Milestone Announcement — Core Platform Launched
This is a monumental milestone.
It's what we've been working for since closing our pre-seed funding in November. We knew we had to create an entirely new type of data pipeline early on. The company graveyard is littered with those who aimed to reframe existing tech.
Our core platform has two components:
Anonymous, contextual, data pipeline — protect privacy without sacrificing utility/value.
User data ownership — to get compensated for your data, you need proof of ownership. Read more here.
This rollout includes our tikichain, the layer-1 implementation of our novel layer-0 — a new protocol for hyper-volume, low-cost NFTs. It also includes our knowledge graph and its unique ontology, bringing context to anonymous data — protecting privacy without sacrificing data utility/value.
Why is this such a big deal? Well, in terms of risk, the questions have always gone:
Will people and businesses do it? 125k user waitlist, 50 company waitlist ✅
Can it actually be built? ✅
We've already minted millions of data NFTs since Wed. The GIF above is my email data NFT'd 🤯.
Thank you for the support over the last several months, as we've stayed locked in on building. Now comes the fun part. Go, go, go!
We're moving into the next phase in a company's growth; I like to call it "build the business." Silicon Valley calls it finding Product-Market Fit (PMF).
On what is PMF: "The customers are buying the product just as fast as you can make it -- or usage is growing just as fast as you can add more servers. Money from customers is piling up in your company checking account. You're hiring sales and customer support staff as fast as you can." — Mark Andressen
We started with market validation, not tech, betting that it would be a faster time to PMF. We already have far more user, and business demand than our team can keep up with. With the core technology complete, we now refine the product and business model until 🚀.
Get excited. The market may be melting down, but TIKI is rollin!
Founder & CEO