distribution, and book files on the blockchain. Since the blockchain is based on cryptographic hash, decentralized and protected against hackers and corporate oversight, the platform will be a truly censorshipfree, safe, and permanent solution for authors, writers, and readers to exercise freedom of speech, and disperse and consume information in a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Additionally, Staking GIL tokens on the Gilgamesh platform to propose features for the platform will ensure governance. Since the platform is a fair market exchange, each tokenholder retains voting rights for governance over changes to the platform. Using smart contracts, the Ethereum network protects each token-holder’s right to vote and propose platform changes, and maintains the token-holder’s position in the ecosystem.
We believe that knowledge is powerful, and like the instant gratification that people get from social media, can become addicting on its own. When people fully engage with books they learn new things, overcome mental or personal challenges, and enjoy life more than those who are fixed on the screen.
The Gilgamesh platform will serve as an open market to find, buy, review, and discuss books which will directly influence the book industry. Authors will be able to publish and receive the full financial benefit of their sales with the platform, which will bring new authors into the market, and influence the way people consume books.
By adding the social aspect, the platform will grow organically as users work to establish a valuable position on the platform through engagement with the platform and other users. Gilgamesh’s governance by token-holders will also provide an incentive to users to interact more often and more effectively with the platform to earn more influence on the development and advancement of the platform.
The Gilgamesh platform is designed for avid readers, sometimes readers, and new readers. The goal is to create a social connection within a fair market economy that lets people create their own opportunities for success doing something they love in order to be happier, more intelligent people.
|Price||1 GIL = 1 USD|
|Soft cap||1,500,000 USD|
|Hard cap||12,500 ETH|
- Mahdi Pedram - Founder & Software Architect
- Atefe Mosayebi - Software Engineer & Project Manager
- Ali Rasekh - Director of Operations & Security Manager
- Mo Vahedi - Product Manager & Solution Delivery Lead
- Kumar Gaurav - Blockchain & Business Advisor
- Douglas Park - Legal & Business Advisor
- Reza Dibadj - Legal & Business Advisor
- 2016 Q2
Skiral Inc. Established
- 2016 Q4
- 2017 Q1
Gilgamesh Market and Technical Research
- 2017 Q2
Gilgamesh IOS app Design completed
- 2017 Q3
iOS core development completed
- 2017 Q3
Gilgamesh white paper & smart contract
- 2017 Q4 to Q1 2018
Gilgamesh Platform token sale & brand awareness
- 2018 Q2
Plato Alpha Release
- 2018 Q3
Plato Beta Release
- 2018 Q4
Plato Final Release
- 2019 Q1
Shakespeare Beta Release & Homer Alpha Release
- 2019 Q2
Shakespeare Final Release & Homer Beta Release