Dear Fans & Future Customers,
We owe you an apology. We’re late. We set a goal of launching our service during the first quarter of Q1 in 2018, and we have missed our deadline. For that, we sincerly apologize.
The delayed launch can be attributed to one primary factor: licensed content. Without licensed content, we can not go live. However, we do have good news. The OTT (over-the-top) video streaming platform FLiK is deploying is ready to go, and has been tested and proven in real-world production environments. This means that once we have finalized and secured content licensing agreements, the content can be loaded onto the OTT platform and distributed in short order.
In relation to technology launches, it’s often said, “It’s better to be late and great than on-time and subprime”. Of course the entire FLiK team would prefer to be on-time and great, but we recognize that once we do launch, our video streaming platform will be fantastic. We ask for your continued patience as we push forward and secure the type of quality content you and your families will enjoy.
Over the next few days and weeks, you’ll be noticing several changes to our website. We feel it’s necessary to update our website to better reflect our creative vision and pending product(s).
FLiK Exclusive Content
FLiK continues to engage with writers, Producers, and other creatives about developing unique and engaging content exclusively for FLiK. Our new website will have section dedicated to fostering a dialogue between creatives and FLiK, and we encourage their idea/content submissions.
FLiK is committed to developing a world-class video streaming and distribution platform. We fully recognize that this delayed launch is not convenient for our eager fans (or for FLiK), but we believe in time we'll all agree it was well worth the wait!
Hello FLiKsters! It's been a while since we've communicated with you, and we know you're anxious for an update. We have a few things to report, and wanted to share them with you.
FLiK has signed on as an investor of the new film, 'Summer Night', and FLiK founder, Ryan Felton, will serve as one of the film's Executive Producers.
As we get ever closer to our platform launch, we want to provide a roadmap for our token usage. The Token Roadmap below indicates how FLIK tokens may be redeemed for services in the short and long term.
FLiK is excited to announce that the company has secured a significant investment through a private placement offering in accordance with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 501 of Regulation D. FLiK's founder, Ryan Felton, says, "We're pleased that our investors have seen the outstanding potential of FLiK. This investment allows us to complete the buildout and deployment of our streaming platform. Additionally, we have lowered the amount of capital we aim to raise via our ICO, which will be used to license content libraries from major studios. As a result, our token buyers are able to acquire a substantial amount of FLIK tokens at significantly reduced pricing". To achieve this, we are making the following changes to our ICO:
Here's how you can add FLIK Tokens to your Ethereum Wallet:
For this example we will use MyEtherWallet.
Unlock Your Wallet Account
Visit MyEtherWallet.com and select “Send Ether & Tokens”:
Add FLIK Token
Select “Token Balances”:
The above steps are similar for other Ethereum Wallets.
You can purchase FLIK Tokens: http://theflik.io/buy-flik
Tony Gallippi, Co-Founder and Chairman of BitPay, has joined the FLiK Advisory Board.
FLiK's Founder, Ryan Felton, states, "Tony is a visionary pioneer in the development of real-world Bitcoin business applications, and he's a celebrated figure within the Bitcoin and blockchain community. I first met Tony when he hired my firm to Produce and Direct the first bitcoin-related television commercials for BitPay in 2014. I'm grateful that Tony has accepted our invitation to join our Advisory Board and share his keen insight as we develop and deploy our entertainment platform. In short, this is great news for FLiK, and we couldn't be happier."
“Ryan’s vision for FLiK is exactly what the entertainment industry needs,” says Gallippi. “We need a video streaming service that is substantially more friendly to independent film producers around the world, and with more options for consumers. We need a service that can operate from day one with global availability. Bitcoin and BitPay can help make this happen and I’m excited to be advising the project.”
About Tony Gallippi: As the co-founder of BitPay, Tony Gallippi has been responsible for a number of large businesses adopting bitcoin payments. During the surge of popularity of bitcoin, Gallippi was featured regularly in the media discussing bitcoin and BitPay. Around the same period, comparisons were drawn between BitPay and PayPal, with some including CNN, suggesting that one day processors like BitPay could eventually replace conventional online payment systems such as PayPal.
In 2013, BitPay became the largest processor of bitcoin payments worldwide, and began securing partnerships with major companies like Microsoft, Intel, VISA, Newegg, Shopify, and more.
Gallippi was invited by the US Senate to speak about bitcoin and the financial markets in November 2013. He stated that fraud coming from credit card payments costs businesses in the United States around $20 billion each year, and bitcoin is a far more secure form of payment for ecommerce.
In 2017 BitPay is processing bitcoin payments at a rate exceeding $1 Billion per year and rapidly growing B2B payments over the bitcoin rails.
About BitPay: BitPay has offices in North America, Europe, and South America and has raised over $32 million from top investors including Index Ventures, Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, and Sir Richard Branson. For more information on BitPay and what it's doing in the world of payments, visit www.bitpay.com or email [email protected]
T.I. has joined FLiK as a Co-Owner; a monumental step forward in the evolution of FLiK.
