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TIKI Newsletter January '23 (Groundhog Day Edition)
Yeah, we know it's technically February, but we waited for a good reason...
Alright, alright. It’s February and this is the January newsletter. Truth is, we could have gone ahead and released our newsletter at the tail-end of January, but given what we have just recently accomplished, I hope you’ll let it slide that this is arriving in your inbox in February. Please view this image as a metaphor, as the #31 crocodile represents January turning into February, and the falling confetti and upbeat demeanor of the crocodile meaning…
WE HAVE FINISHED VERSION 1.0 OF THE TIKI SDK!!! 🎉 🎊 🎈
If you’ve been following us, you know what the TIKI SDK is, but if not, here’s a recap: The TIKI SDK enables app and web developers to add data ownership, legal consent (on-chain), and data rewards to their existing applications.
Companies can build trust with their consumers, access better, cleaner data, and launch cool new features like data discounts, loyalty programs, and NFT-gated features. Users finally get meaningful transparency, control, and compensation without having to change their online behavior.
One day soon(ish), when you sign up for, say, Netflix (not a TIKI customer, yet), there will be a check box that says "get a 10% discount in exchange for the use and licensing of your watch data." That's the product five billion people want. Now that technology is possible with what we’ve built.
Millions of products can now offer a bid-ask model for data, creating a new data market! Users exercise property rights on their data (data licensing) by easily being able to prove ownership of their data and use it as a commodity that can be traded, instead of the previous model where users essentially give their data away for free.
This is a major milestone, so big props to Ricardo, Mike, and the whole team for getting this thing grooving.
For DEVELOPERS: The most important thing is for developers to easily integrate the TIKI SDK into their products or projects. We’ve created a sample application that demonstrates using the TIKI SDK to manage data ownership and data consent providing both user transparency and control. The goal of the sample app is to help developers play with and learn how to implement the TIKI SDK. It represents a stripped-down use of the TIKI SDK; keep an eye on our blog, discord, and doc portal as we build out more complex examples.
For USERS: SDK v.10 means that we are on our way to onboarding our first companies, which means, very soon, you will be seeing the TIKI SDK in applications you may already use! We’ve got some prospective companies already looking to use the SDK, but we’re keeping that under wraps until everything is all set up for them. Keep an eye out for the waving pineapple! Also, please, if you know any developers, let them know the TIKI SDK is ready to use! Or if you know any companies that should be using the TIKI SDK, maybe go ahead and let them know 😉
Blockchain Barry Doodling in DAO Land
We’ve gotten pretty in depth with DAOs in past newsletters, and now we’re going even deeper! Some of you may have already seen the whitepaper (Barry is no longer allowed to publish anything on here after blasting it out to the entire subscriber base), but in case you haven’t it is definitely worth checking out:
Below, take a peek at Barry reflecting on the journey of creating the DAO whitepaper:
After completing the DAO whitepaper, Barry has been hard at work doodling the UI/UX for DAO governance on the upcoming TIKI mobile app. Please don’t make fun of his drawings, we can assure you we’ve done enough of that in our daily standup meetings.
Take a peek into Mike’s monthly investor update as he discusses our road to product-market fit.
Time for TIKI Talk!
We’ve got five episodes of. the TIKI Talk podcast for ya in this newsletter, and four very entertaining and informative ones at that (if we do say so ourselves).
Episode 41 features lots of Mike, as we talk about creating content for developers. We also learn about Mike’s developer quirks as well as his thoughts on open-source software and what makes code beautiful.
Episode 42 features Vinnie Potestivo, an Emmy award winner who spent time in the 90s an 2000s at MTV developing talent and helping them reach their potential. Now Vinnie is bullish on podcasting and works as a media advisor and creator economist, building off of skills honed at MTV.
Episode 43 features Jesús Ramirez, a graphic designer and YouTuber who has amassed nearly 2 million subscribers on his channel. Jesús shares his tips on growing and optimizing a YouTube channel, offers advice for success in any creative endeavor, and shares his motivational story of recovering from a life-threatening injury.
Episode 44 features “God-made millionaire” Edwin Carrion. After coming to the USA from Ecuador as a kid from a humble household, Edwin learned what “rich” and “successful” really meant through a series of achievements and failures that have culminated in his total freedom.
Episode 45 features a lot of Shane as Mike challenges Shane on the future of content at TIKI, including the podcast itself, in a public brainstorm on new content strategy.
That’s all folks! Expect the February newsletter to hit your inboxes on the 20th, and every 3rd Monday of each month moving forward.
The TIKI Team
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