FLiK's founder, Ryan Felton, said, "I'm delighted TIP has joined the FLiK team. He brings tremendous value to the company, and his presence allows us to explore opportunities that might have otherwise taken significantly longer to develop. I've known TIP socially for awhile, and now I'm pleased to say that we'll be working together to revolutionize the entertainment industry as we know it. In addition to today's news, we are working diligently to attract additional entertainment and blockchain professionals to our team, and I can tell you that FLiK will deliver a few exciting announcements regarding additional Co-Owners and members of our Advisory Board in the very near future."
Clifford "T.I." Harris is an American rapper and actor from Atlanta, Georgia. He signed his first major-label record deal in 1999, with Arista subsidiary LaFace. In 2001, Mr. Harris formed the Southern hip hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers. Upon being released from Arista, he signed to Atlantic and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003. Mr. Harris is also perhaps best known as one of the artists who popularized the hip hop subgenre trap music, along with Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
T.I. has released nine studio albums, with seven of them reaching the top five of the US Billboard 200 chart. Throughout his career, he has also released several highly successful singles, including "Bring Em Out", "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), "Dead and Gone" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Ball" (featuring Lil Wayne) and "No Mediocre" (featuring Iggy Azalea). T.I. gained major recognition in 2003, following his first high-profile feature, on fellow Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher's hit single, "Never Scared". He earned more prominence with the release of Trap Muzik (2003), which includes the Top 40 hits, "Rubber Band Man" and "Let's Get Away". The next year, he appeared on Destiny's Child's international hit, "Soldier", alongside Lil Wayne. His subsequent albums, King and T.I. vs. T.I.P., generated high record sales and were supported by popular singles, such as "What You Know" and "Big Shit Poppin'", respectively.
Harris' sixth album, Paper Trail (2008), became his most successful project, with the album being certified gold for first-week sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States, additionally making it his third consecutive number one album. In 2013, he was featured on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines", alongside Pharrell Williams, which peaked at number one on several major music charts. In November 2013, he announced that he had signed with Columbia Records, after his 10-year contract with Atlantic came to an end. He released his Columbia Records debut, Paperwork, in October 2014. In February 2016, he announced a distribution deal with Roc Nation, to release his tenth album. T.I. has won three Grammy Awards, namely Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Mr. Harris has also had a successful acting career, starring in the films ATL, Takers, Get Hard, Identity Thief, and Ant-Man. He is also a published author, having written two novels Power & Beauty (2011) and Trouble & Triumph (2012), both of which were released to moderate success. He has also starred in the American reality television series T.I.'s Road to Redemption and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.
Trivia: In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade.
Based in Atlanta, GA, FLiK is developing the next-generation video streaming platform that engages viewers and rewards filmmakers.
Token Sale Participants:
I'm writing to inform you that FLiK has increased the purchase price of the FLiK token from .001 ETH to .002 ETH. This is not a decision that we have entered into lightly. We considered all of the options and after careful consideration, we believe this is in the best interest of the company and in the best interest of our future token holders.
Even though we have increased our token purchase price, we are still extremely competitive from a token price perspective. Our token is valued, at the time of this writing, at $0.54. When compared to other token sales, we are comfortable with this price.
During the course of this week, and prior to the launch of our token sale on August 20th, we will have several exciting announcements that will demonstrate the incredible team that FLiK is assembling. We are committed to building a world-class team of entertainment and blockchain professionals that will help guide the company as we embark on our journey of revolutionizing the entertainment industry. I think you'll agree that the team we're building is better than any other company that's currently in the process of having a token sale or an ICO.
Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements as we get set for our token sale this Sunday.
FLiK has selected systems developer and integrator, Digital Glue, to oversee the buildout of FLiK's video distribution platform.
DigitalGlue has over twenty-five years of experience in deploying large scale network installations. Their continued success comes from their attention to detail, and the utilization of technology to keep companies like FLiK constantly informed. They provide a single point of contact into a worldwide network of authorized installers, guaranteeing consistency and quality throughout a large-scale deployment. DigitalGlue relies on the latest web-based systems and tools to provide clients a 24/7 window into current network build-out status and support history. Digital Glue's unique position within the broadcasting industry as a highly skilled, neutral, third party enables FLiK to take advantage of the broadest possible set of technologies, services, and partners. Their dedicated team is regarded as industry leaders, agnostic on technology, standards based, highly flexible, and deeply driven to exceed customer expectations.
The company’s Professional Services Organization provides a comprehensive set of industry specific application solutions, training programs, and technical support plans designed to meet FLiK's diverse needs.
About Digital Glue: "We engineer, integrate, and install complete systems for the broadcasting of video, voice, and data. We have extensive experience in earth station construction, facility and studio design, network deployment, power systems, telecommunications, networking, monitor and control systems, digital video compression, and media storage."